Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980

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Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980
Compilation album by Steely Dan
Released November 14, 2000
Recorded 1972-80
Genre Rock
Length 2:38:24
Label MCA Records
Producer Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Steely Dan chronology
The Best of Steely Dan: Then and Now
(1993)
Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980
(2000)
Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection
(2006)

Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980 is a two-disc compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 2000. The exact same compilation (all tracks in the same sequence) was also in 2009 re-released in UK under the title The Very Best of Steely Dan.

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Track listing[edit]

All songs by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, unless otherwise noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Do It Again", from Can't Buy a Thrill - 5:56
  2. "Dirty Work", from Can't Buy a Thrill - 3:08
  3. "Reelin' In the Years", from Can't Buy a Thrill - 4:37
  4. "Only a Fool Would Say That", from Can't Buy a Thrill - 2:57
  5. "Change of the Guard", from Can't Buy a Thrill - 3:39
  6. "Bodhisattva", from Countdown to Ecstasy - 5:18
  7. "The Boston Rag", from Countdown to Ecstasy - 5:40
  8. "Show Biz Kids", from Countdown to Ecstasy - 5:26
  9. "My Old School", from Countdown to Ecstasy - 5:46
  10. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", from Pretzel Logic - 4:32
  11. "Night by Night", from Pretzel Logic - 3:40
  12. "Pretzel Logic", from Pretzel Logic - 4:32
  13. "Any Major Dude Will Tell You", from Pretzel Logic - 3:08
  14. "Black Friday", from Katy Lied - 3:41
  15. "Bad Sneakers", from Katy Lied - 3:21
  16. "Doctor Wu", from Katy Lied - 3:55
  17. "Any World That I'm Welcome To", from Katy Lied - 3:55
  18. "Chain Lightning", from Katy Lied - 2:59

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Kid Charlemagne", from The Royal Scam - 4:38
  2. "Don't Take Me Alive", from The Royal Scam - 4:16
  3. "Haitian Divorce", from The Royal Scam - 5:51
  4. "The Fez" (Becker, Fagen, Paul Griffin), from The Royal Scam - 4:02
  5. "Here at the Western World", from Greatest Hits - 4:01
  6. "Black Cow", from Aja - 5:10
  7. "Aja", from Aja - 8:00
  8. "Deacon Blues", from Aja - 7:36
  9. "Peg", from Aja - 4:00
  10. "Josie", from Aja - 4:35
  11. "FM (Remix)", from Citizen Steely Dan - 5:06
  12. "Babylon Sisters", from Gaucho - 5:49
  13. "Hey Nineteen", from Gaucho - 5:07
  14. "Time Out of Mind", from Gaucho - 4:12
  15. "Third World Man", from Gaucho - 5:13