℗ 2022 UMG Recordings; A Geffen Records release
Released November 1, 1972
Duration 40m 46s
Record Label Geffen
Genre Rock
 

Can't Buy A Thrill

Steely Dan

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1.1
Do It Again
Steely Dan
5:54
1.2
Dirty Work
Steely Dan
3:08
1.3
Kings
Steely Dan
3:45
1.4
Midnite Cruiser
Steely Dan
4:05
1.5
Only A Fool Would Say That
Steely Dan
2:57
1.6
Reelin' In The Years
Steely Dan
4:36
1.7
Fire In The Hole
Steely Dan
3:26
1.8
Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)
Steely Dan
4:19
1.9
Change Of The Guard
Steely Dan
3:38
1.10
Turn That Heartbeat Over Again
Steely Dan
4:58
Led by the songwriting and virtuoso musical duo of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan released an extraordinary run of seven albums on ABC Records and MCA Records from 1972 through 1980. Filled with topline musicianship, clever and subversive wordplay, ironic humour, genius arrangements, and pop hits that outshone the Top 40 of its day, their records, which were as sophisticated and cerebral as they were inscrutable, were stylistically diverse, melding their love of jazz with rock, blues, and impeccable pop song-craft. Steely Dan’s classic ABC and MCA Records catalog is now set to return with an extensive yearlong reissue program of the band’s first seven records, which is being personally overseen by founding member Donald Fagen. The series kicks off with the album that started it all, the band’s legendary 1972 debut LP, Can’t Buy A Thrill, now in its 50th anniversary year, featuring the band’s breakthrough hits, “Do It Again,” “Reelin’ in the Years,” and the recently viral “Dirty Work,” with original lead vocalist David Palmer. All albums are being meticulously remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes except for Aja, which will be mastered from an analog, non-EQ’d, tape copy, and Gaucho, which will be sourced from a 1980 analog tape copy originally EQ’d by Bob Ludwig.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Geffen Studio Masters

Tracks 1-10 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.08
-3.38 to -0.54
-18.78
-20.16 to -17.55
-15.86
-17.40 to -14.50
11
10 to 12
1
Do It Again
-1.35-18.02-15.211
2
Dirty Work
-2.27-19.51-16.511
3
Kings
-0.54-19.19-16.012
4
Midnite Cruiser
-2.30-19.32-16.111
5
Only A Fool Would Say That
-3.38-18.72-16.310
6
Reelin' In The Years
-1.64-17.96-14.911
7
Fire In The Hole
-2.90-19.57-16.811
8
Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)
-1.45-17.78-14.911
9
Change Of The Guard
-1.62-17.55-14.510
10
Turn That Heartbeat Over Again
-3.35-20.16-17.412

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