The Walker Brothers ‎– Nite Flights

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GTLP 033 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(LP, Album, Gat) GTO GTLP 033 UK 1978 Sell This Version
GTLP 033 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(LP, Album) GTO GTLP 033 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
PEC 90502 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(LP, Album) EPIC PEC 90502 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2321 133 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(LP, Album) GTO 2321 133 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
GTLP 033 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(LP, Album, Gat) GTO GTLP 033 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
80115559 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(CD, Album, RE) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 80115559 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(LP, TP) Tizona Records none US 2012 Sell This Version
TIZONA 016 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(LP, Album, RE) Tizona Records TIZONA 016 US 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP1356 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1356 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MOCCD13481 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(CD, Album, RE) Music On CD MOCCD13481 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
484438 2 The Walker Brothers Nite Flights(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Rewind (3) 484438 2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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508loopdetected

508loopdetected

April 30, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Nite Flights, LP, Album, RE, TIZONA 016
Wonderful, clean sounding pressing. I bought this before the MOV version came out, so I don't know how that compares. I also don't know what this was sourced from (going to assume master tapes), but the sound is very dynamic + detailed regardless. The bass in "The Electrician" hits at such a perfect frequency + with a delightfully more precise amount of punch compared to my digital copy. Gary's 2 songs in particular are super well-balanced. The overall levels are also fairly loud while avoiding any noticeable clipping or distortion. Unfortunately no gatefold artwork, but that's a relatively minor thing considering how pleased I've been with this copy over the past several years.
RevAndroid

RevAndroid

October 28, 2016
referencing Nite Flights, LP, Album, PEC 90502
Does anyone have any explanation as to why this release goes for so much in the marketplace? It isn't the original pressing (which goes for less) and it's one I found for $12.
Deeperwaters

Deeperwaters

June 22, 2015
referencing Nite Flights, LP, Album, RE, TIZONA 016
Anyone have a copy they are willing to sell?
pyenapple

pyenapple

May 6, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Nite Flights, CD, Album, RE, 80115559

Unbelievably weird artifact. I'm not sure what else to call it. The Walker Brothers had moved on so forcefully from their easily-digestible AOR past that they no longer resembled anything marketable, and they obviously didn't much care. The resulting album is jarring, alienating, and individualist to the point of confusion. At times airless and claustrophobic, other times skronking and sleazy—and seemingly at the mercy of pure dream (il)logic. There's not much love to be had here, it's all creepy urban noise and upset stomachs. The nightmarish narrative of "The Electrician", about torture/interrogation, is a high point, and its pitch black exploratory vibe would accurately predict the arc of Scott's later career. There are certainly kernels of what he was to later become in his earlier, torchier solo material, but this moment is when the expression of that true Scott Walker-ness began to bloom. To get a sense of how different this output was from the trio's previous releases, read the lyrics to the four Scott songs. A sample, from "Shutout": "There is crouching and wailing on stones down here / We must freeze off this ratmosphere".
The album is divided into three sections: the first four songs are Scott Walker songs, the next two are Gary, then the last four are John. The other Walker fellows follow Scott's bold avant garde tendencies to a somewhat lesser extent with their contributions, but there's an amiable unity of purpose expressed here that suggests they were willing accomplices to him following his weirder inclincations by this point. It's been about fifteen years since I first heard this album, and I only just realized I can't even quite say what type of music it is. There are a few rock elements, but...