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Everything Must Go — Steely Dan's last studio album with founding member Walter Becker!
The brilliance of Steely Dan remastered and reissued by Analogue Productions!
Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman directly from the original analog tapes!
180-gram 45 RPM double LP pressed by Quality Record Pressings!
Tip-on old style gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing
Lyrically, the album touches on themes of aging, regret, and the changing world around us. The songs are delivered with the smooth, polished sound that has become a hallmark of Steely Dan's music.
One notable aspect of Everything Must Go is the album's more pronounced use of drum machines and synthesized sounds, which add a contemporary edge to the band's traditional jazz-rock sound. This experimentation gives the album a fresh feel while still remaining true to Steely Dan's unique style.
Analogue Productions is honored to reissue these Steely Dan albums in a way that best shares the group's unmistakable sound with decades of devoted fans. This reissue is newly remastered by Bernie Grundman and cut at 45 RPM. The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. The result is more sonic punch and more expression captured from the tape. The Quality Record Pressings 180-gram vinyl ensures a virtually silent playing surface.
Founded by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan's popularity rose throughout the late 1970s on, and their seven albums over that period of time blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Steely Dan created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures, and a devotion to the recording studio. Becker and Fagen, with producer Gary Katz, gradually changed Steely Dan from a performing band to a studio project, hiring session musicians to record their compositions. The duo didn't perform live between 1974 and 1993. But their popularity nevertheless grew throughout the '70s as their albums became critical favorites and their singles became staples of Adult Oriented Radio and pop radio stations.
Becker (bass) and Fagen (vocals, keyboards) were the core members of Steely Dan throughout its incarnations. Since reuniting in 1993, Steely Dan has toured steadily and released two albums of new material, the first of which, Two Against Nature (2000) earned a Grammy Award for Album of the Year
They followed up with Everything Must Go (2003). The album drew a 71 favorable review score on the review compilation site Metacritic.com, with Launch.com summing up their findings: "'Everything Must Go' is another great Steely Dan album, a hardy inclusion to their splendid canon." Blender said: "Though their restraint can be alienating, Steely Dan sound hungry, relevant and full of ideas."
After a brief battle with esophageal cancer, Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017 at the age of 67. Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001. VH1 ranked Steely Dan at No. 82 on their list of the 100 Greatest Musical Artists of All Time. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 15 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.
Overall, Everything Must Go is a fitting final album for Steely Dan, showcasing the band's continued growth and evolution while staying true to the sound that has made them a beloved institution in the world of music. It's a must-listen for fans of the band and anyone who appreciates sophisticated, well-crafted music.
|1. The Last Mall
|2. Things I Miss The Most
|3. Blues Beach
|5. Slang Of Ages
|6. Green Book
|8. Lunch With Gina
|9. Everything Must Go
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