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.9/
After Steely Dan's breakup in , Fagen released his debut solo album, The Nightfly, in October It was certified platinum for sales of over a million copies in the U.S. and reached 11 on the Billboard Top albums list. .
The Nightfly is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Donald Fagen. Produced by Gary Katz, it was released October 1, by Warner Bros. Records. Fagen was previously best known for his work in the group Steely Dan, with whom he enjoyed a successful career in the s. The band separated in , leading Fagen to pursue a solo stonescarkagataursharphammer.infoinfoer: Gary Katz.