Produced by longtime collaborator Gary Katz, the album went on to be the band’s most successful, and their first platinum disc.
The idea of yacht rock conjures up a particular lifestyle, but beneath the surface lies a treasure trove of sophisticated hits that continue to resonate.
An appreciation of Walter Becker, who with Donald Fagen formed the nucleus of the unique creative presence of Steely Dan, and who died on 3 September 2017.
The Motown classic has a history that also embraces Stevie's former wife Syreeta, Michael McDonald and Rufus Wainwright.
Chaka Khan is also releasing her long-awaited new album, 'Hello Happiness', on 15 February.
"With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical."
The song typified Steely Dan's move towards an ever-jazzier sound, and added the distinctive voice of a frequent collaborator.
Michael McDonald, Don Was and Warren Haynes are among those taking to the American road in the new year for the first leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour: