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The Nightfly

Donald Fagen

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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.
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1
I.G.Y. (Album Version)
00:06:03

Donald Fagen, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - GARY KATZ, Producer

© 1982 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Records Inc.

2
Green Flower Street (Album Version)
00:03:42

Donald Fagen, Keyboards, Organ, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, MainArtist - GARY KATZ, Producer

© 1982 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Records Inc.

3
Ruby Baby (Album Version)
00:05:39

Donald Fagen, Keyboards, Organ, Lead Vocals, Synthesizer, MainArtist - Jerry Leiber, Writer - Mike Stoller, Writer - GARY KATZ, Producer

© 1982 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Records Inc.

4
Maxine (Album Version)
00:03:49

Donald Fagen, Keyboards, Organ, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, MainArtist - GARY KATZ, Producer

© 1982 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Records Inc.

5
New Frontier (Album Version)
00:06:21

Jeff Porcaro, Drums - Greg Phillinganes, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Synth Bass, Synthesiser - Michael Omartian, Keyboards, Electric Piano - Dean Parks, Guitar - Rick Derringer, Guitar - Roger Nichols, Engineer, Percussion, Computer Programming - Steve Khan, Acoustic Guitar - Donald Fagen, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, Harp, Horn, Keyboards, Organ, Electric Piano, Horns Arranger, Background Vocals, Synthesiser, Harmonica, MainArtist - Frank Floyd, Background Vocals - Chuck Rainey, Bass - Robin Lane, AssistantEngineer - Abraham Laboriel, Bass - ROB MOUNSEY, Horn, Keyboards, Horns Arranger, Synthesiser - Bob Ludwig, Masterer - STEVE JORDAN, Drums - Hugh McCracken, Guitar, Harmonica - Michael Brecker, Horn, Baritone Saxophone - JAMES GADSON, Drums - MARCUS MILLER, Bass - Randy Brecker, Flugelhorn, Horn, Trumpet - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Tracklaying - Anthony Jackson, Bass - Valerie Simpson, Background Vocals - Will Lee, Bass - GARY KATZ, Producer - David Tofani, Horn, Alto Saxophone - Dave Bargeron, Euphonium, Horn, Trombone, Background Vocals - Wayne Yurgelun, AssistantEngineer - Ed Green, Drums - Daniel Lazerus, Engineer, Background Vocals - GORDON Grody, Background Vocals - Mike Morongell, AssistantEngineer - Leslie Miller, Background Vocals - Cheryl Smith, AssistantEngineer - Daniel Bazerus, Background Vocals - Starz Vander Lockett, Percussion, Background Vocals - Zachary Sanders, Background Vocals

© 1982 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Records Inc.

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The Nightfly (Album Version)
00:05:47

Donald Fagen, Composer, Keyboards, Organ, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, MainArtist - GARY KATZ, Producer

© 1982 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Records Inc.

7
The Goodbye Look (Album Version)
00:04:50

Donald Fagen, Keyboards, Organ, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, MainArtist - GARY KATZ, Producer

© 1982 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Records Inc.

8
Walk Between Raindrops (Album Version)
00:02:38

Donald Fagen, Keyboards, Organ, Lead Vocals, Writer, Synthesizer, MainArtist - GARY KATZ, Producer

© 1982 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1982 Warner Records Inc.

Album Description

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.
© Jason Ankeny /TiVo

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