Ad

Release

Marketplace

69 For Sale from $5.00
Ad
Ad

Statistics

  • Last Sold:
  • Lowest:$6.49
  • Median:$14.47
  • Highest:$100.00

Videos (7)

Edit
Ad

Steely DanAja

Label:ABC Records – AA-1006
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Terre Haute Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Soft Rock, Jazz-Rock

Tracklist

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

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Label and pressing variation, orange target-style labels, pressed by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute, as indicated by "T1" etched in runouts.

Issued in a glossy cardstock gatefold jacket, with printed card stock inner sleeve with lyrics and credits.

From rear cover:
℗ 1977 ABC Records, Inc. © 1977 ABC Records, Inc. Los Angeles CA 90048, New York, N.Y. 10019. Printed In U.S.A.

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.

Published by ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI)
All selections © 1977 ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): AA-1006-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): AA-1006-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): AA-1006 (RE-3) - A T4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): AA-1006 (RE-3) - B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): AA 1006-A (RE-4) 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): AA 1006(RE-3)-B-1 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-A 1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-B A̶ 1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): AA 1006 (RE-3) – A – 2 C T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): AA 1006 (RE-3) – B – 1 C T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-A T5 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): AA ̶B̶ 1006 (RE-3) - B-2 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-A T3 C T \
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-B T3 B T \
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 7): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-A -2 B T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 7): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3) - B-2 B T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 8): AA ̶B̶ 1006 (RE-3) – A – 2 C T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 8): AA ̶B̶ 1006 (RE-3) – B – 1 C T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 9): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-A T3 C T \
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 9): AA ̶B̶ 1006 (RE-3) – B – 1 C T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 10): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-A T3 8Ʌ TƧ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 10): AA ̶B̶ 1006(RE-3)-B-1 T1

Other Versions (5 of 291)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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
Recently Edited
Aja (LP, Album, Gatefold)ABC RecordsABCL 5225UK1977

Reviews

  • Rshoaff's avatar
    Rshoaff
    This is a great sounding album with a really cool groove throughout. A really good chilling out record.
    • FranksAndBeenz's avatar
      Man, I can't believe I have owned this for a while and only spun it once. It sounds so good. My pressing is very quiet. I have a repress that is great too but not like this one.
      • recordsnradios's avatar
        A/B'd to original AA pressing and this one sounded better! Just felt 'deeper' and more full dynamic range compared to original 'AA' that I sold to my friend. I guess Terre Haute is a better pressing plant! I do think them and most Pittman Presses sound the best
        • tftdguru's avatar
          tftdguru
          Simply one of the best played and produced records of the 1970's.Soft rock-jazz fusion with incredible session players and guests. Infectious and memorable tunes with clever lyrics. Gets better with every listen. A must for every collection.
          • BarnyardOrbit's avatar
            "AA 1006" This is the Audiophile Dynamic Pressing to own, its the coveted earliest pressing known for best frequencies eq response and overall quietest surface. These generally tend to be centered correctly and have the least amount of pressing flaws.
            • skproductions's avatar
              skproductions
              Edited 10 years ago
              It was ABC's standard procedure to use the album's prefix and stock # (plus other info) in the deadwax of their records. Therefore all original LP issues of AB 1006 will have AB 1006 in the deadwax. All later LP issues of AA 1006 will have AA 1006 in the deadwax. However, in order to avoid throwing out a bunch of perfectly good metalwork with AB 1006 already etched in it, some of the earliest pressings of stock # AA 1006 have the prefix changed in the deadwax. The B was crossed out, and an A was added in front to change AB to AA. Eventually all the metal parts made from the original AB 1006 lacquers were replaced with parts made from later cuttings with AA 1006 etched in them from the start.

              To recap...

              First...Stock # AB 1006...AB 1006 in deadwax

              Second...Stock # AA 1006...AAB 1006 in deadwax (note: the "B" is scratched out on this issue)

              Third...Stock # AA 1006...AA 1006 in deadwax

              So, if your ABC copy of this album has AA in the deadwax, there are at least two other easily identifiable earlier pressings
              • DeathMetalVet's avatar
                This album is dubbed as one of the most influtential albums of all time and I agree. The musical arrangements on this LP is Amazing. The opener "Black Cow" combines a Funk groove with a Jazzy feel and great lyrics. "Aja" is an amazing drum track with Dr. Steve Gaad on Drums it makes it like a euphoric experience. "Deacon Blues" was called an autobiographical song for Mr. Becker and Mr. Fagen,it is a Jazz based Rock song that grooves as well.. "Peg" is the most noted song on this LP for its feel good Chunky Horns... "Home At Last" is a pure Jazz tune with outstanding Drumming by Bernard Purdie. "I Got The News" is a typical Rythem and Blues song with a Jazz feel. Last, but CERTAINLY not least is "Josie" this is a feel good Blues song with a heartwarming arrangement. If you like Jazz with a rock feel... This is what you need....