Steely Dan – The Royal Scam
Label: ABC Records – ABC 421
Vinyl, LP, Album
Manufactured By – CBS Sugar
Printed By – CBS Sugar
Engineered At – ABC Recording Studios
Engineered At – A&R Studios
Arranged By [Horns] – Chuck Findley, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
Art Direction, Design – Ed Caraeff
Artwork [Cover Art] – Charlie Ganse, Zox (3)
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Sherlie Matthews, Tim Schmit*, Venetta Fields
Bass – Chuck Rainey, Walter Becker
Design [Typographic Design] – Tom Nikosey
Drums – Bernard Purdie, Rick Marotta
Engineer – Elliot Shiner*, Roger Nichols
Engineer [Mix Down] – Barney Perkins, Roger Nichols
Guitar – Dean Parks, Dennis Dias*, Elliot Randall*, Larry Carlton, Walter Becker
Horns – Bob Findley, Chuck Findley, Jim Horn, John Klemmer, Plas Johnson, Slyde Hyde
Keyboards – Don Grolnick, Donald Fagen, Paul Griffin, Victor Feldman
Lead Vocals – Donald Fagen
Other [Nurse] – Karen Stanley
Percussion – Gary Coleman, Victor Feldman
Producer – Gary Katz
Technician – Bob DeAvila, Buns, Jerry*, John (113), Leslie (25), Roy (27), Stuart Dawson*, Warren Wallace
Written-By – Donald Fagen, Paul Griffin (tracks: A5), Walter Becker
Special thanks to Larry Carlton and Mr. Garry Sherman.
Engineered at ABC Studios in Los Angeles (Roger Nichols) and at A&R Studios in New York (Elliot Shiner).
Made in Italy by CBS SUGAR (center labels).
Manufactured and printed in Italy by CBS-SUGAR S.p.A. 1976 under authorization from ABC Records U.S.A. (backcover).
Apart from the stamped matrix, each run-out has an etched string of
– six asterisks
– one white square combined with a slash
– three white up-pointing triangles and
– three asterisks
Release include a single-sided lyrics sheet.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, stamped): 62 ABC 421○ 1L 11 6 76
Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, stamped): 62 ABC 421○ 2L 11 6 76
Rights Society (Center label, typeset): SIAE – DR
Rights Society (Center label A-side, rubber stamp): SIAE