Steely Dan ‎– Countdown To Ecstasy

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Bodhisattva 5:20
Razor Boy 3:11
The Boston Rag 5:41
Your Gold Teeth 7:02
Show Biz Kids 5:26
My Old School 5:47
Pearl Of The Quarter 3:50
King Of The World 5:05

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ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, 1st) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
M 8022-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(8-Trk, Album) ABC Records M 8022-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
C 7022-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(8-Trk, Album, Quad) ABC Records C 7022-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
201 347 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) MCA Records 201 347 France 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
ABC 779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) Probe ABC 779 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
5C 062-94 640, 5C 062-94640 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) Probe, Probe, ABC Records, ABC Records 5C 062-94 640, 5C 062-94640 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
5C 062-94 640, 5C 062-94640 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) Probe, Probe 5C 062-94 640, 5C 062-94640 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779, SPOL-15.047 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records, Probe ABCX-779, SPOL-15.047 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
9022-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records 9022-779 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SPB 1079, 0C 062 ◦ 94640 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) Probe, Probe SPB 1079, 0C 062 ◦ 94640 UK 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-94 640 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) Probe 1C 062-94 640 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
2C 062-94 640 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) Probe 2C 062-94 640 France 1973 Sell This Version
ABCL 0038 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records ABCL 0038 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC/Dunhill Records ABCX-779 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
SPBA-3058 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) Probe SPBA-3058 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, Blo) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, Promo) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1973 Sell This Version
ABCX-779, ABCX 779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RP) ABC Records, ABC Records ABCX-779, ABCX 779 US 1973 Sell This Version
CQD-40010 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, Quad) ABC Command Quadraphonic CQD-40010 US 1974 Sell This Version
ABCL 5034 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCL 5034 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ABCL 5034 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCL 5034 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ABCL 5034 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCL 5034 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ABCL 5034 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCL 5034 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RP) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1974 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RP) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1974 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RP, SP) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1974 Sell This Version
27 206 XOT Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, M/Print, RE) ABC Records 27 206 XOT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
28 489 XAT Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records 28 489 XAT Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
YQ-8024-AB Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records YQ-8024-AB Japan 1976 Sell This Version
27 200 XOT Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records 27 200 XOT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ABCX-779, AB-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, Club, RE, CRC) ABC Records, ABC Records ABCX-779, AB-779 US 1977 Sell This Version
ABCX-779, AB-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records, ABC Records ABCX-779, AB-779 US 1977 Sell This Version
YW-8050-AB Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records YW-8050-AB Japan 1978 Sell This Version
17.1290/4 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ABC Records 17.1290/4 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, Club, RP, CRC) ABC Records ABCX-779 US 1979 Sell This Version
ABCX-779, AB-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE, Glo) ABC Records, MCA Records ABCX-779, AB-779 US 1979 Sell This Version
MCA-37041, MCA 37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA-37041, MCA 37041 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-1592 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-1592 US 1980 Sell This Version
VIM-4043 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records VIM-4043 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ABCX-779, MCA-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records, MCA Records ABCX-779, MCA-37041 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-37041, ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, ABC Records MCA-37041, ABCX-779 US 1980 Sell This Version
1654-1 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records 1654-1 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37041 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCL 1654 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCL 1654 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MCA-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37041 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
FA 41 3069 1, FA 4130691, FA3069 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Fame, Fame, MCA Records, ABC Records FA 41 3069 1, FA 4130691, FA3069 UK 1983 Sell This Version
250 628-1, MCA 37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 250 628-1, MCA 37041 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
LB 25 0493-1 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records LB 25 0493-1 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
250 628-1, MCAD-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 250 628-1, MCAD-37041 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
DMCL 1654 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records DMCL 1654 UK 1985 Sell This Version
MCAD-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-37041 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
MCAD-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-37041 US 1985 Sell This Version
MCAD-31156 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-31156 US 1985 Sell This Version
MCAD-31156 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-31156 US 1987 Sell This Version
MCA-1592 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-1592 US 1987 Sell This Version
18P2-2693 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records 18P2-2693 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
MCAD-11887 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) MCA Records MCAD-11887 US 1998 Sell This Version
MCD 01654, DMCL 1654 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCD 01654, DMCL 1654 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MCAMD-11887 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records MCAMD-11887 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
MCD 11887, 11887-2 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records, MCA Records MCD 11887, 11887-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MCAD-11887 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records MCAD-11887 US 1998 Sell This Version
UICY-3022 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records UICY-3022 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
MVCZ-10073 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MVCZ-10073 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
UICY-93516 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-93516 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-40080 Steely Dan = スティーリー・ダン* Steely Dan = スティーリー・ダン* - Countdown To Ecstasy = エクスタシー(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pla) Geffen Records UICY-40080 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
UICY-76427 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-76427 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
UIGY-9566 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(SACD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Geffen Records UIGY-9566 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
UIGY-15005 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(SACD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UIGY-15005 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
MCAD 31156 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, Club, RE) MCA Records MCAD 31156 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCD 01654, DMCL 1654, MCAD 1654 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MCD 01654, DMCL 1654, MCAD 1654 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MCLD 19018 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCLD 19018 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DMCL 1654 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records DMCL 1654 UK Unknown Sell This Version
111887-2, MCD 11887 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records, MCA Records 111887-2, MCD 11887 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111887-2, 1118872 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RM, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 111887-2, 1118872 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
5022-779, 502 20779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(Cass, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records 5022-779, 502 20779 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAC-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(Cass, Album) MCA Records MCAC-37041 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
TC-FA 41 3069 4 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(Cass, Album, RE) Fame TC-FA 41 3069 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ABKX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(Cass, Album, RE) ABC Records ABKX-779 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MCAC-1592, MCAC 1592 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) MCA Records, MCA Records MCAC-1592, MCAC 1592 US Unknown Sell This Version
ABCX 779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records ABCX 779 India Unknown Sell This Version
ABCX779, ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) MCA Records, Astor ABCX779, ABCX-779 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062-94 640 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) ABC Records 5C 062-94 640 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
MCA 4135, MCA 37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA 4135, MCA 37041 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, Promo) ABC Records ABCX-779 India Unknown Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCX-779 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-37041, AB-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Coral, MCA Records MCA-37041, AB-779 US Unknown Sell This Version
ABCX 779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCX 779 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
27 200 ET Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records 27 200 ET Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCX-779 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
201 347, 201.347 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 201 347, 201.347 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
AB 779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records AB 779 Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version
I-201347 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records I-201347 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
ABCX-779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCX-779 Unknown Sell This Version
ABCX 779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCX 779 Australia & New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37041 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
201 347, 201 347-270 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 201 347, 201 347-270 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
201 347 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Coral 201 347 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-37041 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Coral MCA-37041 US Unknown Sell This Version
MAB 779 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MAB 779 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MCA 37041, MCA-1592 Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA 37041, MCA-1592 US Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

October 28, 2016
edited 5 days ago
referencing Countdown To Ecstasy, LP, Album, 1st, ABCX-779
The influence Steely Dan has had on the music scene has been both profound and earth shattering, yet you’d be hard pressed to find a band with such an expansive, imposing, and impressive pioneering career to be so shamefully overlooked … relegated to being purveyors of pop singles, all be it brilliant pop singles, but pop singles and greatest hits albums nonetheless.

On this their second outing, the band finds the proverbial sweet spot and refuses to let go, delivering an atmosphere laced with smooth and unlabored intensity that came at the world while we weren’t looking, still reeling from their previous release Can’t Buy A Thrill. Countdown To Ecstasy and their next album Pretzel Logic would have made a sensational double album, something many bands at the time were doing, yet Steely Dan held us in check, delivering those two albums as separate entities, like two sides of a page, true bookends, holding a continuation of a theme, yet calculatedly different enough to require their own releases. Delivered after a solid relentless year of touring to back Can’t Buy A Thrill, Steely Dan [Becker and Fegan] were burned out from the road, and seemed hell bent on delivering something more heady, more mindful, more jazz based, more intellectually sound, and yes, much less suited for the road, blending a fluency of soulful and stylish instrumentations, with profound lyrics that demanded consideration.

Yes, there are those who will attempt to convince you that the album sounds homogenous due to the fact that it’s presented in mid tempo, and lacks sonic variation … lacking a solid rock n’ roll base. But that’s just people wanting more of what made them happy with Steely Dan to begin with. What people failed to understand, and what gradually lost The Dan’s original fans, was the fact that they were not a one trick pony, their intentions were to move us through a series of conceptual liner steps that would lead to more elegant, clean, and precise music, and if some didn’t want to take advantage of the adventure, there were no hard feelings as they abandoned the train … which only left more room for the rest of us with our wild eyes, shaded behind dark sunglasses, pointy shoes, and penchant for backgammon, as we listen to this turning point and intriguing album, one that had no shortage of raucous jams that sounded fresh and new, belaying a new sound for a new decade.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I would consider Countdown To Ecstasy to be the first post-modern rock album of all time, musically literate and liberating, yet still undeniably and unbelievably cool.

*** The original cover painting was by Fagen's then girlfriend Dorothy White. At the insistence of ABC Records president Jay Lasker, several figures had to be added when he found the discrepancy between five band members and three figures on the cover unacceptable. The proofs for the album cover were later stolen during a dispute over the final layout.

The single question everyone wants answered revolves around Engineer Roger "The Immortal" Nichols & his disembodied hand:

Roger Nichols, a recording engineer whose meticulous studio work with Steely Dan and others earned him seven Grammy Awards, died on April 9th, 2011 at his home in Burbank, Calif, he was 66. In a four-decade career, Mr. Nichols worked with many, but he is most associated with Steely Dan and its two principal members, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, whose 1970s recordings are still hallowed by audiophiles for their pristine sound and attention to even the most minute detail.

One evening Mr. Katz brought Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen to ABC-Dunhill to record a demo, and Mr. Nichols was the only engineer available. But from the start they all clicked, and Mr. Nichols, whose sobriquet in Steely Dan’s liner notes was “The Immortal, ” became a fixture with the studio-focused band. In a group portrait on the back cover of the 1973 Steely Dan album “Countdown to Ecstasy,” Mr. Nichols’s seemingly disembodied hand creeps out from under the recording console to adjust some sound levels.

Review by Jenell Kesler
gabriel.alegro

gabriel.alegro

October 18, 2016
referencing Countdown To Ecstasy, LP, Album, RP, ABCX-779, ABCX 779
Mine says "Platinum Plus - MCA 37041" in gold at bottom left of front cover.
CD3003

CD3003

August 26, 2014
referencing Countdown To Ecstasy, LP, Album, ABCX-779

let's talk about the music:
Even under torture I couldn't say,
which of the first 7 albums of this unique
band is the best, they all belong to a thing
called heaven.
Here: beside the obvious I
there's something on "Razor Boy"
which destroyes my heart.
samhayes

samhayes

February 20, 2013
referencing Countdown To Ecstasy, LP, Album, RE, 201 347
This record should be removed and relocated under the 1973 release as a reissue of a different date and label.