Kohji Matsubayashi

Early Pressings of Steely Dan’s “Aja” LP

名盤の多い Steely Dan の諸作の中でも、“Gaucho” と並び彼らの代表的名盤として圧倒的人気を誇る “Aja”。1977年のリリース直後から、数え切れない程の枚数が市場に出回ったに違いありません。あまりにも細かいバリエーションが多すぎて、最初期プレスを特定するのが困難だとも思われるかもしれません。

Among the series of masterpiece LPs by Steely Dan, “Aja” has been regarded as one of their best and most popular albums along with another famous “Gaucho”. Since its initial release in 1977, so many copies has been available in the market. Also, there are so many minor variations, it might be a delicate question to determine which one is the earliest pressing and variation.

 
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