Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature is the eighth album by Steely Dan, released in 2000. The album won the group four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. It marked the first Steely Dan studio album in 20 years, following 1980's Gaucho. It has been certified platinum in the U.S.
Two Against Nature marked Steely Dan's long-awaited debut for Warner Bros. Records - through a sub-label, Giant Records. They intended to release Gaucho on Warner Bros. after their longtime label ABC Records merged with MCA Records, but MCA claimed ownership of the master recordings. As a result, the band was forced to release Gaucho on MCA (which has since been absorbed into Geffen Records). The group's leaders, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, accepted all four Grammys the album won, including Album of the Year.
All songs written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.
- "Gaslighting Abbie" – 5:53
- "What a Shame About Me" – 5:17
- "Two Against Nature" – 6:17
- "Janie Runaway" – 4:09
- "Almost Gothic" – 4:09
- "Jack of Speed" – 6:17
- "Cousin Dupree" – 5:28
- "Negative Girl" – 5:34
- "West of Hollywood" – 8:21
- Producers: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
- Executive engineer: Roger Nichols
- Engineers: Phil Burnett, Per-Christian Nielsen, Johan Edlund, Anthony Gorman, Roger Nichols, Ken Ross, Dave Russell, Jay A. Ryan, Elliot Scheiner, Peter Scriba
- Mixing: Roger Nichols, Dave Russell
- Mastering: Scott Hull
- Assistants: Suzy Barrows, Reaann Zschokke
- Technician: Roger Nichols
- Editing: Jan Folkson
- Horn arrangements: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Michael Leonhart
- Project manager: Jill Dell'Abate
- Project coordinator: Suzana Haugh
- Consultant: Michael Leonhart
- Piano tuner: Sam Berd
- Electric piano technician: Edd Kolakowski
- Design: Carol Bobolts
- Photography: Michael Northrup/Jason Fulford
- Copyist: Michael Leonhart
|The Billboard 200
|Top Internet Albums
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- 2001 Grammy Awards
- ↑ Two Against Nature at Metacritic Retrieved 2012-11-02.
- ↑ Thomas, Stephen (2000-02-29). "Two Against Nature - Steely Dan : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- ↑ Christgau, Robert (March 7, 2000). "Doing It Again". The Village Voice. New York. Christgau appended the letter grade at his website's archive. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- ↑ Entertainment Weekly review
- ↑ The Guardian "Are you smart enough to like it?" Euan Ferguson, February 20, 2000
- ↑ Mojo, March 2000, p.102
- ↑ NME review
- ↑ Pitchfork Media review
- ↑ PopMatters review
- ↑ Q, April 2000, p.94
- ↑ "Steely Dan: Two Against Nature : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". RollingStone.com. 2000-03-16. Archived from the original on 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- ↑ Uncut, March 2000, p.90
- ↑ Steely Dan: Two Against Nature