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The Very Best Of Steely Dan
 
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The Very Best Of Steely Dan

4 Mar. 2014 | Format: MP3

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Digital Booklet: The Very Best Of Steely Dan
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2009
  • Release Date: 4 Mar. 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Universal Music TV, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 2:33:30
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  • ASIN: B00ISD10LY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,452 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
This album is a repackaging of "Showbiz Kids" which was a compilation released in 2005.

The track listings are identical and cover the period from 1972 to 1980.

The music however is nothing short of 5 stars, nicely priced and a good place for someone to dip their toe into The Dan's music.

As most of their albums are available at a bargain price I would also recommend checking those out.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. H. Cook on 19 Sept. 2009
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...another "Greatest Hits" album? Why? Surely after six long years, Walter and Donald should have put another feast of new material on record - I've only had "Morph The Cat" to keep me going during the drought! There is just no need for it after the "Remastered," "The Best of 2 CD." "Showbiz Kids" AND the 4 CD box set.

I can't believe that Becker and Fagen were keen on releasing yet another "Greatest Hits" compilation, it must've been the record company's idea - to make more money presumably.

Look folks, just take my word for it, don't bother with the "Greatest Hits" stuff, if you want to get into Steely Dan, buy ALL of their studio albums first and also purchase the live album "Alive In America.". Why? Quite simply, every single one of their albums sets a musical precedent which is so advanced, slick, well arranged and incredibly fulfilling, that you'll never look back.

Steely Dan have been my favourite band for many years now, nothing touches their genius. All of their albums, particularly from 1972's "Can't Buy A Thrill" to 1980's "Gaucho" are nothing short of timeless classics. Whilst you're at it, pick up Donald Fagen's three solo albums: "The Nightfly," "Kamakiriad" and "Morph The Cat." Having listened to all of these, literally thousands of times, I still pick out certain musical arrangments that I haven't really been made aware of before. What other band in the history of music has had the ability to give their listener an experience like that?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Linnaeus on 26 Mar. 2013
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Perhaps Settly Dans best album was in retrospect "The Royal Scam" but here you have the best of all that and more "Reeling in the years" is my favourite closeley followed by "Haitian divorce" and dittys like "Ricky Don't Lose That Number" and "Kid Charlemagne" is another gem, no brainer this buy it and enjoy theres loads more.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RLS on 5 Dec. 2011
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A lot of people don't really get Steely Dan. Then there are people like me who marvel at the musical content but are unable to penetrate the lyrics. A small minority, mainly Americans I suspect, actually understand what they are singing about. Anyway, this is one of countless compilations, in my opinion the best!

There are plenty of high points: my personal faves are Haitian Divorce and Deacon Blue, both of which are wonderfully atmospheric, and Boston Rag, the which has some particularly lairy guitar work. The only significant omission is Green Ear-rings! Chords, harmonies, instrumental solos, they are all exceptional, and the production is as pristine as you will ever hear.

For those who are unfamiliar, Steely dan are best described as funk/rock hybrid with a West Coast influence in their earlier albums, and a (modern) jazzier sound from the mid-seventies onwards. But their music defies easy categorisation. And as for the lyrics...unique and definitely worth buying.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss N Collins on 16 April 2014
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At 41, I can't believe I have only just discovered Steely Dan. What an amazing group, and what an amazing album!
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By RedcarJohn on 2 April 2014
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The music is as expected; I knew a lot of the tracks already so no surprises. Some weak tracks but overall pretty good. Although the box, inserts and CD2 are correct, CD1 is labelled "Retrospective - The best of Suzanne Vega"! It does, however, contain the correct Steely Dan tracks - a very odd anomaly. This is not really a complaint but I thought I should mention it anyway.
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I have all the Steely Dan vinyl albums and the CD was for car listening. As ever they are faultless and timeless. They make driving an absolute pleasure. Highly recommended if you are just discovering them as it's an excellent cross section of their work.
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By Mr. I. Taylor on 12 Feb. 2013
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For the many who remember some of this iconic music from the past, this is an excellent buy. 'Do It Again' remains one of my favourite tracks of any group.
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