Lush West Coast Cool,
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This review is from: Aja (Audio CD)
I am in the process of buying vinyl again having got myself a new turntable. Searching through my back cataloged I spin some Steely Dan, albeit a Greatest Hits from the 80s. I like it. A lot, so I go searching through their back cataloge, not actually knowing a single one of their album titles. I settle on Aja, thinking it is one their earliest: Wrong. It a 1977 release. I get the digital download early, as Amazon set up my cloud player, so I can listen immediately! Cool. What a groove! By the time I get the vinyl I just love this album. West Coast cool with a myriad of 70s session players. I am a little deflated when I read the sleeve notes, as this starts me analyzing the track structures. Forget it and let this lush fusion wash over you. The vinyl is a good heavy weight and plays well. Whilst clearly the digital recording is, well, new, I am not sure about the vinly pressing. It seems little better than my 30 year Greatest Hits, and suffers some inner track distortion on Deacon Blues. But this is a minor criticism. My son says "that bloke can't sing!" Perfect. Lush in fact.