Album artwork for Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan
Album artwork for Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan
Album artwork for Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan

Steely Dan's second studio album, originally released in 1973 by ABC Records, was certified gold-selling by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling 500,000 copies in the U.S. Founded by core members Walter Becker (bass) and Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards), Steely Dan's popularity rose throughout the late 1970s on, and their seven albums throughout that period of time blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop.

Steely Dan created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures, and a devotion to the recording studio. Becker and Fagen, with producer Gary Katz, gradually changed Steely Dan from a performing band to a studio project, hiring session musicians to record their compositions. The duo didn't perform live between 1974 and 1993. But their popularity nevertheless grew throughout the '70s as their albums became critical favourites and their singles became staples of Adult Oriented Radio and pop radio stations.

Steely Dan

Countdown To Ecstasy

Polydor
Album artwork for Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan
LP

£29.99£14.99

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Black
Released 26/05/2023Catalogue Number

4533252

Album artwork for Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan
CD

£49.99£39.99

sale

Hybrid Stereo SACD

Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

CAPP135SA

Steely Dan

Countdown To Ecstasy

Polydor
Album artwork for Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan
LP

£29.99£14.99

sale
Black
Released 26/05/2023Catalogue Number

4533252

Album artwork for Countdown To Ecstasy by Steely Dan
CD

£49.99£39.99

sale

Hybrid Stereo SACD

Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

CAPP135SA

Steely Dan's second studio album, originally released in 1973 by ABC Records, was certified gold-selling by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling 500,000 copies in the U.S. Founded by core members Walter Becker (bass) and Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards), Steely Dan's popularity rose throughout the late 1970s on, and their seven albums throughout that period of time blended elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop.

Steely Dan created a sophisticated, distinctive sound with accessible melodic hooks, complex harmonies and time signatures, and a devotion to the recording studio. Becker and Fagen, with producer Gary Katz, gradually changed Steely Dan from a performing band to a studio project, hiring session musicians to record their compositions. The duo didn't perform live between 1974 and 1993. But their popularity nevertheless grew throughout the '70s as their albums became critical favourites and their singles became staples of Adult Oriented Radio and pop radio stations.