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Steely Dan - Aja mp3 download Performer: Steely Dan
Album: Aja
Country: US
Released: 1977
Style: Fusion, Classic Rock
Size MP3: 1205 mb.
Size FLAC: 1603 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"

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 (/ˈeɪʒə/, pronounced like Asia) is the 6th album by jazz rock titans Steely Dan. Peaking at No. 3 on the . charts and No. 5 in the United Kingdom, it was.

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.

Aja is Steely Dan’s sixth album. It peaked at in the US and remains their biggest selling album. What have the artists said about this album? 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.

Steely Dan – Aja Album Zip Download (68,47MB) Songs are compressed with best possible compression by keeping maximum quality possible.

Tracklist

A1 Aja
A2 Deacon Blues
A3 Josie
B1 Black Cow
B2 I Got The News
B3 Peg
B4 Home At Last

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – ABC Records
  • Manufactured By – GRT – GRT 5020

Credits

  • Producer – Gary Katz

Notes

Catalog numbers AB1006 H and GRT 5020 appear on the J card insert.
Catalog number 5020-1006 appears on the cassette housing.

Side 1: 20:10
Side 2: 19:50

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.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Published By – MCA Records
  • 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
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Scott
  • Engineer – Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee, Elliot Scheiner, Roger Nichols
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ed Rack, Joe Bellamy, Ken Klinger, Lenise Bent, Linda Tyler, Ron Pangaliman
  • Engineer [Executive] – Roger Nichols
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Producer – Gary Katz
  • Sleeve Notes – Michael Phalen, Steve Diener
  • Written-By – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

Notes

MCA Canada Release Rainbow label

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Label): MAA 1006-A TLC-T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Label): MAA 1006-B TLC-T

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
A2 Home At Last (Beg.)
B1 Home At Last (Concl.)
B2 Peg
B3 I Got The News
C1 Deacon Blues
C2 Aja (Beg.)
D1 Aja (Concl.)
D2 Josie

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – RCA Music Service – S123475

Credits

  • Producer – Gary Katz

Notes

Mfd. by RCA Music Service under License

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

1 Black Cow
2 Aja
3 Deacon Blues
4 Peg
5 Home at Last
6 I Got The News
7 Josie

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – MCA Records – D-401389

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.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
  • Published By – ABC/Dunhill Music, 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
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horns] – Tom Scott
  • Engineer – Al Schmitt, Bill Schnee, Elliot Scheiner, Roger Nichols
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ed Rack, Joe Bellamy, Ken Klinger, Lenise Bent, Linda Tyler, Ron Pangaliman
  • Engineer [Executive] – Roger Nichols
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Producer – Gary Katz
  • Sleeve Notes – Michael Phalen, Steve Diener
  • Written-By – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

Notes

Same labels and matrix as on Aja, but with different cover layout.
Gatefold sleeve with white background inside. Back cover has song titles in the top left corner, and company credits at the bottom.

Printed in U.S.A.

Gold stamp text used for export copies to Norway:
"Export Only For
Sale Outside Of
United States Only
Norway-69-4350"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): AB-1006-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): AB-1006-B
  • Matrix / Runout ((Varation 1: Runout Side A)): AB-1006-A
  • Matrix / Runout ((Varation 1: Runout Side B)): AB-1006-B
  • Matrix / Runout ((Varation 2: Runout Side A)): AB 1006 (RE-3) - A 1A
  • Matrix / Runout ((Varation 2: Runout Side B)): AB 1006 (RE-3) - B 1A
  • Matrix / Runout ((Varation 3: Runout Side A)): AB 1006 (RE-3) - A 1A
  • Matrix / Runout ((Varation 4: Runout Side A)): AB 1006 (RE-3) - A R2
  • Matrix / Runout ((Varation 3: Runout Side B) ): AB 1006 (RE-3) - B 1D ["1A" is crossed out to left of "1D"]
  • Matrix / Runout ((Varation 4: Runout Side B)): AB 1006 (RE-3) - B R2
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Other (On spine): 0798

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
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

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

Published ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI)
℗ 1977, ABC Records, Inc.
[center labels]

Recorded at: Village Recorders, West L.A.; Producer's Workshop, Hollywood; Warner Bros. North Hollywood Recording Studios; ABC Recording Studios; Sound Labs, Hollywood; A&R Studios, N.Y.C.
Mastered: at A&M Studios, Hollywood.
℗ 1977, ABC Records, Inc. © 1977, ABC Records, Inc. Printed in W.-Germany
[back cover, non-gatefold sleeve]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label & runout A): AB-1006-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label & runout B): AB-1006-B

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