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.
For 24 hours only, PopMarket.com is offering Harry Nilsson’s The RCA Albums Collection plus the biography Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton, as a bundle for a total of $106.98. More details are available at http://myplay.me/12k9. Reviews of the box set continue to sing Harry’s praises:
Nilsson’s career wasn’t a sidebar to that of others. It was important, and he was important: one of the late 20th century’s great American songwriters. By forcing the focus towards the music, this set amply emphasizes Nilsson’s significance. … Each original album, in its reproduction sleeve, has bonus tracks, either mono versions where the stereo is better known, or more recordings recovered from the archives. The mastering is sympathetic and the albums have never sounded better. – The Arts Desk
If Harry Nilsson doesn’t currently enjoy the wide acclaim his fervent admirers would like, it may be because his charming and enduring body of work is too diverse and too unpredictable to absorb easily. … Best consumed slowly over a long period of time, this endlessly satisfying set mixes pathos, cheeky wit and elegant melodies, with his sweetly engaging voice always center stage. … Nilsson’s music remains remarkably fresh today, always worthy of discovery and brimming with pleasant surprises. – Mother Jones
The set is bolstered by the inclusion of a 48-page booklet that brings photos, essay, notes on each LP, and complete credits to a wonderful reader of Nilsson information. … This box set is wonderful. It’s complete with many bonus tracks that enhance the album collections to a greater detail, and make this collection essential to fans. … This collected set with the added bonuses is exquisitely fitting to slot in after all Harry Nilsson had accomplished, most with RCA Records. … In essence, almost everything Harry Nilsson gave to the world is in here.