by Steely Dan

Original Release Date: 1977-01-01


Aja (, pronounced like Asia) is the sixth studio album by the American jazz rock band Steely Dan. It was released on September 23, 1977, by ABC Records. Recording alongside nearly 40 musicians, band leaders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker pushed Steely Dan further into experimenting with different combinations of session players while pursuing longer, more sophisticated compositions and arrangements for the album. The album peaked at number three on the US charts and number five in the UK, ultimately becoming Steely Dan’s most commercially successful LP. It spawned a number of hit singles, including “Peg”, “Deacon Blues”, and “Josie”. In July 1978, Aja won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical and received Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. It has since appeared frequently on professional rankings of the greatest albums, with critics and audiophiles applauding the album’s high production standards. In 2010, the Library of Congress selected the album for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”


  1. Black Cow (5:07)
  2. Aja (7:56)
  3. Deacon Blues (7:26)
  4. Peg (3:58)
  5. Home At Last (5:31)
  6. I Got The News (5:03)
  7. Josie (4:30)

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Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aja_(album)
Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue Remastered (Gatefold, 180g)
Label ABC Records
Catalog Number 0076732168813
Notes Issued with a printed inner sleeve and housed in a gatefold jacket. Includes an MP3 download code card. [Back To Black sticker on shrink wrap:] [Back To Black logo] [Universal Music Group International logo] Includes a voucher to download MP3 version of the album 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl www.backtoblackvinyl.com [B2B code] [Gatefold inside:] 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. [Rear sleeve:] ℗ 1977 ABC Records, Inc. © 1977 ABC Records, Inc. Made in the EU. [Inner sleeve:] Steve Gadd and Michael McDonald appear through courtesy of [url=https://www.discogs.com/label/90718-Warner-Bros-Records-Inc]Warner Bros. Records, Inc.[/url] Chuck Rainey appears through courtesy of [l74446] Victor Feldman appears through courtesy of [l42541]. Lee Ritenour appears through courtesy of [l1213591]. Wayne Shorter appears through courtesy of [l269353] Tom Scott appears through courtesy of [url=https://www.discogs.com/label/36012-Ode-Records-2]Ode Records[/url]. All selections © 1977 ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI). © 1977 ABC Records, Inc. [Labels:] Published by ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI) ℗ 1977 ABC Records, Inc. © 1977 ABC Records, Inc. […] Made in the EU. Runout details: Everything is stamped except hand-etched ‘GREG MOORE @ MASTERPIECE’ on side B.
Discogs URL Steely Dan - Aja