Steely Dan: The music Of Walter Becker & Donald Fagen

Author: Jez Rowden
ISBN: 978‐1‐78952‐043‐9
Format: Paperback (21cm x 15cm)
Pages: 160 plus 16 colour
Illustrations: 42 Colour

One of the biggest names in the musical landscape of the 1970s, Steely Dan released a string of albums that pushed the boundaries of what was possible in a recording studio. With albums like The Royal Scam and Aja, the songs of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen drew from their love of jazz, their ability to write memorable pop hooks and their penchant for subversive humour, to produce a catalogue of unparalleled brilliance. With worldwide album sales in excess of 40 million copies, the durability of their songs has made Becker and Fagen one of the most celebrated writing partnerships in popular music. With Walter Becker’s untimely death in 2017, Donald Fagen continues to keep the band’s flame burning on stages around the world.

Steely Dan On Track gives an overview of the band's career while investigating every track recorded across the nine Steely Dan studio albums. It also covers Becker and Fagen’s six solo records plus the official live albums and joint collaborations. The book also delves into duo’s early ‐ largely unreleased ‐ recordings and other tracks recorded under the Steely Dan name, making this a comprehensive guide for both fans of the band’s work or newcomers to the fascinating world of this unique partnership.

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