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Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja
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The duo, along with producer Gary Katz, engineer Roger Nichols, and a generous cross-section of the crack New York and Los Angeles musicians featured on the sessions, dissect the sleek layers of the songs both musically and lyrically, both in modern performances featuring the original players and in control-room playbacks of the original multitrack master tapes. Becker and Fagen prove articulate, self-aware, and dryly funny subjects, and the subtlety and richness of the music offer an ample canvas for discovery. --Sam Sutherland
- Featured Songs Include: Josie, Peg, Aja, Deacon Blues, Black Cow
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Fortunately for us all the tapes of their sessions were saved, so we are able to hear some of the fabulous guitar solos they rejected for Peg; but then when you re-hear the original you understand why. There are interviews with many guest musicians: Jazz Tenor great Wayne Shorter.
Drummer Bernard Purdie who demonstrates his uniquely funky drumming style.
Michael McDonald talks about some the fiendishly difficult backing vocals he multi-tracked with himself.
This is an essential purchase for the Dan fan or for anybody generally interested in the music making process by two of the most fascinating musicians in the business.
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Amazing DVD analyzing one of my all-time favorite albums and how it was created. I real glimpse into the genius of Becker and Fagen. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Middlebunny
I enjoyed this DVD tremendously. The best part, I thought, was the interview with Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, the drummer used on "Home at Last. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bradley Evans
An inside look at the recording process of one of the greatest albums of all time.Published 10 months ago by Little Elvis
if you love "Dan, how can you resist? Don is the songwriter's writer. The video shows too much of Becker's goofy head wag and stage presence but I admire his musical... Read morePublished 12 months ago by mcfingrs
As a younger Steely Dan fan it was really nice to be able to get my hands on more of their stuff. This dvd didn't blow me away but as a musician it gave me even more appreciation... Read morePublished 14 months ago by USC Fan #34
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