I Got The News - Steely Dan - Aja
Label: ABC Records - AA-1006 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock, Fusion
It was the band's first platinum album and ultimately became their best-selling studio release, eventually selling over 5 million copies. The credits for Aja list nearly 40 musicians, as band leaders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker pushed Steely Dan further into experimenting with different combinations of session players. Donald Fagen has said the album was named for a Korean woman who married the brother of one of his high-school friends. The album features several leading session musicians.
The eight-minute-long title track features jazz-based changes and a solo by saxophonist Wayne Shorter. When DTS attempted to make a 5.
Duffy added that while the duo's "extreme intellectual self-consciousness" was beginning to show its limitations, the latter "may be precisely the quality that makes Walter Becker and Donald Fagen the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies.
However, he believed the band's preference for longer, more sophisticated songs "could turn into their fatal flaw". Longer, more languid songs replace the acerbic pithiness of old. But it's rare when rock captures the complications of adult sorrows almost purely with its sound. The album has been cited by music journalists as Cycle - Strain - Here And Now (Vinyl, Album, LP) of the best test recordings for audiophilesdue to its high production standards.
Aja has frequently appeared on rankings of the greatest albums of all time. According to Acclaimed Musicit is the th most prominently ranked album on critics' all-time lists. InAja was covered for an episode of the British documentary series Classic Albumsfeaturing a song-by-song study of the album the only omission being "I Got the News", which is played during the closing creditsinterviews with Steely Dan co-founders Walter Becker and Donald Fagen among others plus new, live-in-studio versions of songs from the album.
Becker and Fagen also play back several of the rejected guitar solos for " Peg ", which were recorded before Jay Graydon produced the satisfactory take. Andy Gill, one of the other interviewees, said: "Jazz-rock was a fundamental part of the Waterfall - Christopher (36) - Told You So musical landscape … [Steely Dan] wasn't rock or pop music with ideas above its station, and it wasn't I Got The News - Steely Dan - Aja slumming … it was a very well-forged alloy of the two — you couldn't separate the pop music from the jazz in their music.
It's got California through its blood, even though they are boys from New York … They've got a skill that can make images that aren't puerile and don't make you think you've heard it before … very 'Hollywood filmic' in a way, the imagery is very imaginable, in a visual sense. In retrospective appraisals, Aja has been discussed by music journalists as an important release in I Got The News - Steely Dan - Aja development of yacht rock. Writing for uDiscoverMusic inPaul Sexton said that with the album, Steely Dan "announced their ever-greater exploration of jazz influences" that would lead to "their yacht-rock masterpiece" in 's Gaucho.
The sessions for Aja produced several outtakes, including "The Bear". The song was never officially released, but would later be played live on their Shuffle Diplomacy tour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from I I Got The News - Steely Dan - Aja the News.
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