Sunday, February 20, 2011

Steely Dan - Katy Lied/Royal Scam Outtakes

Steely Dan
Katy Lied/Royal Scam Outtakes

outtakes and demos from Katy Lied
& Royal Scam sessions
Soundboard recordings, excellent quality
mp3 @ 320 kbps

To finish up this brief look at Steely Dan, here's some of their session outtakes, which is only appropriate because for most of their existence, they were exclusively a product of the painstaking studio sessions conducted by Fagen & Becker & a host of session musicians.  Fagen, in particular was a perfectionist and spent hour after hour making sure that every sound on the record was just right. Here then are some of the earlier versions, Fagen's piano demos, alternate versions, and outtakes from the Katy Lied sessions, which also includes a couple of very early versions of 2 songs that would eventually end up on Aja, 'Black Cow' and 'I Got the News'. The Royal Scam outtakes are bit different, as all except one of these ('Don't Take Me Alive' - alternate version) are full backing tracks without vocals or solos. So, here, in particular, we can hear the precision and detail that went into the backing and rhythm track, before adding the finishing touches. So, enjoy some behind the scenes looks at Steely Dan in the Studio.

The Complete Katy Lied Outtakes
1. Black Friday
2. Bad Sneakers
3. Rose Darling
4. Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More
5. Dr. Wu
6. Everyone's Gone To The Movies
7. Your Gold Teeth II
8. Chain Lightning
9. Throw Back The Little Ones
10. Mr. Sam (unreleased song)
11. Gullywater (unreleased instrumental)
12. Black Cow [Take 1] (piano demo)
13. Black Cow [Take 2]
14. I Got The News (early version)
15. Black Friday
16. Rose Darling
17. Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More
18. Dr. Wu
19. Your Gold Teeth II
20. Chain Lightning
21. Throw Back The Little Ones

Steely Dan - Katy Lied outtakes.rar  updated 09/02/15

Royal Scam Outtakes
01 Kid Charlemagne (backing track)
02 Sign In Stranger (backing track)
03 Everything You Did (backing track)
04 Green Earrings (backing track)
05 Don't Take Me Alive  (outtake w/vocals)

Steely Dan - Royal Scam outtakes.rar updated 12/09/13
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14 comments:

Will said...

Thanks; these look very cool!

Mike said...

thanks for this too - fab

Timmy said...

totally cool. Thanx!

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chillrob said...

dead links; any chance for a reload?

sabrehagen said...

Oh no! Please upload them again, the links are dead. I'm dying to hear these!

BBKron said...

OK, I heard you. Files have been re-uploaded and new links updated in post. Enjoy.

sabrehagen said...

Thanks so much BBKron - had your page up for about a week now hoping they'd come back!

tangledblue3 said...

Thanks so much for these. Love SD so much, and to hear these tracks in their early form(s) is great.

Hot Thumbs said...

These are so great, thanks for sharing. The Royal Scam backing tracks - that's my karaoke pieces sorted for the next wee while.

_h5_ said...

Thank you so much! :D

matt gregory said...

thanks great stuff!

Linus Lundberg said...

How do I download from the link? It takes me to Zippyshare, but I can't seem to download from there.

The explorer said...

@ Linus Lundbery That big button, download now, click it