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Donald Fagen
The Nightfly

  (Item #: fagennight_2005) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Shootout Winning copy, Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last and vinyl that plays about as quiet as any copy ever will
  • The best copies of The Nightfly sound the way the best copies of most '70s Classic Rock records sound - very ANALOG
  • Here you will find sound that is tonally correct, rich, clear, smooth, present, lively, spacious and Tubey Magical - whew!
  • "The Nightfly is a wonderfully evocative reminiscence of Kennedy-era American life ... some of his most personal and least obtuse material to date."
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Super Hot Stamper (quiet vinyl)

Steely Dan
Countdown to Ecstasy

  (Item #: steelcount_2002_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Steely Dan favorite boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl for this title too
  • Razor Boy (a personal favorite), Show Biz Kids, My Old School, Pearl of the Quarter and King of the World are superb here
  • Richer and clearer, with a more solid bottom end - this is the sound that lets the only real rock album this band ever made actually ROCK the way it should
  • 5 stars: "...its eight songs are rich with either musical or lyrical detail that their album rock or art rock contemporaries couldn't hope to match."
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Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat

Heavy Vinyl Debunked

  (Item #: fagenmorph_debunk) 



Sonic Grade: F

A Hall of Shame Pressing and another Heavy Vinyl LP debunked.

Truly awful sound. Can't make any sense of it. Pure sludge.

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Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

Our Shootout Winner from 2012

  (Item #: fagennight_2012) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

TWO AMAZING SIDES RATING AT OR NEAR A+++! Super energetic and present, this record is on a completely different level than the typical pressing. We just finished a big shootout for Donald Fagen's solo effort from 1982 (just two years after Gaucho and the end of Steely Dan) and we gotta tell you, there are a lot of weak sounding copies out there! We should know; we played them.

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Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

MoFi Debunked

  (Item #: fagennight_debunk) 



Sonic Grade: F

A Hall of Shame Pressing.

More phony MoFi EQ on the top and sloppy bass. You can do a whole lot better and you sure won't have to try very hard to do it.

Yet another Mobile Fidelity Pressing Debunked. Our Audiophile Scorecard has plenty more where this one came from.

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Fagen's The Nightfly & Digital Sound

Do All the Pressings Have to Sound Like CDs?

  (Item #: fagennight_digital) 



The average copy of this digitally recorded, mixed and mastered LP sounds just the way you would expect it to: like a CD. It's anemic, two-dimensional, opaque, thin, bright, harsh, with little extreme top and the kind of bass that's all "note" with no real weight, solidity or harmonic structure. Sounds like a CD, right? (That's the way most of my CDs sound, which is why I no longer listen to them except in the car)

But what if I told you that the best copies of The Nightfly can actually sound like a real honest-to-goodness ANALOG recording, with practically none of the nasty shortcomings listed above? You may not believe it, but it's true.

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Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic

An Album We Are Clearly Obsessed With

  (Item #: steelpretz_obsess) 



PRETZEL LOGIC is an album we admit to being obsessed with -- just look at the number of commentaries we've written about it.

We love the album and we hope you do too. If you have some time on your hands -- maybe too much time on your hands -- please feel free to check out our commentaries.

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Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic

Listening in Depth

  (Item #: steelpretz_depth) 



Another in our series of Home Audio Exercises.

It’s positively criminal the way this amazingly well-recorded music sounds on the typical LP. And how can you possibly be expected to appreciate the music when it sounds like that?

The reason we audiophiles go through the trouble of owning and tweaking our temperamental equipment is we know how hard it is to appreciate good music which sounds bad. Bad sound is a barrier to understanding and enjoyment, to us audiophiles anyway.

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Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic

Our Four Plus Shootout Winner from 2011

  (Item #: steelpretz_2011) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock Hall of Fame and another in the long list of recordings that really comes alive when you Turn Up Your Volume.

This BEYOND White Hot side one (A++++) has nothing less than MASTER TAPE SOUND. Our Four Plus ranking is rare enough, but in this case it has the added benefit of conferring upon this very pressing the status of the BEST SOUNDING STEELY DAN RECORDING we have ever heard.

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Steely Dan and Pretzel Logic

Donald Gets Dynamic on Rikki

  (Item #: steelpretz_listen) 



Rikki Don't Lose that Number -- yet another in our series of Home Audio Exercises.

This is one knockout recording. After having done shootouts for every Steely Dan title, I can say that sonically this one has no equal in their canon.

Which is really saying something, since Becker and Fagen are known to be audiophiles themselves and real sticklers for sound. No effort in the recording of this album was spared, that I can tell you without fear of contradiction. They sweated the details on this one. The mix is PERFECTION.

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Steely Dan's Pretzel Logic

Letters & Commentaries

  (Item #: steelpretz_testimonials_2015) 



Click HERE to see what our customers think of our amazing Hot Stamper pressings of Pretzel Logic
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Steely Dan

The Parker's Band Saxophone Battle Listening Exercise

  (Item #: steelpretz_listen_1) 



Parker's Band -- another in our series of Home Audio Exercises.

Take three or four Pretzel Logic pressings, clean them up and just play the saxophone battle we discuss below. You won't find any two copies that get those saxes to sound the same. We had twenty and no two sounded the same to us.

By far the TOUGHEST test on side two is the saxophone battle at the end of the song. If you've got a badly mastered or pressed copy it's sure to be an unmitigated sonic DISASTER: aggressive, hard, shrill, sour, irritating -- pick whatever adjective makes you wince, because wincing is exactly what you will find yourself doing with the typical ABC or MCA LP on your table.

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