Steely Dan ‎– Gold

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MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA-5324 US 1982 Sell This Version
MAPS 10925 Steely Dan Gold(7xLP, Album + 12", Single + Box, Comp) MCA Records MAPS 10925 Australia & New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
MCAT 5324 Steely Dan Gold(8-Trk, Album, Comp) MCA Records MCAT 5324 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(Cass, Comp, Club) MCA Records MCA-5324 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCF 3145 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCF 3145 UK 1982 Sell This Version
6399 367 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records 6399 367 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA-5324 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
204 775 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records 204 775 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA-5324 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
ML4617 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records ML4617 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
I-204775 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records I-204775 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
MCA 5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA 5324 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA-5324 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-16016 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records Audiophile MCA-16016 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA-5324 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
MCA 4163 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA 4163 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
MCA 10387 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA 10387 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
LA-478 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records LA-478 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA-5324 Israel 1982 Sell This Version
MCF 3145 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp + 12" + Ltd) MCA Records MCF 3145 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp, Eur) MCA Records MCA-5324 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp, Glo) MCA Records MCA-5324 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp, Promo) MCA Records MCA-5324 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCA 4163 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp, TP) MCA Records MCA 4163 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
062-1653931, 14C 062-1653931 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records 062-1653931, 14C 062-1653931 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
250 421-1 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp, RE) MCA Records 250 421-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
MCA-37243, MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp, RP, Eur) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA-37243, MCA-5324 US 1984 Sell This Version
MCD 10387, MCAD 10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(CD, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records MCD 10387, MCAD 10387 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(CD, Comp) MCA Records MCAD-10387 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(CD, Comp, Club) MCA Records MCAD-10387 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(CD, Comp, Club) MCA Records MCAD-10387 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC-10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(CD, Comp, Club) MCA Records MCAC-10387 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(CD, Comp, JVC) MCA Records MCAD-10387 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC-10387, MCAC 10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(Cass, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records MCAC-10387, MCAC 10387 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC-10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(Cass, Comp) MCA Records MCAC-10387 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC-10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(Cass, Comp, Dol) MCA Records MCAC-10387 US 1991 Sell This Version
MCA 10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(LP, Comp) MCA Records MCA 10387 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC 10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Version)(Cass, Comp) MCA Records MCAC 10387 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
MVCM-107 Steely Dan Gold(CD, Comp) MCA Records MVCM-107 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
MCAC-10387 Steely Dan Gold (Expanded Edition)(CD, Comp, Club, CRC) MCA Records MCAC-10387 US 1993 Sell This Version
MCAC-37243 Steely Dan Gold(Cass, Comp) MCA Records MCAC-37243 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAC-1483 Steely Dan Gold(Cass, Comp) MCA Records MCAC-1483 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAC-37243 Steely Dan Gold(Cass, Comp, Dol) MCA Records MCAC-37243 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
IMD 8074 Steely Dan Gold(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD 8074 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-1483 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp, Club, RE, CRC) MCA Records MCA-1483 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-1483, MCA-5324 Steely Dan Gold(LP, Comp, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA-1483, MCA-5324 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

Mssr.Ggarb-Noslen

April 15, 2019
edited 2 days ago
referencing Gold (Expanded Edition), LP, Comp, MCA 10387

Wow. The Gold expanded edition on Vinyl.....I did NOT see that coming and yet it was put out in 1991 and I have only ever had the CD....in fact.....this was the first compact disc I ever owned. It contains Fagen solo cuts and his SDTK pieces too....but it also has FM and Here at The Western World + Bodhisatva live!...making it the BEST Steely Dan Compilation ever released. Essential Dan. N
streetmouse

streetmouse

December 13, 2017
referencing Gold (Expanded Edition), CD, Comp, MCAD-10387

Seldom does it seem necessary to avail oneself of a compilation album, especially if one is a fan, knows the material, and has everything essential, where it’s easy enough to create your own compilation. For the most part compilations are rather strange birds, and while they certainly exist to give music lovers the hits, these albums seldom follow a linear defined timeline to move through the music, as was the case with the so called ‘definitive’ boxed set Citizen Dan, where as of its release, containing merely four discs, it could have easily been released as a remaster, being inclusive of all the band’s albums, plus bonus material from each of those outings … now that would have been something to wave a flag about.

Nevertheless, Gold, The Expanded Edition is a great romp through the music of Steely Dan throughout their various incarnations. Interestingly enough, the major compilations from Steely Dan include their 1978 Greatest Hits, then Gold in 1982, which is basically a Greatest Hits Volume II. For the most part, Gold is comprised of material released between 1973 and 1980, including “FM (No Static At All), along with two songs from both Aja and Gaucho, along with one track each from Countdown To Ecstasy, Katy Lied and The Royal Scam; which is hardly an inclusive collection. Then nearly a decade later, for some reason, it was decided to release the Expanded Edition of Gold that included four additional songs, “Here At The Western World,” which was only available on the 1978 Greatest Hits, a live version of “Bodhisattva” which had shown up as a B-Side on the single of “Hey Nineteen,” along with “Century’s End” (movie Bright Lights, Big City - 1988) and “True Companion” (movie Heavy Metal - 1981), both of which had been Donald Fagen numbers from film soundtracks. Then some quick thinking individual saw the wisdom in swapping the original radio edition of FM (No Static At All) with the alternate reprise edition which include the brilliant saxophone solo that replaced Walter Becker’s guitar solo fadeout, and while that may not sound like much, this is the only place to find this version of FM as a vinyl version.

While the vinyl pressing is very good, and the CD certainly well constructed, aside from the remix of FM, there’s little reason to send you running out for copy of this, though again, as a vinyl release it does demand some notability and a place in your music collection if you are a Steely Dan fan for that version of FM alone.

All of that being said, the companion CD A Decade OF Steely Dan will fill in much of the lacking material, with the song “Babylon Sisters” being the only track that is repeated on both albums … there is a differing version of the song “FM” on each album.

Feel as you may about compilations … this super sounding release.

Review by Jenell Kesler
savaden

savaden

November 1, 2015
referencing Gold, LP, Comp, RP, Eur, MCA-37243, MCA-5324
Not sure what makes this a repress, when the promo has the same label.
GalaxyExplorer

GalaxyExplorer

September 23, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Gold (Expanded Edition), CD, Comp, MCAD-10387

Gold is an important compilation album for a number of reasons:

"Here at the Western World" is one of Steely Dan's finest songs, both musically and lyrically. Something of an orphan, it was recorded during the Royal Scam sessions but not included on any studio album.

"True Companion" is a laid-back track that fits nicely with the style on The Nightfly.

"Century's End" is a totally forgotten track, but is very important because it signaled the beginning of the "new" Steely Dan sound (even though it's a Fagen track). This new sound killed the heavier bass lines and debuted a less-smooth, late-80s "goofy" (for lack of a better word) sound that persists to this day. As a result, their music lost most of the kick it used to have.

Bodhisattva is (sadly) the only live track from their early days ever released in any official form. It's an unremarkable version of the song, but it proves that they were a tight live band even then.

Being the last of the Steely Dan compilations before the reunion in 1993, Gold offers an odd selection of tracks. Greatest Hits (1978) and Decade (1985) exhibit the same flaw. Can't Buy a Thrill and Pretzel Logic are not represented here. The title track from aja isn't on any of these compilations. Still, there aren't many bad Steely Dan tracks, and this album does a good job of rounding up the odds and ends. And it's nice to see "King of the World" get some recognition, as it's one of their best. But why was "Green Earrings" included? It's a decent song, but definitely not the one I'd pick to represent Royal Scam.

Five of Gold's twelve tracks aren't from any album. Additionally, this version of "FM" is different than the one on Decade. It has an extra sax solo instead of a guitar solo; this is the same version that the Citizen box set contains. All in all, this expanded edition is probably the best single-disc SD compilation.