Steely Dan – Gaucho VG+/VG+

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GauchoΒ is the seventh studio album by the American rock band Steely Dan, released by MCA Records on November 21, 1980. The album marked a significant stylistic shift for the band, with more focus on rhythm and atmosphere than their earlier work, and fewer harmonically complex chord progressions, but the recording sessions demonstrated the group’s typical obsessive nature and perfectionism, as they 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. At the 24th Annual Grammy Awards,Β GauchoΒ won Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical, and was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

The making of the album was plagued by a number of creative, personal, and professional problems, and, once it was completed, there was a three-way legal battle between MCA, Warner Bros., and Steely Dan over the rights to release it. After the album was released, jazz pianist Keith Jarrett sued Walter Becker and Donald Fagen for copyright infringement, claiming the title track plagiarized “‘Long As You Know You’re Living Yours” from his 1974 album Belonging, and he was given a co-writing credit. Steely Dan did not release another album untilΒ Two Against Nature, nearly 20 years later.

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Japanese Pressing. With obi. Scratch on side 2, but does not impact playback. Small mark on front cover.

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