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Oh nothing, just the deconstruction of a masterpiece...,
This review is from: Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja (DVD)
This DVD is a must-see/must-own for any serious fan of the Dan. Aja remains the duo's landmark album; more than that one of the shortlist of truly significant, groundbreaking "rock" albums of the '70s. Presented in a documentary style, it gives a brief background into the history of the band, then proceeds directly to the music itself. Donald and Walter attempt to break it down song by song, track by track, supplementing their revealing insights with interviews with the individual session players on each song, e.g., Larry Carlton, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Wayne Shorter, Michael McDonald, etc. I've shown this DVD to friends not intimately acquainted with SD and turned them into instant fans of the music. Btw, this makes a great companion to the Two Against Nature DVD. Although it lacks "2vN's" lush DTS 5.1 sound, it more than makes up for it with a truly revealing look at a remarkable album for all time.
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Initial post: Oct 27, 2014 2:02:00 PM PDT
Pen Name says:
Your title made me laugh out loud at the office ---- and the greatest part? It's true - WHAT A GREAT ALBUM!!!!
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