STEELY DAN – Two Against Nature

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The brilliance of Steely Dan remastered and reissued by Analogue Productions. Pre-order now due July 2022

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STEELY DAN – Two Against Nature

STEELY DAN - Two Against Nature

Two Against Nature — Steely Dan’s Grammy winner for Album of the Year!

STEELY DAN - Two Against Nature

Recorded to a multi-track analogue tape, mixed to 24/96 and mastered and cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk.

180-gram 45 RPM double LP pressed by Quality Record Pressings!

Tip-on old style gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing

Two Against Nature brought Steely Dan renewed commercial and critical success.

Their first studio album after a 20-year hiatus, the album was released on February 29, 2000.

At Metacritic.com, which assigns a rating on a scale of 100 to reviews from professional critics, the album drew a “generally favorable” average score of 77, based on 13 reviews.

Analogue Productions is honored to reissue this Steely Dan album in a way that best shares the group’s unmistakable sound with decades of devoted fans.

This reissue is newly remastered from the original source and cut at 45 RPM.

The dead-quiet double-LP, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately.

The result is more sonic punch and more expression is captured. The Quality Record Pressings 180-gram vinyl ensures a virtually silent playing surface.

Founded by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan’s popularity rose throughout the late 1970s on, and their seven albums over 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 favorites and their singles became staples of Adult Oriented Radio and pop radio stations.

Becker (bass) and Fagen (vocals, keyboards) were the core members of Steely Dan throughout its incarnations.

Since reuniting in 1993, Steely Dan has toured steadily and released two albums of new material, the first of which, Two Against Nature (2000) earned a Grammy Award at the 2001 ceremony for Album of the Year as well as three other Grammys:

Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album — Non-Classical, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (for the single “Cousin Dupree”). Commercially, it peaked at No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 1 million copies, earning a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

After a brief battle with esophageal cancer, Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017 at the age of 67. Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001.

VH1 ranked Steely Dan at No. 82 on their list of the 100 Greatest Musical Artists of All Time. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 15 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.

Track List: STEELY DAN – Two Against Nature

1. Gaslighting Abbie
2. What a Shame About Me
3. Two Against Nature
4. Janie Runaway
5. Almost Gothic
6. Jack Of Speed
7. Cousin Dupree
8. Negative Girl
9. West Of Hollywood

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Analogue Productions

Analogue Productions

It was in 1992 that Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem reissued his first Analogue Productions title, Virgil Thompson’s The Plow That Broke The Plains, originally on Vanguard.

Analogue Productions began as a vehicle for Kassem to license his favorite all-time recordings and reissue them as remastered and as a superior version to the original release.

Since its inception AP has reissued hundreds of titles, ranging from classical to folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz.

Included in the many highlights of Analogue Productions’ history are the Fantasy 45 Jazz Reissues, the Blue Note Reissues, and premium box sets of the music of such legendary acts as The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nat “King” Cole and Norah Jones.

True to its name, Analogue Productions works with the original analogue master tapes – more than any other reissue label! The result is superior sound – richer, warmer and more lifelike, than digital.

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