Offered for sale is a still sealed 1970s U.S. pressing of Countdown to Ecstasy by Steely Dan.
About this copy: This copy of Countdown to Ecstasy is a 1970s pressing on the ABC label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears or holes. There is a bit of discoloration along the left hand side on the front. This may be from aging.
Label variation is unknown. This pressing is fairly light; we suspect it’s on the later yellow ABC label, rather than the original black one.
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find in this condition.
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.
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:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1973|