The Essential Nilsson

The profound musical gifts of Harry Nilsson are on full display in THE ESSENTIAL NILSSON. This two-disc set presents some of Nilsson’s most well-known songs, and includes two previously unreleased tracks, remastered tracks, and single versions.

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?

A wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary that tells the story of Harry Nilsson. Director John Scheinfeld brings added emotion and intimacy to the story with over 50 Nilsson recordings, rare or never-before-seen film clips, home movies and personal photos. The DVD also contains 93 minutes of Bonus Material Deleted Scenes, Extended Sequences, an Alternate Ending and more.

Nilsson: The Life Of A Singer-Songwriter

In this first ever full-length biography, author Alyn Shipton traces Harry Nilsson’s life from his Brooklyn childhood to his Los Angeles adolescence and his gradual emergence as a uniquely talented singer-songwriter. With interviews from friends, family, and associates, and material drawn from an unfinished autobiography, Shipton probes beneath the enigma to discover the real Harry Nilsson. The book is in stores now.

Music

Harry Nilsson – Aerial Pandemonium Ballet

Aerial Pandemonium Ballet

AerialPB-BackWith his star on the rise and his breakthrough LP, Nilsson Schmilsson, just around the corner, Harry Nilsson took it upon himself to introduce his newly acquired fan base to his earlier material, albeit in a wildly unconventional, but unmistakably Nilsson fashion. Rather than simply re-release his first two records, 1967’s Pandemonium Shadow Show and 1968’s Aerial Ballet, Nilsson chopped, screwed, re-edited and in turn, created the world’s first remix album from their contents.


Those who hadn’t heard the first two records wouldn’t necessarily discover anything out of the ordinary, since both were stylistically very similar. But for the few who already had these two records in their collection, purchasing Aerial Pandemonium Ballet was still a no-brainer – even if there were no new songs on the album. Entire sections were slowed down, others were removed entirely, new vocals were added, songs were completely remixed and intros and outros were tacked on to create an entirely new beast, yet one that would remain faithful to the originals. So far ahead of its time and an amazing record any way you look at it.


Track listing:
Introduction

1941

Daddy’s Song

Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song

Good Old Desk

Everybody’s Talkin’

Bath

River Deep – Mountain High

Sleep Late, My Lady Friend

Don’t Leave Me

Without Her

Together

One

Closing


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