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A DECADE OF STEELY DAN

Steely Dan

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.69 | 16 ratings

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PROGMAN
4 stars This compilation was my introduction to Steely Dan, it is a nice compliation if you want to get into this band.

However there are some key track missing like "Aja", "Midnight Cruiser" and "Dirty Work" which happen to be some of my favourites not included, also another being "King of the World" which is a shame.

Anyway, the tracks which are on here are still worth a listen. A sountrack was recorded in 1978 by Steely Dan and this CD features that track called "FM" (No statik at all) is the opener track to the compilation.

Other favourites are "Reeling in the Years" a nice bluesy rocking track with great guitar solos and jazzy piano drive. The indian and reggae crossover "Do it Again" with some nice unusual instrument solos and is a more progressive sounding track. "Bodhisattva" another progressive track with cool guitar solos, the song has a jazz and heavier rock feel with a jazzy piano vibe and some proggy synths and is one of my all time favourites.

Last but not least a nice soul/funky jazz track "Peg" with a good rhythm and a excellent rhythm section and features guest vocalist Michael McDonald.

Again a reasonable Steely Dan compilation but you should start listening to the albums of Steely Dan to really hear them at their best as the compilations only give a taster of what is to come from them.

PROGMAN | 4/5 |

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