Gaucho is the seventh studio album by the American rock band Steely Dan, released on November 21, 1980, by MCA Records. The sessions for Gaucho represent the band's typical penchant for studio perfectionism and obsessive recording technique. To record the album, the band used at least 42 different musicians, spent over a year in the studio, and far exceeded the original monetary advance given by the record label.
With Gaucho Steely Dan ended an astounding eight-album run of expertly crafted and idiosyncratic pop-rock. Like old masters, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker had refined every aspect of their art - from color palette to shading - and now they could create images with maximum focus and minimum clutter. The opening songs, Babylon Sisters and Hey Nineteen, are paragons of understatement. The underlying theme of Gaucho is luxury, in all its putrid manifestations. Glamour Profession summarizes the Hollywood life cycle in just a few short sentences: The .
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by Steely Dan. Label MCA Records.
Its follow-up, 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 record's dark, seductive romance or elegant aura. Instead, it's meticulous and exacting; each performance has been rehearsed so many times that it no longer has any emotional resonance
Steely Dan. Released 1980.
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Arranged By [Horns] – Rob MounseyBacking Vocals [Backup] – Diva Grey*, Gordon Grody, Lani Groves, Leslie Miller, Patti Austin, Toni WineBass – Chuck RaineyBass Clarinet – George Marge, Walter Kane*Drums – Bernard PurdieElectric Piano, Clavinet – Don GrolnickGuitar – Steve KhanPercussion – Crusher Bennett*Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Tom ScottTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Randy Brecker
Backing Vocals [Backup] – Frank Floyd, Zack Sanders*Bass – Walter BeckerDrums – Rick MarottaElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Donald FagenGuitar – Hugh McCracken, Walter BeckerPercussion – Steve Gadd, Victor Feldman
Arranged By [Horns] – Tom ScottBacking Vocals [Backup] – Frank Floyd, Leslie Miller, Valerie Simpson, Zack Sanders*Bass – Anthony JacksonDrums – Steve GaddElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Donald FagenGuitar – Steve KhanPercussion – Ralph McDonald*Piano – Rob MounseyTenor Saxophone – Michael BreckerTenor Saxophone, Lyricon – Tom Scott
Arranged By [Horns] – Tom ScottBacking Vocals [Backup] – Leslie Miller, Patti Austin, Valerie SimpsonBass – Walter BeckerDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Donald FagenGuitar – Steve KhanLead Guitar – Walter BeckerPercussion – Crusher Bennett*Piano – Rob MounseyTenor Saxophone – Tom ScottTrumpet – Randy Brecker
Time Out Of Mind
Alto Saxophone – David SanbornArranged By [Horns] – Rob MounseyBacking Vocals [Backup] – Leslie Miller, Michael McDonald, Patti Austin, Valerie SimpsonBaritone Saxophone – Ronny Cuber*Bass – Walter BeckerDrums – Rick MarottaElectric Piano, Synthesizer – Donald FagenGuitar – Hugh McCracken, Walter BeckerLead Guitar – Mark KnopflerPiano – Rob MounseyTenor Saxophone – Dave Tofani, Michael BreckerTrumpet – Randy Brecker
Arranged By [Horns] – Tom ScottBacking Vocals [Backup] – Frank Floyd, Valerie Simpson, Zack Sanders*Bass – Anthony JacksonDrums – Steve GaddElectric Piano – Patrick Rebillot*Flugelhorn – Randy BreckerGuitar – Hiram Bullock, Rick DerringerLead Guitar – Steve KhanOrgan, Synthesizer – Donald FagenPercussion – Ralph McDonald*Tenor Saxophone – Michael BreckerTenor Saxophone, Lyricon – Tom ScottTimbales – Nicholas Marrero*Trombone – Wayne Andre
Third World Man
Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Steve GaddElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Steve KhanElectric Piano – Joe SampleLead Guitar – Larry CarltonSynthesizer – Rob Mounsey
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Music By, Lyrics By
Sequenced By [Wendal], Effects [Wendal]
Technician [Piano Technician]
Tracking By [Overdub]
Translated By [Italian Translation]
Victor Di Suvero
DSD flat transferred from Japan original master tapes and edited by Hitoshi Takiguch at Universal Music Studios, Tokyo, in 2010.
176 4kHz/24bit transferred fron DSD by Yumetoki Suzuki at Universal Music Studios, Tokyo, in 2010.
HR (High-Resolution) cutting from 176.4kHz/24bit at Victor Creative Media, in 2013.
Reissue features Platinum SHM-CD format. Features a mini LP faithfully replicating the original UK LP artwork and an inner sleeve. Includes an obi. Comes with lyrics and a description. *Platinum SHM-CD is the ultimate compact disc utilizing the platinum in place of the aluminum to form the reflective coating in addition to the proven SHM-CD technology. Platinum SHM-CD is fully compatible with standard CD players. However, it will not play on CD players that are not compatible with CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) discs. HR cutting from the DSD master which was flat transferred from JP original analogue master tapes in 2010.
Special thanks to: Scott Luther and Fred Hull c/o Compal Copmuters
Fabulous vintage electric guitars courtesy of Richard, Steven and Lawrence Friedman.
Photographed for Magnum.
Pressed at Europadisk, NYC, New York