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Needless to say, there is still apparently no news of the album and both Walter Becker and Gary Katz have been/are busy with other projects. Walter has produced an LP called Light and Shade for a Norwegian duo who have encumbered themselves with the name Fra Lippo Lippi and Gary Katz is currently producing an album for Scottish band Love and Money in Greenwich Village. And while Walter Becker and Gary Katz have been poring over mixing consoles, Donald Fagen has been poring over his typewriter doing an article for a relatively new U.S. publication called Premiere.
It seems to me that with all this recent separate activity, it probably means there's no likelihood of a new offering from Steely Dan themselves until perhaps, at the earliest, next summer. That is a somewhat depressing and frustrating thought, and I only hope I'm wrong.
Once again Rosie Vela was forced to cancel her scheduled U.K. dates, apparently because of prior commitments for some members of her band, so I'm looking forward to seeing her in concert next year.
Now for some good news and some bad news. First, the good news: a cassette exists of Gaucho outtakes -- it contains slightly different versions of Babylon Sisters, Glamour Profession and Gaucho, plus a previously unreleased song called The Second Arrangement. The bad news, unfortunately, is that it's less than two minutes long and cuts out suddenly in the middle. I suppose this is the infamous track which was inadvertantly erased by a tired engineer. It's a great shame because The Second Arrangement has a really catchy guitar intro and Donald's singing on it is as good as ever.
Last modified on Sun Feb 04 23:00:26 1996