Offered for sale is an original U.S. promotional pressing of The Nightfly by Donald Fagen, pressed on high-quality Quiex II vinyl.
The Quiex II vinyl was only used for promotional copies.
About this copy: This copy of The Nightfly is an original 1982 promotional copy on the Warner Brothers label.
While the disc has stock labels, the cover has a sticker that indicates the album is a promotional copy, along with a second sticker that says “Quiex II Limited Edition Pressing” and a third hype sticker that says “Contains the Hit Single IGY.”
The cover is VG, with faint ring wear and wear at the edges and corners. The custom inner sleeve is included and has two small splits.
The disc is VG++, with no marks, but a few scuffs from the paper inner sleeve, as seems to be common with Warner Brothers pressings.
This copy plays well; it came out of our own collection.
A nice-sounding copy of a highly regarded LP.
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.
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.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1982|