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Poll Question: Another great album, choose your favorite song
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2 [6.06%]
14 [42.42%]
4 [12.12%]
3 [9.09%]
6 [18.18%]
1 [3.03%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2018 at 06:52
typical...  Micky from Mars.. the rest of you all Venus.

I got the News...  that instrumental break is priceless and one of my favorite moments from Steely Dan.. and the number of those moments..  are many and many

anyhow.. Aja..  yeah I suppose it is their best. It is pretty much musical perfection start to finish. However it is if anything TOO perfect to these ears.  I would put it about 4th or 5th favorite album from them.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tboyd1802 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2018 at 09:54
Not a dud on this classic album, could have gone with any track. But, went with the title track. By the way, who cares whether or not its prog?  Its great music. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Larkstongue41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2018 at 10:09
Not a dull moment on the first 4 tracks. I absolutely love Black Cow but I have to give Peg a much deserved nod.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2018 at 10:36
Nice little album. I'll go with the title track.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2018 at 10:42
Home at Last is an outstaning song which will stand long and prosper
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2018 at 10:46
It's between Deacon Blues, Home at last and AJA, depending on the mood I am.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tdfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2018 at 07:27
Originally posted by Mista-Gordie Mista-Gordie wrote:

1-Aja

They're all truly great though. Steve Gadd's drumming on the title track is one on my all time favorite performances from any drummer.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ClosetothSupperBrick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2018 at 12:20
I don't like any of these songs that much, but "Aja" is the most proggy song on this album, so I'll go with that (jazz rock just doesn't click with me but I realize that these guys were great musicians and songwriters.)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 12 2018 at 13:33
love the whole album

could really vote for any song

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2018 at 06:11
As others have said, not a dud on the entire album. Went with Home At Last. Ask me tomorrow and it will probably be different. I Got The News is likely the most underrated song on the album.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote uduwudu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2018 at 02:46
Superb, American jazz rock's more than adequate response to Lennon and MCartney produce (another) timeless classic.

I see nothing wrong with perfection no matter how much. Now if FM had been included...

Thumbs up to the closer Josie here but really this whole album is that superb balance of melody and performance virtuosity.

I once read that the LP master is far superior to the CD. Don't know if this is still the case. I wonder if those old half speed mastered records still have audio value... Aja had that treatment but I never heard a copy.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2018 at 12:10
Aja, really. It's a little journey within itself, in'nent?
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