I Really Want It – A Great Big World This song is catchy! The result is a rambling eight-minute epic highlighted by Its liner notes, from two different writers, both took the time to praise the title track. Talking Heads’ 1980 album Remain in Light fused American punk with thrilling grooves. He accepted and it is what you see here on the jacket. Becker pictured with the '57 Duo-Sonic in Aja's liner notes (Image credit: Julien's) That direct link with the band's history proved impossible to resist for fans who took the bidding far above the estimated $4000 - $6000 and up to $57,600. What were you expecting, out of interest? Aja was the best album produced by the Steely Dan.With the sixth album by the group, driven primarily by keyboardist and vocalist Donald Fagen and bassist Walter Becker, the songs became more sophisticated and oriented towards the individual songwriters.In fact, Fagen and Becker never really intended to have a band at all, just a songwriting team for ABC Records and producer Gary Katz. Aja is complete with original art, notes and lyrics, plus newly penned liner notes by none other than Donald Dagen and Walter Becker, the Dan themselves. Aja is the subject of one of the Classic Albums, a series of documentaries about the making of famous albums. Liner Notes Blog. UDCD 515; CD). Comes in a CD-sized papersleeve album replica (gatefold), with obi-strip and two inserts of notes etc. Liner Notes – Michael Phalen Liner Notes [President, Abc Records] – Steve Diener Lyricon [Uncredited] – Tom Scott Mini folded, English, original liner notes by Michael Phelan and President ABC Records Steve Diener. ... Liner notes: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen; Reissue coordination: Beth Stempel; Awards. Artist: Steely Dan: Title: Aja: Genre: Rock: Attributes: Remastered: Release Date: 11/23/1999 : Label: MCA: Product Type: CD: Catalog #: 112056: UPC: 008811205621: Item #: MCA12052. Grammy Awards. When complete, a message indicates the U-TAP must be rebooted. Steely Dan is the creation of two musicians—Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Manual and … Aja is complete with original art, notes and lyrics, plus newly penned liner notes by none other than Donald Dagen and Walter Becker, the Dan themselves. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1984 CD release of Aja on Discogs. And it definitely sums up my mindset of moving to Portland in 2008. “Aja”—Steely Dan (1977) Added to the National Registry: 2010 . The longer set, purportedly written by music journalist "Michael Phalen" a pseudonym for Becker and Fagen, called "Aja" a "rather ambitious work in which a Latin-tinged pop song is inexplicably expanded into some sort of sonata or suite. > > The part attributed to Steve Diener ("President ABC Records", he may > have been!) 5 star 85% 4 star 8% 3 star 3% 2 star 2% 1 star 2% How does Amazon calculate star ratings? Barcode and Other Identifiers Barcode: 4988067040572 Specifications. Credits. The dialogue of the conference call in the Aja liner notes is a particularly witty moment. Originally released in 1977, it became the group's best-selling album. Released in October 1988 on Mobile Fidelity (catalog no. Highlights of the auction include Becker’s 1957 Fender Duo-Sonic, – which can be seen in a photograph with Becker in the liner notes for Dan’s seminal album, Aja, from 1977 – his #1 Sadowsky signature model, a 1928 Martin 00 model, alongside two Fender Precision Basses, from 1958 and ’59 respectively. Reviews: ''Aja'' (like "Asia") is the sixth album by the jazz-rock band Steely Dan. AJA U-TAP SDI and U-TAP HDMI – Release Notes v1.5.2 | www.aja.com 4 NOTE: While updating firmware, do not attach more than one U-TAP to your computer at the same time. > > Has the dynamic duo ever written about this? We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Aja produced three excellent singles (“Peg,” “Josie,” and “Deacon Blues”) and sold millions of copies, becoming the group’s most commercially successful release. Genres: Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock. “Aja,” Steely Dan’s sixth album in five years, was released in September 1977. Aja, an Album by Steely Dan. Customer reviews. However, a year later, Fagen and Becker invited him to write the liner notes for their new album, Aja. Its liner notes, from two different writers, both took the time to praise the title track. Self deprecating and witheringly sarcastic. From the new liner notes of the 1999 re-mastered reissue: As for the Aja album proper, so much has already been written about this '70s blockbuster as to put it in imminent danger of becoming somewhat overrated. The liner notes continued on the right inside jacket. Aja is complete with original art, notes and lyrics, plus newly penned liner notes by none other than Donald Dagen and Walter Becker, the Dan themselves. a 1957 Fender Duo-Sonic electric guitar which is being played by Walter Becker in a photograph used in the liner notes to the 1977 Steely Dan album Aja … Green Japanese disc. liner notes. left. The original finish of the guitar (serial number 20617) had been stripped and left natural and featured an anodized aluminium pickguard. Music Genre: Rock. Full obi, plastic outer cover, fold-out cardboard with liner notes, and inner plastic sleeve to protect the disc, which is a cool green color. 4.7 out of 5 stars. Fishoutofwater Forum Resident Thread Starter. 892 customer ratings. Oddly enough, the European publication went belly up before Phalen could publish his story. Aja is complete with original art, notes and lyrics, plus newly penned liner notes by none other than Donald Dagen and Walter Becker, the Dan themselves.Steely Dan - Aja - CD. The longer set, purportedly written by music journalist "Michael Phalen" (actually Becker and Fagen themselves), called "Aja" a "rather ambitious work in which a Latin-tinged pop song is inexplicably expanded into some sort of sonata or suite. Physical Media Format: CD. Buy Aja. Menu. Mini paper gate fold in all Japanese. right. Essay by: Brian Sweet (guest post)* Original album Original label Becker and Fagen . In addition to the excellent sonics, the packaging is very ornate. It sounds magnificent. From the new liner notes of the 1999 re-mastered reissue: As for the Aja album proper, so much has already been written about this '70s blockbuster as to put it in imminent danger of becoming somewhat overrated. Location: St Pierre De L'isle France . Digitally Remastered 1977 album, now with liner notes and expanded artwork. PretzelLogic said: ↑ It's you. All English lyrics, and musician track notes. Reissue Producer, Liner Notes, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals, Guitar, Bass Instrument, Bass (Electric), Guitar (Bass), Bass, Composer 1971 You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It (Or You'll Lose That Beat) [Original Soundtrack] Reboot the U-TAP by disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable. Brand: Steely Dan. 365 Days, 365 Albums. ★★★★★ Black Cow: Aja: Deacon Blues: Peg: Home at Last: I Got the News: Josie: Aja is one of my all time favorite albums. And although I probably could have sung most of the words to most of the songs on this album, I never… Skip to content. You May Also Like. Year Winner Category; 1977: Aja: Best Engineered Recording, Non Classical: References ↑ Crowe, Cameron (December 29, 1977). U-TAP will now be operational with the newly loaded firmware. PretzelLogic, Jul 26, 2017 #2. audiotom, Wounded Land and audiomixer like this. > > The Katy Lied notes are hilarious too :-). CV; Production Reel; Posts Tagged Aja . 10. Record Label : MCA. Performer: Steely Dan. Home; About Gavin Bradley. The liner notes on the inside of the record jacket are supposedly written by a music critic named “Michael Phalen,” who relates his difficulties in interviewing Fagen and Becker, and then ultimately is asked to write the liner notes, where he gushes over each of the songs. Originally released in 1977, it became the group's best-selling album. "Steely Dan Springs Back: The Second Coming". Pressed Up Against The Glass: Visualizing And Discussing Sound. Aja required a budget that made The Royal Scam’s look like “chicken feed” and took longer to record than any previous Steely Dan album, even though with only seven cuts — “Black Cow,” “Aja,” “Deacon Blues,” “Peg,” “Home at Last,” “I Got the News,” and “Josie” — it contain the fewest songs of any Dan album. Additional 1999 liner notes by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Reviews: ''Aja'' (like "Asia") is the sixth album by the jazz-rock band Steely Dan. > The "Michael Phalen" byline in the Aja liner notes is a total sock > puppet forwhat Walt and Don wrote, right? 93488-WALTER BECKER 1957 FENDER DUO-SONIC FEATURED IN "AJA" LINER NOTES (Image credit: Julien's Auctions) A 1957 Fender Duo-Sonic electric guitar which is being played by Walter Becker in a photograph used in the liner notes to the 1977 Steely Dan album "Aja." is almost as funny... but maybe written by Mr. Diener! 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