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Gaucho (DTS 5.1 Surround) [DTS Surround Sound, SACD]

Steely Dan DVD Audio
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  • DVD Audio (25 Aug 2003)
  • Please Note: This is a DVD-Audio disc which is playable on most DVD players as well as all DVD-Audio players.
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: DTS Surround Sound, SACD
  • Label: Dts
  • ASIN: B000007SIN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 222,981 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Babylon Sisters
2. Hey Nineteen
3. Glamour Profession
4. Gaucho
5. Time out of Mind
6. My Rival
7. Third World Man

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Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan released eight full-length albums before taking a 14-year break. This platinum album is one of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's best collaborations. The amazing new 5.1 surround sound mix adds new dimension to the classic hits "Hey Ninteen" and "Babylon Sisters."

Audio Options: 5.1 DTS for DTS-Capable systems

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Admittedly i am only 16 but i do know good music when i hear it and this album is the perfect example of good music. The whole albums laid back feel is so wonderful and i rate it very highly. The song 'Babylon Sisters' has a horn section that is absolutely beautiful and the brass is what makes the song really amazing. 'Hey Nineteen' always makes me smile just because i love the harmonies created by the backing vocalists and also the guitar part in the background of the song is just to die for and i find myself playing it all the time when i pick up my guitar. It is just a catchy song that has a lot of feeling in it. 'Glamour Profession' i always think is too long but it doesnt matter because the chord progression and keyboards are so lovely to listen to that it wont bother most people anyway. The piano that plays at certain points in the song is only made better by the guitar licks and superb drum beat. 'Gaucho' has the best intro on the album in my opinion and i love the run with the horns. However, the verse, although absolutely captivating does get a bit tiring after the 5th listen. The end of the verse though is the best part of the song and the chorus is just sung so soothingly with harmonies between Donald Fagen, Leslie Miller, Valerie Simpson and Patti Austin i believe. This song reminds me of the song which Michael Mcdonald sang on the album Aja by Steely Dan. 'Time Out Of Mind' starts with a cool drum beat and then some awesome guitar licks come in. The lyrics i always rememeber from this song are 'Tonight when i chase the dragon' not because of its lyrical content but the lyrics suddenly kick in and i just love that part of the song. Absolutely brilliant. 'My Rival' i quite often pass by for some reason even though i absolutely adore the song. Read more ›
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SD production does it again. 5 Nov 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Another example of why Fagen & Becker are/were the masters of the sound studio. The SACD remix of Gaucho is spectacular. No fancy surround sound gymnastics here. Just a rich blend of fullsome sounds, especially the use of wide horn sections and backing vocals. The original producer/engineer, Elliot Scheiner (guru of the surround sound world), who also remixed this new version of Gaucho should be applauded for this masterpiece of remixing. The DVD-A releases of SD's recent albums are very good, but this blast from their past outshines them both. Great songs, great musicians, great album. Lets hope they can find all the original master tapes of Aja, and rework their magic again.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steely Dan's Swansong Deserves Re-evaluating. 5 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
In the new light of the 2000 release of "Two Against Nature" Steely Dan's previously considered final album now deserves re-evaluation.Following on from the critically acclaimed and near perfection of "Aja" Donald Fagen and Walter Becker found themselves under enormous pressure now they were back in New York (mostly) to record the follow up. Personal and contractual problems aside there appears to be a slight uneasy atmosphere permeating the whole album from the opening attack of electric piano on the favourite to be "Babylon Sisters" on track one to the haunting guitar fills at the fadeout of "Third World Man" that closes the album. As most musicians will testify Steely Dan are renown for their economy and space quite often placing great emphasis on what is left out of the mix as well as the sounds and atmosphere that is created, the "Gaucho" album illustrates this well allowing the melodies room to haunt and linger even though the arrangements are complex the sound becomes neither sparse or busy. Lyrically the references used are as cool as ever "Hey Nineteen that's 'Retha Franklin She don't remember the Queen of Soul" an obvious reference to the age difference between an older man and a younger girl in the radio friendly "Hey Nineteen" and "Johnny's playroom is a bunker filled with sand He's become a third world man" maintain the oblique left of centre word landscape they had become loved for. Twenty years later remastered and re-released what instantly becomes clear is the craftsmanship and care that has gone into this release, songwriting and musicianship second to none it sounds like it cost a million dollars to record which it allegedly nearly did in 1980 and is worth having for no other reason than to play driving in the car, the music will fire your imagination to provide a much more exotic location.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars " Just Fantastic" 27 Nov 2006
By K. EDE
Format:Audio CD
Steely Dan albums are ,(like the group) one of those things few people dare to talk about.

At a push most people will be familiar with the hits, "Rikki don't lose that number " and "Reeling in the years" !

Likewise their albums "Aja" and "pretzel logic" are the ones most critics rave about , and don't get me wrong, they are both excellent too. "Gaucho" however is the one that does it for me .

Maybe it is non-commercial, and maybe there are no big "radio friendly" hits........ but in this case thats not a bad thing.

There are no weak, dud, crap, filler tracks at all, every song is great.

The music, the arrangements, the lyrics,the harmonies, and Donald Fagens keyboard playing are all just brilliant.

If you like and apprieciate the music of Steely Dan, then you'll love this album, its one of those easy to listen to feel good albums.

They might be labelled naff and untrendy,.... but if you like them, and this album, you know what to do ....spread the word !
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love the band & their music 6
I would recommend this to others, listened to the music years ago was very refreshing to hear it again today
Published 23 days ago by Graham Long
4.0 out of 5 stars Steely Dan Gaucho DTS Audio DVD
Having been blown away by the imported dvd audio of David Crosby's debut solo album I risked £50 on one of my all time fav albums by Steely Dan... Read more
Published 1 month ago by sealy
5.0 out of 5 stars Surround sound magic
I'm one of the small band that collects SACDs and DVDAs and I guess I've probably got about 50 or so of the two types - I'm quite selective (and let's face it, these discs, apart... Read more
Published 2 months ago by The Moose
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome SACD
One of my favorite Dan albums which sounds even better in 5.1 SACD. Brilliant demonstrator disc if you have a good AV set up !
Published 4 months ago by Paul Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars Steely Dan Gaucho
I purchased Gaucho in its SACD release to compare it with the ordinary CD version. I listened the SACD but in the simple stereo layer and compared with the CD. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Leopold Sandé Sucarrats
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Schweet Album
I'm probably biased but I just love everything these boys do. I now have every album they have ever made and there isn't one I don't like.
Published 5 months ago by Gary Wishart
5.0 out of 5 stars When They Knew How To Engineer Records
I bought this album when it came out, haven't listened to it for decades, but since re-discovering my record collection now that vinyl's making a comeback, I gave it a spin... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rusty Kettle
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
Ditto what I said about The Royal Scam. Just a classic piece of musical art! Steely Dan old school but brilliant!
Published 10 months ago by fudgie1
5.0 out of 5 stars Best produced album ever!
This album has history. It took two years to produce and involved over 40 musicians. It is crafted and is probably the reason behind Steely Dan's 20 year hiatus. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. W. Allbrook
5.0 out of 5 stars Steeley Dan's Gaucho:
These prize songs created by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen transcend the genre of popular song: elusive and poetical lyrics, sublime musicianship, the album is unfathomably good. Read more
Published 14 months ago by J. Lawrence
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