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.
02. Green Flower Street
03. Ruby Baby
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