Steely Dan ‎– Aja

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Black Cow 5:07
Aja 7:56
Deacon Blues 7:26
Peg 3:58
Home At Last 5:31
I Got The News 5:03
Josie 4:30

Versions (167)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AB 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
8020 - AB 1006 H Steely Dan Aja(8-Trk, Album) ABC Records 8020 - AB 1006 H US 1977 Sell This Version
8020-1006, 802-1006 Steely Dan Aja(8-Trk, Album, Club) ABC Records, ABC Records 8020-1006, 802-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
8020-1006, 802-1006 Steely Dan Aja(8-Trk, Album, Club, Gre) ABC Records, ABC Records 8020-1006, 802-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
CAB 5225 Steely Dan Aja(Cass) ABC Records CAB 5225 UK 1977 Sell This Version
5022-1006 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) ABC Records 5022-1006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
502 1006 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) ABC Records 502 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
CAB 268 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) ABC Blue Thumb CAB 268 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
TC-AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) ABC Records TC-AB 1006 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
MAAC-1006 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) MCA Records MAAC-1006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
5020-1006, AB1006 H Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, Blu) ABC Records, ABC Records 5020-1006, AB1006 H US 1977 Sell This Version
AB1006 H, ABC 5020-1006 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, Blu) ABC Records, ABC Records AB1006 H, ABC 5020-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
5020-1006 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, Club) ABC Records 5020-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) ABC Records AB 1006 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
9022-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) ABC Records 9022-1006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
ABC 475 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) ABC Records ABC 475 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) MCA Records, ABC Records AB 1006 Israel 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) ABC Records AB 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) ABC Records AB-1006 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
9022-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Cle) ABC Records 9022-1006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
AB-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Club, RM) ABC Records AB-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
YX-8114-AB Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records YX-8114-AB Japan 1977 Sell This Version
ABCL 5225 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records ABCL 5225 UK 1977 Sell This Version
68.050 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 68.050 France 1977 Sell This Version
MAA 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) MCA Records MAA 1006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
ABCL 5225 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records ABCL 5225 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ABCL 5225 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records ABCL 5225 UK 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AB 1006 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AB 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AB 1006 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AB 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AA-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
AA 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AA 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC/Dunhill Records AB 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
25046 XOT Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 25046 XOT Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records AA-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
25 046 XOT Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 25 046 XOT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
17.1246/1 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 17.1246/1 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Kee) ABC Records AB 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Kee) ABC Records AB 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
AA 1006, AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Kee) ABC Records, ABC Records AA 1006, AA-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
9022-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Ltd, Red) ABC Records 9022-1006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
9022-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) ABC Records 9022-1006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RP, San) ABC Records AA-1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
MAA 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Rai) MCA Records MAA 1006 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
AA-1006, AA 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, SP,) ABC Records, ABC Records AA-1006, AA 1006 US 1977 Sell This Version
1R1 6716 Steely Dan Aja(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) ABC Records 1R1 6716 US 1977 Sell This Version
LK 57343 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) PGP RTB, ABC Records LK 57343 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
6X001 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) ABC Records 6X001 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
LP 5732, 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) PGP RTB, ABC Records LP 5732, 1006 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Club, RP, CRC) ABC Records AA-1006 US 1978 Sell This Version
ABC-7059, LP--7059 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, ABC Records ABC-7059, LP--7059 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
6.26-404-089 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records 6.26-404-089 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
50-16046 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) Music Hall 50-16046 Argentina 1978 Sell This Version
MP-9.001, MP 9001, 9001 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, ABC Records, ABC Records MP-9.001, MP 9001, 9001 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
MP 9001, MP - 9001 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) ABC Records, ABC Records MP 9001, MP - 9001 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
AA 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RP, Gat) ABC Records AA 1006 US 1978 Sell This Version
AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RP, San) ABC Records AA-1006 US 1978 Sell This Version
201 389, 201.389 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Gat) MCA Records, MCA Records 201 389, 201.389 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
201 389-270, 201 389 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 201 389-270, 201 389 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
63 28 883 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records 63 28 883 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
AA 1006, AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RP, 4th) ABC Records, ABC Records AA 1006, AA-1006 US 1979 Sell This Version
MCAC-1688 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAC-1688 US 1980 Sell This Version
AAC-1006 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records AAC-1006 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCAC-1688 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAC-1688 US 1980 Sell This Version
AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Club, RM) MCA Records AA-1006 US 1980 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-033 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MCA Records MFSL 1-033 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA 1688, MCA-1688 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA 1688, MCA-1688 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-1688 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-1688 US 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-3277 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-3277 US 1980 Sell This Version
AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records AA-1006 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
MCA-1688 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-1688 US 1980 Sell This Version
VIM-4039 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records VIM-4039 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
AA-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records AA-1006 US 1980 Sell This Version
I 201389 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records I 201389 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
MCAC-37214 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, Club, RE, Dol) MCA Records MCAC-37214 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37214 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37214 US 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37214 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37214 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37214 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-37214 US 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37214, MCA-3277 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MCA-37214, MCA-3277 US 1981 Sell This Version
MCA-37214 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, Cin) MCA Records MCA-37214 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
AA-1006, MCA-37214 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records, MCA Records AA-1006, MCA-37214 US 1982 Sell This Version
201 389-320 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records 201 389-320 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
MCL 1745, MAPS 11221 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, Sin) MCA Records, MCA Records MCL 1745, MAPS 11221 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MCL 1745, MAPS 11221, ABCL 5225 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, Sin) MCA Records, MCA Records, ABC Records MCL 1745, MAPS 11221, ABCL 5225 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VDP-27 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album) MCA Records VDP-27 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
MCABD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCABD 37214 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
MCAD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD 37214 US 1984 Sell This Version
250 449-2, MCAD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 250 449-2, MCAD 37214 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
MCAD-37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-37214 US 1984 Sell This Version
MCABD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCABD 37214 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
MCAD-37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-37214 US 1984 Sell This Version
250 449-2, MCAD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 250 449-2, MCAD 37214 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
MCAD-37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, Var) MCA Records MCAD-37214 US 1984 Sell This Version
250 449-4 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) MCA Records 250 449-4 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
250 449-1 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records 250 449-1 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
250 449-1, MCA 37214 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 250 449-1, MCA 37214 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
P-11559 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, Gat) MCA Records P-11559 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
32XD-112 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records 32XD-112 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
20P2-2055 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records 20P2-2055 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
UDCD 515 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 515 US 1988 Sell This Version
UDCD 515 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 515 US 1988 Sell This Version
C 033 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab C 033 US 1988 Sell This Version
MCAMD-37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAMD-37214 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
MCAD-37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-37214 US 1991 Sell This Version
MVCM-21020 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MVCM-21020 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
MVCM-21 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MVCM-21 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
MVCM-18520, (MCAD-37214) Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records MVCM-18520, (MCAD-37214) Japan 1995 Sell This Version
SVLP 0030 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) Simply Vinyl SVLP 0030 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SVLP 0030 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, TP) Simply Vinyl SVLP 0030 UK 1998 Sell This Version
088 112 056-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records 088 112 056-2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
088 112 056-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records 088 112 056-2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
UICY-3026 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABC Records UICY-3026 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
MCAD-12056 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM, Club) MCA Records MCAD-12056 US 1999 Sell This Version
088 112 056-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RM) MCA Records 088 112 056-2 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version
MCLD 19145 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCLD 19145 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MVCZ-10077 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) MCA Music Corp of America MVCZ-10077 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
UICY-9745 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records, UM³/USM Japan UICY-9745 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
UICY-95016 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, Dlx, RE, 12") Universal UICY-95016 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
UICY-6437 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records UICY-6437 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
CLP-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 30t) Cisco Music CLP-1006 US 2007 Sell This Version
UIJY-9010 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, 200) Geffen Records, Universal Music UIJY-9010 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
UICY-93520 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-93520 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
0076732168813 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) ABC Records 0076732168813 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
UIGY-9026 Steely Dan Aja(SACD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UIGY-9026 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
UICY-25040 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-25040 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
UICY-25040 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, HM-) Geffen Records (2) UICY-25040 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
UICY-75768 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-75768 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-40007 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, Pla) Geffen Records UICY-40007 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UIGY-9591 Steely Dan Aja(SACD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UIGY-9591 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
none Steely Dan Aja(7xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) UMG Recordings, Inc. none Europe Unknown
MCD 01745, DMCL 1745 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records MCD 01745, DMCL 1745 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
DMCL 1745 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album) MCA Records DMCL 1745 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MCAD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album) MCA Records MCAD 37214 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MCAD-37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, Club, RE) MCA Records MCAD-37214 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAD-37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, Club, RE) MCA Records MCAD-37214 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, Club, RE, BMG) MCA Records MCAD 37214 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, Club, RE, BMG) MCA Records MCAD 37214 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCAD-37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-37214 US Unknown Sell This Version
250 449-2, MCAD 37214 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 250 449-2, MCAD 37214 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
811 745-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records 811 745-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
811 745-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records 811 745-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
811 745-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records 811 745-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MCLD 19145 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records MCLD 19145 UK Unknown Sell This Version
088 112 056-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records 088 112 056-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
088 112 056-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RM) MCA Records 088 112 056-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
088 112 056-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RM) MCA Records 088 112 056-2 Unknown Sell This Version
MCD 01745, DMCL 1745 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, RP) MCA Records, MCA Records MCD 01745, DMCL 1745 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
088 112 056-2 Steely Dan Aja(CD, Album, Unofficial) MCA Records (2) 088 112 056-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CAB 5225 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album) ABC Records CAB 5225 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MCAC-37214 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, Club, RE, Dol) MCA Records MCAC-37214 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
C-123475 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, Club, RE, RCA) ABC Records C-123475 US Unknown Sell This Version
0662.727 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, Dol) MCA Records 0662.727 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MCLC 1745, UK-MCLC 1745, MCC 1745 Steely Dan Aja(Cass, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records MCLC 1745, UK-MCLC 1745, MCC 1745 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-63369 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) MCA Records 1A 062-63369 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) ABC Records AB 1006 US Unknown Sell This Version
AB-1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) ABC Records AB-1006 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MCA 01745 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album) MCA Records MCA 01745 France Unknown Sell This Version
AA 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records AA 1006 Scandinavia Unknown Sell This Version
0062.727 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records 0062.727 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MCMP 31003 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCMP 31003 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
MAA 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records MAA 1006 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-5431-9 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-5431-9 Philippines Unknown Sell This Version
AB 1006 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records AB 1006 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
1745-1 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records 1745-1 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
MCA-3277 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records MCA-3277 US Unknown Sell This Version
LM-2829 Steely Dan Aja(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2829 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

November 11, 2017
referencing Aja, LP, Album, Gat, AB 1006

I was waiting in line, though perhaps that’s incorrect ... I was the only person standing at the door waiting for Sam Goody’s to open the day Aja was scheduled to hit the racks. I stood there thinking about all the time that had passed since their last release, I thought about all the games of Backgammon I’d played as we flipped one record after another, endlessly rolling just one more joint to keep our heads in that obscure, tilted, Becker & Fagen zone, while swapping Dan stories and half-truths from bits and pieces we’d gathered and strung together from late night radio, and an assortment of music rags that seemed to cover my living room.

I stood there in the checkout line, though perhaps that’s not quite true either ... as I was the only customer in the store, and was instantly relieved of my cash. Truth is, it was as if time had slowed to a crawl since the manager opened the box and handed me this slick minimalist album jacket, stark black and white and red, reminding me of that old joke, ”What’s black and white and red [read] all over?” I was taking it all in as I walked from the back of the store to the front, scanning the liner notes, searching the cover for something to clue me in, searching for anything I might recognize and hold dear. And by the time I laid the album on the seat of my MGB, I had the odd sensation that something was amiss ... a million facts were running through my head. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were no longer venturing out of their studio. This was the third album since they’d abandoned the concept of a fixed band, favoring an endless network of session musicians. And while that certainly isn’t a million thoughts, they were enough to give some weight to my current perplexity.

The discovery: Aja was not rock n’ roll, it was smooth, stylish, tight, un-calculated-ly clean, and a straight line to what would soon be called adult contemporary music. I could see my parents liking this record, liking this album art ... after all, this happened to me once before, when my parents actually purchased Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and I was coming to realize that no matter how many joints I rolled, Aja as never going to sit well with me. Thankfully I wasn’t alone, Frank Zappa called it, “ ... downer surrealism.” The tracks were filled with hyper-intelligent phrases and imagery that were beyond stoned-out, and the more I tried to read and understand, the less sense it made. Aja was an opus to L.A., it lacked energy, it lacked purpose, it lacked a response, it was total isolation, in that it purposely disconnects from its audience. However, if taken in context of the times, where even my days and nights were filled with an endless array of Quaaludes, Tunials, Secinols, and other undefined barbiturates, Aja was a true representation of those days; and 30 years out, though still not liking the album, I must give these two masterminds their due. They captured the late 70’s to perfection, they captured the fake slickness, the shallow beauty, and the endless parade of self-aggrandizing to the point where even blue-jeans were sold by the brand on our butts, and not the quality of the material. Steely Dan captured the mood perfectly, not just in song and verser, but in the perfection of those session musicians [Wayne Shorter and Victor Feldman], musicians who replaced real rockers [Skunk Baxter, Jim Hodder, Rick Derringer and Denny Dias], and truth be told, Fagen & Becker had no other direction to go.

As for me, I didn’t want a comment on L.A. and its melodramatic eccentricities, I wanted music that would fill my soul. So as “art,” I’ll give Aja a 10 out of 10, as a rock n’ roll record following in the footsteps of undisputed masterpieces, I’d take it back to the store for a refund ... but then Sam Goody’s closed many years ago.

*** I should note that the cynical nature of Steely Dan is ever-present in the lyrics, and to those who think this is one of the most beautiful albums they have ever heard, please consider: "Josie," hints ominously about a friendly welcome-home gang-bang. "Black Cow" is about love replaced by repulsion for a woman who starts getting too strung out on downers and sleeping around with other men. "Deacon Blues" is a saga to the L.A. musician's lifestyle, in which one must "crawl like a viper through these suburban streets" yet "make it my home sweet home."

*** The Fun Facts: Donald Fagen is quoted as saying that the album was named for a Korean woman who married the brother of one of his high school friends. The cover photo by Hideki Fujii features Japanese model and actress Sayoko Yamaguchi, and was designed by Phil Hartman.

Best Editions:

The hands down best quality records of Aja, in my opinion run in this order …

Vinyl is the way to go, there is so much buried in the grooves that you will be amazed:

-Known as the Cisco version pressed by Cisco Music CLP-1006 on black vinyl, a limited numbered edition remastered for the 39th Anniversary as and Analog Hight Quality 180 gram album is touted as being the very best, and can be yours for around $175US pre owned.
-Geffen Records of Japan did a great re-issue on black vinyl weighing in at 200 grams in 2007, and will set you back about $100US.
-In 1977 ABC Records in Canada release a super sounding edition on yellow vinyl, that totally outshines the red vinyl edition they released the same year, both are limited editions, so plan on shelling out about $60 for either of these.
-And finally, there is the original ABC issue that for my money holds up wonderfully, will only set you back about $25 for a mint copy.

*** Do not expect any used copy of Aja to have a mint jacket, and if you can get the gatefold, that’s the way to go. The jacket was printed on glossy black stock and did not hold up well to constant touching and shelving.

WARNING: Please avoid the current 180 reissue from the UK known as Back To Black that came out in 2008, and is still available as a new copy. There is surface noise inherent to the production, especially in all of the between song grooves, meaning that while you may not notice it while the songs are playing, you are hearing faults nonetheless.

CD’s: My suggestion is to find one of the SACD’s, they are far better than even the MOFI (Mobile High Fidelity), with MOFI not sounding as warm.

Review by Jenell Kesler
FPL

FPL

November 5, 2017
referencing Aja, CD, Album, RE, RM, 088 112 056-2
Should not be registered under https://www.discogs.com/Steely-Dan-Aja/master/16921
As said just above LP originally released 1977.
Oldmotherhell

Oldmotherhell

October 8, 2017
referencing Aja, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, 0076732168813
Yep...got 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.
duilawyr

duilawyr

October 1, 2017
referencing Aja, SACD, Album, RE, RM, SHM, UIGY-9026
you're is the correct adverb not your, a preposition. Ten.
albertocaeiro

albertocaeiro

September 5, 2017
referencing Aja, LP, Album, Club, RM, AA-1006
Tuesday 5th September 2017:
Sooooo, what does this Columbia club remaster actually SOUND like? In other words, how does it sonically compare to the one mastering that SD fans rave about - the version with "AB"... etched in the dead wax???
audiotomb

audiotomb

August 2, 2017
referencing Aja, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 30t, CLP-1006
I have Cisco, ABC, MoFo, Japanese

This is the definitive version to me. Well defined, revealing, tonally balanced, warm open sound.
I used this as my system upgrade disc and for just sheer listening. Lovely.

A+++
cwl1977

cwl1977

July 25, 2017
referencing Aja, LP, Album, Gat, AB 1006
just got Canadian pressing 9022-1006 (1977) really nice shape cover like new (gatefold) vinyl is very good no noise or skips.
Got it for $2 at value village. good find !
ph0real

ph0real

July 15, 2017
referencing Aja, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, 0076732168813

Brilliant reissue of this Great album. Smooth detailed record. Buy with confidence :)
mitchellk33

mitchellk33

May 31, 2017
referencing Aja, LP, Album, Gat, AB 1006
Does anyone have an AB-1006 copy on vinyl that actually has KENDUN in the deadwax?
bnwatkins

bnwatkins

May 10, 2017
referencing Aja, LP, Album, Gat, AA-1006
Sound on this pressing is fantastic. And comparing to the MFSL 1-033 version, I sure can't hear a $60 difference in quality (at least on my decent setup). Separation is probably a shade better, but clarity, dynamics and overall soundstage is great for the few bucks payed.