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Citizen Steely Dan: 1972-1980

3 Ratings: 3.7
An album by Steely Dan

As should be expected, Steely Dan's four-disc box set isn't like all the other rectangular pop-music retrospectives/tombstones. Not for Messrs.Walter BeckerandDonald Fagenthe typically bloated, ego-jacking crate padded out with childhood recordings, … see full wiki

3 reviews about Citizen Steely Dan: 1972-1980
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Music Matters
This replaced the earlier, crummier sounding (a common flaw for many first-generation CD from LP versions) CD releases in my collection, and these in turn of the LPs I'd played to death from when I'd bought them in the 70s.The difference, for such a studio-obsessed band, is especially important.      But, the lack of bonus tracks, the scattershot liner notes in the booklet, and the fact it basically duplicates the actual records makes it more redundant nowadays, when …
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Music Matters
A Real Hit and a Big Miss
Citizen Steely Dan is a fabulous collection of songs by the band Steely Dan, a band that many people for many years have scratched their heads about. Whether it was always changing their style or music, having lyrics that go one way and could be meaning something else, starting out as a rock band with Can't Buy a Thrill before settling out on a refined jazz groupe with Gaucho before completely breaking up and returning years later, and having more then their fair share of critics, many of which …
Quick Tip by . September 25, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Great collection of Steely Dan's work from their first album to their 7th with a few pieces here and there and some great liner notes too. Should have had more outtakes, alternate song takes and other unreleased work to make it great.
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