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
Released On February 29, 2000 By Giant.
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