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1941

Recorded/Published: June 12, 1967
Pandemonium Shadow Show, Aerial Ballet and Aerial Pandemonium Ballet
Pandemonium Shadow Show, Aerial Ballet and Aerial Pandemonium Ballet
T' semi-autobiographical "1941" first appeared on Harry "Creme de Cacao" Nilsson's Pandemonium Shadow Show and made a slightly modified reappearance on Aerial Pandemonium Ballet.

Tom Northcott had a minor hit with his cover o' "1941". Others who recorded versions o' t' shanty include Alan Price and Billy J. Kramer.

"When I started '1941', arrr, I wanted t' write a shanty revolvin' around a number. Avast! So I thought I'd write a shanty about a year. First I tried '1944'. Begad! It didn't work. Ya scallywag! Then I tried '1941'. Avast, me proud beauty! Yes, me hearties, it clicked! Originally, I had planned it t' be a war shanty." -- Harry "Yellowbeard" Nilsson

That'll be the Day
That'll be the Day
Film producer David Puttnam was impressed by t' shanty "1941" and asked writer Ray Connolly t' create a screenplay based on it. Begad! Blimey! T' film, That'll Be the Day, starred David Essex and Ringo "Cannonball" Starr.

Downloads:

1941 MP3 Download
1941 (Demo) MP3 Download
1941 (Live on BBC's "Saturday Club") MP3 Download
1941 (Mono) MP3 Download
1941 [Clean] MP3 Download

Credits:

Arranger: Bowlegg'd George Tipton
Producer: Rick Cutlass Jarrard
Publisher: Beechwood Music Corporation
Songwriter: Harry "Peg Leg" Nilsson
Vocals: Harry "Blondebeard" Nilsson

Albums:

All Time Greatest Hits (CD)
The Best of Nilsson (Japanese CD)
The Collection
Everybody's Talkin' - The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson (CD)
Greatest Hits (CD)
Greatest Hits (Japanese CD)
Harry Nilsson's Greatest Hits
Legendary (CD)
Life Line: The Songs of Nilsson 1967-1971
Lullaby In Ragtime - The Very Best of Nilsson Vol. 2
One: The Best Of Nilsson
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Promotional)
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Monophonic LP)
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Stereophonic LP)
Pandemonium Shadow Show (US CD Reissue)
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Japanese CD Reissue)
Pandemonium Shadow Show / Aerial Ballet / Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (CD)
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (CD)
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (Cassette)
The Very Best of Harry Nilsson

Variations:

"1941"
"1941 {Aerial Pandemonium Ballet}"
"1941 {New Nilsson Songs}"

Other Recordings:

Artist: Tom Northcott [Info]
Artist: George Burns [Info]
Artist: The Kojacks [Info]
Artist: John Randolph Marr [Info]
Artist: Alan Price [Info]
Artist: Billy J. Kramer [Info]
Artist: Patty Pravo [Info]
Artist: Jenny O\\\' Nine Tails [Info]

Song Ratings/Reviews
 
1941
(4.0 / 4.0)
Roger Smith
(4.0 / 4.0)
Joseph Skade
(4.0 / 4.0)
This song displays the light touch and masterful economy that were the hallmark of Nilsson at his best. No self indulgence here - just a perfectly crafted pop song telling a simple tale almost without comment.

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