MFSL ORIGINAL MFSL LP - STEELY DAN - AJA -This is a MFSL Super Virgin Vinyl (so pure that you can see through it if held up to the light) JVC Half-Speed Japanese VINYL Pressing. THIS STEELY DAN recording is from the Victor Company of Japan for state of the art audiophile pressings. THE VINYL & JACKET ARE IN MINT CONDITION. ALL LP'S HAVE BEEN RECENTLY PLAY TESTED AND CLEANED ON A VPI RECORD CLEANING MACHINE TO ENSURE THERE QUALITY AS GRADED. THIS IS OUR LAST COPY FOREVER E-BAY STORE. FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL MFSL VINYL SELECTIONS - INDIVIDUAL TITLE INFORMATION OR INDIVIDUAL PURCHASE JUST HIT THIS STORES TAB >. & TYPE IN MFLP INTO THE SEARCH FIELD WITHIN OUR STORES SECTION AS YOUR PERSONAL CODE FOR ALL LIMITED EDITION INDIVIDUAL TITLES + INFORMATION WILL APPEAR. Detailed item info
Track listing 1. Black Cow 2. AJA 3. Deacon Blues 4. Peg 5. Home at Last 6. I Got the News 7. Josie Details Playing time: 40 min. Contributing artists: Bernard Purdie, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, Michael McDonald, Steve Gadd, Tom Scott, Wayne Shorter Producer: Gary Katz Distributor: (Independently by Label) Recording type: Studio Recording mode: Stereo SPAR Code: n/a Album notes Steely Dan: Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards); Walter Becker (guitar). Additional personnel includes: Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Dean Parks (guitar); Tom Scott (tenor saxophone, lyricon); Wayne Shorter, Pete Christlieb (tenor saxophone); Plas Johnson (horns); Victor Feldman (keyboards, vibraphone, percussion); Joe Sample, Michael Omartian (keyboards); Chuck Rainey (bass); Paul Humphrey, Bernard Purdie, Steve Gadd (drums); Tim Schmit, Clydie King, Michael McDonald (background vocals). Engineers include: Roger Nichols, Elliot Scheiner, Bill Schnee. Recorded at Village Recorders, Los Angeles, California; Producer's Workshop, Warner Brothers North Hollywood Recording Studios, ABC Recording Studios, Sound Labs, Hollywood, California; A&R Studios, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. All tracks have been digitally remastered. This represents the pinnacle of Steely Dan's gradual transition from rock band to their own brand of jazz-influenced white soul. Guitars were replaced by keyboards, and saxophones became more common. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were only interested in spending time in the recording studios, while the fans pined and waited. The result set new standards in recorded excellence, and is regularly used as a hi-fi shop demonstration. The ambitious title track was deemed too difficult for radio play and only the two overtly accessible tracks `Josie' and `Peg', gave them valuable exposure. Editorial reviews 5 stars out of 5 - ...Sleek, smart, deliciously cynical...Lyrically opaque and using the best musical back-up in the business, this was the Steely Dan album that effectively ring-fenced jazz-funk forevermore....what rich entertainment still.
5 stars out of 5 - ...Exquisite...music so technically demanding its creators had to call in A-list session players to realize the sounds they heard in their heads but could not play....AJA [is the]frustration and failure at the heart of the party.
Rolling Stone (08/30/2001)
This MFSL LP was pressed in Japan before Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs eventually pressed their Lps in the United States. The LP was Half-Speed Mastered with the Ortofon Cutting System from the Original Stereo Master Tapes. This MFSL LP has a special static free, dust free inner sleeve and heavy-duty protective packaging. This LP has been Out of Print for 20 years and a bonafide audiophiles collectible.MFSL LIMITED EDITION. This Limited Edition LP is an audiophile collectors item that simply gives the feeling of being directly in the studio with the artist. Used nothing but the finest lacquers. The more you play the LP, your stylus will polish the grooves and actually improve the sonics of your MFSL LP. This recording is mastered from the Original Session Tapes. This Out of Print LP has all Liner Notes, Photos, and Ar...