A M A
K I R
I A D
is an album of eight related songs. The literal action takes place a few years in the future, near the millenium.
In the first song, "Trans-Island Skyway," the narrator tells us he is about to embark on a journey in his new dream-car, a custom-tooled Kamakiri. It's built for the new century: steam-driven, with a self-contained vegetable garden and a radio link with the Tripstar routing satellite.
The next six songs describe his adventures along the way. In the last song, "Teahouse On The Tracks," the narrator lands in dismal Flytown where he must decide whether to bail out or rally and continue moving into the unknown.
|Songs by Donald Fagen except
Walter Becker & Donald Fagen and "Florida Room," music
by Donald Fagen; lyrics by Donald Fagen and Libby Titus
Rythm and horn arrangements by Donald Fagen
Recorded and Mixed at River Sound, New York
|Digital Technician: Phil Burnett
Mastering: Glen Meadows at Masterfonics, Nashville
Assistant to Mr. Fagen: Scott Barkham
Production Coordinator: Lisa Starr
River Sound drums provided by Artie Smith
Hyperbolic drums provided by Paul Marchetti
Sample editing, digital delay acquisition: Craig Siegal ("Mr. Z")
Design: Carol Bobolts/Red Herring Design
Photography: James Hamilton
Car Photography: Marinella Terziotti/AM. n. 39 11/92
Representation: Craig Fruin/HK Management.
Thanks to Mo Ostin , Lenny Waronker, Pat Dorn, Craig Fruin,
Larry Robbins, Len Freedman and to the Ace Staff of River
Sound: Keith Rosenberg, Anthony Gillis, Bernadette Deptula,
Todd Alan, Tony Gonzalez, Mike Terraciano, Alan Cohen &
Alicia Godsberg; also to Siemens Audio, NYC: Tammy,
Steve, John & Peter; C.J. at GML, The Toy Specialists,
Mark Wilcox, Suze Howells, Ray Bloom (Rane Corp.),
Con Psorakis, Lou Marini and Irwin Fisch; also to Jerry, Ellie,
Emmie, Susie & Michael; and Marcelle.
Enablers: Gary Katz, Deborah Siegel,
Patti Blanchard & Marianne Bachmann.
Inspiration: Libby Titus
PRODUCED BY WALTER BECKER
The producer wishes to thank Elinor, Kawai and Sayan for
their patience and support. Likewise Wolf Chuckie,
Wolf Nancy, Mr. Bonhommie, Spider King Demon, Donald,
Bambi, Fluffy, Legba, Baron Samedi. Mahalo to Lisa,
gracias to Bobbi. Hubba-hubba to Helen, George and
the whole crew over at Steamer Heaven.
And thanks again to Donald, for asking me along for the ride.
Also, the producer seeks to ingratiate himself with the
following luthiers, each of whom he deems the finest in the
land: the sublime Stephen Grimes, the serene James Tyler,
the superb John Carruthers, the supreme Roger Sadowsky
and Jim Crawford, wherever he is.
DEDICATED IN MEMORIUM TO DOROTHY WHITE
|Trans Island Skyway
On The Dunes
Teahouse On The Tracks
There is also a Promotion Only, CD of this recording witch is 24K gold coated, Super Bit Mapped (SBM) and packaged in Digipak®.
Reprise 9 45230-DJ
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