Donald Fagen: sofisticado y refinado

Tras la separación de Steely Dan surgió la carrera en solitario de una de las figuras más interesantes del siglo XX. Una forma de componer sugerente y de alto nivel, un sonido rico en matices y muy sugerente..., esa es la forma con la que se presentó Donald Fagen en su disco debut como solista en 1982.

Su título era Nightfly y en él un pop/rock sofisticado y refinado junto a toques de jazz que hicieron y siguen haciendo las delicias de todo aquel que encienda su reproductor de música y por el empiecen a sonar sus canciones. Prácticamente todas ellas con un nivel excelente. Como olvidar "I.G.Y" o "New Frontier", ellas son piezas indispensables en cualquier discoteca que pretenda poseer viva en su memoria la música del siglo XX.



New Frontier
Yes we're gonna have a wingding
A summer smoker underground
It's just a dugout that my dad built
In case the reds decide to push the button down
We've got provisions and lots of beer
The key word is survival on the new frontier

Introduce me to that big blonde
She's got a touch of Tuesday Weld
She's wearing Ambush and a French twist
She's got us wild and she can tell
She loves to limbo, that much is clear
She's got the right dynamics for the new frontier

Well I can't wait 'til I move to the city
'Til I finally make up my mind
To learn design and study overseas

Have you got a steady boyfriend
Cause honey I've been watching you
I hear you're mad about Brubeck
I like your eyes, I like him too
He's an artist, a pioneer
We've got to have some music on the new frontier

Well I can't wait 'til I move to the city
'Til I finally make up my mind
To learn design and study overseas
Let's pretend that it's the real thing
And stay together all night long
And when I really get to know you
We'll open up the doors and climb into the dawn
Confess your passion your secret fear
Prepare to meet the challenge of the new frontier
I.G.Y.
Standing tough under stars and stripes
we can tell
this dream's in sight
you've got to admit it
at this point in time that it's clear
the future looks bright
on that train all graphite and glitter
undersea by rail
ninety minutes from new york to paris
well by seventy-six we'll be a.o.k.
What a beautiful world this will be
what a glorious time to be free
Get your ticket to that wheel in space
while there's time
the fix is in
you'll be a witness 
to that game of chance in the sky
you know we've got to win
here at home we'll play in the city
powered by the sun
perfect weather for a streamlined world
there'll be spandex jackets one for everyone
What a beautiful world this will be
what a glorious time to be free
On that train all graphite and glitter
undersea by rail
ninety minutes from new york to paris
(more leisure time for artists everywhere)
a just machine to make big decisions
programmed by fellows with compassion and vision
we'll be clean when their work is done
we'll be eternally free yes and eternally young
What a beautiful world this will be
what a glorious time to be free

1 comentario:

  1. si, si alguien pretende tener buen gusto musical, le debe gustar donal fagen. como anécdota, el nigthfly fue el primer disco del mundo grabado en sistema digital y algunos ingenieros en sonido hacen pruebas de equipos con este disco.

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