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Recording Gaucho: Doctors, Lawyers, and Gremlins

Sam Sutherland, High Fidelity, February 1981

BEFORE THE multiple-platinum sales of Aja carried their music to a broad pop constituency, Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagen had earned enviable, even intimidating reputations among their professional peers. As architects for some of the '70s' most stylish, intelligent pop records, the two songwriters had long been known for their unerring musicianship and their keen interest and involvement in production technique. Not coincidentally, each recording also has served as a barometer for the current state of the art in professional multichannel recording.

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