Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete - Vinylbox coming in December

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by solstice69, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. solstice69

    solstice69 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Hi friends,

    Rhino recently released a 5-CD "Complete Set" of Fagen´s solo work, with 10 rarity tracks. All these were available before, so maybe no thing of special interest.

    BUT as I just saw, there will be also Vinyl Box Set, with 7 discs, scheduled for December 8th. And although most albums are readily available, KAMAKIRIAD is NOT. And the Bonus Tracks neither.

    You can already pre-order this set at various online shops, but information is sparse yet.

    If this was posted before, please move or delete.
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  2. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    Do you have a link to share?
  3. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 1

    Haren, DM
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  4. solstice69

    solstice69 Forum Resident Thread Starter

  5. e.s.

    e.s. Forum Resident

    United States
    That is awesome.
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  6. Ken.e.

    Ken.e. Spinning music since...

    Are there any details on packaging, mastering or pressing? I only have on vinyl the first album from when it was first released. That's a great album, to me his best. The rest I have on CD and DVD from the box set Nightfly Trilogy which is great and includes these same bonus tracks.

    I wonder if sunken condos will be clear like the original vinyl? It would be great if morph the cat was made into a three sided album as well, like they did with sunken condos.
  7. CBS 65780

    CBS 65780 "Could I do one more immediately?"

    Dublin, Ireland
    Expensive Christmas, more like!
    Sod it. Kamikiriad? I'm in!
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  8. DeRosa

    DeRosa Forum Resident

  9. sennj

    sennj Forum Resident

    Muskegon, Michigan
    I ordered this from on Sept. 30th (under $100 US). Glad it looks like it's actually going to happen.

    Kamikiriad on vinyl?

    Yes, please...
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  10. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    What will be the packaging for the vinyl? Have Steve's Morph and the new MOFI Nightfly, and I don't really want to part with those. Could envision getting the box for Kamakiriad and the Bonus tracks while selling off the duplicate stuff. (heresy?)
  11. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    This set is taking it's title literally:evil:

    The big question is:

    1. How is the artwork.
    2. How is the mastering.
    3. Will the albums receive a separate release.
  12. Paul P.

    Paul P. Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA, USA
    Also - for me - are the CDs remastered in any way, shape or form?

    UPDATE: Ah - never mind. The CDs have been released already - and according to Amazon are the same as previous editions.

  13. Steel Woole

    Steel Woole Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
  14. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Which in case of vinyl makes sense for the last two albums. But what about the first two? Which mastering will be used for "The Nightfly"? And there's no way they are using the 1993 cut of "Kamakiriad". At 90-100€ this box set is not expensive so I'm wondering if this will have the quality some of Donald's vinyl has. It would be very nice....
  15. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Forum Resident

    I'm a bit lost here...there are the 4 solo albums and 10 extra does that equate to 7 lp's ?
  16. brimuchmuze

    brimuchmuze Forum Resident

    Some of the albums won't fit on one LP.
  17. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Forum Resident

    Gotcha....thank you for clarifying that
  18. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    I own all four albums on vinyl already, but gutted that the Cheap Xmas comp isn't available separately. Happily, the total cost of the albums wasn't quite as much as the asking price for the box set.
  19. spaulding

    spaulding Hoi Polloi

    The Windy City
  20. e.s.

    e.s. Forum Resident

    United States
    I'm in the same boat – plus I paid more for my copy of Kamakiriad than this entire box set is going for – so I've put it on my Christmas list in hopes that some loving family member will get it for me as a gift, thus enabling me to rationalize have two copies of everything just to own he comp!
  21. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    Donald Fagen / Cheap Xmas vinyl box | superdeluxeedition


    First ever vinyl release of the ‘complete’ Donald Fagen box
    The recent reissue of the ‘complete’ Donald Fagen Cheap Xmas five-CD box set was very welcome, but much more exciting is the news that a first ever vinyl edition of the same set will be with us before the end of the year.

    This seven-LP box includes all of Fagen’s solo albums – The Nightfly (1982), Kamakiriad (1993), Morph The Cat (2006), Sunken Condos (2012) and a bonus LP, ’10 Extras’, which features rarities such as demos, songs written for films and live tracks.

    The price in the UK is £73, which is already good value, but bear in mind that you’d probably pay that just to track down a decent original copy of the Walter Becker produced Kamakiriad on vinyl. And while no one is claiming the vinyl edition of The Nightfly included here will sound as good as Mobile Fidelity’s recent Ultradisc One-Step Pressing, you are getting close to Fagen’s entire output on vinyl for less than the press of that one audiophile box.

    Morph The Cat and Sunken Condos are both double albums (although there is no music on side three of Condos), which is why Cheap Xmas is a seven-LP box. Sunken Condos has never been issued on black vinyl (the original was clear) so that’s another fact worth pointing out.

    This vinyl edition of Cheap Xmas: Donald Fagen Complete will be released on 8 December 2017.
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  22. negative1

    negative1 80s retro fan

    I think its cool the bonus tracks are on vinyl also.

    I have all the stuff on cd already, but vinyl is fun to get.

  23. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
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  24. deany76

    deany76 Forum Resident

    North Wales, UK
    The bonus tracks:
    • Rhymes
    • Big Noise New York (Demo)
    • True Companion (Soundtrack Version)
    • Confide In Me (Demo)
    • Blue Lou (from Glengarry Glenn Ross)
    • Shanghai Confidential
    • Green Flower Street (Live at the Beacon)
    • Century's End
    • Hank's Pad (Live)
    • Viva Viva Rock 'N' Roll (Live)
    Embarrassed to say there is a few tracks I've never heard before.

    Pretty good value for money, both CD and vinyl, great Christmas present.
  25. Ken.e.

    Ken.e. Spinning music since...

    Is it still a Christmas present if you buy it for yourself? Surprised they don't bring out a Steely Dan Box set as well. Hold off until next year though, I already bought a present for myself this year. Mind you I have five Steely Dan albums from the early 80's when I first got into them. It would have to be special to buy that set. More than just including the last two albums to get me fork out for that set. I'm sure it would be tempting and I could find some crazy math to make myself buy it.
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