Originally produced for cable and home video as a documentary project, the Classic Albums
series offers in-depth profiles of enduring rock and pop albums built around first-person interviews with the artists, producers and musicians that created them. That audio focus creates an ironic, largely perceptual problem for DVD release, since the segments aren't intended to replace the original audio recordings, only to expand upon them: these are conventional DVDs, not harbingers of true audio DVD optimised for sonic resolution, and they are not mixed to exploit surround playback. If you haven't heard these albums, nearly all of them landmarks in late 20th century pop, then this isn't the place to start, and Aja
magnifies that issue through the very high standard of the original audio recording, itself a true audiophile work. If you do know the album, however, the Classic Album
presentation is a handsomely produced, revealing companion. --Sam Sutherland
From the Back Cover
Steely Dan's Aja has proved to be one of the most outstanding jazz-rock albums in the history of poular music. This is a vivid portrait of a 70's record that is still as fresh and as memorable more than two decades after its release, a true classic album.