Pretzel Logic (Reissue) - Steely Dan

Pretzel Logic (Reissue)

Steely Dan

  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 1974-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 11

  • ℗ 1974 UMG Recordings, Inc.


Title Artist Time
Rikki Don't Lose That Number Steely Dan 4:32 USD 1.29
Night by Night Steely Dan 3:40 USD 1.29
Any Major Dude Will Tell You Steely Dan 3:08 USD 1.29
Barrytown Steely Dan 3:22 USD 1.29
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo Steely Dan 2:49 USD 1.29
Parker's Band Steely Dan 2:45 USD 1.29
Through With Buzz Steely Dan 1:34 USD 1.29
Pretzel Logic Steely Dan 4:32 USD 1.29
With a Gun Steely Dan 2:18 USD 1.29
Charlie Freak Steely Dan 2:44 USD 1.29
Monkey in Your Soul Steely Dan 2:38 USD 1.29


  • Amazing

    By Olleystars
    I'm a hardcore steely dan fan and I'm only 12. I know a lot about this band and their music. The album is great but not their best.
  • Any Major Fan Will Tell You

    By Freestephen
    A very transitional album. The Dan had stopped touring and begin employing even more studio players. This album was ranked #385 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and wisely so. Best played in its entirety!
  • a non-fan's perspective: not compelling compositionally

    rather pedestrian by comparison to Aja and Royal Scam. cliche patterns abound, w/ hints here and there that they were capable of more intellectually stimulating work.
  • Stretching Their Wings

    By Caity-Mac
    Though "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" was a radio hit this album shows a lot of artistic stretching by Fagen and Becker. "Pretzel Logic" and "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" are great Steely Dan songs.
  • Continuous sonic leisure

    By zben72
    One of those albums...
  • Any Major Dude

    By dennykravitz
    This is a great LP but not the band's best...It has short tracks..The best songs..Any Major Dude, Pretzel Logic, and of course the long time FM staple Rikki Don't Lose That Number...Through with Buzz is good too.
  • The Acoustic Album

    By Mattbluhalofan
    "Pretzel Logic" is an oddity among Steely Dan albums. While most of their albums contain fewer, longer songs, "Pretzel" is filled with many short numbers, leaving it as the Steely Dan album with more songs than any other (excluding the latest, post-breakup albums). This makes it hard to judge in comparison with the others. That complication aside, "Pretzel Logic" is often considered one of the Dan's best. The albums dominant genre is definitely an acoustic one; if you know the leading single, Rikki Don't Lose That Number, you know this. Any Major Dude Will Tell You (my favorite track), Barrytown, Through With Buzz, With A Gun, and Charlie Freak all have the same influence, while Night By Night, Parker's Band, Monkey In Your Soul, and the title track up the funk quotient. "Pretzel" is also notable for containing Steely Dan's only cover song, Duke Ellington and Bubber Miley's East St. Louis Toodle-Oo. One noteworthy factor of "Pretzel Logic" is the hints of irony and cynicism in the lyrics of songs like With A Gun and Charlie Freak. This would come full-blown in the following albums. While "Pretzel Logic" sounds very different from the previous two, it is still considered one of their best, and is very deserving of it. 8/10, 5/5.
  • For Your Consideration...

    By vrocco
    Fans will argue without resolution over Steely Dan's greatest, or most entertaining, or most important album, and with good reason. "Aja" and "Countdown to Ecstasy" deserve consideration, and there are great songs on any album that isn't touted as the group's finest. While it's not necessary to choose only one effort in their catalog, it's easy to argue that no single album provides a broader view of Steely Dan than "Pretzel Logic". For all their impressive jazz ambitions, no other album can match the twin pedigree of "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" and "Parker's Band". As far as their overplayed pop hits are concerned, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", with its groovy intro, is not only tolerable, it's the lone oversaturated hit and conveniently opens the album, allowing the rest to unfold less comparatively. "Night by Night" is fusion at its best, "Pretzel Logic" rocks as hard as anything they've recorded, and "With a Gun" may be as close as they cared to explore country-based sounds. No matter which Steely Dan album is ultimately deemed "The Best", it's hard to deny the wide-ranging pleasures of "Pretzel Logic" as a contender.
  • Dan-fan must have

    By Acousti-head
    This is one of those albums that if you're a collector of the artist then it's one you should have... Not the most commercial album, it does contain one of the Dan's most memorable radio cuts in "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" (the title cut was also a top 100 briefly), but this album was also the last album where Steely Dan was considered a "band", complete with an inside photo. But even then, the album featured a number of studio musicians which would become the norm for the Dan in the future. This was also the final album to be cut in an all analog setting, which some purists believe we never should have left... Personally, I felt this album had more "groove" than any other, some wonderful rhythms that they polished in later albums, but were so raw and beautiful in this collection. One might argue that this was probably the least favorite of the Dan albums (close to "Countdown to Ecstasy"), but Dan fans know this one is hard to put away, and easy to go back to again and again. No Dan fan can resist singing along with Fagen on the title cut, "Oh yeah!"
  • Pretzel Logic

    By TJK1
    My first album back in 7th Grade. Brings back AWESOME memories. The past year 2007 saw them play twice in the Tampa Area. First at the Florida State Fairgrounds w/ Michael McDonald as the opener (Doobie Brothers) then at Ruth Eckerd Hall 3 months later. If you think Steely Dan sounds great on a album, they sound better "LIVE" . All the songs on the album are great. Today's music cannot compete with the bands of the 60's and 70's. The only concerts that are making headways these days are those older groups. Hope to see them again someday 2/13/2008 TJK1