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Tracklist

1Pearl Of The Quarter3:50
2My Old School5:47
3Bodhisattva5:20
4Razor Boy3:11
5Show Biz Kids5:26
6Your Gold Teeth7:02
7The Boston Rag5:41
8King Of The World5:05

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ABCX-779Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy ‎(LP, Album, 1st)ABC RecordsABCX-779US1973
ABCL 5034Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy ‎(LP, Album, RE)ABC RecordsABCL 5034UK1974
ABCX-779Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy ‎(LP, Album, Pit)ABC RecordsABCX-779US1973
ABCX-779, AB-779Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy ‎(LP, Album, Club, RE, CRC)ABC Records, ABC RecordsABCX-779, AB-779US1977
201 347Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy ‎(LP, Album, RE)MCA Records201 347FranceUnknown

Credits

  • ProducerGary Katz
  • Bass Guitar [Electric Bass Guitar], Harmonica, VocalsWalter Becker
  • Drums, Percussion, VocalsJim Hodder
  • Guitar, Pedal Steel GuitarJeff "Skunk" Baxter
  • Guitar, Performer [Stereo Mixmaster General]Denny Dias
  • Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, VocalsDonald Fagen
  • ProducerGary Katz

Notes

Re-issue of 1973 release.℗ 1973 © 1998, 1973 MCA Records Inc.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 4988005253897
  • Matrix / Runout: MCA D11 887 [email protected] A
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0316
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring): MADE IN USA BY EDC

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.

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Performer: Steely Dan

Title: Countdown To Ecstasy

Country: US

Release date: 1998

Label: MCA Records

Style: Pop Rock

Catalog: MCAD-11887

Genre: Rock

Size MP3: 1476 mb

Size FLAC: 2214 mb

Rating: 4.8 / 5

Votes: 602

Record source: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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Fohuginn
The influence Steely Dan has had on the music scene has been both profound and earth shattering, yet you’d be hard pressed to find a band with such an expansive, imposing, and impressive pioneering career to be so shamefully overlooked … relegated to being purveyors of pop singles, all be it brilliant pop singles, but pop singles and greatest hits albums nonetheless.

On this their second outing, the band finds the proverbial sweet spot and refuses to let go, delivering an atmosphere laced with smooth and unlabored intensity that came at the world while we weren’t looking, still reeling from their previous release Can’t Buy A Thrill. Countdown To Ecstasy and their next album Pretzel Logic would have made a sensational double album, something many bands at the time were doing, yet Steely Dan held us in check, delivering those two albums as separate entities, like two sides of a page, true bookends, holding a continuation of a theme, yet calculatedly different enough to require their own releases. Delivered after a solid relentless year of touring to back Can’t Buy A Thrill, Steely Dan [Becker and Fegan] were burned out from the road, and seemed hell bent on delivering something more heady, more mindful, more jazz based, more intellectually sound, and yes, much less suited for the road, blending a fluency of soulful and stylish instrumentations, with profound lyrics that demanded consideration.

Yes, there are those who will attempt to convince you that the album sounds homogenous due to the fact that it’s presented in mid tempo, and lacks sonic variation … lacking a solid rock n’ roll base. But that’s just people wanting more of what made them happy with Steely Dan to begin with. What people failed to understand, and what gradually lost The Dan’s original fans, was the fact that they were not a one trick pony, their intentions were to move us through a series of conceptual liner steps that would lead to more elegant, clean, and precise music, and if some didn’t want to take advantage of the adventure, there were no hard feelings as they abandoned the train … which only left more room for the rest of us with our wild eyes, shaded behind dark sunglasses, pointy shoes, and penchant for backgammon, as we listen to this turning point and intriguing album, one that had no shortage of raucous jams that sounded fresh and new, belaying a new sound for a new decade.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I would consider Countdown To Ecstasy to be the first post-modern rock album of all time, musically literate and liberating, yet still undeniably and unbelievably cool.

*** The original cover painting was by Fagen's then girlfriend Dorothy White. At the insistence of ABC Records president Jay Lasker, several figures had to be added when he found the discrepancy between five band members and three figures on the cover unacceptable. The proofs for the album cover were later stolen during a dispute over the final layout.

The single question everyone wants answered revolves around Engineer Roger "The Immortal" Nichols & his disembodied hand:

Roger Nichols, a recording engineer whose meticulous studio work with Steely Dan and others earned him seven Grammy Awards, died on April 9th, 2011 at his home in Burbank, Calif, he was 66. In a four-decade career, Mr. Nichols worked with many, but he is most associated with Steely Dan and its two principal members, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, whose 1970s recordings are still hallowed by audiophiles for their pristine sound and attention to even the most minute detail.

One evening Mr. Katz brought Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen to ABC-Dunhill to record a demo, and Mr. Nichols was the only engineer available. But from the start they all clicked, and Mr. Nichols, whose sobriquet in Steely Dan’s liner notes was “The Immortal, ” became a fixture with the studio-focused band. In a group portrait on the back cover of the 1973 Steely Dan album “Countdown to Ecstasy,” Mr. Nichols’s seemingly disembodied hand creeps out from under the recording console to adjust some sound levels.

Review by Jenell Kesler
Fohuginn
The influence Steely Dan has had on the music scene has been both profound and earth shattering, yet you’d be hard pressed to find a band with such an expansive, imposing, and impressive pioneering career to be so shamefully overlooked … relegated to being purveyors of pop singles, all be it brilliant pop singles, but pop singles and greatest hits albums nonetheless.

On this their second outing, the band finds the proverbial sweet spot and refuses to let go, delivering an atmosphere laced with smooth and unlabored intensity that came at the world while we weren’t looking, still reeling from their previous release Can’t Buy A Thrill. Countdown To Ecstasy and their next album Pretzel Logic would have made a sensational double album, something many bands at the time were doing, yet Steely Dan held us in check, delivering those two albums as separate entities, like two sides of a page, true bookends, holding a continuation of a theme, yet calculatedly different enough to require their own releases. Delivered after a solid relentless year of touring to back Can’t Buy A Thrill, Steely Dan [Becker and Fegan] were burned out from the road, and seemed hell bent on delivering something more heady, more mindful, more jazz based, more intellectually sound, and yes, much less suited for the road, blending a fluency of soulful and stylish instrumentations, with profound lyrics that demanded consideration.

Yes, there are those who will attempt to convince you that the album sounds homogenous due to the fact that it’s presented in mid tempo, and lacks sonic variation … lacking a solid rock n’ roll base. But that’s just people wanting more of what made them happy with Steely Dan to begin with. What people failed to understand, and what gradually lost The Dan’s original fans, was the fact that they were not a one trick pony, their intentions were to move us through a series of conceptual liner steps that would lead to more elegant, clean, and precise music, and if some didn’t want to take advantage of the adventure, there were no hard feelings as they abandoned the train … which only left more room for the rest of us with our wild eyes, shaded behind dark sunglasses, pointy shoes, and penchant for backgammon, as we listen to this turning point and intriguing album, one that had no shortage of raucous jams that sounded fresh and new, belaying a new sound for a new decade.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I would consider Countdown To Ecstasy to be the first post-modern rock album of all time, musically literate and liberating, yet still undeniably and unbelievably cool.

*** The original cover painting was by Fagen's then girlfriend Dorothy White. At the insistence of ABC Records president Jay Lasker, several figures had to be added when he found the discrepancy between five band members and three figures on the cover unacceptable. The proofs for the album cover were later stolen during a dispute over the final layout.

The single question everyone wants answered revolves around Engineer Roger "The Immortal" Nichols & his disembodied hand:

Roger Nichols, a recording engineer whose meticulous studio work with Steely Dan and others earned him seven Grammy Awards, died on April 9th, 2011 at his home in Burbank, Calif, he was 66. In a four-decade career, Mr. Nichols worked with many, but he is most associated with Steely Dan and its two principal members, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, whose 1970s recordings are still hallowed by audiophiles for their pristine sound and attention to even the most minute detail.

One evening Mr. Katz brought Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen to ABC-Dunhill to record a demo, and Mr. Nichols was the only engineer available. But from the start they all clicked, and Mr. Nichols, whose sobriquet in Steely Dan’s liner notes was “The Immortal, ” became a fixture with the studio-focused band. In a group portrait on the back cover of the 1973 Steely Dan album “Countdown to Ecstasy,” Mr. Nichols’s seemingly disembodied hand creeps out from under the recording console to adjust some sound levels.

Review by Jenell Kesler