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Donald FagenThe Nightfly

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 9 23696-1, Warner Bros. Records – 1-23696
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, SRC Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock, Pop
Style:Fusion, Pop Rock, Classic Rock, AOR

Tracklist

A1I.G.Y. (International Geophysical Year)
Composed By, Arranged ByDonald Fagen
6:05
A2Green Flower Street
Composed By, Arranged ByDonald Fagen
3:40
A3Ruby Baby
Arranged ByDonald Fagen
5:38
A4Maxine
Composed By, Arranged ByDonald Fagen
3:50
B1New Frontier
Composed By, Arranged ByDonald Fagen
6:23
B2The Nightfly
Composed By, Arranged ByDonald Fagen
5:45
B3The Goodbye Look
Composed By, Arranged ByDonald Fagen
4:47
B4Walk Between Raindrops
Composed By, Arranged ByDonald Fagen
2:38
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Notes

Pressed by Specialty Records Corporation, sourced from metal parts made at Sheffield Lab Matrix for Allied Record Company.

Issued with custom printed inner sleeve with lyrics + credits.

'MASTERDISK' and Allied Record Company logo stamped in runouts, the rest etched.

First cat. # (9 23696-1) on jacket spine, inner sleeve
Second cat. # (1-23696) on labels

Track publishers:
All songs © 1982 Freejunket Music ASCAP. Ruby Baby © 1955, 1963 Chappell & Co. Inc./Quintet Music, Inc./Bienstock Pub. Co. ASCAP All Rights adm. by Chappell & Co., Inc. (Intersong Music, Publishers).

©℗ 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

Track A1 title appears as "I.G.Y." on jacket and label.

Recorded and mixed entirely on 3M digital 32 track and 4 track machines at Soundworks Digital Audio/Video Recording Studios, N.Y., Village Recorders, L.A. and Automated Sound, N.Y.
Original Mastering: at Masterdisk, N.Y.C.
Jeff Porcaro courtesy of Columbia Records
Valerie Simpson courtesy of Capitol Records
Greg Phillinganes courtesy of Planet Records

"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.e., one of my general height, weight and build."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23696-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992369619
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side A, embossed around center hole): E A S T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): 1-23696-A-SH-2 MASTERDISK [Allied "ɑ" logo] RL + + SLM SP 0-1 △2607 B-17196-SH-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): 1-23696-B-SH-1 MASTERDISK [Allied "ɑ" logo] INT.SP 0-1 + SLM △ 2607-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): 1-23696-A-SH 4 MASTERDISK [Allied "ɑ" logo] RL + SLM △2607 0-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): 1-23696-B-SH-2 MASTERDISK [Allied "ɑ" logo] 0-2 + + SLM △ 2607-X B-17197 - SH2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 4): 1- 23696-A-SH-2 MASTERDISK RL SP .+: :+: 0-2 SLM △2607 [Allied "ɑ" logo] B-17196-SH2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 4): 1-23696-B- INT-SH2 MASTERDISK SP 0-1 + SLM △ 2607-X
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 5): 1-23696-A-SH-2 MASTERDISK RL + + SLM SP 0-1 △2607 [Allied "ɑ" logo] B-17196-SH-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 5): 1-23696-B- INT-SH2 MASTERDISK SP 0-1 + SLM △ 2607-X

Other Versions (5 of 191)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Nightfly (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records92 3696-1Spain1982
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The Nightfly (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records92. 3696-1, 92.3696-1Germany1982
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The Nightfly (Cassette, Album)Warner Bros. Records92.3696-4Europe1982
The Nightfly (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records923696-1, W3696UK1982
Recently Edited
The Nightfly (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records92.3696-1, 92. 3696- 1, 9236961Netherlands1982

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  • sekander's avatar
    sekander
    I was doing an all night jazz show on KKGO FM in Los Angeles in the late 80s.
    My name is Leslie, not Lester. And I was the Night Owl, not the Nightfly.
    Too many similarities. And I hadn't even heard this track until I was a year into
    my tenure. Eerie.
    • AndrewBWhite's avatar
      AndrewBWhite
      Indeed this is a really good sounding record - great mastering, loud, punchy, dynamic.
      Got mine for $2.
      However, the music is pretty monotonous apart from I.G.Y. which is certainly a classic.
      I know this is meant to be a really great album and no office to the fans.
      I've tried to listen to this right through number of times but I just can't get it.
      • chazmatz's avatar
        chazmatz
        Wow, this version is amazing-sounding. It's like I'm in the studio. Better than the Quiex II..and it cost one dollar at the used record store.
        • 21jlb21's avatar
          21jlb21
          Just picked up a NM copy of this at a flea market today for $1. Major major score IMHO!
          • matnoll's avatar
            matnoll
            Where is the Rhino Germany version, scan code 603497844876 ? Anyone have it.
            • Anthon40's avatar
              Anthon40
              Edited 2 years ago
              If the metal parts are sourced from Allied shouldn’t Allied be the top listing? I always see SRC pressings at the top and Allied down in the middle somewhere. Is it an East coast vs West coast thing?
              • LeftBrainMusic's avatar
                If anyone happens to have a copy of the MFSL digital VHS or Betamax (which aren't listed above), please contact me!
                • ryan.rairigh's avatar
                  ryan.rairigh
                  A great, great pressing and tremendous value! The dynamics are excellent and RL did a masterful job with his mastering. This should be in everyone's collection.
                  • swl6684's avatar
                    swl6684
                    This album is without a doubt the single best sounding LP that I own. Robert Ludwig's mastering job is simply perfection and I have not heard another LP match it's quality.
                    • jefotonav's avatar
                      jefotonav
                      Edited 4 years ago
                      My copy sounds fabulous though I can't find or match its Matrix / Runout. But I do think it belongs to the variations of the first U.S. Pressings. The way everything was printed does match to Donald Fagen - The Nightfly - r1178973 except for the Matrix / Runout. My copy Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23696-1 has these etched
                      Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): 1-23696-A-SH3 MASTERDISK RL + SLM △2607 B-17196-SH3
                      Matrix / Runout (Side b, etched): 1-23696-A-SH2 MASTERDISK + SLM △2607-X Q B-17197-SH2

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