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Steely Dan - Greatest Hits [Import]

Steely DanAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 3, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Mca Int'l
  • ASIN: B000005RVM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,738 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Do It Again
2. Reeling In The Years
3. My Old School
4. Bodhisattva
5. Show Biz Kids
6. East St. Louis Toodle-oo
7. Rikki Don't Lose That Number
8. Pretzel Logic
9. Any Major Dude
10. Here At The Western World
11. Black Friday
12. Bad Sneakers
13. Doctor Wu
14. Haitian Divorce
15. Kid Charlemagne
16. The Fez
17. Peg
18. Josie

Editorial Reviews

Import-only reissue of this career retrospective, originally released on LP and cassette in the U.S in 1978. The duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker created some of the classiest, most sophisticated pop music of the 70's. Their compositions are so musically complex and fascinating that the Julliard actually offers a class devoted to their music. Features all 18 tracks from the original release, including `Do It Again', 'Reeling In The Years', 'Bodhisattva', 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number', 'Any Major Dude (Will Tell Ya)','Here At The Western World' (originally issued only as a B-side), 'Doctor Wu', 'Black Friday', `Peg' and 'Josie'. Universal.

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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Second-best Dan comp September 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
At first glance, you may think, "Wow! Eighteen tracks! This is pretty good!" It is, actually, and it's a lot better than Decade of Dan. However, the problems set in quickly. For instance, the compilation makers obviously don't know there are more good songs on CBT than Do It Again and Reelin' in the Years! At least Dirty Work, if not Kings, should be included. The Countdown to Ecstasy material's good, but what about Boston Rag and Your Gold Teeth? The Pretzel Logic material is strong, other than the absence of Monkey In Your Soul. Any World would've been welcome, but the Katy Lied selections are good. But what about Don't Take Me Alive, from Royal Scam? How about Royal Scam's title track? Thankfully, the selections are strong. Peg...I don't really like Peg, I'm obviously the only Danfan who thinks that way, but oh well. Josie's good, but I could've swapped both for Deacon Blues and Home At Last myself.

This was released a bit before Gaucho, which explains the lack of superb tracks Hey Nineteen and Babylon Sisters. At least they skipped Time out of Mind.

So, do you get this, Decade of Dan or Show Biz Kids? It's all about the money. If you don't want to, or can't, spend much, Decade of Dan should be where you go. If you have a bit more money but still are on a tight budget, here. If you've got a lot of cash, lend me some and check out Show Biz Kids. You could also cheat and buy Citizen Steely Dan, but that costs a small fortune. You could also buy the albums, particularly their first five (Can't Buy a Thrill, Countdown to Ecstasy, Pretzel Logic, Katy Lied, Royal Scam), if you really wanted to go deep.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars c'mon... get the anthology, or the albums December 13, 2004
By gazinko
Format:Audio CD
I know, you're still picturing that big groovy 2-record set you had back in the 70's, with the drink rings on it and the slightly pungent smell when the gatefold was opened...

But face it - those days are over. Do you see any records for sale on Amazon? No. Don't live in the past. If you have to use cd's (well, at least if you're stuck shopping here), make sure you're taking advantage of what they have to offer. There's a pretty stellar 2 disc set titled _Show-Biz Kids_ that only costs a few bucks more than this vaguely overpriced relic, and sounds a whole lot better. Not to mention that it covers a lot more of the group's musical achievements. And if you're a casual fan, thinking that might be more than you'd want to own, trust me - the odds are far greater of the purchase leading to further acquisitions than of it feeling like overkill. The music is just that good. Or if you're really ready to take me at my word, you *could* just start buying the albums... _Pretzel Logic_ and _Aja_ are real winners... or start anywhere, really...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My Thoughts - STEELY DAN/GREATEST HITS 1972-1978 January 27, 2000
By C.J. S.
Format:Audio CD
I originally purchased this album as a cassette tape in Bangkok, Thailand. The cassette has become worn and now unusable after repeated use over the past several years and it's time to by the CD. I believe that this is an excellent compilation of great Steely Dan songs from the 1970's. I was Class of 75 (high school) and so this collection of songs has significant meaning for me living thru those years. I believe you will enjoy this outstanding selection as much as I do. Best Regards.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best greatest hits EVER! August 17, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This Steely Dan is a must have for music fans who just got in to Steely Dan! Every song is a highlight on the CD, but maybe they could have remasted but who cares! Even though it is an import, and you'll pay more for it, you get what you expected for your money! Classic Steely Dan! This is a better compolation than "Decade of Steely Dan", minus such other classics like "FM", "Deacon Blues", and probably, that's all!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That one favorate.... February 16, 2000
Format:Audio Cassette
I have heard all of these songs on other records, casettes, CD's or whatever. But that one extra song enclosed on this alblum, "Here at the Western World" is worth its price for what is essentially great but redundant material.
I love all these songs but that one extra song adds a necessary shade to my appreciation of the Steely Dan corpus.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My First Taste of Genius! September 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
As a teenager in the 80's, I was familiar with several Steely Dan songs from the radio, but this LP was the first thing of theirs I bought, and it sold me for life. Objectively, this is a solid collection of their many hits and styles, but subjectively, this made me want to go out and buy every one of their albums, which I now have on CD. Their songs just might hold up better than other band I know (including Rush, my absolute favorite band). All I can say is that I will never get tired of listening to this music, since it was obviously built to last!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent hits album of Steely Dan!! March 20, 2007
Format:Audio CD
What a wonderful album this is!! This Greatest Hits album of Steely Dan is the one to own. My mother used to have it on LP back in the day, but now I have it on LP, tape and CD. This album was originally released as a 2 record set with a gatefold cover when it first hit the stores in 1978. The regular cassette of this title came out some years later. The CD of this album is an import (from Canada), but it's still the same, retains the cover art and the inside photo of the two guys of Steely Dan with an older man playing a piano in the background. I like most of the songs on this album, and this group is fun to listen to. They are not heavy metal and their music is not the type that will give you a headache. Very mellow and groovy, indeed. For anyone who is just getting acquainted with the oldies and this group, in general, this album is a good start. It has 18 songs on here so there is a generous portion of their material here. And, with having this album on CD, you don't have to change from one record to the other in the way you had to with the 2 LP set back in the day. Get this title while you can!! Don't be scared away by the price though; I think in my own opinion that imported versions of products are slightly more costly than domestic ones. If this title on CD was a domestic release, we would only pay between 10-15 dollars for it, in general. Let Steely Dan put you in the groove!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Steely Dan
Great CD of Steely Dan's music.
Published 28 days ago by Cmarie
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Steely Dan is the best and this album proves it!
Published 1 month ago by Joseph P. Gorin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album.
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Published 2 months ago by Jodi
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent music
The band is awesome. I think, music is still fresh after all these years, in fact sounds even better now.
Published 5 months ago by Dido
4.0 out of 5 stars STEELY DAN'S BEST MUSIC
Published 5 months ago by MIKE CGP
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
This was a gift and my mother loves it. She plays this almost everyday. I will recommend this item to my friends.
Published 7 months ago by Lora A Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Favorite
I think this is one of Steely Dan's best albums. Like the way the songs flow in to each other. I have it on a tape cassette which I listen to on an old boom box, but this is so... Read more
Published on September 25, 2012 by Lakeside
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great album, great price, thanx amazom...great service as always.i buy all my music at amazon..good deals and avialability...shipping is on time...items easy to find
Published on March 28, 2012 by somcookie
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