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Not exactly a greatest-hits package (A Decade of Steely Dan gathers, and more prudently chooses, more), not quite a sampler (it includes Donald Fagen solo tracks), but Gold is nonetheless a useful thing for those unwilling... more »
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Not exactly a greatest-hits package (A Decade of Steely Dan gathers, and more prudently chooses, more), not quite a sampler (it includes Donald Fagen solo tracks), but Gold is nonetheless a useful thing for those unwilling to spring for the sweeping Citizen Steely Dan 4 CD set. For one thing, it has low overlap with Decade: The two share only "Deacon Blues," "Babylon Sisters," "Hey Nineteen," and "Bodhisattva"--the last in different versions. The two compilations together do a good job of summarizing the band's high points, and in the absence of a more comprehensive domestic sampler, that'd be about the best way to go. For "Josie," however, you'll have to go back to Aja. --Gavin McNett
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Curt R. from NEWTOWN, CT
Reviewed on 10/5/2009...
This is definitely the CD to get if you want a "Best Of", rather than each album separately. I love Steely Dan, but only when in the occasional mood, so a "Greatest Hits" format works well for me. Very few bands combine Rock, Jazz, and Soul with their flair and consistent quality. No accident they've been so successful!
Catherine J. from PHILADELPHIA, PA
Reviewed on 3/31/2007...
Love this so much... I have more than one!
Superb Steely Dan "Sampler"
Alan Caylow | USA | 01/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, so Steely Dan's "Gold" is more of a sampler than a "proper" greatest hits package (no "Do It Again" or "Reelin' In The Years" or "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" or "Josie"?), but it still contains some fine Dan classics, such as "Hey Nineteen," "Green Earrings," "Deacon Blue," and "King Of The World." But there are two main reasons to buy this CD, even if you already have those aforementioned tunes in your Dan collection. One is the inclusion of the all-time Dan classic, "FM" (from the motion picture of the same name), one of the group's most popular songs (AND one of their most funky!). And secondly, the generous inclusion of four excellent bonus tracks: the "Royal Scam" leftover "Here At The Western World," a pair of rare Donald Fagen solo songs, "Century's End" (from the film "Bright Lights Big City"), "True Companion" (from the film "Heavy Metal"), and a rare 1974 live recording of "Bodhisattva" (with a hilarious, drunken introduction from Jerome Aniton). Granted, if you want a "proper" Steely Dan greatest hits CD, then pick up either of the Dan's excellent best-of albums, "Greatest Hits" or "A Decade Of Steely Dan." But "Gold," with the inclusion of "FM" and four hard-to-find bonus songs, is an essential Steely Dan CD to own. No static at all with this one, baby!"
Robert D. Kronenberg | Miami, FL | 02/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some of sd's best, some great songs from Donald Fagan not available otherwise.. Better than his recent stuff, not to say such is bad...."