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Aja - Steely Dan

Released: 23 September 1977

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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

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.


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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