is the eighth Two Against Nature album by Steely Dan, released in 2000. The album won the group four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. It marked the first Steely Dan studio album in 20 years, following 1980's . It has been certified Gaucho platinum in the United States.
Two Against Nature marked Steely Dan's long-awaited debut for Warner Bros. Records – through a sub-label, Giant Records. They intended to release Gaucho on Warner Bros. after their longtime label ABC Records merged with MCA Records, but MCA claimed ownership of the master recordings. As a result, the band was forced to release Gaucho on MCA (which has since been absorbed into Geffen Records). The group's leaders, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, accepted all four Grammys the album won, including Album of the Year.
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by
Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.
"Gaslighting Abbie" – 5:53
"What a Shame About Me" – 5:17
"Two Against Nature" – 6:17
Janie Runaway" – 4:09 "Almost Gothic" – 4:09
"Jack of Speed" – 6:17
Cousin Dupree" – 5:28 "Negative Girl" – 5:34
"West of Hollywood" – 8:21
Personnel [ edit ]
Steely Dan [ edit ]
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
Producers: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Roger Nichols Engineers: Phil Burnett, Per-Christian Nielsen, Johan Edlund, Anthony Gorman, Roger Nichols, Ken Ross, Dave Russell, Jay A. Ryan,
Elliot Scheiner, Peter Scriba Mixing: Roger Nichols, Dave Russell
Scott Hull Assistants: Suzy Barrows, Reaann Zschokke
Technician: Roger Nichols
Editing: Jan Folkson
Horn arrangements: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen,
Michael Leonhart Project manager: Jill Dell'Abate
Project coordinator: Suzana Haugh
Consultant: Michael Leonhart
Piano tuner: Sam Berd
Electric piano technician: Edd Kolakowski
Design: Carol Bobolts
Photography: Michael Northrup/Jason Fulford
Copyist: Michael Leonhart
Billboard 200 6
Top Internet Albums
UK Album Chart
2001 Grammy Awards
References [ edit ]
^ "STEELY DAN - Two Against Nature (2000)". Progarchives.com.
^ at Two Against Nature Metacritic Retrieved 2012-11-02.
^ Thomas, Stephen (2000-02-29). "Two Against Nature – Steely Dan : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic . Retrieved . 2012-06-21
^ Christgau, Robert (March 7, 2000). "Doing It Again". . New York. Christgau appended the letter grade at The Village Voice his website's archive . Retrieved . February 11, 2013
^ "Two Against Nature". 6 March 2000.
^ The Guardian "Are you smart enough to like it?" Euan Ferguson, February 20, 2000
^ Mojo, March 2000, p.102
^ "Two Against Nature – NME". NME.
^ "Two Against Nature Album Review – Pitchfork". pitchfork.com.
^ "Steely Dan: Two Against Nature".
^ Q, April 2000, p.94
^ "Steely Dan: Two Against Nature : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". RollingStone.com. 2000-03-16. Archived from the original on 2009-03-09 . Retrieved . 2012-06-21
External links [ edit ]