“Countdown To Ecstasy” by Steely Dan - album review

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TJR says

Now down to a quintet with the departure of backing vocalist David Palmer, they line up: Donald Fagen (acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizer, lead and backing vocals), Walter Becker (electric bass, harmonica, backing vocals), Denny Dias (electric guitar, mixing), Jeff Baxter (electric and pedal steel guitars) and Jim Hodder (drums, percussion, backing vocals). A myriad of session singers and musicians provide backing vocals, string bass, slide guitar, vibraphone, marimba and saxophones. The albums two singles - “Show Biz Kids” and “My Old School” - appear back-to-back at the start of side two. Their brand of Jazz-Rock-Pop may be technically excellent, but I'm still waiting for the ecstasy to kick in. Do they do refunds?

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A1 [05:19] 4.2.png Steely Dan - Bodhisattva (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [03:11] 2.4.png Steely Dan - Razor Boy (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) Folk Rock / Americana
A3 [05:40] 3.7.png Steely Dan - The Boston Rag (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) Rock
A4 [07:02] 2.7.png Steely Dan - Your Gold Teeth (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) Jazz
B1 [05:25] 3.4.png Steely Dan - Show Biz Kids (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) Pop
B2 [05:47] 2.0.png Steely Dan - My Old School (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) Rock
B3 [03:50] 2.3.png Steely Dan - Pearl Of The Quarter (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) Folk Rock / Americana
B4 [05:04] 3.0.png Steely Dan - King Of The World (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) Pop

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