Gold (Steely Dan album)

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Gold
Greatest hits album by Steely Dan
Released 1982, 1991
Recorded 1973-1982
Genre Rock, jazz fusion, rhythm and blues
Length 63:26 (expanded edition)
Label MCA Records
Producer Walter Becker,
Donald Fagen
Steely Dan chronology
Steely Dan
(1978)
Gold
(1982)
A Decade of Steely Dan
(1985)
Gold, Expanded Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link (expanded edition)

Gold is a compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 1982. It mostly comprises hits both post-dating and not included on their 1978 Greatest Hits, essentially acting as "Volume 2"; it also features additional album tracks, offering a broad perspective on the band's career to that point.

Seven of the tracks are from five of the band's albums from 1973 to 1980; it also includes the non-album single "FM (No Static at All)" (from the soundtrack to the 1978 film FM). Of the album tracks, there are two songs from both Aja and Gaucho, and one track apiece from Countdown to Ecstasy, Katy Lied and The Royal Scam.

In 1991, the compilation was reissued with four extra tracks - "Here at the Western World" (previously only available on the band's 1978 Greatest Hits compilation), two Donald Fagen solo songs, and a live version of "Bodhisattva" (originally released as the B-side to the 1980 single "Hey Nineteen"). In addition, the reissue swapped the original "FM" with an alternate version with a saxophone solo replacing the guitar in the song's coda, a version that essentially incorporates the original single's B-side, "FM (Reprise)". Most Steely Dan compilations CDs since then feature this version of FM, however, Gold (Expanded Edition) is the only place to find this version on vinyl, as it was the last Steely Dan compilation released on the format.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, except where noted

Gold (1982)[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Hey Nineteen" – 5:04
  2. "Green Earrings" – 4:05
  3. "Deacon Blues" – 7:26
  4. "Chain Lightning" – 2:57

Side two[edit]

  1. "FM" – 4:50
  2. "Black Cow" – 5:07
  3. "King of the World" – 5:03
  4. "Babylon Sisters" – 5:51

A limited edition of this version was also issued, which contained an additional 4 track 12" disc.

  1. "Do It Again" - 5:56
  2. "Reelin' In the Years" - 4:35
  3. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" - 4:34
  4. "Haitian Divorce" - 5:50

Expanded Edition (CD) (1991)[edit]

  1. "Hey Nineteen" – 5:05
  2. "Green Earrings" – 4:07
  3. "Deacon Blues" – 7:32
  4. "Chain Lightning" – 3:00
  5. "FM" – 5:06
  6. "Black Cow" – 5:08
  7. "King of the World" – 5:03
  8. "Babylon Sisters" – 5:51
  9. "Here at the Western World" – 4:02
  10. "Century's End" (Fagen, Meher) – 5:31
  11. "True Companion" (Fagen) – 5:10
  12. "Bodhisattva" (Live) – 7:42

Expanded Edition (Vinyl LP) (1991)[edit]

A Side

  1. "Hey Nineteen" – 5:05
  2. "Green Earrings" – 4:07
  3. "Deacon Blues" – 7:32
  4. "Chain Lightning" – 3:00
  5. "FM [Remix]" – 5:06
  6. "Bodhisattva" (Live) – 7:42

B Side

  1. "Black Cow" – 5:08
  2. "King of the World" – 5:03
  3. "Babylon Sisters" – 5:51
  4. "Here at the Western World" – 4:02
  5. "Century's End" (Fagen, Meher) – 5:31
  6. "True Companion" (Fagen) – 5:10