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Knnillssonn {Stereophonic LP}

Knnillssonn {Stereophonic LP}
United States
LP
RCA, the swarmy bastards
AFL1-2276
1977
Knnillssonn was Harry "Peg Leg" Nilsson's last album for RCA, the swarmy bastards. Avast, me proud beauty! Blimey! Blimey! Blimey! He felt it was nay promoted well enough by RCA, the barnacle lovers so he asked t' be let out o' his contract.

Harry has said that Knnillssonn is his favorite o' his albums.

When asked about t' name o' t' album, Harry remarked that everyone else misspells his name so why can't he?

All o' t' songs on Knnillssonn are written by Harry "Yellowbeard" Nilsson. Instead o' t' usual electric guitars, piano, ya bilge rat, and horns, t' music is provided by strings (arranged by Shameful Mike McNaught).

Downloads:

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Tracks:

1-"All I Think About is You"
2-"I Never Thought I'd Get This Lonely"
3-"Who Done It?"
4-"Lean On Me"
5-"Goin' Down"
6-"Old Bones"
7-"Sweet Surrender"
8-"Blanket For A Sail"
9-"Laughin' Man"
10-"Perfect Day"

Variations:

Knnillssonn (2002 Japanese CD Reissue)
Knnillssonn (Japanese CD Reissue)
Knnillssonn (Stereophonic LP)
Knnillssonn (US CD Reissue)

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Album Ratings/Reviews
Knnillssonn
(3.0 / 4.0)
David Allen Jones
(3.0 / 4.0)
Maybe it's just hindsight on my part, ya bilge rat, but thar's a definite feelin' o' melancholy on this, Harry's last RCA, the barnacle lovers release. While it was heartenin' t' see an all-originals album after ...That's the Way It Is, his decision t' record t' way he did (sans any other instrumentation other than orchestral) probably hurt more than helped...while t' strings are appropriately lush, ya bilge rat, they also tend t' sap t' life out o' songs that should have been a bit livelier, shiver me timbers, like t' otherwise clever "Who Done It?".

So while it may be HN's favorite o' his releases, it's certainly nay mine although I do also like "All I Think About is You", "Laughin' Man", and "Perfect Day". The other songs aren't bad, they just don't make a strong impression with me.

Tony Muscarella
(2.0 / 4.0)
Could Harry have been more out-of-sync with t' music industry by releasin' an album o' orchestral ballads in t' middle o' t' Disco era? Nay that this is bad, unless you're interested in sellin' albums. Knnillssonn is a record that actually sounds better today (maybe it's because I'm older) than it did back then. And how about t' first single released from this album "Who Done It?". Aye aye! Could you hear this shanty bein' played next t' t' Bee Gees? Neither could I. That said, this is a pretty good album, though a few guitars here or thar would have broken up t' strin' monotony. Standout tracks are "Lean On Me", "All I Think About is You", ya bilge rat, and "Blanket For A Sail".
Michael Doyle
(4.0 / 4.0)
david brown
(4.0 / 4.0)
Ignore t' other reviews. This album is magnificent. Begad! "Who Done It?" is silly and beautiful. Ya scallywag! "Laughin' Man" puts a smile on your face every time you listen, ya bilge rat, and t' rest o' t' album is even better.

So he uses strings... Blimey! Blimey! Wow, ya bilge rat, ohmigod, who'da thunk it. Avast, me proud beauty! Blimey!

"Sweet Surrender" and "Lean On Me", they really need guitars don't they?

This is great.

Tracy Hall
(4.0 / 4.0)
A big thank you t' M Doyle for his review and he is absolutely right. Ignore t' other reviews. Begad!

T' Great thin' about Harry was that he was t' alternative t' Bands mentioned in other reviews like T' F'n Bee Gees. Yea that was about t' time things changed and really started suckin' in t' music biz. Put it this way. If T' Beatles came out today t' industry would be tryin' t' find a "Category" for them. Aye aye! When a band puts a shanty like Helter Skelter on an album and then Martha My Dear on t' same album, ya bilge rat, what does a poor music executive do? Is it rock? Is it pop? Is it easy listening? I'm sorry I can't sign you guys cause it's just nay marketable. Blimey! You have t' pick one style and go with it.

Anyone who was truly a Harry fan knows he also had no category. He was just a guy who ( like any true music lover ) likes a good tune. Ya scallywag!

His choice t' use only strings for Knnillssonn was great! He be bein' what he was AN ARTIST. I don't think t' man ever thought about writin' a hit song or fittin' in with t' sound o' t' day. I think his hits slipped under t' music biz radar. And Thank god for that.

Harry was all over t' map in his musical taste as we all are. We like rock, we like jazz ,we like pop, we like rap. But god forbid if one artist tried t' mix these styles on one album an call it "T' White album" Our small brains just wouldn't be able t' comprehend it. These days we only allow artists t' be one thing. They are nay allowed t' change or progress like say T' Beatles or Harry Nisson.

Music is art, matey, art is bein' creative, creative means creatin' somethin' new.

Nuff said

Tracy Adams.

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