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Steely Dan


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.38 | 20 ratings

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2 stars I don't like compilations, and box-sets in particular. It must be really something unique to attract me and convince me buying the old stuff in new clothes. I prefer original albums as produced, played and even visually designed by artists. It was their statement, no matter how imperfect or flawed in technical terms it may have been.

Citizen Steely Dan is a lump sum of all their studio albums from 1972 debut till 1980 Gaucho that marked the end of that period of their work. Even the tracks are sorted chronologically in exact listing as they appeared on original releases but sequences are discontinued between discs, so if you want to listen to Countdown to Ecstasy only, you will have to change from disc 1 to disc 2.

If you are a fan that keeps all original albums in collection you don't need this package unless you are a die-hard completist. Oh, yeah, there are several bonus tracks: Bodhisattva live showing that SD was in fact a real rock band once upon a time, Here at the Western World which already appeared on their first compilation Greatest Hits in 1979 and negligible demo version of Everyone's Gone to the Movies. Nothing crucial to justify the purchase. A friend of mine made a copy for me and I plan to rip them all into mp3 player, divide them into original albums track listings and add cover images. Only in such a way I could listen to it.

Seyo | 2/5 |


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