A Decade of Steely Dan

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A Decade of Steely Dan
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Compilation album by Steely Dan
Released January 1, 1985
Recorded 1972–80
Genre Jazz fusion, soft rock, pop rock
Length 66:26
Label MCA
Producer Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Steely Dan chronology
Gold
(1982)
A Decade of Steely Dan
(1985)
The Very Best of Steely Dan: Reelin' In the Years
(1987)

A Decade of Steely Dan is a compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 1985. It was the band's first compilation specifically for the compact disc market, and was certified a gold record by the RIAA.[1]

The album acts as a de facto singles package, including every Top 40 hit enjoyed by the band prior to its release with the exceptions of "Josie" from 1978 and "Time Out of Mind" from 1981. The remaining six tracks include two additional charting singles "My Old School" and 'Kid Charlemagne," a cover of Duke Ellington's "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" which had been issued as a promotional single and "Bad Sneakers" which missed the Billboard Hot 100 as a single, and two album tracks, "Bodhisattva" and "Babylon Sisters."[2] It is currently out of print.

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "FM (No Static at All)" (from the FM soundtrack, 1978) 4:50
2. "Black Friday" (from Katy Lied, 1975) 3:33
3. "Babylon Sisters" (from Gaucho, 1980) 5:51
4. "Deacon Blues" (from Aja, 1977) 7:26
5. "Bodhisattva" (from Countdown to Ecstasy, 1973) 5:16
6. "Hey Nineteen" (from Gaucho) 5:06
7. "Do It Again" (from Can't Buy a Thrill, 1972) 5:56
8. "Peg" (from Aja) 3:58
9. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" (from Pretzel Logic, 1974) 4:30
10. "Reelin' In the Years" (from Can't Buy a Thrill) 4:35
11. "East St. Louis Toodle-oo" (Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley; from Pretzel Logic) 2:45
12. "Kid Charlemagne" (from The Royal Scam, 1976) 4:38
13. "My Old School" (from Countdown to Ecstasy) 5:46
14. "Bad Sneakers" (from Katy Lied) 3:16

Personnel[edit]

Taken from the liner notes to the box set Citizen Steely Dan; all individuals other than Fagen may not appear on tracks listed.

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