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Countdown to Ecstasy is the second studio album by the American rock band Steely Dan, released in July 1973 by ABC Records. After the departure of vocalist David Palmer, the group recorded the album with Donald Fagen singing lead on all the songs.
Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy (Full Album). My Old School (Album Version). Steely Dan. Лицензиар. UMG (от лица компании "Geffen "); UMPI, LatinAutor, LatinAutor - UMPG, CMRRA, ASCAP, UBEM, UMPG Publishing" и другие авторские общества (4). Композиция. Pearl Of The Quarter. Авторы текста и музыки. Walter Becker, Donald Fagen.
Steely Dan’s sophomore outing, Countdown to Ecstasy finds a truly remarkable and watershed band finding the sweet spot in sound and atmosphere that they would go on to refine and produce arguably some of the most profound work on their decade. Countdown to Ecstasy kicks off with the up-tempo, swing-styled Bodhisatva. The album’s opener pushes forward and bashes pre-conceived notions off the bat with a much more sophisticated groove and chord progression than anything found on the record’s predecessor.
Additional personnel: Ben Benay (acoustic guitar); Rick Derringer (slide guitar); Ernie Watts, Johnny Rotella, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins (saxophone); Victor Feldman (vibraphone, marimba, percussion); Ray Brown (12-string bass).
Musically, Countdown to Ecstasy is even stronger than the Dan's terrific debut, pushing the musical envelope with more complex jazz harmonies and intricate time signatures, and carrying their lyrics into even more shadowy realms peppered with sci-fi imagery and street-level slang. The songs are stunning, from the opening blast of "Boddhisattva," a Zen boogie fueled by Denny Dias's and Jeff Baxter's angular, bopping guitars, to the postnuclear apocalypse of "King of the World. Most true Steely Dan fans consider this album to be stronger than their first, even though it didn't sell as well (at least not initially). And who knows why it didn't. I'm sure part of the reason is that neither of the singles released could really be described as a "hit", not compared to "Do It Again" or "Reelin' in the Years.