Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1978 Japanese pressing of Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Countdown to Ecstasy is a 1978 ABC label pressing of an album that was originally released in 1973.

The cover is VG++ with no wear but with some foxing.  The obi is M- with a couple of minor foxing spots.  The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is M- . with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of the hardest of Steely Dan’s studio albums to find as a Japanese pressing.

Background: Released in 1973, Countdown to Ecstasy was the second album by Steely Dan.

The album reached #35 on the U.S. album chart, making it the lowest-charting album of the band’s career. gave Countdown to Ecstasy a 5 star review:

Can’t Buy a Thrill became an unexpected hit, and as a response, Donald Fagen became the group’s full-time lead vocalist, and he and Walter Becker acted like Steely Dan was a rock & roll band for the group’s second album, Countdown to Ecstasy. The loud guitars and pronounced backbeat of “Bodhisattva,” “Show Biz Kids,” and “My Old School” camouflage the fact that Countdown is a riskier album, musically speaking, than its predecessor. … Countdown to Ecstasy is the only time Steely Dan played it relatively straight, and its eight songs are rich with either musical or lyrical detail that their album rock or art rock contemporaries couldn’t hope to match.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: ABC
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .20 in