Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980

Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980 is a two-disc compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 2000. The exact same compilation (all tracks in the same sequence) was also in 2009 re-released in UK under the title The Very Best of Steely Dan.

Showbiz Kids:
The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 14, 2000
Recorded1972-80
GenreRock
Length2:38:24
LabelMCA Records
ProducerWalter Becker, Donald Fagen
Steely Dan chronology
The Best of Steely Dan: Then and Now
(1993)
Showbiz Kids:
The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980

(2000)
Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

Track listingEdit

All songs by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, unless otherwise noted.

Disc oneEdit

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Do It Again"Can't Buy a Thrill, 19725:56
2."Dirty Work"Can't Buy a Thrill3:08
3."Reelin' in the Years"Can't Buy a Thrill4:37
4."Only a Fool Would Say That"Can't Buy a Thrill2:57
5."Change of the Guard"Can't Buy a Thrill3:39
6."Bodhisattva"Countdown to Ecstasy, 19735:18
7."The Boston Rag"Countdown to Ecstasy5:40
8."Show Biz Kids"Countdown to Ecstasy5:26
9."My Old School"Countdown to Ecstasy5:46
10."Rikki Don't Lose That Number"Pretzel Logic, 19744:32
11."Night by Night"Pretzel Logic3:40
12."Pretzel Logic"Pretzel Logic4:32
13."Any Major Dude Will Tell You"Pretzel Logic3:08
14."Black Friday"Katy Lied, 19753:41
15."Bad Sneakers"Katy Lied3:21
16."Doctor Wu"Katy Lied3:55
17."Any World (That I'm Welcome To)"Katy Lied3:55
18."Chain Lightning"Katy Lied2:59

Disc twoEdit

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Kid Charlemagne"The Royal Scam, 19764:38
2."Don't Take Me Alive"The Royal Scam4:16
3."Haitian Divorce"The Royal Scam5:51
4."The Fez" (Becker, Fagen, Paul Griffin)The Royal Scam4:02
5."Here at the Western World"Greatest Hits, 1978; originally recorded for The Royal Scam4:01
6."Black Cow"Aja, 19775:10
7."Aja" (Extended version)Aja8:00
8."Deacon Blues"Aja7:36
9."Peg"Aja4:00
10."Josie"Aja4:35
11."FM (No Static at All) (Remix)"Citizen Steely Dan, 1993; originally from the FM soundtrack, 19785:06
12."Babylon Sisters"Gaucho, 19805:49
13."Hey Nineteen"Gaucho5:07
14."Time Out of Mind"Gaucho4:12
15."Third World Man"Gaucho5:13