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Steely Dan

Steely Dan has been more of a conceptual framework for inventive music-making than a typical rock band. Spearheaded by a pair of resourceful musical auteurs Donald Fagen and Walter Becker - they have done nothing by the books since launching Steely Dan in 1972. The band’s very name is a scatological reference from a novel by Beat Generation anti-hero William Burroughs. Though Steely Dan recorded prolifically for much of the Seventies, they toured for only a brief spell early in that decade, deciding they much preferred the studio to the road. This allowed them to craft a wry, nuanced and hyper-literate series of albums - seven in all, released from 1972 to 1980 - that are highly regarded by connoisseurs of pop hooks, jazz harmony and desiccating wit.

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Albums

The Very Best Of Steely Dan
The Very Best Of...

2009
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The Definitive Collection
The Definitive...
Geffen Records
2006
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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Marian McPartland's...
Concord Music Group
2005
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Everything Must Go
Everything Must Go
Reprise
2003
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Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story 1972-80
Showbiz Kids: The...
MCA
2000
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Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Warner Bros.
2000
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