Pretzel Logic  

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Pretzel Logic is the third studio album by the American jazz-rock band Steely Dan, originally released in 1974. The album's opening song, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", became the band's biggest hit, reaching #4 on the charts soon after the release of the album. The album itself went gold, and then platinum, reaching #8 on the charts. The album was also highly regarded critically, appearing near the top of several end-of-year polls including the number one slot on NME Album of the Year and the number two spot on both Robert Christgau and the Village Voice end-of-year lists. It was placed at number 385 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Track listing

All songs written by Becker and Fagen, except where noted

Original album version

Side 1
  1. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" – 4:30
  2. "Night by Night" – 3:36
  3. "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" – 3:05
  4. "Barrytown" – 3:17
  5. "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" (Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley) – 2:45
Side 2
  1. "Parker's Band" – 2:36
  2. "Through with Buzz" – 1:30
  3. "Pretzel Logic" – 4:28
  4. "With a Gun" – 2:15
  5. "Charlie Freak" – 2:41
  6. "Monkey in Your Soul" – 2:31

Cassette version

Side 1
  1. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number"
  2. "Through With Buzz"
  3. "Monkey In Your Soul"
  4. "Any Major Dude Will Tell You"
  5. "Parker's Band"
  6. "Charlie Freak"
Side 2
  1. "Barrytown"
  2. "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo"
  3. "With A Gun"
  4. "Night By Night"
  5. "Pretzel Logic"

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