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Recorded/Published: 1972


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Producer: Richard Perry
Publisher: EMI
Publisher: Blackwood Music
Songwriter: Harry Nilsson
Vocals: Harry Nilsson


I wanted to be a spaceman
That's what I wanted to be.
But now that I am a spaceman,
Nobody cares about me.
Hey mother earth,
Won't 'cha bring me back down
Safely to the sea ...


All Time Greatest Hits (CD)
The Best of Nilsson (Japanese CD)
The Best of Nilsson (Japanese LP)
Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection (CD)
The Collection
Everybody's Talkin' (CD)
Everybody's Talkin' - The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson (CD)
Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson
Greatest Hits (LP)
Greatest Hits (CD)
Greatest Hits (Japanese CD)
Harry Nilsson's Greatest Hits
Hits of Nilsson
Legendary (CD)
Perfect Day: The Songs Of Nilsson 1971-1993
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (CD)
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (Cassette)
Son of Schmilsson (Stereophonic LP)
Son of Schmilsson (Best Buy LP Reissue)
Son of Schmilsson (US CD Reissue)
Son of Schmilsson (Japanese CD Reissue)
Son of Schmilsson (UK CD Reissue)
Son of Schmilsson (2006 US Reissue)
Songwriter (CD)
They Came from Outer Space: The Alien Songbook
The Very Best of Harry Nilsson
Without You - Greatest Hits (CD)

Movies/TV Shows:

"Life on Mars"

Other Recordings:

Artist: Roches [Info]
Artist: James Mastro [Info]

Song Ratings/Reviews
(4.0 / 4.0)
Thomas R. Enroth
(4.0 / 4.0)
This is my favorite Nilsson song. The production is brilliant. The orchestration perfectly complements and builds during the course of the song. Ringo's drumming can't be over appreciated. He adds an extra tom hit that may not be noticeable on first listen, but once noticed, is exactly what the song needs. Harry's singing, like the orchestration, builds in intensity as the song progresses. By the last verse, he sounds positively distraught. Also, his singing in the middle eight and fadeout are perfect for the song. The "primal scream" ending rivals Lennon's "Momma don't go/Daddy come home" screams. Simply a stunning song.
Dave Whisenhunt
(4.0 / 4.0)
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John Hanson
(4.0 / 4.0)
This song demands that you listen seriously! I am partial to symphonic arrangements in rock songs, and this is one of the best, if not the best ever!

Typically symphonics are used to augment an arrangement, but in this song it plays the lead role. It builds and builds and never lets up. There are so many intriguing sounds you could listen for a lifetime and not catch them all. Highights for me are the drumming (awesome), some fading in and out of electric guitars late in the piece (I think), of course Harry's singing and screaming, and the multitude of symphonic themes, clinks, and clanks :)

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