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Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic

 (Japanese Import)





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EAN: 4988031161807
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Includes the hit "Rikki Don't Lose That Number!"

Pretzel Logic is the third studio album by American rock stalwarts Steely Dan, released on February 20, 1974, by ABC Records. It was written by principal band members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. They recorded the album at The Village Recorder in West Los Angeles with producer Gary Katz and prominent Los Angeles-based studio musicians.

The album was a commercial and critical success upon its release. Its hit single "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" helped restore Steely Dan's radio presence.

Pretzel Logic has shorter songs and fewer instrumental jams than the group's 1973 album Countdown to Ecstasy. Steely Dan considered it their attempt at complete musical statements within the three-minute pop-song format. The album's music is characterized by harmonies, counter-melodies, and bop phrasing. It also relies often on straightforward pop influences. The syncopated piano line that opens "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" develops into a pop melody, and the title track transitions from a blues song to a jazzy chorus.

SHM-SACD format is fully compatible with standard SACD players but it does not play on standard CD players. SHM-SACD delivers unbelievably high-quality sound. Japanese pressing. • Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.

"Dense with harmonics, countermelodies, and bop phrasing, Pretzel Logic is vibrant with unpredictable musical juxtapositions and snide, but very funny, wordplay... the richest album in their catalog." — AllMusic


1. Rikki Don’t Lost That Number
2. Night By Night
3. Any Major Dude Will Tell You
4. Barrytown
5. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
6. Parker’s Band
7. Through With Buzz
8. Pretzel Logic
9. With A Gun
10. Charlie Freak
11. Monkey In Your Soul

Customer Reviews (3.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Only slighty better sound than th '99 CD

posted on 11/12/2021
4 Stars
Reviewer: Jimmy James
First listen I would have and did say that I thought the 99 CD sounded better. This SACD xfr just sounded veiled and flat but on a 2nd listen I've complelely changed my mind. Fickle much. There is more there, there. Now I'm going to have to buy Katy Lied. Ouch!

Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic Japanese Import SHM SACD DSD Stereo 2014

posted on 10/08/2014
3 Stars
My first ownership of this 1974 release. Stereo Sonics: Listened to it on the louder side. I felt no need to trim any bass, treble, or sub. Great stereo balance between right and left, no one side ever overpowers the other. Disc is clean and has depth. Performance: Hmm, well, looking forward to the other Steely Dan discs I have ordered. Outside of the one radio hit it was a little lackluster for me. Probably if I had purchased this LP in 74 and listened to it multiple times I would have a better appreciation for it. Packaging: I ALWAYS love the Japanese SHM SACD little boxes, with the great inner contents, not much to pull out of this except track list and lyrics in English. In the end of course I am glad I own such a fine recording of music but won't wear it out, that's for sure.

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