Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja
Old and new fans of Steely Dan will enjoy this DVD that documents the making of their classic 1977 album Aja. The disc contains a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in PCM Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this disc. There are no special features on the disc, but fans will appreciate the archival footage and the interviews with Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's colleagues, making this a DVD worth looking at and listening to.
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Cast & Crew
1. Program Start: The Early Years [1:22]
2. Breaking Down Josie [6:56]
3. East Meets West [3:21]
4. The Peg Mix [8:38]
5. Dissecting Deacon Blues [10:27]
6. Black Cow [5:11]
7. Home at Last & the Purdie Shuffle [5:56]
8. Aja [6:52]
9. Peg (Instrumental) [3:53]
10. Their Generation [2:01]
11. Josie (Instrumental) [4:07]
12. End Credits [1:17]
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If you like Steely Dan and are interested in the creative process that they employed this DVD is a must. The opportunity to observe Becker & Fagan at the mixing counsole analyzing their songs track by track is priceless. I've been a 'Dan Fan' for decades and this is the first chance I've ever had to become aquainted with the artists behind the music.
The Aja video is totally awsome. The first half of the tape features Becker and Fagan at a large mixing console with the original Aja multitrack tape at their finger tips! They solo the bass part or the drum part, talk about how it came about and interview the studio musician who layed it down. They even show you some of the gutar solos that were rejected! At the end of the tape, they assembled some of the musicians and play a few songs off the album. I really think that the Aja album was some of the best music to come out of the '70's.