Nilsson Schmilsson

Label
RCA Records Label
Release date
1990
Running length
61 tracks
Running time
192:28

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Harry Nilsson - Gotta Get Up (Remastered 2004) 2:24 1,178
1 Harry Nilsson - Gotta Get Up 2:24 33,168
1 Nilsson - Gotta Get Up (Remastered 2004) 2:14 278
2 Nilsson - Driving Along (Remastered 2004) 2:03 59
2 Nilsson - Driving Along 2:03 2,486
2 Harry Nilsson - Driving Along (Remastered 2004) 2:03 711
3 Harry Nilsson - Early in the Morning 2:50 23,670
3 Nilsson - Early In The Morning (Remastered 2004) 2:50 57
3 Harry Nilsson - Early in the Morning (Remastered 2004) 2:50 768
4 Nilsson - The Moonbeam Song 3:22 4,192
4 Harry Nilsson - The Moonbeam Song 3:22 28,115
5 Harry Nilsson - Down (Remastered 2004) 3:25 608
5 Nilsson - Down 3:24 2,042
5 Nilsson - Down (Remastered 2004) 3:25 52
6 Nilsson;Harry Nilsson - Without You 3:20 6,487
6 Harry Nilsson - Without You 3:21 165,527
6 Harry Nilsson - Without You (Remastered 2004) 3:22 1,821
6 Nilsson - Without You (Remastered 2004) 3:19 227
7 Harry Nilsson - Coconut 3:53 141,788
7 Nilsson - Coconut (Remastered 2004) 3:52 202
7 Harry Nilsson - Coconut (Remastered 2004) 3:51 1,695
8 Harry Nilsson - Let the Good Times Roll 2:45 15,387
8 Nilsson - Let The Good Times Roll (Remastered 2004) 2:42 50
8 Harry Nilsson - Let the Good Times Roll (Remastered 2004) 2:42 777
9 Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire (Remastered 2004) 7:00 65
9 Harry Nilsson - Jump into the Fire (Remastered 2004) 7:00 1,029
9 Harry Nilsson - Jump into the Fire 3:33 40,316
10 Nilsson - I'll Never Leave You 4:17 1,539
10 Harry Nilsson - I'll Never Leave You (Remastered 2004) 4:15 497
10 Nilsson - I'll Never Leave You (Remastered 2004) 4:15 40
11 Harry Nilsson - Si No Estas Tu (Spanish Version of "Without You") 3:14 1,328
11 Nilsson - Without You (Demo) 3:52 91
11 Harry Nilsson - Without You (Demo) 3:52 684
11 Nilsson - Si No Estas Tu (Spanish version of "Without You") 3:19 52
12 Nilsson - Driving Along (Demo) 0:54 110
12 Harry Nilsson - Driving Along (Demo) 0:53 760
12 Harry Nilsson - How Can I Be Sure of You (Previously unreleased) 3:04 891
12 Nilsson - How Can I Be Sure Of You (Previously unreleased) 3:04 304
13 Nilsson - The Moonbeam Song (Previously unreleased version) 3:32 39
13 Nilsson - Gotta Get Up (Demo) 1:51 100
13 Harry Nilsson - The Moonbeam Song (Previously unreleased version) 3:32 715
13 Harry Nilsson - Gotta Get Up (Demo) 1:51 657
14 Nilsson - Lamaze (Previously unreleased) 1:45 40
14 Harry Nilsson - Lamaze (Previously unreleased) 1:45 401
14 Nilsson - Coconut (Demo) 4:00 108
14 Harry Nilsson - Coconut (Demo) 4:00 609
15 Harry Nilsson - Old Forgotten Soldier (Previously unreleased version) 2:41 457
15 Harry Nilsson - Old Forgotten Solidier (Demo) 3:07 62
15 Nilsson - Old Forgotten Solidier (Demo) 3:07 14
15 Nilsson - Old Forgotten Soldier (Previously unreleased version) 2:41 42
16 Harry Nilsson - Gotta Get Up (Previously unreleased version) 5:08 561
16 Harry Nilsson - Down (Demo) 3:57 550
16 Nilsson - Gotta Get Up (Previously unreleased version) 5:08 29
16 Nilsson - Down (Demo) 3:58 87
17 Nilsson - The Moonbeam Song (Demo) 1:47 78
17 Harry Nilsson - The Moonbeam Song (Demo) 3:30 582
18 Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire (Short Version) 3:33 49
Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire - Short Version 0:00 520
Harry Nilsson - Driving Along 2:03 15,697
Harry Nilsson - I'll Never Leave You 1:50 11,253
Harry Nilsson - Down 3:24 13,627

About this album

Harry Nilsson had a hit, a Grammy, and critical success, yet he still didn’t have a genuine blockbuster to his name when it came time to finally deliver a full-fledged follow-up to Nilsson Sings Newman, so he decided it was time to make that unabashed, mainstream pop/rock album. Hiring Barbra Streisand producer Richard Perry as a collaborator, Nilsson made a streamlined, slightly domesticated, unashamed set of mature pop/rock, with a slight twist. This is an album, after all, that begins by pining for the reckless days of youth, then segues into a snapshot of suburban disconnectedness before winding through a salute to and covers of old R&B tunes (“Early in the Morning” and “Let the Good Times Roll,” respectively), druggie humor (“Coconut”), and surging hard rock (“Jump Into the Fire”). There are certainly hints of the Nilsson of old, particularly in his fondness for Tin Pan Alley and McCartney melodicism — as well as his impish wit — yet he hadn’t made a record as cohesive as this since his first time out, nor had he ever made something as shiny and appealing as this. It may be more accessible than before, yet it’s anchored by his mischievous humor and wonderful idiosyncrasies. Chances are that those lured in by the grandly melodramatic “Without You” will not be prepared for either the subtle charms of “The Moonbeam Song” or the off-kilter sensibility that makes even his breeziest pop slightly strange. In short, it’s a near-perfect summary of everything Nilsson could do; he could be craftier and stranger, but never did he achieve the perfect balance as he did here.

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  • Tron1276

    Really great, weird LP... And that cover photo! Amazing.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • prominence_la

    Instantly seized a hold on my heart. Finding "Coconut" again was like uncovering a piece of my youth.

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    b-side is so much better

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • android1985

    *bows* I need to discover more from this man.

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • reagan0

    This is my favorite Nilsson album. But, I like them all.

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • reagan0

    @franty: I agree. Last.fm's album catalogues have gotten to a ridiculous state. This is a prime example. If it weren't annoying, it would be hilarious.

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    jump into the fucking fire!!!!!!!!!

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • crownanchor

    Jump Into The Fire is one of the most underrated songs on the planet :)

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • JohnnyMayhem57

    Harry was a freakin genius

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • franty

    this tracklist in for some extended version... why does last.fm has everything so badly organized?

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
  • bAzTNM

    Best album cover ever.

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • LadyFey

    If you like this, you must see the movie "The Point".

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
  • margybee

    No shouts? I only discovered this album a couple of days ago and already I know it's fabulous. Mr. Nilsson had a wonderful sense of melody.

    29 Jun 2008 Reply

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