Steely Dan

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Walter Becker & Donald Fagen. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 (Performer).
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Albums

Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill album art Steely Dan Can't Buy A Thrill (Album) ABC Records Ecuador 1972 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstasy album art Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy (Album) ABC Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic album art Steely Dan Pretzel Logic (Album) ABC Records New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
SLEM-533 Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic album art Steely Dan Pretzel Logic(LP, Album, Gat) Discos Capitol De Mexico, S.A. De C.V. SLEM-533 Mexico 1974 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Katy Lied album art Steely Dan Katy Lied (Album) ABC Records Spain 1975 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam album art Steely Dan The Royal Scam (Album) ABC Records Canada 1976 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Aja album art Steely Dan Aja (Album) ABC Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
none Steely Dan / Alan Price Steely Dan / Alan Price - Aja / Untitled(LP, Transcription) Afrts none US 1977 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Gaucho album art Steely Dan Gaucho (Album) MCA Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Berry Town album art Steely Dan Berry Town Bellaphon Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Old Regime album art Steely Dan Old Regime (Comp) Thunderbolt UK 1986 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Stone Piano album art Steely Dan Stone Piano Thunderbolt UK 1988 Sell This Version
75 Steely Dan - In The Studio: "Can't Buy A Thrill" album art Steely Dan In The Studio: "Can't Buy A Thrill"(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 75 US 1989 Sell This Version
97 Steely Dan - In The Studio: "Aja" album art Steely Dan In The Studio: "Aja"(CD, Transcription) The Album Network 97 US 1990 Sell This Version
94-07 Steely Dan - Off The Record Special album art Steely Dan Off The Record Special(CD, Transcription) Westwood One 94-07 US 1994 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Alive In America album art Steely Dan Alive In America (Album) Giant Records Canada 1995 Sell This Version
601 Steely Dan - In The Studio: "Citizen Steely Dan" album art Steely Dan In The Studio: "Citizen Steely Dan"(CDr, Transcription) SFX Radio Network, The Album Network 601 US 1999 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature album art Steely Dan Two Against Nature (Album) Giant Records, Reprise Records US 2000 Sell This Version
00008 Steely Dan - Concert Broadcast album art Steely Dan Concert Broadcast(2xCDr, Transcription) The Album Network, SFX Radio Network, Giant Records, Reprise Records 00008 US 2000 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Everything Must Go album art Steely Dan Everything Must Go (Album) Reprise Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast: Steely Dan album art Marian McPartland, Steely Dan Marian McPartland, Steely Dan - Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Radio Broadcast: Steely Dan (Album) The Jazz Alliance US 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Steely Dan - Reeling In The Years album art Steely Dan Reeling In The Years (Single) ABC Records Australia 1972 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Dallas  album art Steely Dan Dallas (Single) ABC Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
Steely Dan - Do It Again album art Steely Dan Do It Again (Single) ABC Records South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
3C 000 60032, 3C 000 60032 M Steely Dan - Do It Again / Who Was It ?  album art Steely Dan / Hurricane Smith Steely Dan / Hurricane Smith - Do It Again / Who Was It ? (7", Jukebox) Probe, Columbia 3C 000 60032, 3C 000 60032 M Italy 1972 Sell This Version

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ParkerPGibson

ParkerPGibson

April 2, 2020
edited 2 months ago
Steely Dan is a great sounding group. The only unfortunate thing is there isn't demand to flat transfer all of their albums to DSD and released as SACD. Pretzel Logic was flat transferred to DSD and released, and that is truly a pleasure to hear. I think releasing their albums on SACD would be the greatest thing Steely Dan could do, since they had such high standards in their recording processes. It is such a waste to leave those tapes untouched with the current technology we have to grab every little nuance from the tape. Current technology makes the difference between analog and digital transparent. I wish some audiophile label (like Analogue Productions or Mobile Fidelity) would do the honour of producing a double layered SACD box set of their classic albums from '72 to '80. I see it as a crime to let the full potential of their albums go to waste. I am aware that in the early 1980s, Roger Nichols produced digital archives of all of their albums. Most of it is fine, but the downside is there are anomalies that were created due to the early technology of digital. I believe the transfers were 16 bit 48khz sample rate. I find that to not be ideal, since audiophiles tend to use DSD or 24 bit 192khz sample rate. I wish Steely Dan would get more demand and respect for the quality of their music. I am aware that Donald Fagen can be quite stubborn when it comes to something like this, especially since he, Walter, and Roger saw the 1997 transfers as inferior. Very finicky, if you ask me. I'm sure the tapes sound great, especially with the example of Pretzel Logic and Countdown to Ecstasy. Also, the current CD releases of all of Steely Dan's albums are inferior and suck. They use a crappy noise reduction and compression and sharp equalization which ruins my listening experience. The opposite of audiophile. People are getting the false belief that all their tapes were destroyed but the truth is that not all the tapes were destroyed. Most likely it would be some of the original multi-tracks that would've been lost. Pretty sure all of the original master tapes of the albums are fine, and if some aren't, keep in consideration that Roger Nichols produced 1st generation copies of all Steely Dan's work. He had a second reel-to-reel machine running just to avoid generation loss. So, technically, all of their albums can be transferred and properly mastered to DSD by a well-respected audio engineer.
mikeh69

mikeh69

July 12, 2019
edited 11 months ago
Steely Dan.... Well Fagen you might as well keep touring... Cause if all the Steely Dan multi tracks and master tapes were in that Universal Fire in 2008 your screwed in ever making another remix or a remaster... And this absolutely sucks... 2008 can you believe how far back this went and the story just hit. The lies deceit and just shitty. Cause these records never really got remixed in the here and now. Gaucho got a surround mix. But still Katy Lied never got the repair it needed since 1975. Steely Dan is really dead. Not just Walter but the work it's fried up ... Unless a miracle their tapes were cleared out of Universal before that freakin building went up all in flames... I doubt it.
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

July 10, 2019
edited 11 months ago
What a band!!! For years I reacted towards my dad to playing this... WTF is this mellow shit I asked...He replied its better than the shit you play upstairs...? Back in the late 1980s I was listening to early Electro and Hip Hop... Then I progressed to Techno , New Beat .. Then Acidhouse hardcorerave darkside hardcore jungle gabber and everything in-between.... But my dad got me into King Crimson.. ELP. CSN&Y . Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, "I fear not a man who has practiced 10000 kicks once, but I fear a man who has practiced 1 kick 10000 times" - Bruce LeeAnd Steely Dan... Amongst others... Oh and Hendrix! ... And my mum got me into funk and the electronic side.... Parents are twats most of the time... But music solves or makes you realize the make up of the person.. Ie if the music sounds shit to your ears.. Give it a second try a few years later... If it still sounds shit after that... Forget it! No hesitation!
djmifume

djmifume

March 3, 2019
all transcription releases looks very unprofessional in the albums section :-(
should be filed under miscellaneous?

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