Donald Fagen – The Nightfly (1982) [Japanese SACD 2011] MCH SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Donald Fagen – The Nightfly (1982) [Japanese SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:03 min | Scans included | 2,51 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 1,04 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 830 MB
2002 DSD Remaster | Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Warner Music Japan # WPCR-14170

The Nightfly is the debut solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Donald Fagen. Fagen was previously best known for his work in the group Steely Dan, with whom he enjoyed a successful career in the 1970s. The band separated in 1981, leading Fagen to pursue a solo career. Although The Nightfly includes a number of production staff and musicians who had played on Steely Dan records, it was Fagen’s first release without longtime collaborator Walter Becker.

A portrait of the artist as a young man, The Nightfly is a wonderfully evocative reminiscence of Kennedy-era American life; in the liner notes, Donald Fagen describes the songs as representative of the kinds of fantasies he entertained as an adolescent during the late ’50s/early ’60s, and he conveys the tenor of the times with some of his most personal and least obtuse material to date. 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.


01. I.G.Y.
02. Green Flower Street
03. Ruby Baby
04. Maxine
05. New Frontier
06. The Nightfly
07. The Goodbye Look
08. Walk Between Raindrops

Recorded & Mixed entirely on 3M digital 32 track and 4 track machines at Soundworks Digital Audio/Video




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