November 3, 2012 – 4:29 am

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Detroit 2000 [no label, 2CD]

“The Second Theater We’ve Blown up this Year”, live at the Pine Knob Amphitheater, Detroit, MI; June 25, 2000. Excellent soundboard.

Thanks to Buttmanos who shared the show at The Traders’ Den.

Buttmanos wrote: “Uncirculated. By far the best sounding recording from the 2000 tour.”

To which Phantom Engineer noted: “Interesting, I wish I knew the backstory on this. Definitely not the stereotypical bootleg soundboard. I have just listened to a few bits but this sounds like a professional recording. Which has its pros and cons. I guess why i’s stereo. Not my ideal setlist but a great download none the least. Thank you.”

Buttmanos replied: “Well, Roger Nichols [the late recording engineer/producer] recorded all 2000 shows with hard-drives that allegedly crapped out (failed to spin-up) before the band can do anything with them. Because the sound is seemingly “mixed,” this may be a recording from that collection.”

Lineage: Soundboard > DAT (model unknown) > Lossless Wav Capture > Cubase SX Wavelab 5.0 > Waves S-1 imager (for widened stereo separation and balance) > Steinberg Wavelab 5.0 for track indexing > Wav files > FLAC Frontend @ Level 8 > Trader’s Little Helper

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. The Boston Rag (13.1MB)
Track 102. Bodhisattva (9.6MB)
Track 103. Night By Night (5.6MB)
Track 104. Janie Runaway (7.5MB)
Track 105. Piano Solo (4.3MB)
Track 106. Josie (With power failure) (2.3MB)
Track 107. Josie (Take 2) (13.5MB)
Track 108. Black Friday (7.3MB)
Track 109. Daddy Don’t Live in That New York City No More (with Band Intros) (20.5MB)
Track 110. Bad Sneakers (6.0MB)
Track 111. Jack of Speed (10.0MB)
Track 112. West of Hollywood (11.3MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Hank’s Pad (Henry Mancini) (7.5MB)
Track 202. The Royal Scam (10.7MB)
Track 203. Deacon Blues (13.0MB)
Track 204. Cousin Dupree (10.3MB)
Track 205. Monkey in Your Soul (4.9MB)
Track 206. Dirty Work (9.4MB)
Track 207. Peg (7.6MB)
Track 208. Kid Charlemagne (8.4MB)
Track 209. Don’t Take Me Alive (fades in) (6.3MB)
Track 210. My Old School (11.5MB)
Track 211. FM (6.8MB)

Donald Fagen: Vocals, Fender Rhodes, Lync Keytar
Walter Becker: Guitars, Vocals
Ricky Lawson: Drums
Tom Barney: 5-String Bass, Acoustic Bass (track 13)
Ted Baker: Grand Piano, Synth
Jon Herington: Guitars
Cornelius Bumpus: Tenor Saxophone
Bob Shepard: Tenor and Alto Saxophone
Michael Leonhart: Trumpet
Jim Pugh: Tenor Trombone
Vicky Cave, Carolyn Leonhart, Cynthia Calhoun: Backing Vocals

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  1. 20 Responses to “STEELY DAN - DETROIT 2000”

  2. Thank you so very much for this. Great sound quality! I love Steely Dan so freaking much. Have you heard Fagan’s brand new solo CD Sunken Condos? Very tasty.

    By Burroughs on Nov 3, 2012

  3. Cool to see this listed. I’ve been to many shows at Pine Knob, the first being Eagles in 1974. “On The Border” was their latest album and the show at Pine Knob was the first one after Don Felder had joined them. He was with them originally when they were Linda Ronstadt’s backing band pre Eagles. Too bad he still isn’t. Get his new cd it’s great!

    By Ernie Clark on Nov 3, 2012

  4. Thanks again BigO. Looking forward to hearing this. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - I can never get too much Steely Dan.

    By Big Trev on Nov 3, 2012

  5. Great show, amazing recording.

    By Bill from Pgh on Nov 3, 2012

  6. Steely!!! Thanks so much BIG O!!! Best site on the net!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…

    By Dave on Nov 4, 2012

  7. ummm….dark sarcastic lyrics….ummm

    By Scott Brookman on Nov 4, 2012

  8. the info i can offer here is that the reason this sounds the way it does is because it was intended as a possible live album for official release and later canceled. then it was considered theyd sell copies of each show the way pearl jam genesis allmans hot tuna and other bands do. the manager evidently changed his mind on this but i have never seen any reason for this written anywhere. ive seen the sbds for at least 12 shows on this tour. most of them are incredible quality. they are all mixed. make of that what u will.

    By darth on Nov 4, 2012

  9. Back again to say that now I’ve had chance to listen to it I can confirm that the sound here is tremendous. If the recording and mix really is the work of the late great Roger Nichols then now I know why they called him “The Immortal”.

    By Big Trev on Nov 4, 2012

  10. darth = pie hole
    make of that what u will.

    By hookahsmokingcaterpillar on Nov 4, 2012

  11. hookahsmokingcaterpillar=smegma

    Case closed

    By jimbob on Nov 4, 2012

  12. jimbob=darth.
    same piehole different name

    By hookahsmokingcaterpillar on Nov 4, 2012

  13. make that


    there that’s it

    now it’s case closed,lol

    By jimbob on Nov 5, 2012

  14. How is it that Steely Dan has TWO of the best recordings on BigO? ONE name…Roger Nichols!

    By 4yrsnojob on Nov 20, 2012

  15. Highly energetic post, I liked that bit. Will there be a part 2?

    By Bernice Greene on Sep 21, 2014

  16. nutzen.

    By on Mar 24, 2015

  17. I was there. The first tour with Herington Carlock. Always thought it was the best Dan show I’ve seen, and I’ve seen every tour except one.

    By Mike on Nov 21, 2016

  18. Thank you!

    By Xavier on Jul 1, 2017

  19. Wish I could play these… One of my favorite shows of all time but as of the middle of last year can’t play anymore. Been patient hoping the server would’ve fixed issue by now

    What can I do??

    By A C on May 4, 2018

  20. I was at this show. Would love to download, but it says file not found?

    Thanks for your work on making this available.


    By Michael Evans on Jan 31, 2020

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