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  • Performer: Steely Dan
  • Title: Aja
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: MIDI MP3 AA ASF FLAC AHX RA
  • Released: 1977
  • Style: Soft Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion
  • MP3 album: 1822 mb
  • FLAC album: 1377 mb
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Steely Dan - Aja mp3 album

Aja (/ˈeɪʒə/, pronounced Asia) is the sixth studio album by the jazz rock band Steely Dan. Originally released in 1977 on ABC Records, the album peaked at number three on the US charts and number five in the UK. It was the band's first platinum album and ultimately became their best-selling studio release, eventually selling over 5 million copies. It spawned a number of hit singles, including "Peg", "Deacon Blues", and "Josie"

Steely Dan have several songs with a Far East influence, since Donald Fagen believes it is a symbol of sensuality. He told Rolling Stone magazine that the title came from a high school friend whose brother was in the army and came back with a Korean wife named Aja, although he wasn't sure how she spelled it. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen used a variety of musicians on the Aja album, choosing them to suit the individual tracks.

A coolly textured and immaculately produced collection of sophisticated jazz-rock, Aja has none of the overt cynicism or self-consciously challenging music that distinguished previous Steely Dan records. Instead, it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. But Aja isn't just about texture, since Becker and Fagen's songs are their most complex and musically rich set of songs - even the simplest song, the sunny pop of "Peg," has layers of jazzy vocal harmonies

Aja was the biggest selling album of Steely Dan's career. This is a portrait of the making of this 1977 jazz-rock album. It includes archival footage, newly recorded performances, and interviews with Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, producer Gary Katz, songwriter Ian Dury, Doobie Brothers member Michael McDonald, and the session musicians involved in the recording.

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Tracklist

A1 Black Cow 5:10
A2 Aja 8:00
A3 Deacon Blues 7:36
B1 Peg 4:00
B2 Home At Last 5:35
B3 I Got The News 5:07
B4 Josie 4:30

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Ariola Benelux B.V.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records
  • Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – A&R Studios
  • Recorded At – Producers Workshop
  • Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
  • Recorded At – The Village Recorder
  • Recorded At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Clydie King (tracks: A1, A3, B3), Michael McDonald (tracks: B1, B3), Rebecca Louis (tracks: A1, B3), Sherlie Matthews (tracks: A1, A3, B3), Timothy B. Schmit (tracks: A2, B2, B4), Venetta Fields (tracks: A1, A3, B3)
  • Bass – Chuck Rainey (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B4)
  • Bass, Guitar, Guitar [Solo] – Walter Becker (tracks: A2, A3, B2 to B4)
  • Clavinet – Don Grolnick (tracks: B1)
  • Drums – Bernard Purdie (tracks: A3, B2), Ed Greene (tracks: B3), Paul Humphrey (tracks: A1), Rick Marotta (tracks: B1), Steve Gadd (tracks: A2)
  • Drums, Percussion – Jim Keltner (tracks: B4)
  • Engineer – Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee, Elliot Scheiner, Roger Nichols
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ed Rack, Joe Bellamy, Ken Klinger, Lenise Bent, Linda Tyler, Ron Pangaliman
  • Guitar – Dean Parks (tracks: B3, B4), Denny Dias (tracks: A2), Lee Ritenour (tracks: A3), Steve Khan (tracks: B1)
  • Guitar [Solo] – Jay Graydon (tracks: B1)
  • Guitar, Guitar [Solo] – Larry Carlton (tracks: A1 to A3, B2 to B4)
  • Lead Vocals, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Donald Fagen
  • Liner Notes – Michael Phalen, Steve Diener
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Percussion – Gary Coleman (tracks: B1)
  • Piano – Michael Omartian (tracks: A2)
  • Piano [Electric], Backing Vocals – Paul Griffin (tracks: B1)
  • Piano [Electric], Clavinet – Joe Sample (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Piano [Electric], Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone – Victor Feldman
  • Producer – Gary Katz
  • Saxophone [Tenor] – Pete Christlieb (tracks: A3), Wayne Shorter (tracks: A2)
  • Saxophone [Tenor], Lyricon – Tom Scott (tracks: A1, B1)

Notes

Recorded at Village Recorders, West L.A.; Producers Workshop, Hollywood; Warner Bros North Hollywood Recording Studios; ABC Recording Studios; Sound Labs, Hollywood; A&R Studios, N.Y.C.

On labels: Made in Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout: 25.046-A// 33377.1-Y
  • Matrix / Runout: 25.046-B// 33377-1-Y

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja ‎(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AB 1006 US 1977
088 112 056-2 Steely Dan Aja ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records 088 112 056-2 US 1999
CAB 5225 Steely Dan Aja ‎(Cass, Album) ABC Records CAB 5225 UK Unknown
5020-1006 Steely Dan Aja ‎(Cass, Album, Club) ABC Records 5020-1006 US 1977
UICY-75768 Steely Dan Aja ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Geffen Records UICY-75768 Japan 2013




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