We are beginning 2018 with a bang! Aja has consistently been one of our most requested albums and is often regarded as one of the best-sounding classic albums.

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Labeled as a jazz rock band, Steely Dan were able to crossover to mass appeal due to their brilliantly constructed compositions and sophisticated harmonies. The vision for this album was clear: incorporate several leading session musicians that would best suit the style of each song. Known for their unique mixture of jazz pop rock, band leaders Fagen and Becker were true New Yorkers but relocated to the west coast for this recording. Many of the session players utilized were from California and this infused a certain California sound on many of the songs. Thus, for the first time, Aja represented a sonic fusion of east meets west (“Home at Last”) for Steely Dan. Read more about the album here.

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Can you even imagine what this album is going to sound like on our hi-fi?

Take a listen to our Steely Dan Musical Lead Up Playlist here and our Legacy Playlist here.

Read our Album of The Month blog for Steely Dan ‘Aja’ here.

Check out our Steely Dan posters here.

London

Time & Date: Sunday January 14th 2018 16:00 – 19:00

Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

Washington DC

Date and Time: January 14th 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009

Tickets: $5 in advance soon

Presenter: Joe Lapan with special guest Casey Rae.

Audio Menu provided by Audioism.

REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM CartridgeREGA Fono MM Phono PreampAudioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback SystemXcilica HD System ProcessorAudioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects

New York City

Date and Time: Sunday January 21st 2018 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Magick City, 37 Box Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

Tickets: $10 in advance soon

Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)

Audio Menu: Rega Exact MM CartridgeRega P9 TurntableAudio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipschorn LoudspeakersKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers

Oslo

Date and Time: Sunday January 21st, 7pm – 9pm (doors open at 6pm)

Venue: Duet Audio, Akergata 65, 0180 Oslo

Tickets: 50/100NOK in advance here

Presenters: Kent Horne with artist Jacob Holm-Lupo of White Willow and journalist Audun Vinger

Audio Menu installed by Duet AudioCartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2Turntable: Dr. Feickert BlackbirdTone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″Amplifier with phono stage: 2 x Monoblocks Soulution 501Preamp: Soulution 520Loudspeakers: Piega Master Line SourceInterconnects: Midas Reference SiljeSpeaker Cable: Midas Reference SiljePowercable: Oyaide Tunami, Power Conditioner: Isol-8.

Sydney

Date and Time: Sunday January 21st 2018, 5 to 8 pm

Venue: The World Bar

Tickets: $7 at the door or in advance soon students/seniors half price soon

Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)

Audio Menu: Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW

Chicago

Date and Time: Sunday January 28th 2018 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Sam Willett

Audio Menu: Klipschorns provided by Klipsch Audio and McIntosh Tube amps provided by Saturday Audio

Fukuoka

Date and Time: Sunday January 21st 2018 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Venue: Desiderata Fukuoka 1-15-3, 3F Imaizumi Chuo-ku Fukuoka 810-0014 Japan

Tickets: ¥1,000  – email: info@desiderata.jp

Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka)

Audio Menu: Klipschorn LoudspeakersMark Levinson 23.5L Power AmplifierMark Levinson No.26 PreamplifierPioneer Exclusive P3 turntableKoetsu Cartridge and Stepup Trans.

Birmingham

Date and Time: Sunday January 28th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Venue: Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar, 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN

Tickets: £5 in advance here

Presenter: Chris Watkiss and Raj Jassal

Audio Menu: Turntable: J.Sikora – Initial, Turntable Arm: Kuzma  – Stogi S12, 12 inch tonearm, Cartridge: Audio Technica – ART 9 Moving Coil, Speakers: hORNS – Mummy, Mono Block Amplifiers: Ming Da Dynasty – Cavatina, Pre-Amplifier: Audio Detail – Chela- 4, Phonostage: Audio Detail – NV-08 Navistar, Mains Conditioner: Gigawatt PC–3 EVO , Speaker Cables: Skogrand – Tchaikovsky, Interconnects: Albedo Solid ,Mains Cables: KBL & Albedo.

Miami

Date and Time: Sunday January 28th 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Tickets: $6 in advance soon

Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records

Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 TurntableAudio Note 1Q1 cartridgeAudio Note M2 Phono PreamplifierAudio Note Conqueror SET AmplifierDeja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage SpeakersAudio Note Lexus Cables

Stavanger

Time & Date: Sunday January 28th 2018 2pm – 4pm

Venue: Kunsthall Stavanger, Madlaveien 33, 4009 Stavanger, Norway

Tickets: 50 Nok in advance soon

Presenter: Tarjei Nygård

Audio Menu supplied by Spaceworld Soundgarden

Turntable – Electrocompaniet Ecg-1 Platespiller – Sort, Pre-Amp – Electrocompany Ecp2 Riaa, Amp – Electrocompany EC4.8 Preamplifier, Mono Block – Electrocompany AW600 Nemo Monoblock, Loudspeakers – Electrocompaniet The Nordic Tone Model 1 Gulvstående Høyttaler

Colorado Springs

Date and Time: Sunday January 28th 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue: Local Relic, 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

Tickets: $5  in advance here

Presenter: Chris O’Shea

Audio Menu supplied by The Music Room Colorado:

Speakers: Klipsch Heresy II, Turntable: Rega Planar 3 TT, Preamplifier: Croft Acoustics Micro 25 Power amplifier: Rega Maia 3, Cables: Cardas and The Chord Company.

Orkney

Time & Date : Sunday January 21st 2:00pm

Venue : The Exhibition Room at The Old Library, 8 Laing Street, Kirkwall. KW15 1NH.

Tickets : £5 in advance here

Presenter : Adrian Holmes in association with Grooves Records

Audio Menu : Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, Linn Akito II tonearm, Linn Adikt cartridge, Rega Brio amplifier, Spendor A4 speakers.

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