Log In. To help keep your account secure, please log-in again. You are no longer onsite at your organization. Please log in. For assistance, contact your corporate administrator. The Nightfly was released on October 1, , on vinyl and cassette. Nichols discovered this when he received a call from Stevie Wonder , who told him that his CD copy of The Nightfly sounded "funny.
Following completion of the album, Fagen entered therapy and more-or-less dropped out of public sight. In his memoir, Eminent Hipsters , he writes that "the panic attacks I used to get as a kid returned, only now accompanied by morbid thoughts and paranoia, big-time. I wanted to do an autobiographical album, and I really put everything I knew into the Nightfly album. And after that, I wasn't really inspired to do anything.
I fell into a bit of a depression for a while. I think, that like a lot of artists, especially in the music business, I was young and successful, and I was basically still an adolescent. I started to address some of these things with The Nightfly , and I got really scared after it was done; I felt I'd exposed myself in a way that I wasn't used to doing, and I kind of retreated psychologically from that. Since resuming as a touring band in , Steely Dan has performed several songs from The Nightfly on occasion; Fagen also did as a solo artist during a tour in support of his third solo album, Morph the Cat.
Most recently, Steely Dan — now with Fagen as the sole original member following Walter Becker's death in — performed The Nightfly in its entirety during residencies in Beacon, New York in and Boston, Massachusetts in The Nightfly was met with almost universally positive reviews. Billboard labeled it their top album pick in the first month of its release, calling it a "stunning debut" and praising its "typically blue chip crew of crack players and crisp digital production.
Its sound is glossy and contemporary, but references to both the spirit and the music of the years when Mr. Fagen was growing up can be found in almost every song. What made the Dan an important band of the early '70s has been replaced by ultra-slick, uninspired background mush. Subsequent reviews have remained positive. Jon Matsumoto picked it for a "Classic of the Week" editorial in the Los Angeles Times in , calling it an "elegant pop album," praising the album's "vivid lyrical tapestry" and "rhythmically effervescent" music.
In addition, Gary Katz was nominated for Producer of the Year. The Nightfly debuted on Billboard 's Rock Albums chart at number 39 during the week ending October 23, ,  peaking at number 25 on November The album remains a favorite among audiophiles. All tracks are written by Donald Fagen , except where noted. Adapted from the album's liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album by Donald Fagen. For the English disc jockey, see Tommy Vance.
Donald Fagen. Note: The songs on this album represent certain fantasies that might have been entertained by a young man growing up in the remote suburbs of a northeastern city during the late fifties and early sixties, i. The title song builds its concept around a late-night disc jockey, which is also depicted on the album cover. Gary Katz — record producer Roger Nichols — percussion , special effects, engineer , sequencing Daniel Lazerus — background vocals 2 , engineer, overdub engineer Elliot Scheiner — engineer, mixing , tracking Cheryl Smith — assistant engineer Robin Lane — assistant engineer Mike Morongell — assistant engineer, digital editing assistant Wayne Yurgelun — assistant engineer, digital editing assistant Bob Ludwig — mastering Ginger Dettman — project assistant Steve Pokorny — project assistant Steve Woolard — project assistant David Dieckmann — authoring George Lydecker — authoring Greg Allen — design, art direction George Delmerico — art direction Cory Frye — editorial supervision James Hamilton — photography Andrew Thomas — screen design.
Toth January 9, The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 22, The New York Times. Retrieved December 2, Los Angeles Times. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Warner Bros. The Mojo Collection: 4th Edition. Canongate U. Universe Publishing. Billboard Books. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Many of the songs relate to the cautiously optimistic mood of his suburban childhood in the late s and early s, and i… read more.
It is an early example of a fully digit… read more. Althou… read more. Related Tags donald fagen jazz rock donald fagen-the nightfly jazz Add tags View all tags. Tracklist Sorted by: Running order Running order Most popular. Buy Loading. More Love this track. Play album Buy Loading. Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images 18 more. Donald Fagen , listeners Related Tags jazz-rock singer-songwriter jazz Donald Jay Fagen born January 10, is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder, lead singer, and the principal songwriter along with partner Walter Becker of Steely Dan.
Fagen is known for his use of complex jazz harmonies, elaborate arrangements, and exacting attention to detail and launched his successful, if sporadic solo career in Fagen penned a group of songs based on his experiences as a young man in 's America, and the resulting album, The Nightfly, was released in , and is one of the first albums to be recorded entirely di… read more. Donald Jay Fagen born January 10, is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder, lead singer, and the principal songwriter along with partner Walter Becker o… read more.
Donald Jay Fagen born January 10, is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder, lead singer, and the principal songwriter along with partner Walter Becker of Steely Dan. Fagen is known for his use of c… read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am. All Things Hyped: Last.
Play track. Love this track. More Love this track Set track as current obsession Get track Loading. Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 AprilA 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.