Showing posts with label Donald Fagen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Fagen. Show all posts

Monday, 8 June 2009

New frontier - Donald Fagen

I was quick to discard Donald Fagen's single 'New frontier' as boring when it was released in 1983. Just like previous single 'I.G.Y.', I couldn't appreciate the subtle sound of this track. Chances are, I was simply to young to appreciate it.

I had to chance my point of view a decade later, when the music video (which strangely enough can not be found on YouTube) appeared regularly on MTV for some reason. I quite like the track now.

My collection: 7" single no. 2285
Found: May 6, 1995
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'New frontier (edit)' / 'Maxine'

Thursday, 21 May 2009

I.G.Y. - Donald Fagen

The band Steely Dan broke up in 1981 after nine years. Founder member Donald Fagen didn't sit on his laurels: he recorded a solo album instead. 'The Nightfly' (1982) became a critical and commercial success and yielded a few hit singles, of which 'I.G.Y.' was the biggest. It peaked at number 30 in the Netherlands.

Synthpop wizard Howard Jones recorded a cover version of this song as a new track for his 1993 compilation album 'The best of Howard Jones'.

My collection: 7" single no. 1810
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, January 4, 1993
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'I.G.Y.' / 'Walk between raindrops'

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