1364. Steely Dan. The Royal Scam. 1976. ABC (UK, OiS, NM-) = 33$

Steely Dan  ‎–  The Royal Scam

Label: ABC Records ‎– ABCL 5161, ABC Records ‎– ABCD 931

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: UK

Released: 1976

Genre: Jazz, Rock

Style: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Pop Rock


A1                   Kid Charlemagne                    4:38

A2                   The Caves Of Altamira           3:33

A3                   Don't Take Me Alive 4:19

A4                   Sign In Stranger                      4:22

A5                   The Fez                                  3:59

B1                   Green Earring 4:05

B2                   Haitian Divorce           5:50

B3                   Everything You Did     3:54

B4                   The Royal Scam         6:31


Art Direction, Design – Ed Caraeff

Artwork By [Cover Art] – Charlie Ganse, Zox

Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Michael McDonald, Sherlie Matthews, Tim Schmit*, Venetta Fields

Bass – Chuck Rainey

Design [Typographic Design] – Tom Nikosey

Drums – Bernard Purdie, Rick Marotta

Engineer [Los Angeles], Mixed By – Roger Nichols

Engineer [New York] – Elliot Shiner*

Guitar – Dean Parks, Dennis Dias*, Elliot Randall*

Guitar, Bass, Arranged By [Horns] – Walter Becker

Guitar, Other [Special Thanks] – Larry Carlton

Horns – Bob Findley, Jim Horn, John Klemmer, Plas Johnson, Slyde Hyde

Horns, Arranged By [Horns] – Chuck Findley

Keyboards – Don Grolnick, Paul Griffin

Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Arranged By [Horns] – Donald Fagen

Keyboards, Percussion – Victor Feldman

Mixed By – Barney Perkins

Other [Nurse] – Karen Stanley

Other [Special Thanks] – Mr. Garry Sherman

Other [Techno] – Bob DeAvila, Buns, Jerry, John, Leslie, Roy, Stuart Dawson, Warren Wallace

Percussion – Gary Coleman

Producer – Gary Katz

Written-By – Donald Fagen (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B4), Fagen* (tracks: A5), Griffin* (tracks: A5), Walter Becker (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B4), Becker* (tracks: A5)


  1976 ABC Records Inc.

Anchor Music Ltd.

Made in Gt Britain

[center labels]

Engineered at ABC Studios in Los Angeles and at A&R Studios in New York

An ABC Records USA Recording

Marketed by Anchor Records Ltd. © 1976

[back cover]

© 1976 Anchor Music Ltd.

© 1976 Used by permission [lyrics]

Printed in Great Britain G & L

[inner sleeve]

Barcode and Other Identifiers 

Matrix / Runout (A): ABCL 5161A

Matrix / Runout (B): ABCL 5161B
Other (Rights society): MCPS