Steely Dan – Greatest Hits original Japan 2 LP set with obi

$150.00

Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of the double album Steely Dan’s Greatest Hits by Steely Dan, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the double album Steely Dan’s Greatest Hits by Steely Dan, including the original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Steely Dan’s Greatest Hits is a 1978 Japanese pressing on the ABC label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

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

A nice copy of a scarce Steely Dan LP.

Background: Steely Dan’s Greatest Hits was released in 1978, and offered material from their first six albums, as well as the then-new single “Here at the Western World.”

The album reached #30 on the U.S. album charts and #41 on the UK charts.

Greatest hits LPs aren’t usually on most people’s radar, as they don’t always sound that great, but this album is an exception.

Greatest Hits was mastered using original tapes, rather than copies of copies, and in the case of Steely Dan, the original master tapes from their 1970s albums were lost or accidentally destroyed in the mid-1980s. As such, Greatest Hits is a pretty nice album to have in your collection, as it does sound terrific.

There’s a great article about Steely Dan’s Greatest Hits here at Analog Planet.

Allmusic.com gave Steely Dan’s Greatest Hits a 3 star review:

This 1978 ABC set was issued to bide time between Aja and Gaucho. Despite the generous 18 tracks covering the 1972-1977 work, this didn’t take on mythical proportions due to the fact that the band’s separate albums all remained strong and the group’s better moments weren’t always the biggest hits. Despite the cavils, some great work is here. …What makes Greatest Hits less than essential are the glaring omissions, including “Don’t Take Me Alive,” “Chain Lightening,” and “Deacon Blues.” Having “FM” absent doesn’t help things either. Unlike many compilations, Greatest Hits isn’t a loving look but at a group’s recent past, but more a stopgap measure to put product on shelves.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: ABC
Catalog Number:
YS-8065~6
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in