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Donald Fagen's New Sunken Condos Album

August 14, 2012

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Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen will release his fourth solo album, Sunken Condos, on October 16. The nine-song collection features eight new original compositions by the singer/pianist, as well as a rendition of the Isaac Hayes tune "Out of the Ghetto."

Fagen tapped the talents of number of Steely Dan backing musicians for the project, including guitarist Jon Herington, bassist Freddie Washington and the group's horn section. Fagen co-produced the album with Michael Leonhart, who has played trumpet with the Dan since the 1990s.

Fagen's three previous solo efforts, 1982's The Nightfly, 1993's Kamakiriad and 2006's Morph the Cat, made up what the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has dubbed The Nightfly Trilogy, while the official announcement about Sunken Condos describes it as "a new chapter in [Fagen's] creative evolution."

Sunken Condos is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com.

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[Edited 9/18/12 19:08pm]

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Reply #1 posted 08/14/12 9:24am

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thumbs up!

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 08/14/12 9:43am

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Identity said:


Donald Fagen's Suckin' Condoms


Good for him nod

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Reply #3 posted 08/14/12 10:27am

Identity

The artist's website:

http://www.donaldfagen.com/

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Reply #4 posted 08/14/12 11:16am

Identity

PANDURITO said:

Identity said:


Donald Fagen's Suckin' Condoms


Good for him nod

Are you still struggling with stunted maturity?

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Reply #5 posted 08/14/12 11:28am

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[img:$uid]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b59/jbodine/293717280_8afbf5b915.jpg[/img:$uid]

...Anyone? lurking


I'll go out on a limb and guess that this will be my Album Of The Year.



Music for adventurous listeners


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Reply #6 posted 08/14/12 11:46am

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theAudience said:

[img:$uid]http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b59/jbodine/293717280_8afbf5b915.jpg[/img:$uid]

...Anyone? lurking


I'll go out on a limb and guess that this will be my Album Of The Year.



Music for adventurous listeners


tA

peace Tribal Records

Love Fagen's stuff. wink BTW anyone who gets the chance should see the Dukes of September on tour with Donald Fagen, Boz Skaggs, and Michael McDonald.

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Reply #7 posted 08/14/12 12:05pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Love Fagen's stuff. wink BTW anyone who gets the chance should see the Dukes of September on tour with Donald Fagen, Boz Skaggs, and Michael McDonald.

Been there, done that: http://prince.org/msg/8/383600
Had a great time. Very entertaining show.


Music for adventurous listeners


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Reply #8 posted 08/14/12 4:09pm

namepeace

Superb fall listening.

Thanks for the update.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #9 posted 08/14/12 4:31pm

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excited I can't wait for this to come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply #10 posted 08/14/12 4:59pm

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Any news of a 5.1 Mix release?

After having all his back catalogue in hi-resolution surround mixes, a stereo CD mix falls short of expectations

redface

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Reply #11 posted 08/14/12 6:06pm

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A special bottle of red awaits for this release...most likely followed by another.
Katie Kinisky: "So What Are The Latest Dances, Nell?"
Nell Carter: "Anything The Black Folks did Last Year"
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Reply #12 posted 08/15/12 2:57am

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Excellent. bananadance dancing jig
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Reply #13 posted 09/18/12 7:08pm

Identity

Rollingstone.com is currently streaming the collection's first single, "I'm Not the Same Without You,"


Song stream

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Reply #14 posted 09/19/12 1:12am

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this might be good!

small circles, big wheels!
I've got a pretty firm grip on the obvious!
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Reply #15 posted 09/19/12 2:09am

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MotorBootyAffair said:

A special bottle of red awaits for this release...most likely followed by another.

Word!

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Reply #16 posted 09/19/12 11:43pm

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Indeed very exciting! Good to see so many DF enthousiasts here at the Org!

A version with higher resolution/ better sound than the RollingStone Mag stream version is up on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/wa...u4ms4mVdcI

Enjoy!
RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #17 posted 09/20/12 6:33am

breese

Identity said:

Rollingstone.com is currently streaming the collection's first single, "I'm Not the Same Without You,"


Song stream

LOVE the cover smile

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Reply #18 posted 09/20/12 7:05am

Identity

I chuckled when I saw the single cover. Contrary to the downcast song title and in keeping with the aquatic theme, the guy is shark-like and cheerful.

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Reply #19 posted 09/20/12 8:05am

Identity

Track listing:

  1. "Slinky Thing"
  2. "I'm Not the Same Without You"
  3. "Memorabilia"
  4. "Weather in My Head"
  5. "The New Breed"
  6. "Out of the Ghetto" (Isaac Hayes)
  7. "Miss Marlene"
  8. "Good Stuff"
  9. "Planet D'Rhonda"

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Reply #20 posted 09/20/12 8:39am

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I had to listen to this one a few times before it clicked.
The expectations based on the great tracks of The Trilogy had to wear off.

Also, having read that Michael Leonhart was the drummer (normally the trumpet player in the SD horn section) was an initial head-scratcher having gotten used to the superlative drumming of Keith Carlock.

It was the chord changes/harmonies of the chorus that kicked in first.
Next, the irony and humor of the lyrics.

As usual, rather than taking the lazy tired and trite way out when writing a love, or in this case a breakup song, he adds another layer to the story.

In ‘I’m Not the Same Without You,’ the narrator not only survives but rapidly evolves into something a bit more than human – at least in his own mind.

~ Donald Fagen



Music for adventurous listeners

tA

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Reply #21 posted 09/20/12 11:34am

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theAudience said:

I had to listen to this one a few times before it clicked.
The expectations based on the great tracks of The Trilogy had to wear off.

Also, having read that Michael Leonhart was the drummer (normally the trumpet player in the SD horn section) was an initial head-scratcher having gotten used to the superlative drumming of Keith Carlock.

It was the chord changes/harmonies of the chorus that kicked in first.
Next, the irony and humor of the lyrics.

As usual, rather than taking the lazy tired and trite way out when writing a love, or in this case a breakup song, he adds another layer to the story.

In ‘I’m Not the Same Without You,’ the narrator not only survives but rapidly evolves into something a bit more than human – at least in his own mind.

~ Donald Fagen



Music for adventurous listeners

tA

peace Tribal Records

I love your reviews. mushy

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Reply #22 posted 09/20/12 12:43pm

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Stymie said:

I love your reviews. mushy

Thank you dahlink... hug


confuse Now, if I could only figure out the last few words in the final sentence of the chorus.


Without you

I now have eyes to see

Some other destiny

A futurescape of brighter things in which I ??????????

Music for adventurous listeners


tA

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Reply #23 posted 09/20/12 1:41pm

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theAudience said:

Stymie said:

I love your reviews. mushy

Thank you dahlink... hug


confuse Now, if I could only figure out the last few words in the final sentence of the chorus.


Without you

I now have eyes to see

Some other destiny

A futurescape of brighter things in which I ??????????

Music for adventurous listeners


tA

peace Tribal Records

Some think it says this:

"A futurescape of bright arcades in which I bring off heroic escapades".

Although I keep hearing "days" or "things" instead of "arcades".

Maybe the release will have printed lyrics?

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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Reply #24 posted 09/20/12 3:03pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

theAudience said:

Thank you dahlink... hug


confuse Now, if I could only figure out the last few words in the final sentence of the chorus.


Without you

I now have eyes to see

Some other destiny

A futurescape of brighter things in which I ??????????

Music for adventurous listeners


tA

peace Tribal Records

Some think it says this:

"A futurescape of bright arcades in which I bring off heroic escapades".

Although I keep hearing "days" or "things" instead of "arcades".

Maybe the release will have printed lyrics?

That's it! Thanks.

Just listened to it 10 times in a row and all the syllables work (and the words make sense) ...woot!

He usually includes lyrics (if not with the album on his site) so we'll know for sure in a few weeks.

Music for adventurous listeners


tA

peace Tribal Records

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Reply #25 posted 10/04/12 9:13am

namepeace

theAudience said:

I had to listen to this one a few times before it clicked.
The expectations based on the great tracks of The Trilogy had to wear off.

Also, having read that Michael Leonhart was the drummer (normally the trumpet player in the SD horn section) was an initial head-scratcher having gotten used to the superlative drumming of Keith Carlock.

It was the chord changes/harmonies of the chorus that kicked in first.
Next, the irony and humor of the lyrics.

As usual, rather than taking the lazy tired and trite way out when writing a love, or in this case a breakup song, he adds another layer to the story.

In ‘I’m Not the Same Without You,’ the narrator not only survives but rapidly evolves into something a bit more than human – at least in his own mind.

~ Donald Fagen



Music for adventurous listeners

tA

peace Tribal Records

I think Michael Leonhart is married to Carolyn Leonhart, Dan backup singer and a pretty good solo artist in her own right. Could that be why?

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #26 posted 10/04/12 12:13pm

jon1967

should be good listening . loves steely dan .. nightfly album

Saw steely dan in san diego by the water at an outdoor venue it was so cool i was right at the stage with my elbows on the stage the whole night ..

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Reply #27 posted 10/04/12 1:04pm

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namepeace said:

theAudience said:

I had to listen to this one a few times before it clicked.
The expectations based on the great tracks of The Trilogy had to wear off.

Also, having read that Michael Leonhart was the drummer (normally the trumpet player in the SD horn section) was an initial head-scratcher having gotten used to the superlative drumming of Keith Carlock.

It was the chord changes/harmonies of the chorus that kicked in first.
Next, the irony and humor of the lyrics.

As usual, rather than taking the lazy tired and trite way out when writing a love, or in this case a breakup song, he adds another layer to the story.

In ‘I’m Not the Same Without You,’ the narrator not only survives but rapidly evolves into something a bit more than human – at least in his own mind.

~ Donald Fagen



Music for adventurous listeners

tA

peace Tribal Records

I think Michael Leonhart is married to Carolyn Leonhart, Dan backup singer and a pretty good solo artist in her own right. Could that be why?

Not married, siblings.

Music for adventurous listeners


tA


peace Tribal Records

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Reply #28 posted 10/09/12 1:47pm

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It seems to have leaked. lurking

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Reply #29 posted 10/10/12 8:32am

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Yeah, it has been out for a few days now, but only available at one website though (as FLAC files). I bought them immediatey, they sound great! The album is pretty good too, I like almost all songs.

Since yesterday you can also listen to a stream of the full album somewhere on MSN.com, for those who are interested.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time...
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