Import pressing of this double-disc compilation that is out-of-print in the US. Universal.
If the 66 tracks served up on the four-disc Citizen Steely Dan
are more Fagen
than you're in the market for, but the 14 on A Decade of Steely Dan
feel skimpy, Showbiz Kids
should suffice. Presenting 33 hits of both the AM and FM varieties from 1972 through 1980, the two-disc retrospective provides a reasonably thorough overview for the discerning (if not obsessive) Dan fan. However, given that the deadpan duo sweated the details when assembling their intricate LPs, a fair case can be made that, if the likes of "Dirty Work" or "Don't Take Me Alive" or "Deacon Blues" (to select but three delightfully representative tracks found here) capture one's fancy, the entire remastered, annotated collection beckons one title at a time. For a solid sampling of these Babylon brothers, however, Showbiz Kids
delivers the goods. --Steven Stolder