Donald Fagen

Donald Fagen - Nightfly Trilogy (2007)  Music

Posted by Rtax at May 23, 2022
Donald Fagen - Nightfly Trilogy (2007)

Donald Fagen - Nightfly Trilogy (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 710 MB
3:10:51 | Jazz, Rock, Fusion | Label: Reprise Records

Sometimes the boxed sets of beloved artists containing albums which you haven’t heard in some time are disappointing. They just don’t move you like they did. You’re left not knowing if you were wrong before, or if you have changed, and nothing sounds as powerful as it did long ago.
The opposite is true with this new Donald Fagen collection. Many of the tracks from his solo albums, soundtracks and more resound like absolute classics. Not only do they pass that brutal test of time test, they have surpassed it. These songs and tracks sound even more powerful all these years since the season of their creation.
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (1982) Non-Remastered, Germany Press [Re-Up]

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (1982) [Non-Remastered, Germany Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Bros. | # 23696-2, 923 696-2 | Time: 00:38:54
Soft Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion, West Coast Jazz

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.
Donald Fagen - Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete (2012) [24bit Official Digital Download]

Donald Fagen - Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete (2012)
5 Releases | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96/48/44 kHz | Time - 234:50 minutes | 4,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete is a career-spanning compilation highlighting the undeniable musicianship of the GRAMMY Award-winning voice behind Steely Dan. This five-album set features his critically acclaimed works: The Nightfly, Kamakiriad, Morph The Cat, Sunken Condos and a bonus album of rarities. This is the definitive Fagen collection.
Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993/2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:28 minutes | 1,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Donald Fagen was one of the two masterminds behind Steely Dan, the seminal jazz-pop band of the '70s. Fagen's solo work has been a continuation of the band's work of the early '80s - carefully constructed and arranged, intricately detailed pop songs that are more substantial than their stylish surface may indicate. His 1982 solo debut, "The Nightfly", was the best album he had made in years; it covered the same ground as the last two Steely Dan albums, yet surpassed it in terms of ambition and achievement. Originally produced by Steely Dan's co-founding member, Walter Becker, Donald Fagen's "Kamakiriad" is a brilliantly executed futuristic retro concept album which spins a unique Sci-Fi outlook on the world. The eight-song cycle re-creates a retro-futuristic world in which Fagen's '50s nostalgia meets high-tech millennialism. If you loved the studio-intensive blues-rock, tantalizing, crisp white funk grooves that made Steely Dan, and Fagen's first solo album so compelling, "Kamakiriad" will keep your pulse racing.

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly: Live (2021)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 26, 2021
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly: Live (2021)

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly: Live (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 258 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 90 Mb | 00:38:37
Soft Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: Universal Music

Donald Fagen‘s classic 1982 album The Nightfly is being released as a live album in September. Produced by Gary Katz (who worked on all of the original era Steely Dan records), The Nightfly was a critical and commercial success with popular singles like ‘New Frontier’ and ‘I.G.Y.’ This new live release sees the whole of The Nightfly performed in its entirety, in order, by Steely Dan, or ‘The Steely Dan Band’ as they tend to be referred post Walter Becker’s 2017 death. Donald Fagen remains part of this band, in case that wasn’t clear! This is a performance from 2019.
Donald Fagen - Donald Fagen's The Nightfly Live (2021) {Japanese Edition}

Donald Fagen - Donald Fagen's The Nightfly Live (2021) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue +m3u + Log ~ 322 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Soft Rock, Fusion | Universal Music Enterprises #UICY-16014

A companion album to Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live, Donald Fagen's The Nightfly Live captures a 2019 performance of the 1982 album by Steely Dan (or the Steely Dan Band, as Fagen chooses to call them in the years following Walter Becker's 2017 death). Original producer Gary Katz is on board to capture all the sonic intricacies of this concert, helping the live album to sound remarkably similar to its studio predecessor. There are differences, to be sure: the digital punch of the 1982 record has been warmed, the beats swing a bit more, Fagen's voice is thin and wispy, the backup singers take the lead on "Maxine," and there's a bit more emphasis on R&B rhythms – all elements that make this feel like a concert despite the precision of the production and performances. It's enough to keep Donald Fagen's The Nightfly Live fleet on its feet, which is enough to keep this record fun.
Walter Becker & Donald Fagen - Any World That I'm Welcome To (2003)

Walter Becker & Donald Fagen - Any World That I'm Welcome To (2003)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 594 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 221 Mb
Full Scans ~ 76 Mb | 00:49:14 + 00:42:29 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock | Delta Music #CD 47213

The band Steely Dan - in essence the musicianship and songwriting team of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen - has long divided the critics : some have marvelled at a highly imaginative blend of intelligent, "literary" lyrics and a carefully crafted influence of jazz and Latin rhythms within the rock template, whilst others have detected a certain coldness in the work, due perhaps to over-elaboration and perfectionism. Of course, deciding to name your b.nd after a dildo in William Burroughs's cult novel Th Naked Lunch will invite criticism , but none of those who questioned Steely Dan's Status at the top of the tree of 70s rock could ever seriously dispute the immaculate execution of their vision…

Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 9, 2023
Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993)

Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 332 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Soft Rock | Reprise #9362-45230-2

Kamakiriad is the second solo album by Steely Dan artist Donald Fagen, released in 1993. It was his first collaboration with Steely Dan partner Walter Becker since 1986, on Rosie Vela's album Zazu. Becker played guitar and bass and produced the album. The album is a futuristic, optimistic eight-song cycle about the journey of the narrator in his high-tech car, the Kamakiri (Japanese for praying mantis). It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1994.
Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) - Android Warehouse (1998) 2CD

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) - Android Warehouse (1998) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 479 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 220 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Jazz Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Age Of Panik | # AOP65 | Time: 01:25:45

For about the thousandth time, these very early recordings by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen that have remained officially unreleased for a reason: they're terrible and only vaguely resemble the actual Steely Dan that came years later. This is not to say that there is no merit to them, only very little, and only for those who are so obsessed by the Steely Dan legend they need to hear every bent note, of which there are plenty here. This is another shabby Dressed to Kill effort that should be avoided. Period.

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (MFSL 45RPM 2xLP) (1982/2017) [24bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by delpotro at June 27, 2020
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (MFSL 45RPM 2xLP) (1982/2017) [24bit/96kHz]

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (MFSL 45RPM 2xLP) (1982/2017)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 38:57 minutes | 815 MB
Jazz, Soft Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

Deluxe Audiophile Pressing Strictly Limited to 6000 Numbered Copies.