Steely DanGaucho

Label:Geffen Records – B0034896-01, UMe – B0034896-01
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Pop Rock


A1Babylon Sisters
Arranged By [Horns]Rob Mounsey
BassChuck Rainey
Clarinet [Bass]George Marge, Walter Kane*
DrumsBernard Purdie
Electric Piano, ClavinetDon Grolnick
GuitarSteve Khan
PercussionCrusher Bennett*
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, ClarinetTom Scott
Trumpet, FlugelhornRandy Brecker
A2Hey Nineteen
Backing Vocals [Backup]Frank Floyd, Zack Sanders*
BassWalter Becker
DrumsRick Marotta
Electric Piano, SynthesizerDonald Fagen
PercussionSteve Gadd, Victor Feldman
A3Glamour Profession
Arranged By [Horns]Tom Scott
Backing Vocals [Backup]Frank Floyd, Leslie Miller, Valerie Simpson, Zack Sanders*
DrumsSteve Gadd
Electric Piano, SynthesizerDonald Fagen
GuitarSteve Khan
PercussionRalph McDonald*
PianoRob Mounsey
Tenor SaxophoneMichael Brecker
Tenor Saxophone, LyriconTom Scott
Arranged By [Horns]Tom Scott
Backing Vocals [Backup]Leslie Miller, Patti Austin, Valerie Simpson
BassWalter Becker
DrumsJeff Porcaro
Electric Piano, SynthesizerDonald Fagen
GuitarSteve Khan
Guitar [Solo]Walter Becker
PercussionCrusher Bennett*
PianoRob Mounsey
Tenor SaxophoneTom Scott
TrumpetRandy Brecker
B2Time Out Of Mind
Alto SaxophoneDavid Sanborn
Arranged By [Horns]Rob Mounsey
Baritone SaxophoneRonny Cuber*
BassWalter Becker
DrumsRick Marotta
Electric Piano, SynthesizerDonald Fagen
Guitar [Solo]Mark Knopfler
PianoRob Mounsey
Tenor SaxophoneDave Tofani, Michael Brecker
TrumpetRandy Brecker
B3My Rival
Arranged By [Horns]Tom Scott
Backing Vocals [Backup]Frank Floyd, Valerie Simpson, Zack Sanders*
DrumsSteve Gadd
Electric PianoPatrick Rebillot*
FlugelhornRandy Brecker
Guitar [Solo]Steve Khan
Organ, SynthesizerDonald Fagen
PercussionRalph McDonald*
Tenor SaxophoneMichael Brecker
Tenor Saxophone, LyriconTom Scott
TimbalesNicholas Marrero*
TromboneWayne Andre
B4Third World Man
BassChuck Rainey
DrumsSteve Gadd
Electric Guitar, Acoustic GuitarSteve Khan
Electric PianoJoe Sample
Guitar [Solo]Larry Carlton
SynthesizerRob Mounsey

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Distributed in the U.S.A. by Universal Music Enterprises

Runout's etched up to and including AA. The rest stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02445 23633 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602445236336
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): B0034896-01-A 7117123 AA 268703E1 1753460 B0034896-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): B0034896-01-B 7117123 AA 268703E2 1747682 B0034896-01 B

Other Versions (5 of 185)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Gaucho (LP, Album, Stereo)MCA RecordsMCA-6102US1980
Gaucho (LP, Album, Stereo)MCA Records, MCA Records203 192, 203 192-320Germany1980
Recently Edited
Gaucho (LP, Album)MCA RecordsMCF 3090UK1980
New Submission
Gaucho (LP, Album)MCA Records, MCA RecordsI-203.192, I·203 192Spain1980
Recently Edited
Gaucho (LP, Album)MCA RecordsMCA-6102Canada1980



  • madpelican's avatar
    This sounds excellent. Unfortunately, record came ridiculously dirty in a paper inner sleeve. Fortunately, I have a record cleaner. Other than the reversible issue of it being dirty, mine doesn’t have any other pressing issues. It is essentially flat. The mastering by Grundman is excellent and don’t feel like I’m missing out too much by this being a digital cut. I’m sure the UHQR will sound slightly better but not $130 better especially given that this isn’t among my favorite Steely Dan albums.
    • RhythmShower's avatar
      Edited 28 days ago
      Anyone notice a brief drop a couple of minutes in on "Time Out of Mind"? Second copy; same issue. No surface noise
      • vercingeterix's avatar
        Like a few others, mine came with a ridiculous amount of paper dust, perhaps the worst i've ever seen. I washed it with the Spin Clean and to get everything out. However, plenty of surface noise present. Really takes away when you drop the needle on Babylon Sisters and you're hearing channel static instead of appreciating the luscious drums, bass and keys coming together. Given what this album is in terms of engineering, it's a massive disappointment.
        • Rivet11's avatar
          So far ive gone through 3 copies and all of them have been filthy with factory dust. Quality control seems to be a big issue with this pressing. Even after numerous Spin Clean washes, surface noise is constant. It’s a shame because this pressing sounds amazing. Returning again to Amazon and just going to wait on the UHQR release or buy a clean original.
          • Nick8712's avatar
            Edited one day ago
            I've listened to the 1980 RL, every digital version, the 2008 Back to Black, and this 2023 LP. This 2023 LP beats all of them. It's very close to my 1980 RL but the pressing is quieter and the mastering sounds more natural. I preordered the UHQR so I will update this review when my copy arrives but so far this is the one to beat.

            EDIT: The UHQR is much better. More details, better dynamics, etc. (check my UHQR review for more info).
            • Nightfly76's avatar
              I've only ever heard this on Spotify before through AirPods or a smart speaker. So for me, hearing this pressing was a revelation. I've heard these songs countless times, yet I'm hearing guitars I've never noticed before, percussion hits I never knew were there, etc. Its a meticulously recorded album, obviously. This pressing brings all that detail out. Its not flawless, mind you, but considering the price, very solid. The best of the SD reissues thus far, imo, along with Can't Buy a Thrill.

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              • matthew_barnhill's avatar
                Sounds amazing. No background noise on my copy and the sound is very warm and well balanced. Hard to beat a pressing that sounds this great at this price point.
                • immanipper's avatar
                  Sounds very nice as do all of the Alex Abrash Steely Dan reissues. Comparing this to an RL original, the RL is a little better, but both of them are so damn good you may as well buy both.
                  • DelboRecords's avatar
                    This record is dead quiet. It sounds pretty much perfect. 10/10
                    • tonyknezovic's avatar
                      Edited 3 months ago
                      This pressing is not the best.It is pretty noisy in the background even after several wet cleaning.B side has so many clicks so i will replace this copy.
                      Mastering is very good.Punchy sound and very detailed stereo with all magic this recording brings to you.
                      Edit...I did manage to replace it.So different.No noise,no clicks.Super clean record so it was bad luck.Contaminated from the inner paper sleeve.It was full with paper particles and micro scratches from them.


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