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Steely Dan - Aja FLAC album


Performer: Steely Dan
Genre: Rock
Title: Aja
Country: US
Released: 1999
Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1824 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1461 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1301 mb
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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"

Aja was originally released in 1977 andwas Steely Dan's first album to go platinum, This remastered version only has subtle differences to my aging ear. I was pleased with the original vinyl and mine is, by any measure, well worn out. Getting this CD brings back the music and auto-rip saves me time gettign it onto my mobile devices. What impresses me is how well their music (not just Aja) has held.

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.

Steely Dan. Released September 23, 1977. Jazzwax: What haven’t you ever told anyone before about the album Aja? Donald Fagen: Wow. Well, I know that halfway through we decided we wanted to go back to NY and do some tracks with some of the people we knew in the city. We felt that although there were great musicians in . we were missing a little bit of soul from the days we were doing New York sessions. Half the album was done in . and half was done in New York. We brought Larry Carlton back with us to New York to supervise. Other than Larry, we used New York players. It gave the album soul. We were able to use Paul Griffin and.

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.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Black Cow
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Rebecca Louis, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass – Chuck RaineyClavinet – Joe SampleDrums – Paul HumphreyElectric Piano – Victor FeldmanGuitar – Larry CarltonSynthesizer – Donald FagenTenor Saxophone – Tom Scott
5:07
2 Aja
Backing Vocals – Donald Fagen, Tim Schmit*Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Steve GaddElectric Piano – Joe SampleGuitar – Denny Dias, Larry Carlton, Walter BeckerPercussion – Victor FeldmanPiano – Michael OmartianSynthesizer – Donald FagenTenor Saxophone – Wayne ShorterWhistle [Police Whistle] – Donald Fagen
7:56
3 Deacon Blues
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass – Walter BeckerDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Piano – Victor FeldmanGuitar – Larry Carlton, Lee RitenourSynthesizer – Donald FagenTenor Saxophone – Pete Christlieb
7:26
4 Peg
Backing Vocals – Michael McDonaldBass – Chuck RaineyClavinet – Don GrolnickDrums – Rick MarottaElectric Piano, Backing Vocals – Paul GriffinGuitar – Steve KhanLyricon – Tom ScottPercussion – Gary Coleman, Victor FeldmanSoloist, Guitar – Jay Graydon
3:58
5 Home At Last
Backing Vocals – Donald Fagen, Tim Schmit*Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Bernard PurdieGuitar – Larry CarltonPiano, Vibraphone – Victor FeldmanSoloist, Guitar – Walter BeckerSynthesizer – Donald Fagen
5:31
6 I Got The News
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Michael McDonald, Rebecca Louis, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Ed Greene Guitar – Dean ParksPiano, Vibraphone, Percussion – Victor FeldmanSoloist, Guitar – Larry Carlton, Walter BeckerSynthesizer – Donald Fagen
5:03
7 Josie
Backing Vocals – Donald Fagen, Tim Schmit*Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums, Percussion – Jim KeltnerElectric Piano – Victor FeldmanGuitar – Dean Parks, Larry CarltonSoloist, Guitar – Walter BeckerSynthesizer – Donald Fagen
4:30

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Universal Music & Video Distribution, Inc.
  • Recorded At – The Village Recorder
  • Recorded At – Producers Workshop
  • Recorded At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
  • Recorded At – A&R Studios
  • Remastered At – Digital Atomics

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horns], Conductor [Horns] – Tom Scott
  • Arranged By [Rhythm Charts Prepared By] – Dean Parks, Donald Fagen, Larry Carlton, Michael Omartian, Walter Becker
  • Art Direction [Original] – OZ Studios
  • Art Direction [Reissue] – Vartan
  • Brass – Chuck Findley, Lou McCreary*, Slyde Hyde
  • Coordinator [Production] – Barbara Miller
  • Coordinator [Reissue] – Beth Stempel
  • Design [Original] – Geoff Westen, Patricia Mitsui
  • Design [Reissue] – Mike Diehl*
  • Engineer – Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee, Elliot Scheiner, Roger Nichols
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ed Rack, Joe Bellamy, Ken Klinger, Lenise Bent, Linda Tyler, Ron Pangaliman
  • Lead Vocals – Donald Fagen
  • Liner Notes [Original] – Michael Phalen, Steve Diener
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Other [Bagman] – Leonard Freedman
  • Other [Covert Operations] – Karen Stanley
  • Other [Hemiolas, Hockets, Maneries Of Garlandia, Etc.] – Andrew Frank
  • Other [Protection] – Irving Azoff
  • Photography By [Cover] – Hideki Fujii
  • Photography By [Photos of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker] – Dorothy A. White*
  • Producer – Gary Katz
  • Remastered By, Engineer [Executive] – Roger Nichols
  • Technician [Sound Consultant] – Stuart Dawson*
  • Woodwind [Saxes/flutes] – Bill Perkins, Jackie Kelso, Jim Horn, Pete Christlieb, Plas Johnson, Tom Scott, Wayne Shorter
  • Words By, Music By, Liner Notes [1999] – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

Notes

℗ 1977 MCA Records, Inc. © 1999 MCA Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 08811 20562 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0008811205621
  • Matrix / Runout: ** (0881120562SP) C06K2135C
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L771
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2A51

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja ‎(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AB 1006 US 1977
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
AA 1006 Steely Dan Aja ‎(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records AA 1006 Scandinavia 1980

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Black Cow
Electric Piano, Soloist – Victor FeldmanSaxophone [Tenor], Soloist – Tom Scott
5:07
A2 Aja
Saxophone [Tenor], Soloist – Wayne Shorter
7:56
A3 Deacon Blues
Arranged By [Chart] – Scott*Saxophone [Tenor], Soloist – Pete Christlieb
7:26
B1 Peg
Electric Guitar, Soloist – Jay Graydon
3:58
B2 Home At Last 5:31
B3 I Got The News
Piano, Soloist – Victor Feldman
5:03
B4 Josie 4:30

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Printed By – Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH
  • Distributed By – Arabella Eurodisc

Credits

  • Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Clydie King, Michael McDonald, Rebecca Louis, Sherlie Matthews, Timothy B. Schmit, Venetta Fields
  • Bass [Uncredited] – Chuck Rainey
  • Clavinet [Uncredited] – Don Grolnick
  • Composed By, Bass [Uncredited], Guitar – Walter Becker
  • Composed By, Lead Vocals, Synthesizer [Uncredited], Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Donald Fagen
  • Drums – Steve Gadd (tracks: A2)
  • Drums [Uncredited] – Bernard Purdie, Ed Greene , Paul Humphrey, Rick Marotta
  • Drums [Uncredited], Percussion [Uncredited] – Jim Keltner
  • Electric Piano [Uncredited], Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Paul Griffin
  • Electric Piano [Uncredited], Clavinet [Uncredited] – Joe Sample
  • Electric Piano, Piano, Percussion [Uncredited], Vibraphone [Uncredited] – Victor Feldman
  • Engineer – Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee, Elliot Scheiner
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ed Rack, Joe Bellamy, Ken Klinger, Lenise Bent, Linda Tyler, Ron Pangaliman
  • Engineer, Engineer [Executive] – Roger Nichols
  • Guitar [Uncredited] – Dean Parks, Denny Dias, Lee Ritenour, Steve Khan
  • Guitar [Uncredited], Soloist – Larry Carlton
  • Horns [Uncredited] – Bill Perkins, Chuck Findley, Jackie Kelso, Jim Horn, Lew McCreary, Pete Christlieb, Plas Johnson, Slyde Hyde, Tom Scott, Wayne Shorter
  • Liner Notes – Michael Phalen
  • Liner Notes [President, Abc Records] – Steve Diener
  • Lyricon [Uncredited] – Tom Scott
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Percussion [Uncredited] – Gary Coleman
  • Piano [Uncredited] – Michael Omartian
  • Producer – Gary Katz

Notes

(p)1977 ABC Records, Inc.
According to the date at the runout released 1982.
First reference on sleeve, second on label.
With inner sleeve with lyrics.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Label Code: LC 1056

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

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Black Cow
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Rebecca Louis, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass – Chuck RaineyClavinet – Joe SampleDrums – Paul HumphreyElectric Piano – Victor FeldmanGuitar – Larry CarltonLead Vocals, Synthesizer – Donald FagenTenor Saxophone – Tom Scott
5:07
A2 Aja
Backing Vocals – Timothy B. SchmitBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Steve GaddElectric Piano – Joe SampleGuitar – Denny Dias, Larry Carlton, Walter BeckerLead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer – Donald FagenPercussion – Victor FeldmanPiano – Michael OmartianTenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
7:56
A3 Deacon Blues
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass – Walter BeckerDrums – Bernard PurdieElectric Piano – Victor FeldmanGuitar – Larry Carlton, Lee RitenourLead Vocals, Synthesizer – Donald FagenTenor Saxophone – Pete Christlieb
7:26
B1 Peg
Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald, Paul GriffinBass – Chuck RaineyClavinet – Don GrolnickDrums – Rick MarottaElectric Piano – Paul GriffinGuitar – Steve KhanGuitar [Solo] – Jay GraydonLead Vocals – Donald FagenLyricon – Tom ScottPercussion – Gary Coleman, Victor Feldman
3:58
B2 Home At Last
Backing Vocals – Timothy B. SchmitBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Bernard PurdieGuitar – Larry CarltonGuitar [Solo] – Walter BeckerLead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer – Donald FagenPiano, Vibraphone – Victor Feldman
5:31
B3 I Got The News
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Michael McDonald, Rebecca Louis, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Ed Greene Guitar – Dean ParksGuitar [Solo] – Larry Carlton, Walter BeckerLead Vocals, Synthesizer – Donald FagenPiano, Vibraphone, Percussion – Victor Feldman
5:03
B4 Josie
Backing Vocals – Timothy B. SchmitBass – Chuck RaineyDrums, Percussion – Jim KeltnerElectric Piano – Victor FeldmanGuitar – Dean Parks, Larry CarltonGuitar [Solo] – Walter BeckerLead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer – Donald Fagen
4:30

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – WEA Records Pty. Limited
  • Distributed By – WEA Records Pty. Limited

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Scott
  • Producer – Gary Katz
  • Written-By – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MX209587-B 1745-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MX209588 1745-1-Two

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

Tracklist

A1 Black Cow 5:07
A2 Aja 7:56
A3 Deacon Blues 7:26
B1 Peg 3:58
B2 Home At Last 5:31
B3 I Got The News 5:03
B4 Josie 4:30

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – MCA Records (Canada)

Credits

  • Producer – Gary Katz
  • Written-By – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

Notes

Blue MCA label with rainbow.

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