Donald Fagen - The Nightfly 140g Vinyl LP (Awaiting Repress)
Donald Fagen The Nightfly 140g Vinyl LP
Mastered for Vinyl by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios from the Original Master Tapes! Pressed at Furnace on Premium High-Quality 140 Gram Vinyl!
Released in 1982, this was Fagen’s first album project post-Steely Dan. Marking a considerable departure from his earlier work, The Nightfly eschewed that outfit’s ironic distance in favor of autobiographical intimacy. The album, one of the best-produced ever, was recorded with the painstaking attention to detail that was such a part of Steely Dan. In fact, Fagen used the same top session players.
"Everyone does play "I.G.Y." It's become the "Freebird" of pro audio - visit a linecheck at a major concert venue or a speaker demo at AES or InfoComm, and those familiar strains will turn up sooner or later. It's a well-recorded song, to be sure, which is why it's always used to illustrate a system's "tight low end"or "crystal-clear mids" or, to be honest, any other detail they want to point out." - Clive Young, Pro Sound News
"Continuing in the smooth pop-jazz mode favored on the final Steely Dan records, The Nightfly is lush and shimmering, produced with cinematic flair by Gary Katz; romanticized but never sentimental, the songs are slices of suburbanite soap opera, tales of space-age hopes (the hit "I.G.Y.") and Cold War fears (the wonderful "The New Frontier," a memoir of fallout-shelter love) crafted with impeccable style and sophistication." - Jason Ankeny, allmusic.com
Produced by was done by Gary Katz (Can't Buy A Thrill, Gaucho) and engineered by Roger Nichols (Steely Dan, John Denver, Beach Boys and many more!). Many of the musicians on The Nightfly had also played on previous Steely Dan records, including Jeff Porcaro, Rick Derringer and Larry Carlton. Similar to the Aja and Gaucho albums, a large number of studio musicians were employed, crediting 31 musicians as having played on the record!
This Classic Album received several Grammy nominations and produced two hit songs "I.G.Y." and "New Frontier".
Donald Fagen The Nightfly Track Listing:
2. Green Flower Street
3. Ruby Baby
5. New Frontier
6. The Nightfly
7. The Goodbye Look
8. Walk Between Raindrops
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