Citizen Steely Dan

Citizen Steely Dan

by Steely Dan


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Collecting all of Steely Dan's albums in chronological order, plus all of their two or three B-sides and one demo in a four-CD box, Citizen Steely Dan is only worthwhile for the fan replacing their old records. The remastering on the box is exactly the same as the newly upgraded CDs, and everything but the demo is available on other discs.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/1993
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811098124
catalogNumber: 10981
Rank: 98

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steely Dan   Primary Artist
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Rick Derringer   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Donald Fagen   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael McDonald   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Hiram Bullock   Guitar
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Pete Christlieb   Flute,Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Marimbas,Vibes
Don Grolnick   Keyboards,Clavinet
Plas Johnson   Flute,Horn,Saxophone
Steve Khan   Guitar
John Klemmer   Horn
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer
Bill Perkins   Saxophone
Jerome Richardson   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sample   Clarinet,Electric Piano
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Tom Scott   Clarinet,Flute,Conductor,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Lyricon
Wayne Shorter   Flute,Saxophone
Paul Humphrey   Drums
Lanny Morgan   Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Michael Fennelly   Background Vocals
Clydie King   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Percussion,Drums
Walter Becker   Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Trumpet,Electric Bass,Flugelhorn,Keyboards,Vocals
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Jeff Baxter   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,spanish guitar
Ben Benay   Acoustic Guitar
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ray Brown   Upright Bass
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Wilton Felder   Bass
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Bob Findley   Horn
Chuck Findley   Horn,Brass
Steve Gadd   Drums
Gordon Grady   Background Vocals
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Ed Greene   Drums
Paul Griffin   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Lani Groves   Background Vocals
Patricia Hall   Background Vocals
Jim Hodder   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Jim Horn   Flute,Saxophone
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Royce Jones   Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Walter Kane   Bass Clarinet
Howard Kaylan   Background Vocals
Jackie Kelso   Flute,Saxophone
Mark Knopfler   Guitar
Rebecca Louis   Background Vocals
George Marge   Bass Clarinet
Rick Marotta   Drums
Nicky Marrero   Timbales
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
Sherlie Mathews   Background Vocals
Lew McCreary   Brass
Leslie Miller   Background Vocals
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Roger Nichols   Overdubs
Michael Omartian   Piano
David Palmer   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Pat Rebillot   Electric Piano
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
James Rolleston   Background Vocals
John Rotella   Saxophone
Zachary Sanders   Background Vocals
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
Valerie Simpson   Background Vocals
Mark Volman   Background Vocals
Florence Warner   Background Vocals
Ernie Watts   Saxophone
Toni Wine   Background Vocals
Snooky Young   Flugelhorn
Denny Dias   Guitar,Electric Sitar
Dick Hyde   Horn,Brass
Elliot Randal   Guitar
Jerry Garszza   Overdubs
Casey Syszik   Background Vocals
Frank Floyd   Background Vocals
Jerome Aniton   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part

Technical Credits

Donald Fagen   Composer
Steely Dan   Arranger
Don Grolnick   Arranger
Rob Mounsey   Arranger
Tom Scott   Arranger
Jim Gordon   Contributor
Walter Becker   Composer
Chuck Findley   Arranger
Paul Griffin   Arranger,Composer
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger,Orchestration
Gary Katz   Producer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Andy McKaie   Contributor
Ollie Mitchell   Contributor
Roger Nichols   Sound Effects,Engineer
David Paich   Contributor
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Bill Schnee   Engineer

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Citizen Steely Dan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this for my best friend's Mom as Xmas gift, she loved it, there are songs on this CD set she hadn't heard in a long time, says she hasn't stopped listening to it since she got it, great music too
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
All the albums and all the non album cuts from 1972 to 1980 in one fairly inexpensive 4 CD box. This is simply a great box set. Steely Dan always made interesting songs and it just makes sense to have this box.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Donald Fagen & Walter Becker (aka Steely Dan) are musical and lyrical geniuses. They have a rare, abundant talent and the fact that they teamed is an example of a rare moment in history that can be looked on in retrospect and produce only a great thank you to fate, God, Allah, whomever was responsible. These guys laid the groundwork for a new sound of music that can only be described as jazz/blues/rock/r&b fusion it's easier to just call the style Steely Dan. Genius, pure genius a mix of jazz-infused bass lines and percussion, jazz, rock and blues guitar and piano, and vocals that span the gamut of musical stylings but always supported by solid R&B background vocals. That's just the music. Lyrically, these guys are equally talented. With a sarcastic wit, laced with word play, metaphors, and straight-forward jabs, they probe society's many issues with the grace of a toddler learning to walk. They just don't care and you can tell. If they want to say it, they're going to say it. End of story. Thanks for listening. Here we are 35 years later, after the band has "split" (which they really never did because Fagen and Becker continued working with each other on "solo" projects), reformed to record 2 new albums that are equally genius yet matured, and the guys are receiving grammy's and are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Citizen Steely Dan includes every song from the 7 albums released between 1972 & 1980 plus some B-sides, a previously unreleased demo, 1 additional release from a soundtrack and 1 from the greatest hits compilation. Much like Spinal Tap's perfectly descriptive movie title, THIS IS STEELY DAN all that they have to offer. The box set includes a book with album liner notes, obscure pictures and off-the-wall letters to anyone that deserved their sarcasm (which is basically anyone in the establishment), and critics reviews of their albums (some that weren't even very polite, but these guys enjoy laughing at themselves as much as they do at others). Needless to say, I'm a huge fan. But I would venture to say that anyone who likes Steely Dan's radio fare ("Do It Again", "Reelin' In The Years", "My Old School", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Black Cow", Aja", "Peg", "Deacon Blues", "Josie", "FM", "Hey Nineteen") would do themself a huge favor by buying this box set and truly experiencing Steely Dan. The deep cuts, the stuff that was too long for radio play or too controversial or too "experimental", or too this or that, that is where you find the true Steely Dan and once you find the true Steely Dan, you may be disappointed by most music in comparison. These guys prove that music requires more than the ability to tune a guitar and play a few chords (perhaps even pull off a solo) with some cheesy lyrics about the girl next-door, or the fact that your parents didn't love you, or the state of the world from a generic point of view. Fagen and Becker show how music can tell a story and when they use words, listen close, because you'll hear some significant stuff in the midst of all that music. These guys were way ahead of their time. Music has gotten louder and lyrics racier, but when you put Steely Dan in the context of the 70's, you can see that Fagen and Becker were living in the future still are really, and who knows when the rest of us will catch up. Do yourself a favor if you're reading this, it's because you are considering buying this box set. JUST DO IT. You won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago