Format: CD
Label: MCA
Catalog: 112055
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 10/10/2000
UPC: 008811205522

Artist: Steely Dan
Format: CD
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''Gaucho'' is the seventh studio album by the American Jazz rock band Steely Dan. Released in 1980, it was their final studio album before re-grouping for a concert tour after a 12 year hiatus. Their next studio album ''Two Against Nature'' did not emerge until 2000.

The songs marked a significant stylistic change for Steely Dan, introducing a more minimal, groove and atmosphere based format. The harmonically complex chord changes that were a distinctive mark of earlier Steely Dan songs are mostly absent here. Songs usually revolved around a certain rhythm or mood, a definite departure from the suite-like style of "Aja", the title track of their previous record.

This was the last Steely Dan album to feature Michael McDonald's back-up vocals. He would continue to sing and play with Steely Dan on tour in following years, most prominently in the summer of 2006 Steelyard "Sugartooth" McDan and The Fab-Originees.com Tour, on which he was the opening act in an effort to promote Fagen's first new album in 13 years, ''Morph the Cat''. - Wikipedia