Steely Dan

Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill (1972) {1999, Reissue, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 24, 2017
Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill (1972) {1999, Reissue, Remastered}

Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill (1972) {1999, Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 269 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 99 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 240 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz Rock, Fusion | MCA Records #MCD-11886

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut, Can't Buy a Thrill, illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics. All of these are hallmarks of Steely Dan's signature sound, but what is most remarkable about the record is the way it differs from their later albums. Of course, one of the most notable differences is the presence of vocalist David Palmer, a professional blue-eyed soul vocalist who oversings the handful of tracks where he takes the lead. Palmer's very presence signals the one major flaw with the album – in an attempt to appeal to a wide audience…
Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) - The Nightfly (1982) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (1982) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:54
Soft Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion, West Coast Jazz | Label: Warner Bros. | # 23696-2, 923 696-2

A portrait of the artist as a young man, The Nightfly is a wonderfully evocative reminiscence of Kennedy-era American life; in the liner notes, Donald Fagen describes the songs as representative of the kinds of fantasies he entertained as an adolescent during the late '50s/early '60s, and he conveys the tenor of the times with some of his most personal and least obtuse material to date. Continuing in the smooth pop-jazz mode favored on the final Steely Dan records, The Nightfly is lush and shimmering, produced with cinematic flair by Gary Katz; romanticized but never sentimental, the songs are slices of suburbanite soap opera, tales of space-age hopes (the hit "I.G.Y.") and Cold War fears (the wonderful "The New Frontier," a memoir of fallout-shelter love) crafted with impeccable style and sophistication.
Steely Dan - Albums Collection 1972-1980 (7CD) Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

Steely Dan - Albums Collection 1972-1980 (7CD) [Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2008]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.77 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 711 Mb | Scans included | 04:31:05
Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | Label: Geffen/Universal | UICY 93515-93521

Collection includes: Can't Buy A Thrill (1972); Countdown To Ecstasy (1973); Pretzel Logic (1974); Katy Lied (1975); The Royal Scam (1976); Aja (1977); Gaucho (1980).

Walter Becker (Steely Dan) - 11 Tracks Of Whack (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 3, 2017
Walter Becker (Steely Dan) - 11 Tracks Of Whack (1994)

Walter Becker - 11 Tracks Of Whack (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Rock, Soft Rock, Fusion | Label: Giant | # 74321 22609 2 | Time: 00:56:53

R.I.P. Mr. Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017)

It's not surprising that Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker's debut solo album sounds like a Steely Dan record. What is a little surprising, though, is that, in his lead singing debut, he sounds so much like his erstwhile partner, Donald Fagen. Not that you'd mistake the two (Fagen projects more and is slightly grittier), but they sing in the same register with the same sly phrasing and the same accent. Other differences from the Dan are equally subtle: Becker adopts a sparer musical approach, for one thing, the missing element being the prominence of Fagen's keyboards (although Fagen does play on the record and co-produced it). Nothing gets in the way of Becker's voice, and he proves to be a less ornate lyricist than Fagen, restricting himself largely to tales of romantic dislocation. On the whole, this album sounds like what you'd expect – one half of Steely Dan.

Steely Dan - Collected (3CD Box Set, 2009)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at July 31, 2017
Steely Dan - Collected  (3CD Box Set, 2009)

Steely Dan - Collected (3CD Box Set, 2009)
Art rock, Jazz rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 491 Mb | Scans 21,7 Mb
Label: Universal Music

Released to Top Ten success in the Netherlands, Collected is a triple-disc compilation of Steely Dan highlights from 1972 to 1980. It's not technically a greatest-hits collection because Steely Dan never scored many hit singles (for instance, only three of their singles ever reached the Top Ten in the U.S.), yet all of the 47 tracks compiled here are great, starting with the band's 1972 breakout hit "Do It Again."

Steely Dan - The St. Louis Toodle-Oo Live (2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at June 19, 2017
Steely Dan - The St. Louis Toodle-Oo Live (2017)

Steely Dan - The St. Louis Toodle-Oo Live (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 22 | 143:34 min | 334 Mb
Style: Classic Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: Goldfish Records

CLASSIC 1993 STEELY DAN BROADCAST, COMPLETELY REMASTERED Following the tumultuous albeit fruitful recording of their 1980 album Gaucho, and their subsequent breakup soon thereafter, the next decade was somewhat quiet for Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the gifted musical duo behind Steely Dan. Despite a number of producer credits to their respective names, the only releases that appeared with either as featured artist were two Donald Fagen solo records. The first, The Nightfly, came out to rapturous critical and commercial success, going Platinum on both sides of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Becker was listed as an as an official member of China Crisis on their 1985 album Flaunt the Imperfection.

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (2000) [DVD-A ISO+HiRes FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 25, 2017
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (2000) [DVD-A ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Steely Dan - Two Against Nature (2000) [DVD-A ISO+HiRes FLAC]
DVDFab | ISO+INI+MDS+Log | PCM 5.1 24/96, PCM 2.0 24/96, DTS 5.1, DD 5.1 | Full Scans 300dpi | 5.19GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.15GB + 5% Recovery

Notorious for shunning concert performances, Steely Dan's improbable live reunion in the mid-'90s eventually turned into a full-fledged reunion album. Since Steely Dan fans went two decades without even the hope of a new record, the very prospect was a delight, but it was also a little worrying, since a botched comeback would tarnish the band's legacy. Fortunately, Two Against Nature is as seductive and alluring as the best of Steely Dan's later work, with a similar emphasis on classy atmosphere and groove.

Steely Dan - Everything Must Go (2003) [DVDA to HiRes FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 23, 2017
Steely Dan - Everything Must Go (2003) [DVDA to HiRes FLAC]

Steely Dan - Everything Must Go (2003)
DVD-A Rip | FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.52GB + 5% Recovery

When Steely Dan released Two Against Nature in 2000, their first album in 20 years, it was an unexpected gift, since all odds seemed against Donald Fagen and Walter Becker reteaming for nothing more than the occasional project, let alone a full album. As it turned out, the duo was able to pick up where they left off, with Two Against Nature seamlessly fitting next to Gaucho and earning the band surprise success, including a Grammy for Album of the Year, but the bigger surprise is that the reunion wasn't a one-off – they released another record, Everything Must Go, a mere three years later. Given the (relatively) short turnaround time between the two records, it comes as little surprise that Everything Must Go is a companion piece to Two Against Nature, and sounds very much like that album's laid-back, catchy jazz-funk, only with an elastic, loose feel – loose enough to have Walter Becker take the first lead vocal in Steely Dan history, in fact, which sums up the Dan's attitude in a nutshell.

Steely Dan - Perfection In Performance (2010)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 12, 2016
Steely Dan - Perfection In Performance (2010)

Steely Dan - Perfection In Performance (2010)
Video: NTSC, NTSC, MPEG-2 at 4 543 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2channels at 320 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Rock, Jazz | Label: Intergroove | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 12 April 2010 | Runtime: 115 min. | 4,16 GB (DVD5)

Most rock & roll bands are a tightly wound unit that developed their music through years of playing in garages and clubs around their hometown. Steely Dan never subscribed to that aesthetic. As the vehicle for the songwriting of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan defied all rock & roll conventions.

Walter Becker Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) - Sun Mountain (1995)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 16, 2016
Walter Becker Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) - Sun Mountain (1995)

Walter Becker Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) - Sun Mountain (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 272 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock | Thunderbolt/Magnum Music #CDTB 139

The release of ‘Sun Mountain' completes the three volume set released on the Thunderbolt label and featuring the early work of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The first nine tracks on this release represent the first known recordings by the duo. Prominent throughout are the distinctive lead vocals and keyboard skills of Donald Fagen with Walter Becker providing the bass line and occasional harmonies. These have been compiled with four tracks each from the earlier two releases. The first four of these are taken from 'Stone Piano' and clearly illustrate the development of artists towards a more complex instrumental backing for their compositions…