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Aja - Steely Dan

Aja – Steely Dan 1

Aja (/ˈeɪʒə/, pronounced like Asia) is the sixth album by the jazz rock band Steely Dan. Originally released in 1977 on ABC Records, it became the group’s best-selling album. Peaking at No. 3 on the U.S. charts and No. 5 in the United Kingdom, it was the band’s first platinum album, eventually selling over 5 million copies. In July 1978, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Recording. In 2003, the album was ranked number 145 on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. It is widely regarded as a good test recording for audiophiles because of its high production standards.

Released: 23 September 1977

Recorded: January to July 1977 at the Village Recorder, West Los Angeles, California; Producer’s Workshop, Hollywood; Warner Bros studios, Burbank; ABC recording studios, N.Y.C.; Sound Labs, Hollywood; A&R studios, Manhattan

Genre: Jazz rock

Length: 39:58

Label: ABC

Producer: Gary Katz

No Singles released from the Album

Last Child” Released in May 1976

Home Tonight” Released in June 1976

Back in the Saddle” Released in March 1977

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