Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
This 1978 ABC set was issued to bide time between Aja and Gaucho. Despite the generous 18 tracks covering the 1972-1977 work, this didn't take on mythical proportions due to the fact that the band's separate albums all remained strong and the group's better moments weren't always the biggest hits. Despite the cavils, some great work is here. "Do It Again" and "Reelin' in the Years" both broadened what listeners expected from singles as Donald Fagen's ironic vocals were instantly singular and made all of the lyrics stick. By the middle of Greatest Hits, tracks from three albums in particular, Pretzel Logic, Katy Lied, and The Royal Scam, all cohere into an imperfect though ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
This 1978 ABC set was issued to bide time between Aja and Gaucho. Despite the generous 18 tracks covering the 1972-1977 work, this didn't take on mythical proportions due to the fact that the band's separate albums all remained strong and the group's better moments weren't always the biggest hits. Despite the cavils, some great work is here. "Do It Again" and "Reelin' in the Years" both broadened what listeners expected from singles as Donald Fagen's ironic vocals were instantly singular and made all of the lyrics stick. By the middle of Greatest Hits, tracks from three albums in particular, Pretzel Logic, Katy Lied, and The Royal Scam, all cohere into an imperfect though cogent sampling of their work. Tracks like "Black Friday," "Pretzel Logic," and "Haitian Divorce" are all nervous energy and gallows humor, all assiduously played in their patented mix of rock, jazz, and R&B. During its initial release, the draw for Greatest Hits was one unreleased track. The elegiac "Here in the Western World" from the Royal Scam sessions perfectly summed up their 1973-1976 sound. The track later showed up on another compilations. "Peg" and "Josie" from Aja show up here as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/1998
  • Label: Mca Int'l
  • UPC: 076732600825
  • Catalog Number: 326008
  • Sales rank: 8,607

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do It Again (5:50)
  2. 2 Reelin' in the Years (4:35)
  3. 3 My Old School (5:45)
  4. 4 Bodhisattva (5:18)
  5. 5 Show Biz Kids (5:21)
  6. 6 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (2:46)
  7. 7 Rikki Don't Lose That Number (4:34)
  8. 8 Pretzel Logic (4:30)
  9. 9 Any Major Dude Will Tell You (3:06)
  10. 10 Here At The Western World (4:00)
  11. 11 Black Friday (3:39)
  12. 12 Bad Sneakers (3:16)
  13. 13 Doctor Wu (3:53)
  14. 14 Haitian Divorce (5:48)
  15. 15 Kid Charlemagne (4:38)
  16. 16 The Fez (3:54)
  17. 17 Peg (3:54)
  18. 18 Josie (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steely Dan Primary Artist
Patti Austin Vocals
Rick Derringer Guitar
Donald Fagen Keyboards, Vocals
Michael McDonald Vocals, Background Vocals
Larry Carlton Guitar
Pete Christlieb Saxophone
Victor Feldman Percussion, Keyboards
Don Grolnick Keyboards
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Steve Khan Guitar
John Klemmer Horn
Bill Perkins Horn
Jerome Richardson Saxophone
Joe Sample Keyboards
Tom Scott Saxophone
Wayne Shorter Saxophone
Paul Humphrey Drums
Lanny Morgan Saxophone
Chuck Rainey Bass
Michael Fennelly Vocals
Clydie King Vocals
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Elliott Randall Guitar
Jim Keltner Drums
Jim Gordon Drums
Walter Becker Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Hal Blaine Drums
Jeff Baxter Guitar
Ben Benay Guitar
Ray Brown Bass
Vivian Cherry Vocals
Gary Coleman Percussion
Denny Dias Guitar
Wilton Felder Bass
Venetta Fields Vocals
Bob Findley Horn
Chuck Findley Horn
Steve Gadd Drums
Jay Graydon Guitar
Ed Greene Drums
Paul Griffin Keyboards, Vocals
Patricia Hall Vocals
Jimmie Haskell Horn
Jim Hodder Drums
Jim Horn Saxophone
Richard Hyde Trombone
Royce Jones Vocals
Jackie Kelso Horn
Rebecca Louis Vocals
Rick Marotta Drums
Myrna Matthews Vocals
Hugh McCracken Guitar
Lew McCreary Horn
Jeff Mironov Guitar
Ollie Mitchell Trumpet
Michael Omartian Keyboards
David Paich Keyboards
David Palmer Keyboards, Vocals
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Lee Ritenour Guitar
James Rolleston Vocals
John Rotella Saxophone
Timothy B. Schmit Bass, Vocals
Florence Warner Vocals
Ernie Watts Saxophone
Carolyn Willis Vocals
Phil Woods Horn
Snooky Young Horn
Sherlie Matthews Vocals
Technical Credits
Donald Fagen Composer
Michael McDonald Contributor
Don Grolnick Contributor
Steve Khan Contributor
Paul Humphrey Contributor
Lanny Morgan Contributor
Clydie King Contributor
Walter Becker Composer
Jay Graydon Contributor
Ed Greene Contributor
Patricia Hall Contributor
Jimmie Haskell Contributor
Jim Hodder Contributor
Jim Horn Contributor
Gary Katz Producer
Jackie Kelso Contributor
Rebecca Louis Contributor
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Myrna Matthews Contributor
Hugh McCracken Contributor
Jeff Mironov Contributor
Ollie Mitchell Contributor
Roger Nichols Engineer
Barney Perkins Engineer
Elliot Scheiner Engineer, Package Development
Al Schmitt Engineer
Bill Schnee Engineer
Garry Sherman Contributor
Dick Hyde Contributor
Paul Giffin Contributor
Alberta Nichols Engineer
Sherlie Matthews Contributor
Steven Bernstein Artwork, Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ultimate Summer Scramble

    No summer CD collection is complete without Steely Dan's Greatest Hits. Pop it in your multi-disc changer, sit in the sun with a cold one and travel with some of the smoothest sounds of one of the 70's best bands. If you can remain in a bad mood after listening to this disc, I pity you!

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