Monday 6/28/21 1:10am ET: Feature LP: Steely Dan – Two Against Nature (2000)

Two Against Nature is the eighth studio album by American rock band Steely Dan. Their first studio album in 20 years, it was recorded from 1997 to 1999 and released on February 29, 2000, by Warner Bros. Records.

A critical success, Two Against Nature won the group four Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album – Non-Classical, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (for the single “Cousin Dupree”). Commercially, it peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and sold more than one million copies, earning a Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.

  1. “Gaslighting Abbie” 5:53
  2. “What a Shame About Me” 5:17
  3. “Two Against Nature” 6:17
  4. “Janie Runaway” 4:09
  5. “Almost Gothic” 4:09
  6. “Jack of Speed” 6:17
  7. “Cousin Dupree” 5:28
  8. “Negative Girl” 5:34
  9. “West of Hollywood” 8:21

Donald Fagen – lead vocals (all tracks), Fender Rhodes (1-3), Clavinet (1), piano (2, 3), Wurlitzer (4-7), organ (9)
Walter Becker – bass (2-7), guitar (1, 2, 4, 6, 7), lead guitar (3, 9)
Ted Baker – Fender Rhodes (4, 5, 7-9), piano (9)
Jon Herington – rhythm guitar (3, 7, 9), acoustic guitar (5)
Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar (8)
Hugh McCracken – guitar (5)
Dean Parks – guitar (8)
Tom Barney – bass (1, 8, 9)
Keith Carlock – drums (3)
Leroy Clouden – drums (4, 5, 7)
Vinnie Colaiuta – drums (8)
Sonny Emory – drums (9)
Ricky Lawson – drums (1)
Michael White – drums (2, 6)
Gordon Gottlieb – percussion (2, 3, 5, 6, 9)
Will Lee – percussion (6)
Daniel Sadownick – percussion (3), timbales (3)
Dave Shank – vibraphone (8)
Steve Shapiro – vibraphone (3)
Amy Helm – whistle (7)
Lawrence Feldman – clarinet (1, 5), tenor saxophone (4, 6), alto saxophone (5), saxophone (3)
Roy Hitchcock – clarinet (3)
Lou Marini – alto saxophone (4, 6), tenor saxophone (2)
Chris Potter – tenor saxophone solo (1, 9), alto saxophone solo (4)
David Tofani – tenor saxophone (1) saxophone (3)
Roger Rosenberg – bass clarinet (1, 3-5), baritone saxophone (2, 6)
Michael Leonhart – trumpet (1-6), Wurlitzer (3)
Jim Pugh – trombone (1-3, 5, 6)
Cynthia Calhoun (1-3, 6, 8, 9) – background vocals
Carolyn Leonhart (1-5, 7-9) – background vocals
Michael Harvey (1-3, 5, 6, 9) – background vocals