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Nilsson Schmilsson {Stereophonic LP}

Nilsson Schmilsson {Stereophonic LP}
United States
LP
RCA

1971
Nilsson Schmilsson is Harry Nilsson's best-selling album. It spent nearly one year on the charts, reaching #3, and going gold.

A poster was included with the album.

"That album was a great meeting [of minds] ... I was so glad to meet Richard Perry, because he was thinking the same thing I was thinking at the same time: now let's go to work and do some rock 'n' roll and get down!" -- Harry

The album's name comes from a discussion Harry had with some of the musicians about possible titles. One of them said it didn't matter much what you called it ... "Nilsson ... Schmilsson."

Downloads:

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Credits:

Accordion: Henry Krein
Bass: Herbie Flowers
Bass: Klaus Voormann
Drums: Jim Gordon
Drums: Roger Pope
Engineer: Robin Geoffrey Cable
Guitar: Ian Duck
Guitar: Caleb Quaye
Guitar: Chris Spedding
Guitar (acoustic): John Uribe
Guitar (Electric): John Uribe
Mellotron: Harry Nilsson
Mellotron: Richard Perry
Organ: Roger Coolen
Percussion: Richard Perry
Piano: Harry Nilsson
Piano: Gary Wright
Trombone: Jim Price
Trumpet: Jim Price

Tracks:

1-"Gotta Get Up"
2-"Driving Along"
3-"Early In The Morning"
4-"The Moonbeam Song"
5-"Down"
6-"Without You"
7-"Coconut"
8-"Let The Good Times Roll"
9-"Jump Into the Fire"
10-"I'll Never Leave You"

Variations:

Nilsson Schmilsson (180 gram LP Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (24 Karat Gold Disc CD Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Japanese CD Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Mobile Fidelity Gold CD)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Quad 8-track)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Quad LP)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Quad Reel-to-Reel)
Nilsson Schmilsson (South Korean LP)
Nilsson Schmilsson (Stereophonic LP)
Nilsson Schmilsson (UK CD Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (US CD Reissue)
Nilsson Schmilsson (US Deluxe CD Reissue)

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Album Ratings/Reviews
Nilsson Schmilsson
(4.0 / 4.0)
Timothy Craig
(4.0 / 4.0)
Nice package! 10 great songs and a poster!
Gregory Powell
(4.0 / 4.0)
The very best Harry album. Energetic and heartbreaking at the same time. I wore out the first LSP 4515, saw what was happening and bought two more. Still got one in original wrapping.
Tony Muscarella
(4.0 / 4.0)
One of the greatest pop/rock albums ever recorded, by one of the greatest voices of our generation. Every track's a gem.
David Allen Jones
(4.0 / 4.0)
Most people agree that this was the apex of Harry's career, and it is a consistently great pop LP. Producer Richard Perry brought out Harry's nutty creativity and good humor better than anyone had ever done before.

While it will always be an oddity that a songwriter as good as Harry Nilsson had his biggest hits with other people's songs, it also proves what an excellent interpreter he could be; as Mariah Carey proved despite a similar arrangement, nobody could work the magic that Harry did on "Without You". The invaluable assistance of Paul Buckmaster, surely one of the best string arrangers in pop music history, helped a lot. Such was the fertile creativity here that Harry and Richard could take three songs with no connecting thread whatsoever and make them sound like a trilogy merely by sequencing, like on the great "Gotta Get Up", "Driving Along", and "Early In The Morning", the latter capturing perfectly that bleary-eyed 6 AM after having been up all night feeling. "Coconut" is another goofy song with that infectuous three note hook, and "Down" works up a great horn-driven head of steam. I also love "The Moonbeam Song", with its nice Mellotron accompaniment...and of course, no discussion of this LP is complete without mentioning "Jump Into the Fire", one of the few times Harry Nilsson actually rocked out, and rocked out well. I've always thought it worked better in the single version, which is not as drawn-out and lacks the drum solo.

Nilsson Schmilsson was a landmark album that pretty much established Harry's image for the rest of his career. Sadly, he didn't wear his pop star clothes all that comfortably, but that doesn't take away from this otherwise excellent LP.

Michael E. McGlothin
(4.0 / 4.0)
This album is one of the greatest of the century!! If you are reading this now and you pass this album up, YOU ARE INSANE!! This really IS a GREAT album. I've been listening to it since it came out. 3 albums, 2 cassettes and 1 cd later, I STILL love it as much as I did then. I always will. Every song has its own sense of being masterful. Many styles of rock 'n' roll. JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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