180 Gram Vinyl Record
Countdown to Ecstasy (50th Anniversary Edition LP)
Steely Dan is back on vinyl where they belong! This 50th Anniversary Edition of their classic Countdown to Ecstasy on 33 1/3 RPM from Geffen/UMe, is part of a year-long reissue program featuring the band's first seven records, initially released between 1972 and 1980.
Steely Dan's songwriter/musicians Walter Becker and Donald Fagan were "anti-rock & roll," defying all it's conventions with their sly lyrics and jazz/R&B leanings. Their sprawling 1973 sophomore LP Countdown to Ecstasy was a hit with the critics, but failed to generate a hit single, even though the reluctant band supported it with a tour — their last. The gold-selling album includes the tracks "Bodhisattva," "My Old School," "Show Biz Kids" and much more.
UMe's standard 180-gram version of Countdown to Ecstasy — pressed at Precision Record Pressing — features lacquers cut by Alex Abrash at his renowned AA Mastering studio from high-resolution digital files of Bernie Grundman's new masters, which were cut from the original analog tape.
|Side A||Bodhisattva||Razor Boy||The Boston Rag||Your Gold Teeth||Side B||Show Biz Kids||My Old School||Pearl Of The Quarter||King Of The World|