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Steely Dan - Gaucho





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DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

Only Available in the

Total download size: 1.50GB

Cover art included, liner notes not included

DSD file created by Gus Skinas from the original DSD audio used to create the existing domestic U.S. SACD.

For Gaucho, Fagen, Becker and their long-time producer Gary Katz employed their usual all-star lineup of musicians, among them singers Patti Austin, Michael McDonald and Valerie Simpson; guitarists Mark Knopfler, Larry Carlton, Rick Derringer and Steve Khan; horn players Michael and Randy Brecker, David Sanborn and Tom Scott; pianist Joe Sample, and drummers Steve Gadd, Rick Marotta, Jeff Porcaro and Bernard “Pretty” Purdie. The result was a pop-jazz album worthy of its illustrious predecessor, Aja.

1. Babylon Sisters
2. Hey Nineteen
3. Glamour Profession
4. Gaucho
5. Time Out Of Mind
6. My Rival
7. Third World Man

Customer Reviews (4.43 Stars) 7 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 09/29/2014
3 Stars
Reviewer: Postol
Too much compression. Bass is weak and tight bass is a trademark of Steely Dan, midrange okay, highs sound a bit rolled off.

Best Version Yet.

posted on 07/24/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Norm
This is one of those albums that I have purchased a few times in different/improved formats over the years. This is hands down better than the Ultradisc version, in my opinion. Better definition and soundstage plus a crispness and punch to the bass and kick drum really stand out to me. "My Rival" has become my new favorite on this album due to the presence of the instruments and vocals; love the organ on this track.


posted on 06/18/2014
3 Stars
Reviewer: AGK
From what I'm listening on, the noise floor is way higher on this than on the remastered CD and the bass is more vague and mid heavy as compared to the ridiculously tight and crisp sounding bass on the CD. It may have more resolution, but I like the CD better.

Excellent Quality

posted on 02/03/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rusty_Benoit
I am using my iPhone as a pre-amp and it does a pretty good job. The interface is the Hibiki player, which is fine for a novice.

Now to the DSD file. UFB! I have not listened to most of the tracks in quite some time (i.e., 30 years) and the music sounds unbelievable. The only other time I heard music sound this good was off a master copy from a reel to reel. A truly incredible experience! I will be downloading more DSD files as my favorite artists are available. Request: Deep Purple — BURN

Outstanding Sound & Performance

posted on 12/25/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bill
Always loved the sound of this album, but the DSD download sounds incredibly smooth. Everything about the recording is clear as a bell and more relaxed sounding than the CD (remastered 1999 version), though that version didn't sound bad bad at all. Just a different and more pleasing presentation with the DSD download.

Listen to "Glamour Profession" and you'll notice how dimensional the background vocals and synths are now. Very pleased with this purchase.

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