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Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: DVD Audio
Release Date: 20-NOV-2007

Disc: 1
1. I.G.Y.
2. Green Flower Street
3. Ruby Baby
4. Maxine
5. New Frontier
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Disc: 2
1. Trans-Island Skyway
2. Countermoon
3. Springtime
4. Snowbound
5. Tomorrow's Girls
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Morph The Cat
2. H Gang
3. What I Do
4. Brite Nitegown
5. The Great Pagoda Of Funn
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Disc: 4
1. Rhymes
2. Big Noise New York
3. True Companion
4. Confide In Me
5. Blue Lou
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Product Details

  • Audio-Video (November 20, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: November 20, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set, MVI DVD + Bonus CD
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000M06SVS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,532 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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And I mean that in a good way.
A. Gammill
If you have the DVD-A releases of these albums and the CDs the only reason to get this is for the bonus track disc and new liner notes.
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Any fan of Steely Dan or Donald Fagen should consider this a must.

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Format: Audio-Video
The Good-We get surround sound mixes in the MVI format for all three of Donald Fagan's solo albums plus bonus tracks for all three albums (various b-sides, soundtrack songs, live cuts, etc.)and music videos for the first two albums "The Nightfly" and "Kamakiriad". The surround mix on the MVI discs sounds terrific with a nice mix by long time collaborator Elliot Scheiner and mastering by Bob Ludwig.

The Bad-All the discs have the ORIGINAL CD mastering. That wouldn't be a bad thing but "The Nightfly" despite having nice dynamics could use an update. The other two discs sound fine the way they are. "The Nightfly" on CD never had the warmth or depth of the original vinyl. It still doesn't.

The album liner notes and lyrics are ALL on the MVI discs. I'm all for including them but I do like to have hardcopy of them as well. There's something to be said for holding a booklet and reading it as you listen (particularly if you're not near a 5.1 system and/or your computer and want to listen to the CD). It wouldn't have put out Rhino all that much to include the ORIGINAL booklets with the lyrics and credits. All we get here is a one sheet insert with info on MVI on the back.

The Ugly-Honestly there isn't anything ugly about this set at all except that if you got these albums in previous DVD-A and have the original CDs you've basically got everything here except the bonus disc (and bonus tracks) all of which (except two live tracks)have been released before. It'll be a double dip for except for the bonus CD that has all the 5.1 bonus tracks in stereo on a single disc and new liner notes.

Also, when I took out "The Nightfly" MVI disc it kept PLAYING and wouldn't let me play "Morph".
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A. Gammill VINE VOICE on November 30, 2007
Format: Audio-Video
First of all, let me say how much it pains me to give this anything less than 5 stars. I consider "The Nightfly" to be my favorite album of all time, period. And the two subsequent Fagen solo discs would probably make my Top 10 list as well. And releasing them in this cool MVI format makes perfect sense for an artist who has always been forward-thinking as both a songwriter and musician.

But let me get this out of the way: The CD's (NOT the MVI DVD's, mind you) of Nightfly and Kamikiriad do NOT appear to be remastered. If you play them back-to-back with the original CD pressings, there does not appear to be any difference. For a more jarring confirmation of this theory (and it is, ultimately, just a theory I guess), put all 3 albums in a CD changer and notice the sonic difference between Morph the Cat and the other two. Even the impressive "10 Extras" disc sounds better by comparison. The MVI discs are fabulous--I'll get to those in a second--but for the money, and considering how much time has elapsed between the original CD releases and now, it seems odd to me that this set seems to include nothing more than the original discs with new label on them.

Now, if you're a fan of Donald Fagen at all, there's no question that the MVI discs are gonna rock your world. As others have pointed out, you simply haven't heard these albums until you play them in 5.1 surround sound on a home system. Words do not do this thing justice, you literally have to hear it for yourself. And considering that you NEVER see Fagen's handful of music video clips anywhere, it's quite a treasure to have them here. "Snowbound" could be the strangest video I've ever seen. And I mean that in a good way.

All of the bonus tracks, save for the 2 live ones, have been previously available.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By BOB on February 10, 2008
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After a multitude of different format releases (especially for Nightfly), this box seems to put the final word on providing the best audio versions available of Fagen's complete catalog.

Tip 1: If you want to prevent the MVI from auto-launching, hold your Shift key down, then close the optical drive drawer, and keep the key depressed for 30 seconds or so (you can do this for any optical media content that you don't want auto-launched).

Tip 2: If you're looking to rip the best-sounding Fagen audio to MP3, you're in luck: Unlike the previous DVD-Audio releases, these discs are DVD-Video, so with the proper SW tools, you can extract the high-end audio from them and convert them to MP3 format.

For the Fagen-completist, this also includes the ability of extracting the audio off the video versions, which all vary from the album tracks.

All of it makes for the most fabulous-sounding Fagen MP3's ever, and eliminates the horrendous dynamic range differentiation between the first two albums and Morph.

Tip 3: The liner notes for each album are on the MVI discs.

Other notes:

The mix on Kamkiriad is quite different from that on the standard CD.

The audio on the Extras CD is virtually identical to the audio of all the duplicate MVI-tracks.

The Morph standard CD sounds virtually identical to the MVI disc.

So, all in all, quite worth the money, although, albeit slightly annoying for the number of times the catalog has been re-released in different formats.
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I haven't heard the DVD-A's of these albums, but I can tell you that these MVI's sound great. I really recommend the DTS mix. I dislike a few things though about this box set. One thing I don't like off the bat is that there is no booklets. Each MVI/CD has a single-ply insert. I got the... Read More
Nov 21, 2007 by E. Busch |  See all 2 posts
Donald Fagen is amazing....I can't wait for this set!
apparently you will be waiting until who-knows-when date for this treasure, even if you have paid for it. the new release date is: "undetermined" as of july 4, 2007.
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