1362. Steely Dan. Countdown to Ecstasy. 1973. ABC (UK, NM-) = 36$

Steely Dan  ‎–  Countdown To Ecstasy

Label: ABC Records ‎– ABCL 5034

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Country: UK

Released: 1974

Genre: Rock

Style: Pop Rock


A1                   Bodhisattva                 5:20

A2                   Razor Boy                  3:11

A3                   The Boston Rag          5:41    

A4                   Your Gold Teeth         7:02    

B1                   Show Biz Kids            5:26

B2                   My Old School           5:47

B3                   Pearl Of The Quarter 3:50     

B4                   King Of The World     5:05

Companies etc 

Engineered At – The Village Recorder

Recorded At – Carabou Ranch

Marketed By – Anchor Records Ltd.

Made By – Garrod & Lofthouse

Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse

Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.

Copyright (c) – Anchor Records Ltd.


Acoustic Guitar – Ben Benay

Arranged By [Saxes] – Jimmie Haskell* (tracks: B2)

Backing Vocals – David Palmer (4), James Rolleston, Michael Fenelly*, Myrna Matthews, Patricia Hall, Royce Jones, Sherlie Matthews

Bass Guitar [Electric], Harmonica, Vocals – Walter Becker

Design – Dotty Of Hollywood

Double Bass [String Bass] – Ray Brown (tracks: A2)

Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Jim Hodder

Engineer – Roger (The Immortal) Nichols*

Engineer [Assisted By] – Miss Natalie

Guitar, Mixed By [Stereo Mixmaster General] – Denny Dias

Guitar, Steel Guitar [Pedal] – Jeff "Skunk" Baxter*

Other [Four Bits] – Sue Clark

Other [Grunt] – Warren Wallace

Other [Pilot] – John Famular

Other [Weekend Knob Job] – Tim Weston

Photography By – Ed Caraeff

Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Lead Vocals – Donald Fagen

Producer – Gary Katz

Saxophone – Bill Perkins (tracks: B2), Ernie Watts (tracks: B2), John Rotella (tracks: B2), Lanny Morgan (tracks: B2)

Slide Guitar – Rick Derringer (tracks: B1)

Vibraphone, Marimba, Percussion – Victor Feldman

Written-By – Fagen*, Becker*



Engineered at Village Recorder, Santa Monica

Rick Derringer recorded at Carabou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado (Courtesy of C B S Records)

Personal Management: Kudo III, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Printed and made in Great Britain by Garrod and Lofthouse International Ltd.

[back cover]

1973 ABC Records Inc.

Anchor Music Ltd.

Made in U.K.

[center labels]

Textured sleeve, black labels with multicoloured logo

Barcode and Other Identifiers 

Matrix / Runout (Label A): ABCL.5034A

Matrix / Runout (Label B): ABCL.5034B

Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp A): ABCL 5034 A-1

Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp B): ABCL 5034 B-1

Other (Original catalog#): (ABCX 779)