Citizen Steely Dan

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Collecting all of Steely Dan's albums in chronological order, plus all of their two or three B-sides and one demo in a four-CD box, Citizen Steely Dan is only worthwhile for the fan replacing their old records. The remastering on the box is exactly the same as the newly upgraded CDs, and everything but the demo is available on other discs.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Collecting all of Steely Dan's albums in chronological order, plus all of their two or three B-sides and one demo in a four-CD box, Citizen Steely Dan is only worthwhile for the fan replacing their old records. The remastering on the box is exactly the same as the newly upgraded CDs, and everything but the demo is available on other discs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/1993
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811098124
  • Catalog Number: 10981
  • Sales rank: 21,025


Disc 1
  1. 1 Do It Again (5:54)
  2. 2 Dirty Work (3:08)
  3. 3 Kings (3:45)
  4. 4 Midnight Cruiser (4:06)
  5. 5 Only a Fool Would Say That (2:55)
  6. 6 Reelin' in the Years (4:36)
  7. 7 Fire in the Hole (3:26)
  8. 8 Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me) (4:19)
  9. 9 Change of the Guard (3:38)
  10. 10 Turn That Heartbeat over Again (4:58)
  11. 11 Bodhisattva (5:17)
  12. 12 Razor Boy (3:10)
  13. 13 The Boston Rag (3:10)
  14. 14 Your Gold Teeth (6:59)
  15. 15 Show Biz Kids (5:23)
  16. 16 My Old School (5:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 King of the World (5:00)
  2. 2 Pearl of the Quarter (3:49)
  3. 3 Rikki Don't Lose That Number (4:07)
  4. 4 Night by Night (3:38)
  5. 5 Any Major Dude Will Tell You (3:08)
  6. 6 Barrytown (3:19)
  7. 7 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (2:48)
  8. 8 Parker's Band (2:43)
  9. 9 Through with Buzz (1:32)
  10. 10 Pretzel Logic (4:31)
  11. 11 With a Gun (2:17)
  12. 12 Charlie Freak (2:43)
  13. 13 Monkey in Your Soul (2:34)
  14. 14 Bodhisattva (7:41)
  15. 15 Black Friday (3:40)
  16. 16 Bad Sneakers (3:19)
  17. 17 Rose Darling (3:03)
  18. 18 Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No More (3:13)
  19. 19 Doctor Wu (3:54)
  20. 20 Everyone's Gone to the Movies (3:44)
  21. 21 Chain Lightning (2:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Your Gold Teeth II (4:12)
  2. 2 Any World (That I'm Welcome To) (3:53)
  3. 3 Throw Back the Little Ones (3:13)
  4. 4 Kid Charlemagne (4:37)
  5. 5 The Caves of Altamira (3:32)
  6. 6 Don't Take Me Alive (4:14)
  7. 7 Sign in Stranger (4:21)
  8. 8 The Fez (3:58)
  9. 9 Green Earrings (4:05)
  10. 10 Haitian Divorce (5:48)
  11. 11 Everything You Did (3:54)
  12. 12 The Royal Scam (6:31)
  13. 13 Here at the Western World (4:00)
  14. 14 Black Cow (5:08)
  15. 15 Aja (7:56)
  16. 16 Peg (3:55)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Deacon Blues (7:33)
  2. 2 Home at Last (5:32)
  3. 3 I Got the News (5:04)
  4. 4 Josie (4:31)
  5. 5 FM (5:05)
  6. 6 Babylon Sisters (5:48)
  7. 7 Hey Nineteen (5:07)
  8. 8 Glamour Profession (7:28)
  9. 9 Gaucho (5:30)
  10. 10 Time out of Mind (4:11)
  11. 11 My Rival (4:30)
  12. 12 Third World Man (5:14)
  13. 13 Everyone's Gone to the Movies (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steely Dan Primary Artist
Patti Austin Background Vocals
Rick Derringer Guitar, Slide Guitar
Donald Fagen Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael McDonald Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Hiram Bullock Guitar
Larry Carlton Guitar
Pete Christlieb Flute, Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Victor Feldman Percussion, Marimbas, Vibes
Don Grolnick Keyboards, Clavinet
Plas Johnson Flute, Horn, Saxophone
Steve Khan Guitar
John Klemmer Horn
Rob Mounsey Synthesizer
Bill Perkins Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sample Clarinet, Electric Piano
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Tom Scott Clarinet, Flute, Conductor, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Lyricon
Wayne Shorter Flute, Saxophone
Paul Humphrey Drums
Lanny Morgan Saxophone
Chuck Rainey Bass
Michael Fennelly Background Vocals
Clydie King Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Percussion, Drums
Walter Becker Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Trumpet, Electric Bass, Flugelhorn, Keyboards, Vocals
Wayne Andre Trombone
Jeff Baxter Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, spanish guitar
Ben Benay Acoustic Guitar
Errol Crusher Bennett Percussion
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ray Brown Upright Bass
Gary Coleman Percussion
Wilton Felder Bass
Venetta Fields Background Vocals
Bob Findley Horn
Chuck Findley Horn, Brass
Steve Gadd Drums
Gordon Grady Background Vocals
Diva Gray Background Vocals
Jay Graydon Guitar
Ed Greene Drums
Paul Griffin Keyboards, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Patricia Hall Background Vocals
Jim Hodder Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Jim Horn Flute, Saxophone
Anthony Jackson Bass
Royce Jones Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Walter Kane Bass Clarinet
Howard Kaylan Background Vocals
Jackie Kelso Flute, Saxophone
Mark Knopfler Guitar
Rebecca Louis Background Vocals
George Marge Bass Clarinet
Rick Marotta Drums
Nicky Marrero Timbales
Myrna Matthews Background Vocals
Sherlie Mathews Background Vocals
Lew McCreary Brass
Leslie Miller Background Vocals
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Roger Nichols Overdubs
Michael Omartian Piano
David Palmer Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Pat Rebillot Electric Piano
Lee Ritenour Guitar
James Rolleston Background Vocals
John Rotella Saxophone
Zachary Sanders Background Vocals
Timothy B. Schmit Background Vocals
Valerie Simpson Background Vocals
Mark Volman Background Vocals
Florence Warner Background Vocals
Ernie Watts Saxophone
Toni Wine Background Vocals
Snooky Young Flugelhorn
Denny Dias Guitar, Electric Sitar
Slyde Hyde Horn, Brass
Elliot Randal Guitar
Jerry Garszza Overdubs
Casey Syszik Background Vocals
Frank Floyd Background Vocals
Jerome Aniton Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Technical Credits
Donald Fagen Composer
Steely Dan Arranger
Don Grolnick Arranger
Rob Mounsey Arranger
Tom Scott Arranger
Jim Gordon Contributor
Walter Becker Composer
Chuck Findley Arranger
Paul Griffin Arranger, Composer
Jimmie Haskell Arranger, Orchestration
Gary Katz Producer
Johnny Mandel Arranger
Andy McKaie Contributor
Ollie Mitchell Contributor
Roger Nichols Sound Effects, Engineer
David Paich Contributor
Elliot Scheiner Engineer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Bill Schnee Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great gift!

    Got this for my best friend's Mom as Xmas gift, she loved it, there are songs on this CD set she hadn't heard in a long time, says she hasn't stopped listening to it since she got it, great music too

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Its got it all!

    All the albums and all the non album cuts from 1972 to 1980 in one fairly inexpensive 4 CD box. This is simply a great box set. Steely Dan always made interesting songs and it just makes sense to have this box.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Musical Genius (conveniently packaged)

    Donald Fagen & Walter Becker (aka Steely Dan) are musical and lyrical geniuses. They have a rare, abundant talent and the fact that they teamed is an example of a rare moment in history that can be looked on in retrospect and produce only a great thank you to fate, God, Allah, whomever was responsible. These guys laid the groundwork for a new sound of music that can only be described as jazz/blues/rock/r&b fusion it's easier to just call the style Steely Dan. Genius, pure genius a mix of jazz-infused bass lines and percussion, jazz, rock and blues guitar and piano, and vocals that span the gamut of musical stylings but always supported by solid R&B background vocals. That's just the music. Lyrically, these guys are equally talented. With a sarcastic wit, laced with word play, metaphors, and straight-forward jabs, they probe society's many issues with the grace of a toddler learning to walk. They just don't care and you can tell. If they want to say it, they're going to say it. End of story. Thanks for listening. Here we are 35 years later, after the band has "split" (which they really never did because Fagen and Becker continued working with each other on "solo" projects), reformed to record 2 new albums that are equally genius yet matured, and the guys are receiving grammy's and are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Citizen Steely Dan includes every song from the 7 albums released between 1972 & 1980 plus some B-sides, a previously unreleased demo, 1 additional release from a soundtrack and 1 from the greatest hits compilation. Much like Spinal Tap's perfectly descriptive movie title, THIS IS STEELY DAN all that they have to offer. The box set includes a book with album liner notes, obscure pictures and off-the-wall letters to anyone that deserved their sarcasm (which is basically anyone in the establishment), and critics reviews of their albums (some that weren't even very polite, but these guys enjoy laughing at themselves as much as they do at others). Needless to say, I'm a huge fan. But I would venture to say that anyone who likes Steely Dan's radio fare ("Do It Again", "Reelin' In The Years", "My Old School", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Black Cow", Aja", "Peg", "Deacon Blues", "Josie", "FM", "Hey Nineteen") would do themself a huge favor by buying this box set and truly experiencing Steely Dan. The deep cuts, the stuff that was too long for radio play or too controversial or too "experimental", or too this or that, that is where you find the true Steely Dan and once you find the true Steely Dan, you may be disappointed by most music in comparison. These guys prove that music requires more than the ability to tune a guitar and play a few chords (perhaps even pull off a solo) with some cheesy lyrics about the girl next-door, or the fact that your parents didn't love you, or the state of the world from a generic point of view. Fagen and Becker show how music can tell a story and when they use words, listen close, because you'll hear some significant stuff in the midst of all that music. These guys were way ahead of their time. Music has gotten louder and lyrics racier, but when you put Steely Dan in the context of the 70's, you can see that Fagen and Becker were living in the future still are really, and who knows when the rest of us will catch up. Do yourself a favor if you're reading this, it's because you are considering buying this box set. JUST DO IT. You won't regret it.

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    Posted May 15, 2010

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