Steely Dan's Aja Paperback / softback
Part of the 33 1/3 series
"Aja" was the album that made Steely Dan a commercial force on the order of contemporaries like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and Chicago.
A double-platinum, Grammy-winning bestseller, it lingered on the Billboard charts for more than a year and spawned three hit singles.
Odd, then, that its creators saw it as an "ambitious, extended" work, the antithesis of their anti-rock, anti-band, anti-glamour aesthetic.
Populated by thirty-five mostly jazz session players, "Aja" served up pre-war song forms, mixed meters and extended solos to a generation whose idea of pop daring was Paul letting Linda sing lead once in a while. And, impossibly, it sold. Including an in-depth interview with Donald Fagen, this book paints a detailed picture of the making of a masterpiece.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 21/06/2007
- Category: Theory of music & musicology
- ISBN: 9780826427830
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