Steely Dan - Going Mobile: Classic 1974 Live Radio Broadcast CD

Steely Dan - Going Mobile: Classic 1974 Live Radio Broadcast CD

Rare 1974 broadcast, featuring Steely Dan in fine form at the height their career.

Steely Dan has always been a vehicle for the immense songwriting talents of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The duo first met at college in New York in 1967, played together in local bands and, after graduation, moved to Brooklyn; there they tried to hawk their compositions in Manhattan's legendary Brill Building. The duo came to the attention of Gary Katz, who quickly realised however that the best option for Donald and Walter would be to perform their idiosyncratic songs themselves and he thus encouraged the pair to form their own group. This superb live broadcast recording is, therefore, something of a rarity; not only does it showcase the very best of the songs from Steely Dan's first three albums, it also features This All Too Mobile Home, a number that was never recorded in the studio. This concert was part of a tour in support of Steely Dan's third album, 'Pretzel Logic', which had been released a month earlier, in February 1974.  It would be another 20 years before Steely Dan hit the road again, thus this excellent radio broadcast preserves a rare instance of a great band performing at the very pinnacle of their career.

Track Listing

  1. Intro
  2. Bodhisattva
  3. The Boston Rag
  4. Do It Again
  5. Any Major Dude Will Do
  6. King Of The World
  7. Rikki Don't Lose That Number
  8. Pretzel Logic
  9. Your Gold Teeth
  10. Reelin' in the Years
  11. This All Too Mobile Home

Release Date: 03.10.15