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Nilsson, Harry

CD  A Child's Celebration Of Song 2  Various  Includes Harry's performance of "Me And My Arrow
CD  Aerial Pandemonium Ballet  Harry Nilsson  Buddha's reissue of Aerial Pandemonium Ballet with bonus tracks. 
CD  All Time Greatest Hits of Nilsson  Harry Nilsson  This collection has an interesting mix of songs instead of concentrating on the hits. See also: All Time Greatest Hits
Book (Paperback)  And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks  Tom Russell and Sylvia Tyson  A collection of quotes loosely categorized. There are only five by Harry but some nice ones from other songwriters (like John Lennon, Randy Newman, etc.).   
CD  As Time Goes By: The Complete Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Sessions  Harry Nilsson  BMG's Camden label in England issued this CD containing the complete "A Little Touch Of Schmilsson in the Night" sessions. Although the CD is budget-priced (around $14 in the US), it contains over 50 minutes of music and is packaged very nicely with liner notes by Rob Burt who, back in 1988, remixed several of the songs for the A Touch More Schmilsson in the Night album.   
CD  Billboard Presents Family Friendship Classics  Various  Includes "Me And My Arrow
CD  Billboard Top Soft Rock Hits 1972  Various  Includes Harry performing "Without You
CD  Billboard Top Soft Rock Hits: 1972  Various  Includes" Without You performed by Harry. 
CD  Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection  Various  This collection documents Science Fiction's musical legacy on five CDs and 113 tracks - Movie Themes, TV Themes, Pop songs, Incidental/Lounge music, and Novelty songs. The packaging is brilliant kitsch: a 6.5-inch square, metal-lidded cube emblazoned on three sides with suitably tacky 3-D images of a floating brain. A profusely illustrated, hard-bound, 200-page book includes an introduction by Ray Bradbury and contributions from an array of notables, including Forrest J. Ackerman, Billy Mumy, Joe Dante, Dr. Demento, and Matt Groening. Includes Harry Nilsson's performance of "Spaceman." 
CD  Chicken Soup For The Soul: Love And Inspiration  Various  Complete title is Chicken Soup For The Soul: Love And Inspiration - Songs Of Romance To Open The Heart And Rekindle The Spirit. Includes Harry's performance of "Without You
CD  Dick: The Unmaking Of The President  Various  Soundtrack of the film includes Harry's "Coconut  
CD  Eddie is a Punk  Brandon Cruz  An album by Brandon Cruz. It features Harry singing and playing piano for Brandon's punk version of "Best Friend". This is probably the last song Harry finished.   
CD  Everybody's Talkin'  Harry Nilsson   
CD  Everybody's Talkin' - The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson  Harry Nilsson  Includes an alternate version of "Joy" with an extra lead pedal steel guitar overdub and the omission of the second "...things went good, things went bad, good, bad,good,bad..." verse in favor of a steel guitar solo. The tag at the end is a different take. Last, but not least, at 1:10, Harry adds a very prominently mixed forward, weird grunt after the line "And now, every time I think of Joy, I get all weird inside." 
CD  For Our Children: 10th Anniversary Edition  Harry Nilsson  Reissue of For Our Children. Various artists perform for the benefit of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Harry contributes by singing a new version of "Blanket For A Sail." 
CD  Forrest Gump  Harry Nilsson  Includes Harry performing "Everybody's Talkin'
Book (Hardcover)  Freestyle: The New Architecture and Interior Design from Los Angeles  Tim Street-Porter  Tim Street-Porter's Freestyle ushers readers into the revolutionary houses of a group of provocative architects and designers, including Frank Gehry, Eric Moss, and Peter Shire. 260 color photos including a photo of Harry's Bel Air home (designed by Eugene Kupper).   
CD  Gerry Anderson - Evocation  Various  Title from EMI's 1999 'Songbook Series', which brings together for the first time a selection of cult personalities, who have put together their very own compilations which they have illustrated with original artwork & literary pieces explaining their choices. Comes packaged in a hardback CD-sized book. Anderson's contains 18 tracks, including cuts by Harry Nilsson ("Who Done It?"), Jeff Wayne, Red Army Choir, Gershwin, Dire Straits, Sandie Shaw and Dave Brubeck. 
CD  Harry  Harry Nilsson  CD Rerelease with bonus tracks ("I Will Take You There", "Waiting", and the single version of "Rainmaker"). 
CD  Harry / Nilsson Sings Newman  Harry Nilsson  Harry and Nilsson Sings Newman on one CD. Theliner notes are by Roger Smith
CD  Hollywood Dreamer  Harry Nilsson  This 24-track CD contains Harry's original demos done in 1962 with Scotty Turner. On 17 of the tracks, the overdubbed music that was added in subsequent sessions in Los Angeles and Nashville has been removed, returning the tracks to their pure guitar and vocal state. 
CD  A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night  Harry Nilsson  With the help of a 39-piece orchestra, Harry performs standards such as "As Time Goes By" and "Makin' Whoopee!." See: A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night 
CD  Mad, Mad World of Soundtracks  Harry Nilsson  Includes Harry's performance of "Cast And Crew
CD  The Masters  Harry Nilsson  Eighteen tracks by Harry including "Everybody's Talkin'", "Little Cowboy", and "Gotta Get Up." 
CD  Midnight Cowboy    The soundtrack of the John Schlesinger film features Harry's performance of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'." "Everybody's Talkin'" won Harry his first Grammy®
CD  More Music from "You've Got Mail"    Harry's performances of "Remember" and "Over the Rainbow" plus George Fenton's wonderful score. 
CD  Never My Love: The Lost Album Sessions  Addrisi Brothers  This previously unreleased album by the Addrisi Brothers features backing vocals by Harry Nilsson and Van Dyke Parks.   
CD  Nilsson '62 - The Debut Sessions  Harry Nilsson  Nilsson '62 contains much of the material from the US Early Tymes album and adds some other unreleased songs from the same sessions only recently remastered (most songs were written by Scott Turner with Harry getting two joint credits). The whole thing is well put together with a sleeve replicating the U.S. Beatles Album (Beatles "65) and good liner notes from Peter Doggett, the editor of the UK Magazine "Record Collector". 
CD  Nilsson Schmilsson  Harry Nilsson  Camden reissue with bonus tracks. See the Reissues page for more information. 
CD  Nilsson Schmilsson  Harry Nilsson  Harry's best-selling album features his biggest hit, "Without You" plus "Coconut and "Jump Into the Fire". See: Nilsson Schmilsson 
CD  Nilsson Sings Newman  Harry Nilsson  Buddha's reissue with bonus tracks. 
CD  Nipper's Greatest Hits-The 70's  Various  Various Artists collection (includes Harry performing "Without You")   
CD  Nipper's Greatest Hits-The 60's Volume 2  Various  Various Artists collection (includes Harry performing "Everybody's Talkin'")   
CD  One And Only Love Album  Various  Contains Harry's performance of "Without You." 
CD  Only Rock'N Roll 1970-1974: #1 Radio Hits  Various  Contains Harry's performance of "Without You." 
CD  Pandemonium Shadow Show, Aerial Ballet, Aerial Pandemonium Ballet  Harry Nilsson  Pandemonium Shadow Show, Aerial Ballet, and Aerial Pandemonium Ballet as a single two-CD set.. The new liner notes are by Andrea T. Sheridan
CD  Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology  Harry Nilsson  The album contains 21 tracks spread across two CDs or cassettes. Included is a nice booklet with a biography and photographs. Released in 1994, this collection is an excellent introduction to Harry Nilsson's music. See: Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology 
CD  The Point!  Harry Nilsson     
CD  Practical Magic    Soundtrack includes Harry's performance of "Coconut".   
CD  President's Greatest Hits  Various  Various artists collection with "Makin' Whoopee!" performed by Harry Nilsson. 
CD  Pussy Cats  Harry Nilsson  CD reissue - remastered with bonus tracks - see: Pussy Cats   
CD  Reservoir Dogs    Soundtrack from the film "Reservoir Dogs" includes Harry's "Coconut
CD  Rockin' And Rollin' Wedding Songs Volume 1    Compilation which contains Harry's performance of "For Me And My Gal".   
CD  Skidoo / The Point!  Harry Nilsson  The Point! and Skidoo on one CD. The new liner notes are by Sue Schnelzer
CD  Son of Schmilsson  Harry Nilsson  Son of Schmilsson was released while Nilsson Schmilsson was still on the charts. It hit #12 and spent 31 weeks on the chart. See: Son of Schmilsson 
CD  Son of Schmilsson  Harry Nilsson  Camden reissue with bonus tracks. The new liner notes are by Curtis Armstrong
Book (paperback)  Songwriters on Songwriting : The Expanded Version  Paul Zollo  Several songwriters including Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, and Harry talk about songwriting. 
CD  Stay Awake  Various  Various artists perform Disney songs. Harry performs "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah." 
CD  Sun Splashin' - 16 Hot Summer Hits    Includes Harry's performance of "Coconut".   
CD  Television's Greatest Hits Vol. II  Various  Includes "Best Friend," the theme from The Courtship of Eddie's Father
LP  Television's Greatest Hits Vol. II  Various  Includes "Best Friend," the theme from The Courtship of Eddie's Father
CD  This is Cult Fiction  Various  Includes Harry's performance of "Everybody's Talkin'
Book (Paperback)  TV's Biggest Hits  Jon Burlingame  Discusses Harry's theme for "The Courtship of Eddie's Father." The Nilsson section lasts all of two pages, but it fills in a part of Harry's career that has been heretofore relegated to a TV trivia question. Harry did discuss "Eddie's Father" during a career retrospective radio broadcast a couple of years before his death, but this book tells the story from the perspective of producer James Komack, who picked Harry for the job. Brief as it is, a valuable contribution to the Nilsson literature.

Out of print, but Amazon.com may be able to locate a copy for you. 

 
CD  Two Sides of the Moon    An album by Keith Moon. Harry provides backing vocals for "Together." 
CD  Walk on the Wild Side: Hits of the Seventies  Various  This various artists collection includes Harry's performance of "Coconut." 
CD  You've Got Mail    Soundtrack from the film with three performances by Harry and Sinead O'Conner performing "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City." 
CD  You’ve Got Mail: Original Motion Picture Score  Harry Nilsson  George Fenton's wonderful score plus Harry's performances of "Remember" and "Over the Rainbow". 
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Beatles

Book (Paperback)  Goldmine: The Beatles Digest  Goldmine Magazine (Editor  Compiles long-lost articles about The Beatles from the pages of Goldmine, which for more than 25 years has brought its readers behind-the-scenes insights into the music business.

Written expressly for Goldmine, these articles comprise stories about The Beatles, interviews with their close associates, and reports on important figures in Beatles history. 

 
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Fans

Book (Paperback)  Every Excuse in the Book : 691 Ways to Say, "It's Not My Fault"  Craig Boldman, et. al.  "Every Excuse …" is Nilsson fan, and writer, Craig Boldman's hilarious new book   
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Lennon, John

CD  John Lennon Anthology  John Lennon  Nilsson sings backing vocals for "Only You." 
CD  Menlove Avenue  John Lennon  An album of outtakes by John Lennon. It includes a couple of tracks from the original Rock 'n' Roll sessions with Harry. 
CD  Rock 'n' Roll  John Lennon  An album of rock standards by John Lennon. Harry was a member of the original all-star lineup which backed up John's recordings of rock and roll standards. Phil Spector, the producer of the original recordings apparently had a nervous breakdown during the sessions and "stole" the master tapes. When John recovered them, he discovered that they were mostly unusable and ended up recording new versions of the songs later in New York. 
CD  Walls and Bridges  John Lennon  Harry makes a guest appearance on "Old Dirt Road
CD  Wonsaponatime  John Lennon  A subset of the John Lennon Anthology collection. Harry sings backing vocals for "Only You." 
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Monkees

CD  The Birds, The Bees, and The Monkees  Monkees  Nilsson sings backing vocals for the song "Auntie's Municipal Court" and plays keyboards for "Zor and Zam". 
Book (Hardcover)  Hey, Hey, We're the Monkees    Hey Hey it's the best! Whether you're a die hard Monkees fan, or just curious about that T.V. made rock group you loved so much when you were a kid, this is the book to answer you're questions. Packed with photos of those four lovable guys, it includes all kinds of little known stories told by the people who were there! You'll read all sorts of stories told by the Monkees themselves, and you'll learn about what went on behind the scenes of their fun T.V. show. Learn about the guys' struggle for creative control of their music and how they were able to win it with the making of their much loved album, "Headquarters." This is a must-have book, even for the casual fan! - NEZmerized@aol.com   
CD  Pisces Aquarius Capricorn & Jones Ltd  Monkees  Nilsson provides backing vocals for the song "The Door Into Summer." 
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Movies

Video (VHS)  All That Jazz    Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer. Features Harry's "Perfect Day  
Video (DVD)  Fisher King    Nilsson performs How About You as a part of The Fisher King soundtrack.   
Video (VHS)  Fisher King    Nilsson performs How About You as a part of The Fisher King soundtrack. 
Video (VHS)  The Ice Storm  Harry Nilsson  Includes "Coconut" performed by Harry.   
Video (VHS)  Jenny    Film starring Alan Alda and Marlo Thomas. Features Harry's performance of "I Am Waiting."   
DVD  Midnight Cowboy    The soundtrack of the John Schlesinger film features Harry's performance of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'." "Everybody's Talkin'" won Harry his first Grammy®  
Video (VHS)  Midnight Cowboy    The soundtrack of the John Schlesinger film features Harry's performance of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'." "Everybody's Talkin'" won Harry his first Grammy®
Video (DVD)  The Point!  Harry Nilsson  Not actually available but Amazon.com would like you to enter your e-mail address to be notified if and when The Point! Is released on DVD.   
Video (VHS)  Popeye    Robin Williams stars as Popeye. The songs are by Harry.   
Video (VHS)  Real Life    Albert Brooks's psuedo-documentary features Harry's "Jump Into the Fire".   
Video (DVD)  You've Got Mail    Four (!) of Harry's performances are featured in the soundtrack of "You've Got Mail."   
Video (VHS)  You've Got Mail    Four (!) of Harry's performances are featured in the soundtrack of "You've Got Mail."   
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Music

CD  Best of Badfinger  Badfinger  Includes the original version of "Without You".   
CD  Burning the Daze  Marc Cohn  Marc Cohn's 1998 album which includes his performance of "Turn On Your Radio."   
CD  Marc Cohn  Marc Cohn  Marc Cohn's debut album. Cohn later contributed a wonderful performance of "Turn On Your Radio" to the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.   
CD  Rainy Season  Marc Cohn  Marc Cohn's 1993 album. Cohn contributed a wonderful performance of "Turn On Your Radio" to the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.   
CD  Letter to Laredo  Joe Ely  Joe Ely's latest album. Ely performed "Joy" for the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.   
Book (Hardcover)  Moon: The Life and Death of a Rock Legend  Tony Fletcher  Tony Fletcher's biography of Keith Moon is described by MTV's Matt Pinfield as "One of the best rock biographies ever written by far. An objective, informative, and comprehensive account of one of the most important icons in rock history. I couldn't put it down."   
CD  Romantic Adventures of Harry  Gregory Page  Gregory Page's first solo album. Includes the song "Harry Ain't Gone" which may be a tribute to Nilsson. Whether it is a tribute to Harry or not, Harry fans should enjoy this album.   
CD  Ron Sexsmith  Ron Sexsmith  Ron Sexsmith's first album which is dedicated to Harry and should appeal to Harry's fans.   
CD  Just Fred  Fred Schneider  Fred Schneider's album contains his cover of Harry's "Coconut  
CD  Back to Mono  Phil Spector  Includes the Modern Folk Quartet's performance of Harry's "This Could Be The Night".   
Book (Hardcover)  Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting  Jimmy Webb  Harry's friend writes about songwriting and popular music as well as delivering some personal anecdotes. In the book Webb states that he believes Nilsson Schmilsson to be one of the greatest albums ever made and that Harry wrote "Gotta Get Up" as a spoof of "Up, Up, and Away". 
Book (Paperback)  Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting  Jimmy Webb  Harry's friend writes about songwriting and popular music as well as delivering some personal anecdotes. In the book Webb states that he believes Nilsson Schmilsson to be one of the greatest albums ever made and that Harry wrote "Gotta Get Up" as a spoof of "Up, Up, and Away". 
CD  The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands  The Turtles  This Turtles album contains two songs written by Harry - "Battle Of The Bands" and "The Story Of Rock And Roll". Harry plays piano on the album. 
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Recommended

CD  Rufus Wainwright  Rufus Wainwright  Recommended by Members of the Nilsson Mailing List - "Wainwright's music reminds me as a whole of the mood of Harry's "Thursday's just a lazy hazy day"; a melodical, slow, relaxed, nice kind of music." 
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Starr, Ringo

CD  Goodnight Vienna  Ringo Starr  An album by Ringo Starr. Harry sings backing vocals for "The No No Song" and for "Only You." Ringo sings Harry's "Easier For Me." 
CD  Ringo  Ringo Starr  Nilsson sings backing vocal for "You're Sixteen". 
CD  Rotogravure  Ringo Starr  Nilsson sings backing vocals for "Lady Gaye". 
CD  Stop and Smell the Roses  Ringo Starr  Harry wrote and produced many of the songs and sings backing vocals. The CD bonus track is a message Ringo recorded for Harry. 
CD  Time Takes Time  Ringo Starr  "...the drummer's most consistent, wide-awake album since RINGO, from 1973...stands as heartening proof that Mr. Starkey has something to offer at fifty-two... " -- Rolling Stone

Nilsson is credited as "Guest Artist" on the album. 



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