Steely Dan’s ‘Pretzel Logic’ is their third studio album fully written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen and released on February 20, 1974 by ABC.
Track Listing : 1.Rikki Don’T Lose That Number (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 04:30 . 2.Night By Night (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 03:36 . 3.Any Major Dude Will Tell You (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 03:05 . 4.Barrytown (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 03:17 . 5.East St. Louis Toodle-Oo (Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley) – 2:45 . 6.Parker’S Band (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 02:36 . 7.Through With Buzz (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 01:30 . 8.Pretzel Logic (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 04:28 . 9.With A Gun (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 02:15 . 10.Charlie Freak (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 02:41 . 11.Monkey In Your Soul (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 02:31
Musicians : Steely Dan – Band . Donald Fagen – Keyboards, Saxophone, Lead Vocals . Walter Becker – Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals . Jeff “Skunk” Baxter – Lead Guitar . Denny Dias – Guitar . Jim Hodder – Backing Vocals . Jim Gordon – Drums . Michael Omartian – Keyboards . David Paich – Keyboards . Timothy B. Schmit – Bass, Background Vocals . Wilton Felder – Bass . Chuck Rainey – Bass . Ben Benay – Guitar . Dean Parks – Guitar, Banjo . Plas Johnson – Saxophone . Jerome Richardson – Saxophone . Ernie Watts – Saxophone . Lew Mccreary – Horn . Ollie Mitchell – Trumpet . Jeff Porcaro – Drums . Victor Feldman – Percussion
Production : Produced By Gary Katz . Roger Nichols – Engineer
Package : Ed Caraeff – Art Direction, Photography . Donald Fagen – Liner Notes . David Larkham – Design . Raeanne Rubenstein – Cover Photo
Recorded In 1973 At The Village Recorder, West Los Angeles.
Released On February 20, 1974 By Abc.
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