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Tracklist

Black Cow5:07
Aja7:56
Deacon Blues7:26
Peg3:58
Home At Last5:31
I Got The News5:03
Josie4:30

Credits (43)

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott
    Arranged By [Horns], Conductor [Horns]
  • Dean Parks
    Dean Parks
    Arranged By [Rhythm Charts Prepared By, In Collaboration With The Composers]
  • Larry Carlton
    Larry Carlton
    Arranged By [Rhythm Charts Prepared By, In Collaboration With The Composers]
  • Michael Omartian
    Michael Omartian
    Arranged By [Rhythm Charts Prepared By, In Collaboration With The Composers]
  • OZ Studios
    Art Direction
  • Chuck Findley

Notes

Aja (pronounced Asia) is the sixth studio album by Steely Dan. Released in 1977, 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. The album includes the hit songs "Deacon Blues", "Peg" and "Josie".

In 2010 the Library of Congress selected Aja for inclusion in the United States National Recording Registry based on its cultural, artistic or historical significance.

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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
LP, Album, Repress, Stereo
Terre Haute Pressing
ABC Records – AA-1006US1977US1977
Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
LP, Album, Stereo
Gatefold
ABC Records – 25 046 XOTGermany1977Germany1977
Cover of Aja, 1977, CassetteAja
Cassette, Album
Blue Shell
ABC Records – 5020-1006, ABC Records – AB1006 HUS1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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ABC Records – 9022-1006Canada1977Canada1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo
Red Translucent
ABC Records – 9022-1006Canada1977Canada1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
LP, Album
Gatefold
ABC Records – ABCL 5225UK1977UK1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, CassetteAja
Cassette, Album, Club Edition
ABC Records – 502 1006, Columbia Record Club – 5020 1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
LP, Album
Gatefold
ABC Records – 25046 XOTNetherlands1977Netherlands1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Santa Maria Pressing, Gatefold
ABC Records – AB-1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977-11-25, VinylAja
LP, Album, Stereo
Gatefold
ABC Records – YX-8114-ABJapan1977Japan1977
New Submission
Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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ABC Records – ABC 475Italy1977Italy1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Yellow
ABC Records – 9022-1006Canada1977Canada1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Gatefold
ABC Records – AB 1006New Zealand1977New Zealand1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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SP - Specialty Pressing, Gatefold
ABC Records – AA-1006, ABC Records – AA 1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Gatefold
ABC Records – 68.050France1977France1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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RCA Pressing
ABC Records – AA-1006, ABC Records – AB-1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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ABC Records – AB 1006Greece1977Greece1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Gatefold
ABC Records – 17.1246/1, Mediterraneo (3) – 17.1246/1Spain1977Spain1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Santa Maria Press, Gatefold
ABC Records – AA-1006US1977US1977
Cover of Aja, 1977, 8-Track CartridgeAja
8-Track Cartridge, Album, Club Edition
ABC Records – 8020-1006, ABC Records – 802-1006US1977US1977
Cover of Aja, 1977, 8-Track CartridgeAja
8-Track Cartridge, Album
GRT
ABC Records – 8020 - AB 1006 HUS1977US1977
Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Keel Pressing, Gatefold
ABC Records – AA 1006, ABC Records – AA-1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
LP, Album, Stereo
Gatefold
ABC Records – ABCL 5225UK1977UK1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, CassetteAja
Cassette, Album
ABC Records – 5022-1006Canada1977Canada1977
New Submission
Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Pitman Pressing, Gatefold
ABC Records – AB 1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Gatefold
ABC Records – AB 1006Australia1977Australia1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Gatefold
ABC Records – ABCL 5225UK1977UK1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Gatefold
ABC/Dunhill Records – AB 1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Keel, Gatefold
ABC Records – AB 1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, Reel-To-ReelAja
Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album, Club Edition
ABC Records – 1R1 6716US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Santa Maria Press, Gatefold
ABC Records – AA-1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, 8-Track CartridgeAja
8-Track Cartridge, Album, Club Edition
Grey Shell
ABC Records – 8020-1006, ABC Records – 802-1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, CassetteAja
Cassette, Album
Blue tape and jewel case
ABC Records – AB1006 H, ABC Records – ABC 5020-1006US1977US1977
New Submission
Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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ABC Records – AB 1006US1977US1977
New Submission
Cover of Aja, 1977, CassetteAja
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ABC Records – CAB 5225UK1977UK1977
New Submission
Cover of Aja, 1977, CassetteAja
Cassette, Album
ABC Blue Thumb – CAB 268South Africa1977South Africa1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Santa Maria Pressing, Gatefold
ABC Records – AA-1006US1977US1977
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Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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Neu Records (3) – 1005Turkey1977Turkey1977
New Submission
Cover of Aja, 1977, VinylAja
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ABC Records – ABC 0001006.0 Y, ABC Records – 0001006.0 YPeru1977Peru1977
New Submission
Cover of Aja, 1977, 8-Track CartridgeAja
8-Track Cartridge, Album, Club Edition
ABC Records – 8020-1006, ABC Records – 802-1006US1977US1977
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dad_4_lyfe's avatar
dad_4_lyfe
Listening to the song Aja itself - it's astounding how it simply lifts off the vinyl and fills your entire living space. Very "alive sounding" Japanese pressing. Get yourself a mint copy with zero noise. It's as if a recording isn't actually playing.
thevinylpsych32's avatar
this pressing sounds pretty nice, especially for the resale price. it has a nice soundstage with great seperation, it's an all around great pressing! is it like a MoFi or an AP press? no way, i haven't listened to those but i'm sure they sound much better than this. still, this is a great sounding record and a fantastic album!
zackswax's avatar
zackswax
If you can get a clean copy of this AB-1006 pressing, it will be among the best in your collection. Out of all the audiophile pressings I own, all the expensive Analogue Productions / MOFI stuff included, this is still the best sounding record in my entire collection. Just astoundingly good.
ilkoreano's avatar
ilkoreano
To be avoided, in terms of sound mastering quality (unfortunately, at the moment I don't have any other vinyl editions of this, only the 1999 MCA's CD). The sound is not brilliant and the soundstage is a bit too closed: it reaches its worst with "Deacon Blues", which seems to have been taken from a completely different amateur recording.
BAWickham65's avatar
BAWickham65
I got two of these cheap because the MFSL banner at the top is kind of faint and is easy to not notice. At least that's what I think both record shops sold them to me for under $10 each, one was $5. But yeah if one can find an original first pressing get it instead but it's not terrible and the vinyl is nice.
Ajmoore2201's avatar
Ajmoore2201
This pressing of this album is absolutely stellar! 100% lives up to the hype. If you don't want to pay the price tag then definitely try to find a clean AB-1006, but if you're able to splash the cash on this album then the Cisco pressing is a must!
SpiffyJUNIOR's avatar
SpiffyJUNIOR
If anyone has just the booklet from this and is willing to sell it, please message me
Arby_Ess's avatar
Arby_Ess
...I love how Steely Dan is all about the crazy high-class session musicians they empoy, and yet the booklet for this edition does not include any personnel information.
emmetclark's avatar
emmetclark
Can confirm the AB1006 is way better than the AA1006. Finally found a clean copy of an AB and wow
Mickster888's avatar
Mickster888
Need a disc for this one if anyone has one, found just the cover!!!