Steely Dan - Gaucho AUDIOPHILE
Steely Dan - Gaucho AUDIOPHILE
Steely Dan - Gaucho AUDIOPHILE
Steely Dan - Gaucho AUDIOPHILE
Steely Dan - Gaucho AUDIOPHILE
Steely Dan - Gaucho AUDIOPHILE
Steely Dan - Gaucho AUDIOPHILE
Steely Dan - Gaucho AUDIOPHILE

Steely Dan - Gaucho (2LP, Box set, 45RPM, UHQR, 200g, Clear vinyl)

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Donald Fagen – lead vocals, backing vocals, synthesizer (A2 to D2), electric piano (A2 to D1), organ (D2) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Donald Fagen]

Backing vocals - Michael McDonald (D1), Patti Austin (A1, C1-2), Valerie Simpson (B1 to D2), Frank Floyd (A2, B1, D2), Diva Gray (A1), Gordon Grody (A1), Lani Groves (A1), Lesley Miller (A1, B1 to C2), Zachary Sanders (A2, C1, D2), Toni Wine (A1)

Steve Gadd – drums (B1, D1-2), percussion (A2) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Steve Gadd]

Victor Feldman – percussion (A2)

Walter Becker – bass (A2, C1-2), guitar (A2, D1), guitar solo (C1)

Randy Brecker – trumpet (A1, C1-2), flugelhorn (A1, D2)

Wayne Andre – trombone (D2)

Tom Scott – alto saxophone, clarinet (A1); tenor saxophone (A1, B1, C1, D2); Lyricon (B1, D2), horn arrangement (B1, C1, D2)

David Sanborn – alto saxophone (D1)

Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (B1, B1-2)

Dave Tofani – tenor saxophone (D1)

Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone (D1)

Walter Kane – clarinet (A1)

George Marge – clarinet

Rob Mounsey – piano (B1 to D1), horn arrangement (A1, D1)

Don Grolnick – electric piano, Clavinet (A1)

Bill Tobin – electric piano (B1)

Pat Rebillot – electric piano (D1)

Joe Sample – electric piano (D2)

Hiram Bullock – guitar (D1)

Larry Carlton – lead guitar (D2)

Rick Derringer – guitar (D1)

Steve Khan – guitar (A1, B1-2, D2), lead guitar (D1)

Mark Knopfler – lead guitar (C2)

Hugh McCracken – guitars (A2, C2)

Chuck Rainey – bass (A1, D2)

Anthony Jackson – bass (B1, D1)

Rick Marotta – drums (A2, C2)

Jeff Porcaro – drums (C1)

Bernard Purdie – drums (A1)

Errol "Crusher" Bennett – percussion (A1, C1)

Ralph MacDonald – percussion (B1, D1)

Nicholas Marrero – percussion (D1)

Horn arranged by Rob Mounsey (A1, D1)

All songs written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen except "Gaucho" written with Keith Jarrett


2 LPs, box set, gatefold on heavy cardboard stock, premium slipcase with a wooden dowel spine

Limited to 15,000 numbered copies

Original analog Master tape : NO (tape copy)


Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : Clear vinyl

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : MCA

Recorded 1978–1980 at Sigma Sound Studio (New York City), Soundworks (New York City), Automated Sound (New York City), A&R (New York City), Village Recorders (West Los Angeles), Producer's Workshop (Hollywood)

Engineered by Roger Nichols

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner

Produced by Gary Katz

Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Originally released in November 1980

Reissued in 2023



Side A:

  1. Babylon Sisters
  2. Hey Nineteen

Side B:

  1. Glamour Profession

Side C:

  1. Gaucho
  2. Time Out Of Mind

Side D:

  1. My Rival
  2. Third World Man



                1982 Grammy Award for Best Non-Classical Engineered Recording

                Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums - Ranked 504


                Reviews :

                “Aja was cool, relaxed, and controlled; it sounded deceptively easy. 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. Furthermore, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's songs are generally labored, only occasionally reaching their past heights, like on the suave "Babylon Sisters," "Time Out of Mind," and "Hey Nineteen." Still, those three songs are barely enough to make the remainder of the album's glossy, meandering fusion worthwhile.” AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


                UHQR :

                UHQR pressing is inspired from JVC Japan, which 30 years ago was the pinnacle of high-quality vinyl. Each UHQR vinyl is pressed, using hand-selected vinyl, on a manual Finebilt press with attention paid to every single detail of every single record. The 200-gram records feature the same flat profile that helped to make the original UHQR so desirable. From the lead-in groove to the run-out groove, there is no pitch to the profile, allowing your stylus to play truly perpendicular to the grooves from edge to center. Every UHQR is hand-inspected upon pressing completion, and only the truly flawless are allowed to go to market.

                Ratings :

                AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4.37 / 5

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