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“Do It Again”: Steely Dan launching vinyl reissue campaign in November

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Steely Dan's first seven studio albums, released from 1972 through 1980 on ABC and MCA Records, will be reissued on vinyl as part of a yearlong campaign, set to kick off this November.

The initiative is being overseen by founding Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen and will feature the release of the albums on 180-gram vinyl, limited-edition premium Ultra High-Quality Vinyl mastered at 45 rpm and on the Super Audio CD format aka SACD.

The reissue campaign begins November 4 with the rerelease of the band's 1972 debut album, Can't Buy a Thrill, which featured hits "Do It Again" and "Reelin' In the Years," as well as the enduring gem "Dirty Work." The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified Platinum.

The other six reissues -- 1973's Countdown to Ecstasy, 1974's Pretzel Logic, 1975's Katy Lied, 1976's The Royal Scam, 1977's Aja and 1980's Gaucho -- will be released periodically throughout 2022 and 2023.

All of the albums are being meticulously remastered, most of them from the original analog tapes.

The Ultra High-Quality Vinyl versions are pressed on 200-gram vinyl and will be packaged in a box that includes a booklet explaining the creation of the superior-quality disc, along with a certificate of inspection.

You can preorder the Can't Buy a Thrill reissue now.

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