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Donald Fagen Mulling Solo Tour To Support ‘Sunken Condos’ Album

By Gary Graff Billboard After a three interconnected solo albums, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen wanted his upcoming “Sunken Condos” to stand on its own. “(2006’s) ‘Morph the Cat’ concluded what was a sort of autobiographical trilogy, although it didn’t start out to be that, so this is kind of new,” Fagen tells Billboard. “I just […]

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Donald Fagen’s Stealth Pop

  The Steely Dan vet mulls his savvy new solo album, the state of the art and his weakness for smart, funny, neurotic characters By Mark Brown Special to MSN Music For Donald Fagen fans, it’s an early Christmas. He’s back with a new solo album, a mere half-decade after the last one. Sunken Condos is […]

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‘Not the Same’ Shows Fagen’s Evolution

By Abigail Prendergast DigitalJournal.com Steely Dan lead singer and keyboardist, Donald Fagen is set to release latest solo work, “Sunken Condos” on Oct. 16. The first single from it, “I’m Not The Same Without You,” is being considered some of his best work yet. Steely Dan frontman, Donald Fagen’s fourth solo studio album, Sunken Condos, will be […]

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Omartian: Working with Steely Dan Could Hardly be Considered ‘Fun’

From Yuzu-Melodies.fr Michael Omartian has contributed his talents to over 350,000,000 albums and CD’s sold worldwide as a producer, composer, arranger, artist or musician. This impressive number shows the importance of this musician in the history of American pop music. He has been kind enough to answer to my questions about his career and to […]

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Catnip for Steely Dan Fans — Ten Days at NYC’s Beacon

By Joan K. Smith Huffington Post How far would you travel for a concert? How about across the country? Or across the world? It was still September when a gaggle of particularly obsessive music fans descended on New York City from near and far for a singular purpose: The ten-day run of seven Steely Dan […]

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Review: Winwood steals Steely Dan show

By Amy Shanks Hawkes Bay Today HAWKES BAY, New Zealand — American rock/jazz stars Steely Dan were in Hawke’s Bay on Saturday for the last performance on the final leg of their world tour, but for all the hype surrounding them the atmosphere fell flat when they took the stage. Vocalist Donald Fagen, dressed casually […]

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Soul Music For The Brain

By Michael Dwyer The (Melbourne) Age Steely Dan, Steve Winwood Rod Laver Area October 27, 2011 MELBOURNE — The invitation to ”sit back, relax and enjoy” isn’t in the rock’n’roll stage banter handbook. Steely Dan play soul music for the brain. Clapping along with 13 rigorously syncopated professionals is surplus to requirements. Tap your toe […]

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Vector Arena: Steely Dan & Winwood

Press Release American rock icons Steely Dan and the legendary Steve Winwood have kicked off their Australian tour in fine style, thrilling audiences and critics at the first concert in Perth. The Australian Newspaper raved: “Sometimes you’re struck by the knowledge of how blessed you are to be in the presence of greatness and how foolish […]

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Steely Dan in KC

By Timothy Finn Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thursday night was musician appreciation night at Starlight Theater. Steely Dan was in town, and more than a celebration of the vaunted music catalog of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, the two-hour concert before a crowd of more than 6,500 showcased the musical precision and […]

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Need a Fresh Education on Steely Dan? Start Here

By Rashod Ollison The Virginian-Pilot Steely Dan’s eternally hip, gloriously complex sound becomes more alluring with repeated listens. Sure, the cryptic lyrics, which Donald Fagen often sang with a dollop of sarcasm, still leave you scratching your head after all these years. But more than four decades since Steely Dan’s pop heyday, its meticulous synthesis […]

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