Steely Dan - A Tribute to Walter Becker (3CD)


The tragic news recently that Steely Dan partner, Walter Becker, had passed away at a still youthful 67, shocked those touched by the body of work left by this multi-talented musician and supremely gifted composer/arranger. Indeed, the outpourings of grief and loss from fellow performers, die-hard obsessives and casual fans alike illustrate the huge regard in which Walter - and indeed the group he co-hosted, on-and-off, for more than 45 years - was held. This 3 x CD box set celebrates and highlights the quite awesome music Becker with and without Steely Dan, produced during his career, featuring as it does live broadcast recordings from two different eras of Steely Dan: one from The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA in 1974, and the other from The Nissan Pavillion, Bristow, VA in 1996. Including too a disc of rare tracks by or featuring this sadly departed musical genius, this set will prove a must-have release for those to whom the name Walter Becker meant - and indeed still means - something special.

Track Listing

Disc 1:

The Boston Rag
Do It Again
Any Major Dude
King Of The World
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Pretzel Logic
Your Gold Teeth II
Reelin' In The Years
This All Too Mobile Home

Disc 2:

Everyone's Gone To The Movies
Jack Of Speed
FM (No Static At All) Jam/Band Intro
Hey Nineteen
Green Earrings
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
My Waterloo
Wet Side Story
Black Cow
Home At Last
I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)
FM (No Static At All) Jam (Reprise)

Disc 3:

Junkie Girl
Book Of Liars
Hat Too Flat
Black Friday
Cousin Dupree
Walter Becker Live Monologue
Walter Becker Interview, Pt. 1
Walter Becker Interview, Pt. 2