DONALD FAGEN Released Solo Debut Album ‘THE NIGHTFLY’ 40 Years Ago

Back in time

2 October 2022

Artist: DONALD FAGEN (74 of age)
Who: Half of Steely Dan

Anniversary LP: THE NIGHTFLY
Released: 1 October 1982 – 40 years ago

AllMusic/Jason Ankeny said: “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.”
Score: 4.5/5.

Singles/clips: New Frontiers / I.G.Y.


– I.G.Y. –

Full album on Spotify

DONALD FAGEN: Bio – Discography

STEELY DAN Do It Again With New Live Albums

27 July 2021

Band: STEELY DAN (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)
Who: Donald Fagen (age 73) and the late Walter Becker
(20 February 1950 – 3 September 2017)

Active (as a duo): 1971–1981, 1993–2017 / 9 albums

When his musical companion passed away Fagen promised to
“keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the
Steely Dan band.”

New live albums: Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!
and The Nightfly Live (Donald Fagen’s 1982 debut solo LP)

Out: CD & Digital on 24 September and 180g-vinyl on 1 October

Order info: here

The Steely Dan Band will take
the road again in the Fall. Dates here

Donald Fagen‘s 1982 solo LP
The Nightfly

STEELY DAN: Facebook