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.
“Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear” was the first Randy Newman song that Harry Nilsson covered. It was recorded as the last track on the Harry album in 1969. It pointed the way for what was coming next – an entire album of Newman covers in 1970.