2000 Steely Dan – Two Against Nature

Two Against Nature is the eighth studio album by Steely Dan. The album was released on February 29, 2000, by Giant Records. The album won the group four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for Cousin Dupree. It marked the first Steely Dan studio album in 20 years, following 1980’s Gaucho. It has been certified Platinum in the United States.

Two Against Nature marked Steely Dan’s first studio album for Warner Bros. Records – through a sub-label, Giant Records. The group’s leaders, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, accepted all four Grammys the album won, including Album of the Year.

Tracks

1  Gaslighting Abbie (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 5:54
2  What a Shame About Me (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 5:17
3  Two Against Nature (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 6:17
4  Janie Runaway (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 4:09
5  Almost Gothic (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 4:09
6  Jack of Speed (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 6:17
7  Cousin Dupree (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 5:28
8  Negative Girl (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 5:34
9  West of Hollywood (Donald Fagen; Walter Becker) 8:21

Media

Musicians

1 Gaslighting Abbie

BassTom Barney
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarWalter Becker
ClavinetDonald Fagen
ClarinetRoger Rosenberg
ClarinetLawrence Feldman
SaxChris Potter
SaxDave Tofani
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetMichael Leonhart
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
Background VocalsCynthia Calhoun
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen


2 What a Shame About Me

BassWalter Becker
DrumsMichael White (Drums)
GuitarWalter Becker
PianoDonald Fagen
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxLou Marini
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetMichael Leonhart
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
Background VocalsCynthia Calhoun
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen


3 Two Against Nature

BassWalter Becker
DrumsKeith Carlock
GuitarWalter Becker
GuitarJon Herington
KeyboardsDonald Fagen
PianoMichael Leonhart
ClarinetRoger Rosenberg
SaxDave Tofani
SaxLawrence Feldman
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetMichael Leonhart
VibraphoneSteve Shapiro
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
PercussionDaniel Sadownick
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
Background VocalsCynthia Calhoun
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen


4 Janie Runaway

BassWalter Becker
DrumsLeroy Clouden
GuitarWalter Becker
KeyboardsDonald Fagen
KeyboardsTed Baker
SaxChris Potter
SaxLou Marini
SaxLawrence Feldman
TrumpetMichael Leonhart
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
VocalsDonald Fagen


5 Almost Gothic

BassWalter Becker
DrumsLeroy Clouden
GuitarHugh McCracken
Acoustic GuitarJon Herington
KeyboardsDonald Fagen
KeyboardsTed Baker
ClarinetLawrence Feldman
SaxLawrence Feldman
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetMichael Leonhart
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen


6 Jack Of Speed

BassWalter Becker
DrumsMichael White (Drums)
GuitarWalter Becker
KeyboardsDonald Fagen
SaxLou Marini
TromboneJim Pugh
TrumpetMichael Leonhart
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
PercussionWill Lee
Background VocalsCynthia Calhoun
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen


7 Cousin Dupree

BassWalter Becker
DrumsLeroy Clouden
GuitarWalter Becker
GuitarJon Herington
KeyboardsDonald Fagen
KeyboardsTed Baker
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
VocalsDonald Fagen


8 Negative Girl

BassTom Barney
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsTed Baker
VibraphoneDave Schenk
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
Background VocalsCynthia Calhoun
VocalsDonald Fagen


9 West Of Hollywood

BassTom Barney
DrumsSonny Emory
GuitarWalter Becker
GuitarJon Herington
OrganDonald Fagen
PianoTed Baker
SaxChris Potter
PercussionGordon Gottlieb
Background VocalsCarolyn Leonhart
Background VocalsCynthia Calhoun
Background VocalsMichael Harvey
VocalsDonald Fagen

Liner Notes

Producer – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Arranged By – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Conductor )Horn Section) – Michael Leonhart
Edited By – Jan Folkson
Engineer – Dave Russell, Elliot Scheiner, Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols
Engineer (Executive) – Roger Nichols
Engineer (Second) – Anthony Gorman, Jay Ryan, Johan Edlund, Ken Ross, Mark Faunfelder, Per Christian Nielsen, Pete Scriba
Mastered By – Scott Hull
Technician – Roger Nichols

Design – Carol Bobolts
Photography By – Annalisa, Jason Fulford, Michael Northrop, Walter Becker

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Giant Records
Copyright (c) – Giant Records
Recorded At – River Sound
Recorded At – Clinton Sound
Recorded At – Hyperbolic Sound
Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
Mastered At – Classic Sound, New York
Designed At – Red Herring Design
Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing
Pressed By – WEA Mfg. Olyphant