Steely Dan's Aja, Paperback / softback Book

Steely Dan's Aja Paperback / softback

Part of the 33 1/3 series

Description

"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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of music & musicology
  • ISBN: 9780826427830

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