Nilsson Sings Newman - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Nilsson Sings Newman [Remaster]
Personnel includes Nilsson (vocals); Randy Newman (piano).
Reissue producers: Rob Santos, Glenn Korman, Curtis Armstrong.
Recorded at RCA's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, California. Originally released on RCA (4289). Includes liner notes by Randy Newman, Curtis Armstrong, and Dean Torrence.
Digitally remastered by Elliott Federman (SAJE Sound, New York, New York).
Tributee: Randy Newman.
Released in 1970, the same year as Randy Newman's acclaimed second album (12 SONGS), this outing finds Harry Nilsson applying his famed multi-octave vocal range to Newman's witty, finely crafted compositions. (Nilsson, a wonderful songwriter in his own right, had hinted at this collaboration with the inclusion of one Newman song on his previous record, HARRY.) While many of the tunes here would be performed by the more gruff-voiced Newman himself during the course of his first few albums, Nilsson's dynamic, nuanced singing portrays these highly melodic narratives in a much more delicate light.
The two are perfectly suited for one another: with Newman accompanying Nilsson on piano, the singer offers an achingly sweet and funny take on "Love Story," saunters playfully through "Yellow Man," and belts out "The Beehive State" as a barroom ditty. Both artists would, of course, go on to greater recognition, but this charming collection stands as a fascinating snapshot of two quirky creative minds working together to wonderful effect.
- Country of Origin
- Buddha Records
- Studio / Live
- Harry Nilsson
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Vine Street
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Love Story
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Yellow Man
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Caroline
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Cowboy
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Beehive State, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] I'll Be Home
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Living Without You
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Dayton, Ohio 1903
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] So Long Dad
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Snow - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Love Story - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Cowboy - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I'll Be Home - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Living Without You - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
- Sony Music Distribution (
Q (9/00, p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...His undisputed eclectic classic..."
NME (Magazine) (9/23/00, p.35) - 8 out of 10 - "...He sang the bittersweet songs of his unknown friend Randy Newman...a fine release..."
- 25m 49s
- Grover Helsey
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