Steely Dan - Gaucho (CD)

Stanley's parents sued him for introducing their daughter to hard drugs and lost. A month later, the guitarist was struck by a taxi in Central Park, resulting in multiple leg fractures and landing him in a wheelchair while finishing work on Gaucho. Ultimately, the drama paid off. The deceptively upbeat lead single, "Hey Nineteen"--another song dealing with an aging man trying to navigate a relationship with a woman decades his junior--would peak at 10 on the Hot Gaucho would reach as high as the appropriate 19 on the Billboard album chart, and go on to win the Grammy for Best Non-Classical Engineered Recording.

As for "Wendel"? In typical Steely Dan fashion, when Gaucho would go on to earn Platinum certification, they presented the drum machine with its own plaque. This site uses cookies. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 15, Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. Pantheon Books. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th concise ed.

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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Review by Quint June 22, 2 of 3 found this review helpful. I just got done comparing it with the domestic SACD, and the differences were immediately apparent.

After about five minutes of listening, I was on eBay listing my domestic. Review by Marpow December 20, 2 of 5 found this review helpful. All DR values are quite good except downloads, the having a DR 14, quite good, this is a copy of that. Performance: 42 musicians are credited in this 2 year studio production.

I very much enjoyed this performance and have listened to for many years. Music and lyrics written by Fagen and Becker. Very analog sounding, lets use everybody's favorite word, warm. Lots of space between the electric piano, voices and drums. The muted strumming of Steve Kahn's rythm guitar providing some nice depth to the soundscape. This detail only the SACD can bring out. Better instrument separation.

Voice is more natural, focussed and emerges better from the music. The cymbals and percussion are more natural. The tenor has more brassiness and the electric piano has a purer tone, longer decay and also stands out more. And the rythmn guitar is more audible - the Remaster still buries it into the mix.

The percussion at the end can be heard as individual metal cylinders being struck rather than a more squashed together metallic sound. Overall you can hear deeper into the music with the SACD. I also had to adjust for the lower level of the Remaster. More distant perspective on the tenor. The RBCD further continues along these lines. The level is much lower, the soundstage collapses further, the music does not breath as much less instrument separation and the entire perspective is more distant and less involving.

But it's a nice CD judged on its own merits. The story continues and ends with these listening notes: A. B When switching back and forth between the record and the CD, it is very obvious that the record is the winner here. The CD sounds dry, thinner and 2-dimensional in comparison. Though nothing to do with sound quality as such, it continues to surprise me how low the recording level is on the CD.

I find that the CD has very little natural decay. Voices are flat and the record sounds so much richer and detailed. Night and day. C The remaster definitely has a fuller sound than the disc, but compared to the record it still sounds somewhat edgy and the electric piano sounds harder, with more metallic overtones.

The soundstage is not as wide and the cymbals sound less natural. The record wins again. D Now it becomes a real fight. The differences are no longer very obvious and one has to do more analytical listening.


8 Replies to “Steely Dan - Gaucho (CD)”

  1. On these scores, Steely Dan delivered perfectly with Gaucho. The opening song, Babylon Sisters, and also Glamour Profession, have incredible grooves, aligning perfectly with the oblique and sardonic lyrics. Guitarist Larry Carlton (I think?) solos smoothly and elegantly on the latter song - one of Steely Dan's best recorded solos/5().
  2. This two-CD set from rocker Jimmy Buffett was recorded live in Hawaii in The set features guest appearances by Hawaiian music legends including exotica king Martin Denny, Henry Kopono, and Don Ho, who provides an Mca.
  3. Jan 29,  · Knowing that the devastating lost track: "The 2nd Arrangement" was to be the 1st track adds to the legend of a Steely Dan masterpiece of Katy Lied proportions. Hey19 was the deathnell and a precursor to thing to come 12 years later w/ their solo CD's & more: the dreaded blues/5(K).
  4. To me, that is the fascination of Steely Dan. All this is not specific to "Gaucho". In my view, Steely Dan are very consistent. If you transferred all Steely Dan songs ever made onto one single disc, one would have a hard time determining which songs originated from which album. This does not lesson the greatness of "Gaucho" though.
  5. Jul 21,  · Gaucho was miles beyond what Steely Dan had delivered on the long awaited Aja album, and even further from their first release in of Can’t Buy A Thrill, where the band became so much more than they ever imagined, and in so doing, saw their fan base dwindle down to the hardcore, loved by critics, DJ’s and those who rarely saw the light of day, along with new ears who now heard an /5().
  6. Gaucho essentially replicates the smooth jazz-pop of Aja, but with none of that record's dark, seductive romance or elegant aura. Instead, it's meticulous and exacting; each performance has been rehearsed so many times that it no longer has any emotional resonance.8/
  7. Nov 21,  · Steely Dan ’s minute album Gaucho took two years to record and was the most expensive record ever made when it came out on 21 November The band’s seventh studio album, which followed the.
  8. Jun 05,  · Any of you guys have checked the recent reissues of Steely Dan's Aja & Gaucho on SHM-CD? Impressions about them, please? Are them worth checking out? Cheers, Demetrio Progger58, Jun 26, #1. simon-wagstaff Forum Resident. Location: new market, maryland. Ah, the SHM-CD thread again. A lot of people seem to think it is a scam.

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