Steely Dan release ‘Two Against Nature’ after a 20 years hiatus (2000)

Steely Dan’s ‘Two Against Nature’ is their eighth (and first in 20 years) album released on February 29, 2000 by Giant.

Track Listing : 1.Gaslighting Abbie (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 05:53 . 2.What A Shame About Me (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 05:17 . 3.Two Against Nature (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 06:17 . 4.Janie Runaway (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 04:09 . 5.Almost Gothic (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 04:09 . 6.Jack Of Speed (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 06:17 . 7.Cousin Dupree (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 05:28 . 8.Negative Girl (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 05:34 . 9.West Of Hollywood (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 08:21

Musicians : Walter Becker – Bass, Lead Guitar . Donald Fagen – Organ, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Vocals . Tom Barney – Bass . Ted Baker – Piano, Fender Rhodes . Jon Herington – Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar . Paul Jackson Jr. – Guitar . Hugh Mccracken – Guitar . Dean Parks – Guitar . Lawrence Feldman – Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone . Amy Helm – Whistle . Michael Hitchcock – Trumpet . Michael Leonhart – Trumpet, Conductor, Wurlitzer . Lou Marini – Alto Saxophone . Chris Potter – Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone . Jim Pugh – Trombone . Roger Rosenberg – Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone . David Tofani – Saxophone . Keith Carlock – Drums . Leroy Clouden – Drums . Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums . Sonny Emory – Drums . Ricky Lawson – Drums . Michael White – Drums . Gordon Gottlieb – Percussion . Will Lee – Percussion . Daniel Sadownick – Percussion, Timbales . David Shank – Vibraphone . Steve Shapiro – Vibraphone . Cynthia Calhoun – Background Vocals . Mike Harvey – Background Vocals . Carolyn Leonhart – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Walter Becker, Donald Fagen . Phil Burnett – Engineer . Johan Edlund – Engineer . Anthony Gorman – Engineer . Scott Hull – Mastering . Roger Nichols – Engineer, Mixing . Per-Christian Nielsen – Engineer . Ken Ross – Engineer . Dave Russell – Engineer, Mixing . Jay A. Ryan – Engineer . Elliot Scheiner – Engineer . Peta Scriba – Engineer

Package : Carol Bobolts – Design . Jason Fulford – Photography

Recorded 1997–99.

Released On February 29, 2000 By Giant.

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Rolling Stone
Two Against Nature is Dan defined. The album mixes world-class chops and jazzy, postgraduate soul sound with some wonderful, vague storytelling (sample simile: “sizzling like an isotope”). A […]

Pitchfork
Music is more than craft and technique. Steely Dan‘s seams are hidden, the instruments are digitally lacquered, and the edges are buffed. 20 years have passed since Gaucho and Steely Dan seem content to completely ignore them. Amazingly, Steely Dan‘s name has been popping up as a hip musical crush. […]

Entertainment Weekly
The fever-pitched music matches the lyric’s abyss-mal uncertainty, throwing out a succession of the weirdest key changes you’ve ever heard on a pop record, its roller-coaster twists topped off by a Chris Potter sax solo so good you’ll keep checking the LED display in hopes it isn’t nearly over […]

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