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Classic Album Sundays: Steely Dan’s Aja

First broadcast date: 11 February 2018

Founded by radio host, music producer, label owner and journalist, Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy, Classic Album Sundays allows listeners to fully immerse themselves into an album by exploring its context, the making of and a full replay of the album on vinyl. This edition focuses on Steely Dan’s iconic album, Aja.

Steely Dan’s Aja

Released in late 1977, Aja was Steely Dan’s sixth, and most successful, studio album – a Grammy-winning masterpiece of jazz, disco, funk and rock. The brainchild of vocalist/keyboardist Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker, brought to fruition by nearly 40 high skilled session musicians, the record audibly demonstrates the advanced performing and production techniques that Fagen and Becker had mastered and experimented with. The record is a infusion of importance in today’s musical history and remains a significant piece of work to modern music.

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