Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Black Cow
3 5:11
A2 Aja
3 8:00
A3 Deacon Blues
4.5 7:37
B1 Peg
4.65 3:58
B2 Home at Last
3 5:36
B3 I Got the News
3 5:07
B4 Josie
3.5 4:32

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

drums (drum set):
Steve Gadd (drummer) (track A2)
Ed Greene (Drummer) (track B3)
Paul Humphrey (track A1)
Jim Keltner (track B4)
Rick Marotta (track B1)
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (tracks A3, B2)
bass guitar:
Chuck Rainey (American bassist) (tracks A1–A2, B1–B4)
synthesizer:
Donald Fagen (track A3)
Clavinet:
Don Grolnick (track B1)
guitar:
Larry Carlton (tracks A1–A3, B2–B4)
Steve Khan (track B1)
bass:
Walter Becker (track A3)
electric piano:
Victor Feldman (jazz musician) (track A3)
Paul Griffin (American pianist, session musician) (track B1)
percussion:
Gary Coleman (US percussionist) (track B1)
Victor Feldman (jazz musician) (track B1)
horn arranger:
Tom Scott (saxophonist) (track A3)
tenor saxophone:
Pete Christlieb (track A3)
Tom Scott (saxophonist) (track A1)
Wayne Shorter (US jazz saxophonist and composer) (track A2)
Lyricon:
Tom Scott (saxophonist) (track B1)
guitar family:
Larry Carlton (track A3)
Lee Ritenour (track A3)
background vocals:
Paul Griffin (American pianist, session musician) (track B1)
Venetta Fields (track A3)
Clydie King (track A3)
Sherlie Matthews (track A3)
Michael McDonald (R&B & soul singer) (track B1)
composer:
Walter Becker (tracks A1–B4)
Donald Fagen (tracks A1–B4)
lead vocals:
Donald Fagen (tracks A3–B1)
lyricist:
Walter Becker (tracks A1–B4)
Donald Fagen (tracks A1–B4)
solo guitar:
Jay Graydon (track B1)
sampled by:
Eye Know by De La Soul (track B1)
later parody versions:
Hosea (track B4)
recording of:
Aja (track A2)
Black Cow (track A1)
Deacon Blues (track A3)
Home at Last (track B2)
I Got the News (track B3)
Josie (track B4)
Peg (track B1)