Steely Dan - Transmission Impossible (3CD)

$19.99

As extraordinary as the music of Steely Dan remains, the how and why of it all coming about is stranger still. The joining forces of two nerdy students - one an English Lit. major, the other a musical prodigy - in the late 1960s could hardly be seen as the most promising recipe for success, nevermind a springboard for the creation of perhaps the most unique, creative, musically adventurous, enormously listenable and downright joyous run of albums in the entire history of pop music. But despite it all that was what the mighty Dan achieved during the 1970s and beyond, and as those records continue to inspire just about everyone who hears them, the mystery remains. Steely Dan however were essentially a studio band. The complexity of their arrangements mixed with the reluctance of the group's two protagonists - the supremely gifted Walter Becker and Donald Fagen - to go out on the road meant that live performances were a rarity. That said however, when they were persuaded to perform, the shows were nothing short of wonderful. This unique 3 x CD box set features a collection of such live material, all of which was broadcast at the time on FM radio, thus ensuring perfect audio quality. From recordings made in 1974 - during the early part of the group's career - and again almost two decades later in 1993, when the pair had reformed for live events and couple of new albums. In completion this beautifully packaged collection features almost four hours of live Steely Dan, from performances that quite simply must be heard to be believed.

Track Listing

Disc 1:

Intro
Bodhisattva
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
Barrytown
My Old School
Pretzel Logic
Do It Again
Disc 2:

Bodhisattva
The Boston Rag
Do It Again
Brooklyn
King Of The World
Funky Scare Tactic Orchestra Blues
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
Pretzel Logic
My Old School
Dirty Work
Your Gold Teeth II
Reelin' In The Years
Show Biz Kids
This All Too Mobile Home
Disc 3:

Green Earrings
Bodhisattva
I.G.Y.
Josie
Hey Nineteen
Book Of Liars
Chain Lightning
Home At Last
Black Friday
Deacon Blues
Babylon Sisters
Reelin' In The Years
Fall Of '92
Peg