Donald Fagen – The Nightfly Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of The Nightfly by Donald Fagen, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of The Nightfly by Donald Fagen, including the original obi.

This pressing was pressed from American stampers, and was mastered by highly-regarded mastering engineer Robert Ludwig, whose “RL” initials are etched in the dead wax.

About this copy: This copy of The Nightfly is an original 1982 Japanese pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is M-.  Both inserts are M-.

The disc is M- with a number of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice-sounding copy of a highly regarded LP and one that we rarely have in stock for very long.

Background: The Nightfly was Donald Fagen’s first solo album, and it offered a modest hit with “IGY.”  The album reached #11 on the U.S. album chart. gave The Nightfly 4 1/2 stars:

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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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in