Steely Dan ‎– Aja

ABC Records ‎– 0076732168813
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold, 180g

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A1 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
A2 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, Whistle [Police] – Donald FagenTenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
A3 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
B1 Peg
Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald, Paul GriffinBass – Chuck RaineyClavinet – Don GrolnickDrums – Rick MarottaElectric Piano – Paul GriffinGuitar – Steve KhanLyricon – Tom ScottPercussion – Gary Coleman, Victor FeldmanSoloist [Guitar] – Jay Graydon
B2 Home At Last
Backing Vocals – Donnald Fagen*, Tim Schmit*Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Bernard PurdieGuitar – Larry CarltonPiano, Vibraphone [Vibes] – Victor FeldmanSoloist [Guitar] – Walter BeckerSynthesizer – Donald Fagen
B3 I Got The News
Backing Vocals – Clydie King, Michael McDonald, Rebecca Louis, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta FieldsBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Ed Greene (2)Guitar – Dean ParksPiano, Vibraphone [Vibes], Percussion – Victor FeldmanSoloist [Guitar] – Larry Carlton, Walter BeckerSynthesizer – Donald Fagen
B4 Josie
Backing Vocals – Donald Fagen, Tim Schmit*Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Jim KeltnerElectric Piano – Victor FeldmanGuitar – Dean Parks, Larry CarltonPercussion – Jim KeltnerSoloist [Guitar] – Walter BeckerSynthesizer – Donald Fagen

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Includes an mp3 download code card.

Back To Black sticker on shrink wrap reads:
Includes A Voucher
To Download MP3
Version Of The Album
180 Gram vinyl Remastered
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 76732 16881 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Stamped): 82469 1A 3216881
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Stamped): 82469 1B 3216881
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Etched): GREG MOORE @ MASTERPIECE
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Label Code: LC01846

Other Versions (5 of 228) View All

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


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December 5, 2019

My copy of this pressing sounds very good but does suffer from IGD at the end of each side


October 11, 2019

Sounds like crap. My dad's copy from 77 that sat in a garage for decades sounds better than this after thoroughly cleaning both. Bad IGD, some pops throughout the title track as well. Very disappointed as this is one of my favorite albums.


October 11, 2019

No IGD on mine either, quality is good. No noise.


September 26, 2019
Sounds crisp through out. No IGD on mine. Dead silent. Playing on Technics sl-1500c and a vm540ml. Replaced original bought in the 70s and disappeared in college.


July 4, 2019
I had this copy recently, but I preferred the sound of my AB1006 R-3 original pressing, so I sold this one on. Not bad, but not nearly as good as the original pressing.


June 22, 2019
My copy sounds great except for a bit of noise in the lead-in on both sides. I have been listening hard for the IGD mentioned by some users but I have not noticed anything. Still, I’d appreciate if someone could tell me how such effect is perceived. Thanks.


June 3, 2019
edited 6 months ago
Damned Greg Moore... I have at440 and technics 1210 and on my IDG-resistant setup I also have this inner groove distortion. Definitely fault of cutting the master. I have hundreds of LPs packed almost up to label with no such issues.


February 7, 2019

I have the same problem as described by others here, and it sounds "dull" and not crisp like the original.


May 31, 2018

Does anyone else think this reissue sounds a bit flat compared to the original? The original is the type of album you use to show off your system. This import reissue does not have same punch. If you are not used to the original I'm sure you would be happy with it. So far I am disappointed after spending $35 for a new copy. Does anyone know of a good website to refer to and get reviews before buying online. In the old days I could have walked this back to the record store and exchanged it for something different.


October 8, 2017 that distortion at the end of each side as well. I must say it's kinda off-putting after the crystal clarity and crispness of the first couple of tracks. Nevertheless, an essential purchase, I think.