Steely Dan - Gaucho

Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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Gaucho is the seventh studio album by American jazz rock rock band Steely Dan, originally released in November 1980 by MCA Records.

Gaucho had a difficult birth, coming three years after previous album Aja, it was , as is well documented, laboured over by Becker & Fagen with constant retakes to get that ‘perfect’ sound.   

Aja was cool, relaxed, and controlled; it sounded deceptively easy. Gaucho, while sonically similar, is its polar opposite: a precise and studied record, where all of the seams show. Gaucho essentially replicates the smooth jazz-pop of Aja, but with none of that album’s dark, seductive romance or elegant aura. Instead, it's meticulous and exacting.

It is perhaps the most groove oriented of all their albums with a very shiny glossy production that can make the album a little too laid back and easy listening for some listeners. But if you like an album to just lay back and relax to this is perfect!

Of course there are always interesting lyrics at the heart of every Dan album which helps draw you in more after repeated listens. Songs about heroin (“Time Out Of Mind”), ageing baby boomers (“Hey Nineteen”), and shifty criminal types (“Gaucho”). The last track “Third World Man” is a beautiful almost resigned send off to their career before the band would take a long hiatus.

Definitely a grower!

Check out the tracks: “Hey Nineteen”; “Babylon Sisters” and “Time Out Of Mind”. 

This Limited Edition reissued LP with reproduced original artwork is pressed in the USA on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

(07673216931)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Babylon Sisters

5:49

A2

Hey Nineteen

5:06

A3

Glamour Profession

7:29

B1

Gaucho

5:32

B2

Time Out Of Mind

4:13

B3

My Rival

4:34

B4

Third World Man

5:15

SKU 07673216931
Record Label MCA Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number MCA-1693
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 23 September 2008
Original Release Date (Year) 21 November 1980
Barcode # 07673216931
Shipping Weight 0.3300kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Reissue, PVC Protective Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Jazz
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Progressive Rock
Format VINYL LP

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