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Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos

Bud Scoppa, Uncut, November 2012

MORPH THE CAT, the final volume of Donald Fagen's Nightfly trilogy, which appeared in 2006, is introspective and jittery, reflecting the cumulative impact of 9/11 and his own sense of encroaching mortality — making it at once the darkest and most personal chapter in the Steely Dan canon. While Morph was a musically dazzling and emotionally intense work, it would have been a distressingly bleak way to close the book.

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