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
A Decade of Steely Dan
The Very Best of Steely Dan: Reelin' In the Years

A Decade of Steely Dan is a compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 1985.

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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


  • Patti Austin: backing vocals
  • Jeff Baxter: guitar
  • Walter Becker: bass guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Crusher Bennett: percussion
  • Randy Brecker: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Larry Carlton: guitar
  • Pete Christlieb: flute, tenor saxophone
  • Gary Coleman: percussion
  • Cosmo Creek: steel-stringed guitar
  • Denny Dias: guitar, percussion
  • Donald Fagen: synthesizer, acoustic and electric piano, keyboards, alto saxophone, vocals, backing vocals
  • Victor Feldman: percussion, electric piano
  • Venetta Fields: backing vocals
  • Chuck Findley: brass
  • Frank Floyd: backing vocals
  • Steve Gadd: percussion
  • Diva Gray: backing vocals
  • Jay Graydon: guitar
  • Paul Griffin: keyboards, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Gordon Grody: backing vocals
  • Don Grolnick: electric piano, clavinet
  • Lani Groves: backing vocals
  • Patricia Hall: backing vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell: horn arrangements
  • Jim Hodder: drums
  • Jim Horn: flute, saxophone
  • Slyde Hyde: brass
  • Plas Johnson: flute, saxophone
  • Walter Kane: bass clarinet
  • Gary Katz: producer
  • Jackie Kelso: flute, saxophone
  • Steve Khan: guitar
  • Clydie King: backing vocals
  • Johnny Mandel: string arrangements
  • George Marge: bass clarinet
  • Rick Marotta: drums
  • Myrna Matthews: backing vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews: backing vocals
  • Hugh McCracken: guitar
  • Lou McCreary: brass
  • Michael McDonald: backing vocals
  • Glenn Meadows: mastering
  • Leslie Miller: backing vocals
  • Lanny Morgan: horn
  • Rob Mounsey: horn arrangements
  • Roger Nichols: engineer
  • Michael Omartian: piano, keyboards
  • Lanny Organ: horn
  • David Paich: keyboards
  • David Palmer: backing vocals
  • Dean Parks: acoustic guitar, banjo
  • Bill Perkins: flute, horn, saxophone, producer
  • Jeff Porcaro: percussion, drums
  • Bernard "Pretty" Purdie: drums
  • Chuck Rainey: bass guitar
  • Elliott Randall: guitar
  • Lee Ritenour: guitar
  • John Rotella: horn
  • Zachary Sanders: backing vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit: backing vocals
  • Tom Scott: alto clarinet, flute, conductor, alto and tenor saxophone, Lyricon, alto and tenor vocals, horn arrangements
  • Wayne Shorter: flute, saxophone
  • Ernie Watts: horn
  • Toni Wine: backing vocals