Harry & Me is a beautifully designed treasure trove of over 280 memories of Harry Nilsson by the fans and musicians who loved him most, illustrated with rare and personal photos and memorabilia. The first 1,000 copies come with a bonus CD — Harry on Harry — rare recordings from the 60s, 70s and 80s of Harry Nilsson talking about everything from Bertrand Russell to The Beatles.
In a new interview, Harry Nilsson friend and attorney Lee Blackman tells the Knoxville News Sentinel, “He was the brightest, wittiest person I’d ever met in my life.”
“You could see how his mind worked. Sometimes you’d see the creative process in action. He wrote screenplays, fiction and he was the most curious person I’ve ever met. He was always interested in learning. He was a genius in many ways.”
The newspaper says Harry’s new box set, The RCA Albums Collection, “is loaded with greatness” with bonus cuts including “a gorgeous version of the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird,’ casual demos of songs Nilsson was pitching to the Monkees and a surprising cover of Procol Harum’s ‘She Wandered Through the Garden Fence.'”
Read more of the interview and review at Knoxville.com.