Before anything, a hearty shout out and many thanks are owed to @mdekoning for starting the many threads that dove deep into the many Steely Dan CD masterings available over the years. Additional thanks to everyone who over time contributed to creating the mostly definitive lists of the available masterings; their efforts certainly helped me reacquire many of the original CDs I discarded for the ’98 remasters, a worthwhile endeavor for me at least. This thread is going to combine all of the key posts from the “Steely Dan Different Mastering” threads here into one place. I will create a post for each album and I will link to what I think was the final summary-of-masterings post from @mdekoning, as well as what I perceive from the thread to be the preferred masterings-- plus select thread quotes-- for at least those who prefer the original CDs. While I prefer the original CDs over the later remasters, I am making no such argument that others need to feel that way as well; so please bear in mind nobody here needs to convince me they feel differently, I certainly know why they would. So here goes, please feel free to correct any missteps I make.