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Alive in America
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Talk about reeling in the years! The first Steely Dan recording in 15 years is culled from their series of sold-out concerts in 1993 and 1994. — No Track Information Available — Media Type: CD — Artist: STEELY DAN — Title: ALI... more »
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Talk about reeling in the years! The first Steely Dan recording in 15 years is culled from their series of sold-out concerts in 1993 and 1994.
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Media Type: CD
Artist: STEELY DAN
Title: ALIVE IN AMERICA
Street Release Date: 10/17/1995
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