Steely Dan Aja Japanese Import SHM SACD
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 145/500!
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This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player!
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that
utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to
further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate
developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher
transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in
fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for
a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements
in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
Long argued as one of the (if not THE) best rock recording ever and a permanent
fixture on many a demo system in the late 70’s and 80’s, Aja was the culmination
of everything Donald Fagen and Walter Becker aspired to accomplish in their
storied careers. It was the first album certified platinum (eventually selling
more than 5 million copies in the U.S.) by the then-new RIAA sales tracking
system. It made Steely Dan super stars. It contained three ubiquitous U.S. top
40 singles, “Peg”, “Josie” and “Deacon Blues,”--though each of the seven tracks
are wonderful. The tight arrangements, inspired playing by the West Coast’s best
session players, and countless lyrical and musical hooks (“Drink Scotch whiskey
all night long, and die behind the wheel”, “Done up in blue print blue, it sure
looks good on you”) were immediately accessible yet completely cut off any
personal connection to the listener.
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,'
which minimizes diffuse reflection.
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly
converted from analog tapes.
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player
1. Black Cow
3. Deacon Blues
5. Home at Last
6. I Got the News