Donald Fagen "The Nightfly" digital recording to MFSL 45 RPM One-Step vinyl?*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by kyndcookie, May 23, 2017.

  1. Andy Pandy

    Andy Pandy Well-Known Member

    Brussels, Belgium
    It was stupid of me to use the word authentic and I regret that. Maybe Stevie was important at the time in order to create new interest in the blues genre, but today... I’m sure he’s an excellent guitar player. But for me blues is not about virtuosity.
  2. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

    Rochester, NY
    So you believe that history will not look fondly upon Stevie Ray Vaughn as a blues artist? Interesting opinion. But why do you feel that? There's no right or wrong here, I'm just curious as to why you feel like that. Please give us some reasons for your beliefs.
  3. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    South West, UK.
    I would think (actually I know) equipment makes quite a difference to what you are hearing in terms of sound quality rather than how good the music is. That's just logical common sense and not hi-fi snobbery.
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  4. Andy Pandy

    Andy Pandy Well-Known Member

    Brussels, Belgium
    IMO he didn’t do anything to bring the blues genre forward. I just don’t understand the purpose of listening to him playing covers and not very original own songs. Give me Hooker, Burnside, Kimbrough, Spann, Waters, Rev Gary Davis, Jon Spencer, Jeffrey Evans etc etc. Stevie Ray doesn’t do it for me. But that is only my opinion of course. I guess I just want my blues rawer. :)
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  5. ti-triodes

    ti-triodes Forum Resident


    Raw enough for you? ;)

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  6. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

    Sunshine State
    Not audiophile enough ;)
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  7. Rich C

    Rich C Forum Resident

    Northbrook, IL
    Thank you for unlocking the mystery behind the term "smile EQs". I See it all the time and had no clue what folks were talking about. Now I understand.
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  8. “Smile EQ” means that the bass and treble are boosted in relation to the midrange, which is flat or depressed. If you had a graphic equalizer, the curve of the EQ settings would look like a smile. It is pretty dreadful sounding.
  9. ctbarker32

    ctbarker32 New Member

    Kensington, MD
    This Nightfly release is a disaster. I ordered my copy through Amazon LLC back in September. Others have commented they ordered through other vendors such as Elusive Disc. Some have commented that it was obvious to only order direct from MoFi? No it wasn't. MoFi never posted public information on their website stating they never intended to fulfill orders to outside vendors. I just got off the phone with an angry woman at MoFi trying to determine if any outside vendor orders were fulfilled. She obfuscated and said that MoFi told all vendors that there would be limited availability. MoFi was controlling things and should have only taken direct orders upfront. By accepting outside orders they gave the wrong message that they would fulfill outside orders. They misled their customers and I'd like to see an apology from them that they acknowledge this screw up and that from this time forward they will only accept direct orders for specialty items. Their lack of honesty and acknowledgement is more irritating than the fact I will not receive my copy.
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  10. If that is indeed the case, it’s totally ridiculous.

    Has anyone who purchased from a vendor other than Music Direct or MoFi received their order?
  11. Dmann201

    Dmann201 Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised they chose Texas Flood as the SRV album to do. It's a killer record but Couldn't Stand The Weather is the real standout from a sound quality perspective. The AP 45 is pretty amazing but it would be interesting to hear what they could achieve with the one step process!
  12. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin

    New Jersey, USA
    I can understand your frustration, but from the first UDS1 - Santana - it became clear (if you followed this forum) that all UDS1 issues should only be ordered from Music Direct or Mofi regardless if they are listed for sale anywhere else. Realize that Mofi is not accepting order from outside vendors, those vendors are with the hope of receiving some stock to sell. I could agree, though, that if Mofi and Music Direct know that most if not all outside vendors have no real chance of getting product, they should not offer the item to anyone else, and in turn ONLY sell the product through their own website (i.e., Music Direct/Mofi).

    Live and learn, yet I could understand your frustration.

    One question, were you the angry party or was the woman at Mofi? Would would the woman at Mofi be angry if she knew to tell you that Mofi told vendors supply would be limited?
  13. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    South West, UK.
    A small number of overseas vendors did get copies so obviously some were kept back for export. I'm hoping the same have a few S&G when the time comes. I'm not surprised this was an exclusive to Music Direct in the USA given the number tied up by their own pre-orders. Overseas postage from Music Direct and others is pretty prohibitive and I want to be able to return easily if I get a faulty item.
  14. Ricardo Cosinaro

    Ricardo Cosinaro Well-Known Member

    My local record store (Decatur CD) has several copies of The Night Fly for sale, yet Elusive were unable to deliver on my 'backup' order so I cancelled it this week. So I guess SOME retailers were able to get copies, one way or another.
  15. shaft

    shaft Member

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Bought from UK dealer Analogue Seduction. They had it available for a short time.
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  16. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

    That’s where I got my copy. They package pretty well, lots of bubble wrap on mine. Did you order it recently?
  17. shaft

    shaft Member

    Stockholm, Sweden
    No - just after you tipped me off - Thanks!
  18. RichC

    RichC Forum Resident

    Fortunately some "kind" folks on this very forum are still selling copies.... For a mere 150% markup over retail!
  19. cwd

    cwd Forum Resident

    Clarksville, TN
    and awaaaaay we go!
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  20. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    I credit /blame SRV for the onslaught of Blueshammer bands.
  21. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

    Salem, MA
    :waiting: :cop:
  22. SteelyNJ

    SteelyNJ Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    No one should have to follow this (or any other online) forum in order to know that they probably wouldn't have their order filled by a normally reliable vendor like Amazon or Elusive. Those who were left in the lurch have a legitimate gripe.
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  23. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin

    New Jersey, USA
    Agreed. You make a good point. Thanks.
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  24. Angel66

    Angel66 Active Member

    Waited to long to order then found it at Barnes & Noble for sticker price and clapped myself on the back. Then I waited.
    Waited. The order kept getting pushed ahead. I saw the delivery date: January 2026. Then I read some comments on here
    about not getting B&N orders, so no more waiting. I paid a little more for a mint unopened set but when I unwrapped the well-packed
    box, yes, the sleeve seams were split with scuffing marks along with smudge marks on the record. I find these box sets cool yet
    cumbersome and rarely well-designed. But my Bill Evans MOFI came just perfect so...

    Happily both records sound amazing and the 45 format actually fits this album more than most as the songs are like singles of the era as
    befits the theme. I haven't compared it to my awesome RL yet but this sounds more dynamic yet not too different.

    I also noted that that when Fagen sings the line, " second delay..." in "The Nightfly", the crackly sibilance in the "s" is repeated on every version I own (the RL; Japanese SACD) so I surmised it wasn't my system. Right?

    QC aside (which should be priority), this is a fantastic set and I cannot wait for the BOTW...
  25. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Well-Known Member

    Irving, Tx
    Just ordered my S&H BOTW One-Step yesterday. Long time until late summer, just as well so I can save up my coins!
    Also ordered both Jimi Hendrix's plus the SACD's.

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