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Black Sails In The Moonlight

Recorded/Published: 1973
When asked if he ever wrote songs to order, Harry Nilsson replied: "Recently I wrote one for Derek Taylor. A friend of his, his father was producing a movie with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan and asked if I would write a tune for it. It was a pirate movie and they said they wanted a zany, wacky, wonderful kind of yucko song y'know-a sort of blues blood ballad. He said 'Y'know, the kind you write.' I said 'oh', then 'OK.' I delivered exactly that, it's called 'Black Sails in the Moonlight,' it's on this album. [Pussy Cats] The irony, is that they turned it down. They sent a telegram saying 'Tape has possiblilities stop.' What does that mean? So I sent them back the tape with a mellotron overdub and said 'Consider this as one of the possibilities.' Then there was a long pause of about six or eight weeks and then I got another telegram saying 'Because of directoral problems and location problems the movie isn't turning out the way we planned it. Consequently the song doesn't fit in.' So I said OK, I'll use it on the album. Nothing gets wasted." -- Harry Nilsson

Credits:

Producer: John Lennon
Songwriter: Harry Nilsson
Vocals: Harry Nilsson

Albums:

Pussy Cats (Stereophonic LP)
Pussy Cats (Edsel CD)
Pussy Cats (US CD Reissue)
Pussy Cats (US Deluxe CD Reissue)
Pussy Cats (Japanese CD Reissue)

Variations:

"Black Sails In The Moonlight"
"Black Sails In The Moonlight {Quadraphonic Mix}"

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