(1985) A Decade Of Steely Dan

Steely Dan

... read moreA Decade of Steely Dan was one of the first compilations designed for CD, so it was intended to showcase digital sound as much as the music itself. Consequently, it's balanced to showcase at least one song from each of the band's albums, leaving off the compilation such minor hits as "Pretzel Logic...

01:07′:47″ 14 Songs

1
Fm
Steely Dan
5:04
2
Black Friday
Steely Dan
3:35
3
Babylon Sisters
Steely Dan
5:49
4
Deacon Blues
Steely Dan
7:33
5
Bodhisattva
Steely Dan
5:16
6
Hey Nineteen
Steely Dan
5:06
7
Do It Again
Steely Dan
5:54
8
Peg
Steely Dan
3:56
9
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Steely Dan
4:31
10
Reelin' In The Years
Steely Dan
4:36
11
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
Steely Dan
2:45
12
Kid Charlemagne
Steely Dan
4:37
13
My Old School
Steely Dan
5:46
14
Bad Sneakers
Steely Dan
3:19
Released 01 January 1985, This Compilation ℗ 1985 Geffen Records

Review

A Decade of Steely Dan was one of the first compilations designed for CD, so it was intended to showcase digital sound as much as the music itself. Consequently, it's balanced to showcase at least one song from each of the band's albums, leaving off the compilation such minor hits as "Pretzel Logic," "The Fez," and "Josie." Nevertheless, the songs here -- including "Do It Again," "Reeling in the Years," "My Old School," "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Kid Charlemagne," "Peg," "Deacon Blues," "Hey Nineteen," and the non-LP "FM (No Static at All)" -- provide a good overview of Steely Dan's career, making the disc a fine introduction to the innovative jazz-rock group. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine