RELEASE
LABEL
Warner Bros.
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Jazz-Rock

Album Review

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.
Jason Ankeny, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I.G.Y.http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=285627548&id=285627518&at=11l9vR
  2. Green Flower Streethttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=285627551&id=285627518&at=11l9vR
  3. Ruby Babyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=285627556&id=285627518&at=11l9vR
  4. Maxinehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=285627560&id=285627518&at=11l9vR
  5. New Frontierhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=285627562&id=285627518&at=11l9vR
  6. The Nightflyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=285627564&id=285627518&at=11l9vR
  7. The Goodbye Lookhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=285627572&id=285627518&at=11l9vR
  8. Walk Between Raindropshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=285627574&id=285627518&at=11l9vR
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