Wednesday, February 21, 2024

(Listen) Steely Dan Unreleased Track from Final Album Called “Second Arrangement” Found in Late Recording Engineer’s Archives


The Roger Nichols was Steely Dan’s recording engineer for their original set of brilliant albums. His daughters have found an unreleased track in his archives called “The Second Arrangement.” I love Steely Dan’s music, which is not ‘yacht rock,’ but sensational modern jazz unlike anything else on the radio when it came out or even now.

There’s a full story here explaining the background of the whole thing. Thanks for putting this out, Nichols family! What a treat!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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