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Gold (Steely Dan album)

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Gold
Gold (Steely Dan album).jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released1982
1991 (Expanded edition)
Recorded1973-1982
GenreRock, jazz fusion, rhythm and blues
Length63:26 (Expanded edition)
LabelMCA Records
ProducerWalter Becker, Donald Fagen
Steely Dan chronology
Steely Dan
(1978)
Gold
(1982)
A Decade of Steely Dan
(1985)
Gold, Expanded Edition
Gold, Expanded Edition (Steely Dan album).jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record Guide: The '80sB+ [2]

Gold is a compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 1982. It mostly comprises hits both post-dating and not included on their 1978 Greatest Hits, essentially acting as "Volume 2"; it also features additional album tracks, offering a broad perspective on the band's career to that point.

Seven of the tracks are from five of the band's albums from 1973 to 1980; it also includes the non-album single "FM (No Static at All)" (from the soundtrack to the 1978 film FM). Of the album tracks, there are two songs from both Aja and Gaucho, and one track apiece from Countdown to Ecstasy, Katy Lied and The Royal Scam.

In 1991, the compilation was reissued as the Expanded Edition with four extra tracks - "Here at the Western World" (previously only available on the band's 1978 Greatest Hits compilation), "Century's End" and "True Companion" (two Donald Fagen solo songs from movie soundtracks), and a live version of "Bodhisattva" (originally released as the B-side to the 1980 single "Hey Nineteen"). In addition, the reissue swapped the original "FM" with an alternate version with a saxophone solo replacing the guitar in the song's coda, a version that essentially incorporates the original single's B-side, "FM (Reprise)". Most Steely Dan compilations CDs since then feature this version of "FM", however, Gold (Expanded Edition) is the only place to find this version on vinyl, as it was the last Steely Dan compilation released on the format.

Track listing

All songs by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, except where noted

Gold (1982)

Side one

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Hey Nineteen"Gaucho, 19805:04
2."Green Earrings"The Royal Scam, 19764:05
3."Deacon Blues"Aja, 19777:26
4."Chain Lightning"Katy Lied, 19752:57

Side two

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."FM (No Static at All)"FM, 19784:50
2."Black Cow"Aja, 19775:07
3."King of the World"Countdown to Ecstasy, 19735:03
4."Babylon Sisters"Gaucho, 19805:51

A limited edition of this version was also issued, which contained an additional 4 track 12" disc.

Expanded Edition (CD) (1991)

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Hey Nineteen"Gaucho, 19805:05
2."Green Earrings"The Royal Scam, 19764:07
3."Deacon Blues"Aja, 19777:32
4."Chain Lightning"Katy Lied, 19753:00
5."FM (No Static at All)" (Remix)FM, 19785:06
6."Black Cow"Aja, 19775:08
7."King of the World"Countdown to Ecstasy, 19735:03
8."Babylon Sisters"Gaucho, 19805:51
9."Here at the Western World"Greatest Hits, 19784:02
10."Century's End" (Donald Fagen, Timothy Meher)Soundtrack to the motion picture Bright Lights, Big City, 19885:31
11."True Companion" (Donald Fagen)Soundtrack to the motion picture Heavy Metal, 19815:10
12."Bodhisattva (Live)"B-side to "Hey Nineteen" single, 19807:42

Expanded Edition (Vinyl LP/ Cassette) (1991)

Side one

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Hey Nineteen"Gaucho, 19805:05
2."Green Earrings"The Royal Scam, 19764:07
3."Deacon Blues"Aja, 19777:32
4."Chain Lightning"Katy Lied, 19753:00
5."FM (No Static at All)" (Remix)FM, 19785:06
6."Bodhisattva (Live)"B-side to "Hey Nineteen" single, 19807:42

Side two

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Black Cow"Aja, 19775:08
2."King of the World"Countdown to Ecstasy, 19735:03
3."Babylon Sisters"Gaucho, 19805:51
4."Here at the Western World"Greatest Hits, 19784:02
5."Century's End" (Donald Fagen, Timothy Meher)Soundtrack to the motion picture Bright Lights, Big City, 19885:31
6."True Companion" (Donald Fagen)Soundtrack to the motion picture Heavy Metal, 19815:10

References

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