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One Last Touch of Nilsson article This article is from Goldmine Magazine (Vol. 20 No. 9 Issue 359 dated April 29, 1994). Bruce Ansley contacted Krause Publications Group, Inc. and Dawn Eden and they were kind enough to grant him permission to place the article online. Once he had ...
Ain't It Kinda Wonderful / I'm Bringing A Red, Red Rose [1978] library_music Side B is "I'm Bringing A Red, Red Rose " performed by John Morris .
Ain't It Kinda Wonderful / Ain't It Kinda Wonderful {Promo} [1978] library_music
Son of Schmilsson {2006 US Reissue} [2006] album This reissue of Harry Nilsson's Son of Schmilsson album features several bonus tracks including Nilsson's previously unreleased recording of Jimmy Webb's "Campo De Encino ."
Songwriter [1992] album A budget greatest hits CD with only eight songs (about 20 minutes total).
The RCA Albums Collection [2013] album This seventeen CD box set contains fourteen albums of Harry Nilsson's RCA albums from his 1967 debut Pandemonium Shadow Show to his final album for the label in 1977, Knnillssonn .   There are sixty-five tracks of bonus material added to the ...
Greatest Hits [1978] album Harry Nilsson was angered by RCA's release of this album which features a look-a-like on the front cover.   Look at this. This is RCA for you. That's not me. Now, do you think RCA has got any fucking soul whatsoever, when they do shit like this? I ...
All Time Greatest Hits [1989] album The liner notes of this CD incorrectly list Harry's birth name as "Harry Edward Nelson III ."
RCA Contract circle Music producer Rick Jarrard had recently started working with RCA when he met Harry Nilsson in January of 1967. After several meetings and auditions with Nilsson, Jarrard offered Harry a contract with RCA (although Jarrard actually had no authority to offer such a deal).   So ...
John Sharples' Answering Machine Message circle When John Sharples included a bit of Harry Nilsson's "The Flying Saucer Song " on his answering machine's outgoing message, he never expected that Harry Nilsson would hear it.   My band, Circle Sky , had been signed to a development deal with RCA Records , and we were hoping to entice ...
P. T. Barnum person "I've left RCA after 10 years and 16 albums and I'm going to finally take a rest which I desperately need." said Nilsson. "i was going into the studio two weeks ago, but I just couldn't face it. We were negotiating for four months to get out of the deal with RCA. When we finally did it was like ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {Stereophonic LP} [1971] album A poster was included with the album.  
Daddy's Song (performed by Monkees) music_note Harry Nilsson's version of "Daddy's Song " was originally released on the first pressing of his Aerial Ballet album. But, it was quickly pulled from the album by RCA who feared that it would compete with The Monkees's cover version.   Nilsson's version later reappeared on his ...
Derek Taylor person On September 8, 1997, Harry Nilsson's friend Derek Taylor died at his home in Suffolk, England , after a long illness. He was 65.   Derek Taylor was born in Liverpool, England on May 7, 1932. He was educated in the city and became a journalist for "The Hoylake and West Kirby ...
Sebastian Stores person Sebastian Stores introduced Harry Nilsson to RCA producer Rick Jarrard which lead to Nilsson's being signed by RCA.   I was sitting in a coffee shop with a one-time collaborator, Sebastian Stores, and he said 'Hey, they've got a new A&R guy at RCA, Rick Jarrard. And he's under 50. Why ...
Patty Faralla person Patricia ("Patty") Marguerite Faralla (also "Maggie") introduced Harry Nilsson to Derek Taylor . A friend and fan of Harry's, at that time she was working for Paul Cooper at A&M . She also introduced Nilsson to Bob Segarini .   Faralla worked for Elektra , RCA , and A&M as a ...
Buck Earl person Buck Earl's only hit recording - his version of Harry Nilsson's song "Joy " - was released as a single by RCA in 1972.
E.J. Gold person E.J. (as "Jeff Gold ") took the photographs intended for the cover of Harry Nilsson's first RCA album when the album was to be called Something Wicked This Way Comes . Some of the photos are seen on the back cover of Pandemonium Shadow Show .
Nat Weiss person According to rumor, Derek Taylor played demos of Harry Nilsson's Pandemonium Shadow Show to Nat Weiss of the Beatles's management company, NEMS and NEMS attempted to lure Harry away from RCA . But the attempt ended when Beatles manager Brian Epstein died. [1]   ...
Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show circle Harry Nilsson intended to name his first RCA album after Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes . But RCA's lawyers told him he couldn't since permission had not yet been obtained. Instead Harry chose the name Pandemonium Shadow Show from the name of the carnival in ...
Harry And ... [1979] album Harry Nilsson's association with RCA had been rocky from the start and Harry's frustration reached its peak when RCA released Greatest Hits in spite of his objections then failed to promote Knnillssonn .   Then RCA licensed the songs for ...
Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? videocam Article By Curtis Armstrong   Unearthing the "lost" Nilsson Documentary   The existence of a lost Nilsson documentary was completely unknown to me until early last year [1997]. I had called legendary producer Richard Perry to discuss with him the possibility of his involvement ...
Music Convention person The New Zealand band, Music Convention, recorded Harry Nilsson's "One ." It was released by RCA in New Zealand as the a-side of a single (RCA 60452) in 1968.
Alex Miller person Alex Miller was the head of BMG's Heritage label.   A December, 1999, article in Discoveries magazine (about Miller's joining BMG's reissue label, Buddha , which was later replaced by Heritage ), began with the following quote of Miller's: "I love Harry Nilsson and I could talk ...
Ray Bradbury person The name of Harry Nilsson's first RCA album, Pandemonium Shadow Show , is from Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes .
Rick Jarrard person Rick Jarrard introduced Harry Nilsson to RCA who signed him to a recording contract. Jarrard produced Nilsson first RCA albums.  
Lee Blackman person A. Lee Blackman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at California State University , Northridge, then attended the Graduate School of Business Administration MBA Program at the University of Southern California . He then attended the Loyola University School of Law ...
The Greatest Rock & Roll Stories book Harry figures in two stories in this book, both Lennon-related. The Troubadour incident is rehashed with little regard for the truth. Then Mr. Fein relies on the "Lies of Albert Goldman " to retell the famous "Harry and John going to RCA during Harry's ...
...That's the Way It Is {Japan, CD} [1995] album
...That's the Way It Is {Spain, LP, Non-Gatefold} [1976] album Unlike most 1976 releases of ...That's the Way It Is , this Spanish release does not have a gatefold sleeve.  
...That's the Way It Is {Spain, LP, Promotional} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {Japan, LP, Promotional} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {Australia, LP} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {Canada, LP} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {UK, LP(2)} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {UK, LP} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {Japan, LP} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {Germany, LP} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {UK, Cassette} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {US, 8-track} [1976] album
...That's the Way It Is {US, Cassette} [2002] album
...That's the Way It Is [1976] album ...That's the Way It Is consists mostly of covers.   Once again, Harry had trouble with RCA over the title of an album. This time he won.   I wanted to put out an album called 'That's the Way It Is.' They said 'You can't.' I asked why? 'Elvis ...
Eighteen With a Bullet: RCA's Catalog of Hits [1999] album Promo-only sampler CD featuring the biggest hits from RCA's music library. Includes Harry Nilsson's performance of "Without You ."
Ford Motor Company Presents Quadrasonic Sound for Today {1978} [1978] album A demonstration tape included with 1978 Ford automobiles equipped with a "quadrasonic" tape player.   RCA produced seven different quadrophonic sampler tapes for Ford from 1974 to 1980.
Ford Motor Company Presents Quadrasonic Sound for Today {1980} [1980] album A demonstration tape included with 1980 Ford automobiles equipped with a "quadrasonic" tape player.   RCA produced seven different quadrophonic sampler tapes for Ford from 1974 to 1980.
Freedom [1975] album
God's Greatest Hits album No album of this name was released.   God's Greatest Hits was the title originally suggested by Harry Nilsson for the Duit on Mon Dei album. The title was rejected by RCA .   A Japanese CD release of Duit on Mon Dei used the "God's ...
Play It Again With Feeling [1981] album
Mauulen Niin On Aika Mennaotiin (performed by Eero Raittinen) music_note Eero Raittinen's Finnish version of I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City was released as the B-side of a single by RCA (RCA FAS 027).
Sleep Late My Lady Friend (performed by Harry Belafonte) music_note Harry Belafonte recorded Sleep Late My Lady Friend for his RCA album Belafonte Sings Of Love .
Me And My Arrow (performed by Hugo Montenegro) music_note Hugo Montenegro recorded Me and My Arrow for his 1972 RCA album Love Theme From The Godfather .
One (performed by Music Convention) music_note The New Zealand band, Music Convention , recorded Harry Nilsson's One . It was released by RCA in New Zealand as the a-side of a single (RCA 60452) in 1968.
Pandemonium Shadow Show {Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] album This Japanese release of Harry Nilsson's first RCA album, Pandemonium Shadow Show , includes the mono single version of She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune .
Lullaby In Ragtime - The Very Best of Nilsson Vol. 2 [1992] album
Nipper's #1 Hits 1956-1986 (Best Of RCA Victor) [1990] album
Pandemonium Shadow Show {Promotional} [1967] album Promotional box set with a biography, information sheet, lyrics for all Nilsson compositions, a button, two 8x10 photographs, a poster, and balloons.
Pandemonium Shadow Show {US CD Reissue} [1995] album Pandemonium Shadow Show is Harry's first album for RCA .
Pandemonium Shadow Show {Monophonic LP} [1967] album Monophonic version.
Harry {Stereophonic LP} [1969] album Harry was Harry Nilsson's first album to break into Billboard's Top 200 album chart. It hit #120 and remained on the chart for 15 weeks.
Sin Ti [1971] album Nilsson Schmilsson was released in Argentia as Sin Ti ("Without You") with song names listed in Spanish on the cover.   The translated song titles are:   Side A: Tengo que levantarme Alejandome por el camino Por la manana temprano Balada del rayo de luna Caido ...
Solid Gold Hits of the 70's [1988] album
Skidoo {Stereophonic LP} [1968] album Skidoo , an Otto Preminger film, featured stars such as Jackie Gleason , Carol Channing , Groucho Marx , and Burgess Meredith . Harry Nilsson wrote the entire score, made a cameo appearance as a prison tower guard, and sang the credits.
Son of Schmilsson {Netherlands LP Reissue} [1980] album
Son of Schmilsson {US CD Reissue} [1988] album Son of Schmilsson was released while Nilsson Schmilsson was still on the charts. It hit #12, spent 31 weeks on the charts, and went gold.   At the end of the Son of Schmilsson album Richard Perry says "Goodbye, Harry" to which Harry replies, ...
Strange Pussies [1974] album No album of this name was released.   Strange Pussies was the title originally suggested by Harry Nilsson and John Lennon for the Pussy Cats album. The title was rejected by RCA .     Strange ...
The Best of Nilsson {Japanese} [1977] album
The Hollywood Men [1990] album
The World's Greatest Lover {LP} [1978] album
We Love New York: The Ultimate New York Keepsake [2002] album
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology {CD} [1995] album Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology is a collection of Harry's best. Produced with the help of Nilsson and his wife Una Nilsson , the album contains 21 tracks spread across two CDs. Included is a nice booklet with a biography and photographs. ...
Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson [2006] album    
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology {Cassette} [1995] album Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology is a collection of Harry's best. Produced with the help of Nilsson and his wife Una Nilsson , the album contains 21 tracks spread across two tapes. Included is a nice booklet with a biography and photographs.
Without Her Without You - The Very Best of Nilsson Vol. 1 [1990] album
A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night {Best Buy LP Reissue} [1981] album A "Best Buy" reissue.    
A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night {Australian} [1973] album The Starcall label, a division of RCA in Australia, released a version of the A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night album.  
24 Karat Gold Sampler [1995] album Promotional release.
Duit on Mon Dei {1981 Japanese CD Reissue} [1981] album
16 Top Tracks From Nilsson [1988] album An entry in the CD Diamond Series . This album has an interesting mix of songs instead of concentrating on the hits.
Nilsson Schmilsson {Mexican LP} album
Pussy Cats {Quad LP} [1974] album Quadraphonic release of the album produced by John Lennon ,   Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend " in Los Angeles, California .   Harry injured his vocal cords during the recording sessions.   After recording A ...
Scatalogue {LP} [1971] album A promotional-only release to promote The Point! and Harry's earlier albums. Scatalogue intercuts portions of many of Harry's songs into a long medley.
Son of Schmilsson {Stereophonic LP} [1972] album Son of Schmilsson was released while Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Schmilsson was still on the charts. It hit #12, spent 31 weeks on the charts, and went gold. A poster was included with the original LP release of the album. At the end of the Son of ...
Son of Schmilsson {Best Buy LP Reissue} [1981] album A "Best Buy " reissue. Son of Schmilsson was released while Nilsson Schmilsson was still on the charts. It hit #12, spent 31 weeks on the charts, and went gold. "Songs come differently each time, each album is unique. In Africa , the year before last, ...
Pandemonium Shadow Show {Stereophonic LP} [1967] album Stereo version.
The Point! {Stereophonic LP} [1971] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry Nilsson's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry Nilsson. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the ...
Nilsson Sings Newman {8-track} album All songs on Nilsson Sings Newman are by Randy Newman . Nilsson Sings Newman did not make it into the Billboard album chart but was awarded "Record of the Year " by Stereo Review . The car in the painting on the front cover is a 1938 Graham . Nilsson Sings Newman was the first ...
The Point! {US CD Reissue} [1989] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. The needle ...
Knnillssonn {2002 Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] album Knnillssonn was Harry's last album for RCA . He felt it was not promoted well enough by RCA so he asked to be let out of his contract. Harry has said that Knnillssonn is his favorite of his albums. When asked about the name of the album, Harry ...
Pussy Cats {Stereophonic LP} [1974] album Produced by John Lennon , Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend " in Los Angeles, California . Harry injured his vocal cords during the recording sessions. After recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Harry announced that ...
Nilsson Sings Newman {US Deluxe CD Reissue} [2002] album All songs on Nilsson Sings Newman are by Randy Newman . Nilsson Sings Newman did not make it into the Billboard album chart but was awarded "Record of the Year " by Stereo Review . The car in the painting on the front cover is a 1938 Graham . ...
Pussy Cats {US CD Reissue} [1996] album Produced by John Lennon , Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend" in Los Angeles, California . Harry injured his vocal cords during the recording sessions. After recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Harry announced that ...
Pussy Cats {US Deluxe CD Reissue} [1999] album Produced by John Lennon , Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend" in Los Angeles, California . Harry injured his vocal cords during the recording sessions. After recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Harry announced that ...
Sandman {Stereophonic LP} [1976] album
Sandman {Quad LP} [1976] album Quadrophonic release.
Nipper's Greatest Hits-The 60's Volume 2 [1999] album
Nipper's Greatest Hits-The 70's [1990] album
Knnillssonn {Stereophonic LP} [1977] album Knnillssonn was Harry Nilsson's last album for RCA . He felt it was not promoted well enough by RCA so he asked to be let out of his contract. Harry has said that Knnillssonn is his favorite of his albums. When asked about the name of the album, ...
Knnillssonn {Japanese CD Reissue} [1995] album Knnillssonn was Harry's last album for RCA . He felt it was not promoted well enough by RCA so he asked to be let out of his contract. Harry has said that Knnillssonn is his favorite of his albums. When asked about the name of the album, Harry ...
Best of Nilsson {Australian LP} [1978] album This Australian release has the dubious honor of being the only hits package on LP to contain You’re Breakin' My Heart .
Nilsson Schmilsson {US CD Reissue} [1986] album Nilsson Schmilsson is Harry's best-selling album. It spent nearly one year on the charts, reaching #3, and going gold. A poster was included with the album. "That album was a great meeting [of minds] ... I was so glad to meet Richard Perry , because he ...
Duit on Mon Dei {Quad LP} [1975] album Quadraphonic version of Duit on Mon Dei .
Nilsson Schmilsson {Quad LP} [1973] album Quadrophonic release. Nilsson Schmilsson is Harry's best-selling album. It spent nearly one year on the charts, reaching #3, and going gold. A poster was included with the album. "That album was a great meeting [of minds] ... I was so glad to meet ...
Duit on Mon Dei {Quad 8-track} [1975] album Quadraphonic version of Duit on Mon Dei .
Nilsson Schmilsson {Quad 8-track} [1973] album Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Schmilsson was released as a quadrophonic eight-track tape. The songs were remixed to take advantage of the four-channel play back.
Duit on Mon Dei {Stereophonic LP} [1975] album RCA rejected Harry Nilsson's first choice for this album's title - God's Greatest Hits .
Nilsson Schmilsson {24 Karat Gold Disc CD Reissue} [1995] album "24 Karat Gold Disc." Nilsson Schmilsson is Harry's best-selling album. It spent nearly one year on the charts, reaching #3, and going gold. A poster was included with the album. "That album was a great meeting [of minds] ... I was so glad to meet ...
Nilsson Sings Newman {LP Reissue} [1973] album All songs on Nilsson Sings Newman are by Randy Newman . Nilsson Sings Newman did not make it into the Billboard album chart but was awarded "Record of the Year " by Stereo Review . The car in the painting on the front cover is a 1938 Graham . ...
Nilsson Sings Newman {Pickwick LP Reissue} [1980] album This budget-priced reissue does not include the song The Beehive State from the original album. All songs on Nilsson Sings Newman are by Randy Newman . Nilsson Sings Newman did not make it into the Billboard album chart but was awarded "Record of the ...
Nilsson Sings Newman {US CD Reissue} [1988] album All songs on Nilsson Sings Newman are by Randy Newman . Nilsson Sings Newman did not make it into the Billboard album chart but was awarded "Record of the Year " by Stereo Review . The car in the painting on the front cover is a 1938 Graham . ...
Nilsson Sings Newman: 30th Anniversary Edition [2000] album Remastered with liner notes by Curtis Armstrong and bonus tracks including Snow . All songs on Nilsson Sings Newman are by Randy Newman . Nilsson Sings Newman did not make it into the Billboard album chart but was awarded "Record of the Year " by ...
Nilsson Schmilsson {Quad Reel-to-Reel} [1973] album Harry Nilsson's best-selling album was released in three four-track (quadrophonic) versions - LP, eight-track, and reel-to-reel.
Aerial Ballet {Monophonic LP} [1968] album Monophonic release of Harry Nilsson's second album for RCA . The first release of Aerial Ballet includes "Daddy's Song ." RCA quickly deleted this first release and issued a second pressing without "Daddy's Song ." RCA feared that Harry's version would compete with The Monkees's cover of ...
Knnillssonn {US CD Reissue} [1995] album Knnillssonn was Harry's last album for RCA . He felt it was not promoted well enough by RCA so he asked to be let out of his contract.   Harry has said that Knnillssonn is his favorite of his albums.   When asked about the name of the album, Harry remarked that everyone ...
Aerial Ballet {Stereophonic LP} [1968] album Stereo release of Nilsson's second album for RCA .  
A Touch More Schmilsson in the Night [1988] album A Touch More Schmilsson in the Night includes selections recorded for, but included on the A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night album.  
Aerial Ballet {Stereophonic LP Second Release} [1968] album RCA quickly deleted the first release of Aerial Ballet and issued this second pressing without "Daddy's Song ." RCA feared that Harry's version would compete with The Monkee's cover of the song.
Daddy's Song music_note Harry Nilsson included "Daddy's Song " on his Aerial Ballet album, but RCA quickly pulled the first release of the album and reissued it without "Daddy's Song."   RCA feared that Harry's version of the song would compete with the Monkees's recording included on the soundtrack album ...
Aerial Ballet {Monophonic LP Second Release} [1968] album Monophonic release of Nilsson's second album for RCA .   RCA quickly deleted the first release of Aerial Ballet and issued this second pressing without "Daddy's Song ." RCA feared that Harry's version would compete with The Monkees's cover of the song.
Aerial Pandemonium Ballet {Stereophonic LP} [1971] album After the success of "Everybody's Talkin' ", Harry Nilsson went into the studio and produced Aerial Pandemonium Ballet , a collection of reworked songs from Pandemonium Shadow Show and Aerial Ballet .
Nilsson Sings Newman {Stereophonic LP} [1970] album All songs on Nilsson Sings Newman are by Randy Newman . Nilsson Sings Newman did not make it into the Billboard album chart but was awarded "Record of the Year " by Stereo Review .   The car in the painting on the front cover is a 1938 Graham .   Nilsson Sings Newman was ...
A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night {US CD Reissue} [1998] album
70 Years of Recorded Music [1971] album 70 Years of Recorded Music is a special two-LP box set presented to those attending a luncheon given in honor of Robert W. Sarnoff , the Chairman of RCA Corporation by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Draper's Hall in London, England , ...
Readin' Ridin' And Racin' music_note Readin' Ridin' and Racin' was one of Harry Nilsson's first songs to be recorded. It was recorded by Gary Usher and the Super Stocks . The song's co-writer, Sebastian Stores , introduced Harry to Rick Jarrard at RCA .
Joy music_note Harry Nilsson released his country parody, Joy , as a single on RCA's country label under the name "Buck Earl ".
Son of Dracula {Japanese CD Reissue} [1988] album Son of Dracula is the soundtrack album from the film Son of Dracula starring Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr .   I wanted this scene where Dracula and his girlfriend are talking romantically while playing ping-pong, but Ringo wouldn't go for it, so I put the sound of a ping-pong game ...
Ken Sharp Interviews Harry Nilsson (March, 1992) question_answer Ken Sharp interviewed Harry Nilsson in March of 1992 at the Beatlefest in Secaucus, New Jersey .   KS (Ken Sharp): What are your plans for a new record?   HN (Harry Nilsson): To make one!   KS: Have you been doing a lot of ...
May 4 - Andrea's Cape auto_stories Andrea brought her RCA Son of Schmilsson promotional vampire cape (which each of us had to try on!).