Nilsson Sings Newman is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, released in February 1970 on RCA Victor. It features songs written by Randy Newman. Recorded over six weeks in late 1969, the album showcases Nilsson's voice multi-tracked in layers of tone and harmony. Its arrangements are otherwise spare, with most of the instrumentation provided by Newman on piano.
Nilsson – Nilsson Sings Newman. Label: RCA Victor – LSP-4289. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Basic tracks engineered by Grover Helsley at RCA's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California. Dub-down by Nilsson House Productions at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California. Special thanks to George Tipton and Lenny Waronker.
Nilsson Sings Newman is the fifth studio album by American singer Harry Nilsson, released in February 1970 on RCA Victor. Recorded over six weeks in late 1969, the album showcases Nilsson's voice multi-tracked in layers of tone and harmony In August 1969, Nilsson released his fourth album Harry. It ended with one of Newman's songs: "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear". Years later, Nilsson told Paul Zollo that he was in awe of Newman writing so many songs, ones he thought were better than his ow. .
Nilsson Sings Newman is one of the very few. Released in 1970, NSN has a directness and purity rarely heard again in the intervening half-century. The hit would come a year later in the form of 1971’s Nilsson Schmilsson, which yielded another cover hit with Badfinger’s Without You, the novelty hit Coconut, and Jump Into the Fire, notable for Herbie Flowers’ subterranean bass solo (Flowers also played the double-tracked bass on Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side ).
BPM Profile Harry, Nilsson Sings Newman. Album starts at 120BPM, ends at 129BPM (+9), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Harry Nilsson. Duit on Mon Dei, Sandman.
Nilsson Sings Newman. Nilsson Sings Newman. The only bad thing I can say about this album, is that it is missing one of the most moving songs I have ever heard. Randy Newman's "Sail Away. Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman It's like a sales pitch the slave traders used to bring native Africans to America. Harry Nilsson's rendition is so heartbreaking, it makes me cry. That's the Way It Is.
As such, the preponderance of quiet piano-and-voice tracks (featuring Newman himself on piano, Nilsson on vocals) means the record can slip away upon the first few listens, especially for anyone expecting an undeniable masterpiece. Yet, a masterpiece is what this is, albeit a subtle, graceful masterpiece where the pleasure is in the grace notes, small gestures, and in-jokes. Not to say that this is devoid of emotion; it's just that the emotion is subdued, whether it's on a straightforward love song ("Caroline") or a tongue-in-cheek tale like "Love Story
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|B1||The Beehive State||2:04|
|B2||I'll Be Home||2:35|
|B3||Living Without You||2:35|
|B4||Dayton, Ohio 1903||1:50|
|B5||So Long Dad||2:35|
|LSP-4289||Nilsson*||Nilsson Sings Newman (LP, Album)||RCA Victor||LSP-4289||US||1970|
|APL1-0203||Nilsson*||Nilsson Sings Newman (LP, Album, RE, Hol)||RCA Victor||APL1-0203||US||1973|
|BVCM-35117||Harry Nilsson||Nilsson Sings Newman (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)||RCA, BMG||BVCM-35117||Japan||2007|
|SF8091, LSP 4289||Nilsson*||Nilsson Sings Newman (LP, Album)||RCA Victor, RCA Victor||SF8091, LSP 4289||UK||1970|
|RCA APS1-0203||Harry Nilsson||Nilsson Sings Newman (8-Trk, Album)||RCA Victor||RCA APS1-0203||US||1970|