|New Steely Dan "Day & Date" CD & DVD-Audio Release|
|Home Theater News Music - Software News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Friday, 09 May 2003|
Following in the footsteps of the simultaneous CD and DVD-A release of Fleetwood Mac's new studio album Say You Will, Warner Music will release Steely Dan's highly anticipated new studio album Everything Must Go on both the CD and DVD-Audio format on the same day.
The album marks Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's first release since 2000's album, Two Against Nature. A year later, in February 2001, the album won 4 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group (Cousin Dupree), Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Engineered Album/Non Classical.
Steely Dan is no stranger to the DVD-Audio format. Warner Music Vision originally released Two Against Nature on DVD-Audio in the UK during August 2002. During January 2003, Warner released Donald Fagen's solo album The Nightfly on DVD-Audio (Fagen's second solo album Kamakiriad debuts on DVD-Audio in July 2003).
Produced for DVD-A by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Everything Must Go features both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Digital Surround soundtracks in the DVD-Video zone, making it compatible with all DVD players.
Grammy Award winning recording engineer, Elliot Scheiner, is responsible for the 5.1 mix on Everything Must Go. The DVD-A album includes an exclusive 13-minute short film piece entitled "Steely Dan Confessions", which finds Becker and Fagen touring the night life of Las Vegas with "Rita" the famous cab driver, from the HBO TV series Taxicab Confessions. The DVD-Audio album includes a Photo Gallery, Song Lyrics, Discography and Production Credits.
The U.K. release date for the DVD-A and CD versions of Steely Dan's "Everything Must Go" album is June 9, 2003, while the North American release is the following day, Tuesday June 10, 2003.
The CD version of the album is released by Reprise Records, while the DVD-Audio version is released by Warner Music Vision.