STEELY DAN Do It Again With New Live Albums

27 July 2021

Band: STEELY DAN (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)
Who: Donald Fagen (age 73) and the late Walter Becker
(20 February 1950 – 3 September 2017)

Active (as a duo): 1971–1981, 1993–2017 / 9 albums

When his musical companion passed away Fagen promised to
“keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the
Steely Dan band.”

New live albums: Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!
and The Nightfly Live (Donald Fagen’s 1982 debut solo LP)

Out: CD & Digital on 24 September and 180g-vinyl on 1 October

Order info: here

The Steely Dan Band will take
the road again in the Fall. Dates here

Donald Fagen‘s 1982 solo LP
The Nightfly

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STEELY DAN: Facebook

STEELY DAN Released Highly Praised ‘THE ROYAL SCAM’ Album 45 Years Ago Today

Back In Time…

31 May 2021

Band: STEELY DAN
Walter Becker and Donald Fagen
(Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)
Album: THE ROYAL SCAM
Released: 31 May 1976

Artwork: The cover was created from a painting by American
painter Larry Zox and a photograph by Charlie Ganse, and was
originally made for Van Morrison‘s unreleased 1975 LP, Mechanical
Bliss
, the concept being a satire of the American Dream.

AllMusic: The Royal Scam is the first Steely Dan record that
doesn’t exhibit significant musical progress from its predecessor?
not only are the lyrics bitter and snide, but the music is terse, broken,
and weary… The best songs on The Royal Scam, like the sneering “Kid
Charlemagne” and “Sign in Stranger,” rank as genuine Steely Dan
classics.
Score: 4.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Sounds like the Eagles produced
this electrical and orchestral Motown soul LP. Music for
a cozy night at home.

Full album…

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STEELY DAN: Facebook

R.I.P. Walter Becker
February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1975 …

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Longplayers per year/per week. Let’s start with the star-studded year of 1975

Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…

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Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS

‘Physical Graffiti’ by LED ZEPPELIN

Stream here

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‘Blood On The Tracks’ by BOB DYLAN

Stream here

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‘Horses’ by PATTI SMITH

Stream here

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…