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Steely DanAja

Label:Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – MFSL 1-033, MCA Records – MFSL 1-033
Series:Original Master Recording
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold, Stereophonic
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Jazz-Rock

Tracklist

A1Black Cow
BassChuck Rainey
ClavinetJoe Sample
DrumsPaul Humphrey
Electric PianoVictor Feldman
GuitarLarry Carlton
SynthesizerDonald Fagen
Tenor SaxophoneTom Scott
5:07
A2Aja
Backing VocalsDonald Fagen, Tim Schmit*
BassChuck Rainey
DrumsSteve Gadd
Electric PianoJoe Sample
PercussionVictor Feldman
Synthesizer, Whistle [Police]Donald Fagen
Tenor SaxophoneWayne Shorter
7:56
A3Deacon Blues
BassWalter Becker
DrumsBernard Purdie
Electric PianoVictor Feldman
SynthesizerDonald Fagen
Tenor SaxophonePete Christlieb
7:26
B1Peg
Backing VocalsMichael McDonald, Paul Griffin
BassChuck Rainey
ClavinetDon Grolnick
DrumsRick Marotta
Electric PianoPaul Griffin
GuitarSteve Khan
Guitar, SoloistJay Graydon
LyriconTom Scott
3:58
B2Home At Last
Backing VocalsDonald Fagen, Tim Schmit*
BassChuck Rainey
DrumsBernard Purdie
GuitarLarry Carlton
Guitar, SoloistWalter Becker
Piano, Vibraphone [Vibes]Victor Feldman
SynthesizerDonald Fagen
5:31
B3I Got The News
BassChuck Rainey
DrumsEd Greene (2)
GuitarDean Parks
Guitar, SoloistLarry Carlton, Walter Becker
Piano, Vibraphone [Vibes]Victor Feldman
SynthesizerDonald Fagen
5:03
B4Josie
Backing VocalsDonald Fagen, Tim Schmit*
BassChuck Rainey
Drums, PercussionJim Keltner
Electric PianoVictor Feldman
Guitar, SoloistWalter Becker
SynthesizerDonald Fagen
4:30
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Credits

Notes

Imported Pressing and Plating~Pressed In Japan.

Recorded at: Village Recorder, 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.

©℗ 1977 MCA Records, Inc.
Published by ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI)

Half Speed Production and Mastering by Gary Giorgi and Stan Ricker
Super High Definition Vinyl (Extended Life)
Special Static Free-Dust Free Inner Sleeve
Special Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
Source: The Original Stereo Master Tape Mastered with ortofon Cutting System

All runouts etched/stamped

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): MFSL-1-033-A3 A SR/2 ORTOFON A 30MAY80 132 + +
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): MFSL-1-033-B2 A SR/2 ORTOFON 30MAY80 132 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): MFSL-1-033-A3 A SR/2 ORTOFON A 30MAY80 132 + +
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): MFSL-1-033-B3 A SR/2 ORTOFON 30MAY80 133 ++
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): MFSL-1-033-A3 A SR/2 ORTOFON 30MAY80 132 + +
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): MFSL-1-033-B3 A SR/2 ORTOFON 30MAY80 132 +
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): MFSL-1-033-A3 A SR/2 ORTOFON A 30MAY80 132 + +
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): MFSL-1-033-B3 A SR/2 ORTOFON 30MAY80 131 + +

Other Versions (5 of 320)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Aja (LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Terre Haute Pressing)ABC RecordsAA-1006US1977
Aja (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)ABC Records25 046 XOTGermany1977
Recently Edited
Aja (Cassette, Album, Blue Shell)ABC Records, ABC Records5020-1006, AB1006 HUS1977
Recently Edited
Aja (LP, Album)ABC Records9022-1006Canada1977
Recently Edited
Aja (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, Red Translucent)ABC Records9022-1006Canada1977

Recommendations

Reviews

  • Nick8712's avatar
    Nick8712
    Edited 9 days ago
    Buying this is a waste of money. Easily one of MoFi’s worst releases. Very bass and treble boosted with no midrange. Get an AB-1006 or UHQR.
    • jsg1469's avatar
      jsg1469
      Get the Japan version. Much cheaper and amazing mix. I have several copies and none come close to the clear dynamics.
      • Audiophile4Autism's avatar
        My favorite LP of all-time and the MFSL is 2nd to the Cisco. The sonic difference between the two is amazing.
        • vinylbrokethebank's avatar
          Love MOFI but this is a lack luster pressing. Picked up a first US pressing. Sounds better than this pressing. From what I understand, MOFI was at a little disadvantage as they were allegedly not provided the original master tapes when this was mastered. Also understand that the original master tapes may not exist.
          • jdmolinari's avatar
            jdmolinari
            Got at my local store it was sitting there 1/2 price then on here, so for fun figured how bad could it be? Eh maybe I’ve heard such bad talk, it wasn’t the worst Mofi ever as some say. Pressed on clean vinyl, It’s just alittle flat sounding. The OG alittle wider sounding but this is quiet vinyl it’s a trade off will keep this though
            • Mickster888's avatar
              Mickster888
              Need a disc for this one if anyone has one, found just the cover!!!
              • audiotomb's avatar
                audiotomb
                This pressing is meh
                Muddy, lacking the dynamics
                it just doesn’t sound open

                Go for the AB1006 first press or better yet the Cisco!
                • rhenneberger's avatar
                  rhenneberger
                  wow im getting the opposite that people describe,,i have 2 copies of this mfsl and both of them have a shaved off top end with some added bass ,classic half speed mastered sound, very inoffensive, its not better than a first pressing, but it is different, pending on what mood im in i play both,,, if ya want to show of your system play the 1st press,,, if you want a different sound the mfsl is interesting,,,, i have a love hate relationship with it because its just wrong, but for some reason i always continue to play it,,,lol
                  • RebelKatt's avatar
                    RebelKatt
                    Picked this up used. It gives my 1977 pressing some competition.
                    • joetar's avatar
                      joetar
                      On the right system this is totally the pressing to have .

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