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Two Against Nature

12 Mar. 2009 | Format: MP3

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5:17
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6:17
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4:09
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Feb. 2000
  • Release Date: 12 Mar. 2009
  • Label: Giant/Reprise
  • Copyright: 2000 Giant Records
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  • Total Length: 51:25
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  • ASIN: B001XQEF56
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,126 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 Mar. 2000
Format: Audio CD
If I don't buy another CD again this year, I know I've heard the best start to the 21st Century! The music is perfection, and after listening to it for maybe 30 or 40 times, there are still new thrills to tingle the spine,and then bask in the warm glow of knowing the best music today. My stand-out track will have to be Janie Runaway, just as I loved My Rival, I will never tire of hearing the opening beats, and then the langorous, almost lazy intro leading into a story of low-life lust and lechery. My wife doesn't understand me, and the people I work with are bewildered by my enthusiasm, but when you know Steely Dan, you truly know good modern music, and this is the best.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr R W Murray on 15 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
A stunning return from the masters of razor sharp jazz fusion. I often wonder just how good a Steely Dan album would sound if it were recorded today (amazing as it sounds Can't Buy a Thrill is pushing 30). The answer seems to be that it would sound better than ever. The tight and crisp musicianship is jawdropping. If there was any doubt that finding a replacement for Steve Gadd or "The Skunk" would be a step too far would seem to be dismissed. From the beautiful Almost Gothic to the Witty Cousin Dupree these tracks remind us just how great the Dan really where and still are today. Perhaps there aren't the stand out tracks like Aja and Dirty Work, but Walter and Donald show that they can still produce some of the best and humourous pop around.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Sept. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Here Becker & Fagen have produced the benchmark for album-makers of the 21st century to match ... & no doubt the likeliest contenders to do this are themselves on their next outing.
For instant gratification play from track 4 (Janie Runaway) to the end (West of Hollywood), then play the first 3 tracks. Stupendous. If Zappa could have been a subtle lyricist maybe he'd have matched the effect of the ludicrous verse found herein. And with their usual super-sublime melodies, instrumentation and arrangements the Dan have proved they can "Do It Again"... and better.
So put away that "Best of Steely Dan" album now boys & girls - this one's better than "Aja" - now there's a recommendation.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Oct. 2004
Format: DVD
It seems that the some of the reviewers here seem to know little about camera work or what makes a Great DVD. I read the reviews expecting to be dissapointed when the DVD arrived but it simply blew me away.
Personally I think the angles used are highly effective and match the quirkyness of Steely Dan's music perfectly. You get to see all of the band members up close and the quick pace of the camera work ensures there is never a dull moment unlike some other music DVD's I could mention.
The picture quality is superb, I agree the interview levels are slightly low in comparision to the rest of the material but the interviews themselves are not only very entertaining but hilarious too. Overall an excellent DVD with superb DTS sound quality, pin sharp like the picture quality. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Mar. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Steely Dan (and its two members) have an uncanny knack of creating records that, on first hearing, can sound bland and uninteresting but grow on you quickly until, soon, you are involuntarily humming all the tunes continuously and cannot keep the CD out of the player. Two Against Nature is no exception. The customary sophistication, understatement and lack of cliché are all evident here. The female backing vocals and unobtrusive horns restating and extending the harmony are reminiscent of Kamikiriad. This is punctuated by Becker's guitar licks and solos à la '11 Tracks of Whack' throughout. The tunes vary in feel from the funkiness of Gaslighting Abbie, to the drive of the title track , the cool of Jack of Speed, and the jazziness of Negative Girl. Familiar themes surface in the lyrics i.e. nostalgia, regret, anti-heroism, humour to name but a few. Cousin Dupree is the catchiest track on the album but is matched by gorgeous tunes like Almost Gothic (which ends on an unresolved Gm13 chord reminiscent of a similar device used on Wes Montgomery's West Coast Blues). Overall, this is an exquisite record and all the tunes are more than worthy of the Steely Dan name. I just wish there were more on the CD. Let's hope there will be more Steely Dan originals soon.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Jan. 2004
Format: DVD
I'm sure that I read somewhere that this was "made for TV" so it's no surprise that it does come across as a sort of doc...er sorry.."ROCK"..umentary. I can imagine the video director behind a wall of tv monitors yelling instructions to the hard pushed cameramen - and it shows.
But nevertheless if you're a Dan fan (which I am) and can appreciate it for what it is (a promo for 2vN) you will really enjoy this. At the end of the day you don't get many opportunities to see Messrs Becker and Fagen in a live situation so you have to grab it when you can.
The band are, as you would expect, top notch and tighter than the tightest thing in Tightsville. The dynamic duo themselves are like a pair of Geography teachers on speed, and a special mention should go to backing singer Vicky Cave, She's GORGEOUS.
The choice of songs proves that this was intended to boost the Dan profile and swell the coffers at the time of the release of Two Against Nature and includes some of the highlights from the album although some of the old favourites are ther to keep the die hards (meself included) happy.
I suppose that the little "interviews?" between songs could get a bit annoying to some but they help to give you an idea of the duos off the wall personalities.
In conclusion I should repeat what I said earlier, this looks as though it was made for TV so you shouldn't expect live "concert" as such (the sense of "being there" is missing) although it is no less enjoyable and worth every penny you will pay for it even if you just buy it to fall in love with Vicky Cave. Did I tell you she's gorgeous??
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