Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Steely Dan - 1974-05-20 - London (Remastered) Lossless

Steely Dan
1974-05-20
Rainbow Theatre, London, UK

Stereo soundboard, 2010 Remastered Edition (Remasters Workshop), excellent quality
Lossless (FLAC) files
Artwork included

So, here is another excellent show, and fine soundboard recording, from the 1974 Steely Dan tour. This one is the full-length show, featuring 4 additional songs ('My Old School', 'Dirty Work', 'Showbiz Kids', and substitutes 'Brooklyn' for 'Any Major Dude') not included in the earlier LA radio broadcast (see previous post), as well as an extended version (complete with dual drum solos, duet?) of the Dan rarity 'This All Too Mobile Home', which was only performed on this tour, and never recorded or released in any form. In addition, this is a recently remastered  (Remasters Workshop, August 2010) version of this classic show, so the sound quality is top-notch, and presented here in lossless for maximum sound quality. So, here you get the full treatment, and can witness the original Steely Dan Band live in all it's glory, in what was really the only time ever (this tour, that is). This was Steely Dan at their best. A must for any fan of the band.

Track listing:
01  Bodhisattva
02  The Boston Rag
03  Do It Again
04  Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)
05  King Of The World
06  Rikki Don't Lose That Number
07  Pretzel Logic
08  introductions
09  My Old School
10  Dirty Work
11  Your Gold Teeth II
12  Reelin' In The Years
13  Show Biz Kids
14  This All Too Mobile Home

Personnel:
Donald Fagen (keyboards, vocal) • Walter Becker (bass) • Denny Dias (guitar)
Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter (guitar) • Royce Jones (percussion, vocal)
Michael McDonald (keyboards, vocal) • Jeff Porcaro (drums) • Jim Hodder (drums)

Note: For this edition, approximately three minutes of applause and tuning were removed to fit the show on one disc.

New Link! (Updated 06/10/12)
FLAC: New Depositfile Link

5 comments:

Let's Find H-Man A Wife said...

I've been reading all the hits you get etc. That's fine but I bet it's because you post such find bands.

drivetime said...

Excellent quality from an excellent band.
Thanks!

Eric said...

Thank you very much.
One of my fave bands during a great era in their career.

rocdoc said...

thanks tons!
steely dan were a bit of a hit-and-miss band for me during the 70s and 80s, though baxter's guitar flash always caught my ear.
i started yesterday with the katy lied outtakes someone put up at guitar101 and while i'm reading, everyone echoed what you've written that the 1974 band was THE pinnacle, even though the later bands were special, just nowhere near as exciting as this.
my god, i just heard the solo on boston rag and was nearly knocked over.
and the flac upped on mediafire was the perfect invitation, especially since so many hosting sites have disappeared(or gone to shit like filefactory).
thanks again.

e0ede830-9674-11e3-acf3-000bcdcb5194 said...

Wow - what a find! This was the first concert I ever went to at the age of 14 with my friend Jeff. We felt all grown up heading up to Finsbury Park on the train from Hertford. Kiki Dee was the opening act. When Steely Dan came on we were delighted to see two drummers. From where we were sitting it was hard to hear the guitars - obviously it sounded fine on the soundboard but there were repeated calls to turn Jeff Baxter's guitar up. It is quite amazing to listen to this concert now, 40 years later. Gawd I feel old! Thanks so much for posting and helping me relive a special moment of my youth.