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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


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


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


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

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