For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson

For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson

     
 

Tribute albums are difficult things to pull off at the best of times, so it's no surprise that not quite everything works on this 23-track set. Part of the problem is that Harry Nilsson wrote some amazing songs in his time -- but he also wrote some that were not quite so amazing. Another part of the problem is that some of these songs don't lend themselves easily to… See more details below

Overview

Tribute albums are difficult things to pull off at the best of times, so it's no surprise that not quite everything works on this 23-track set. Part of the problem is that Harry Nilsson wrote some amazing songs in his time -- but he also wrote some that were not quite so amazing. Another part of the problem is that some of these songs don't lend themselves easily to interpretation -- thus we have Fred Schneider destroying "Coconut" with a loud, crunchy treatment, and LaVern Baker turning "Jump into the Fire" into a wimpy R&B outing. On the other hand, "Spaceman" is even more interestingly quirky in the hands of the Roches and Mark Johnson, Aimee Mann brings out the sweet side of "One," Adrian Belew does a fine "Me and My Arrow," and Steve Forbert turns in a supremely cute take on "The Moonbeam Song." Overall a nice project (with money going to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence), though it does not replace the original Nilsson performances by a long chalk.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/1995
Label:
MUSIC MASTERS JAZZ
UPC:
0016126512723
catalogNumber:
65127

Tracks

  1. Remember  - Randy Newman
  2. Turn On Your Radio  - Marc Cohn
  3. One  - Aimee Mann
  4. Coconut  - Fred Schneider
  5. Joy  - Joe Ely
  6. Lay Down Your Arms  - Ringo Starr
  7. Without Her  -  Lamm
  8. Jump Into The Fire  - LaVern Baker
  9. The Moonbeam Song  - Steve Forbert
  10. You're Breaking My Heart  -  Peter Wolf & The Houseparty
  11. Mourning Glory Story  - Jennifer Trynin
  12. Salmon Falls  -  Kooper
  13. The Puppy Song  - Victoria Williams
  14. Don't Forget Me  - Marshall Crenshaw
  15. This Could Be The Night  - Brian Wilson
  16. Think About Your Troubles  -  Jellyfish
  17. The Lottery Song  - Bill Lloyd
  18. Good Old Desk  - Ron Sexsmith
  19. Me and My Arrow  - Adrian Belew
  20. I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City  - Richard Barone
  21. Spaceman  - Mark Johnson
  22. Don't Leave Me  - John Cowan
  23. Life Line  - Jimmy Webb

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Lloyd   Track Performer
LaVern Baker   Track Performer
Richard Barone   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Adrian Belew   Track Performer
Marc Cohn   Percussion,Track Performer
Marshall Crenshaw   Track Performer
Don Dixon   Bass
Joe Ely   Acoustic Guitar,Track Performer
Steve Forbert   Guitar,Track Performer
Jellyfish   Track Performer
Kooper   Piano,Track Performer
Randy Newman   Piano,Track Performer
Stevie Nicks   Track Performer
Roches   Track Performer
Fred Schneider   Track Performer
Ringo Starr   Percussion,Drums,Track Performer
Victoria Williams   Guitar,Track Performer
Brian Wilson   Piano,Track Performer
Peter Wolf   Track Performer
Neil Innes   Background Vocals
Robert Lamm   Percussion
Jimmy Webb   Synthesizer,Track Performer
Sweet Pea Atkinson   Background Vocals
Jennifer Trynin   Guitar,Track Performer
John Simon   Piano
Gary Lucas   Slide Guitar
Didi Stewart   Background Vocals
Aimee Mann   Track Performer
Tim Archibald   Bass
Gerry Beckley   Track Performer
Sharon Celani   Background Vocals
John Cowan   Track Performer
Anthony Crawford   Background Vocals
Chris Difford   Background Vocals
Mitchell Froom   Keyboards
Phil Galdston   Percussion,Keyboards
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
Ivan Julian   Guitar
John Leventhal   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Brian Maes   Piano
Lloyd Maines   Steel Guitar
Kenny Margolis   Keyboards
Jerry Marotta   Drums
Barry Marshall   Percussion,Background Vocals
Ellie Marshall   Background Vocals
Davis McLarty   Drums
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Mark Olson   Bass
Andy Paley   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Jonathan Paley   Bass,Fuzz Bass
Dave Pirner   Mandolin,Trumpet,Background Vocals
Vince Santoro   Drums
Jason Scheff   Bass
Jerry Scheff   Bass
David Stefanelli   Drums
David Stone   Percussion
Garry Tallent   Bass
Robby Turner   Guitar
Don Was   Acoustic Bass
Tracy Wormworth   Bass Guitar
Ron Sexsmith   Guitar,Track Performer
Glenn Fukunaga   Bass
Randy Jacobs   Guitar
Tommy Goss   Drums
Andrew Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Howard Letovsky   Background Vocals
John Kimbrough   Guitar
Zack Alfred   Drums
Doug Dube   Hammond Organ
Lisa Haney   Cello
Lori Nicks   Background Vocals
Kevin Marshall   Background Vocals
Chris Foley   Drums
Wilson   Track Performer
Mike County   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Barone   Arranger,Producer
Marc Cohn   Producer
Marshall Crenshaw   Engineer
Kooper   Producer,Text
Fred Schneider   Arranger
Brian Wilson   Producer
Robert Lamm   Arranger,drum programming
Jimmy Webb   Producer
Tchad Blake   Engineer
Jon Brion   Producer
Tim Coats   Engineer
Mike Denneen   Producer,Engineer
Little Johnny Fader   Engineer
Paul Fox   Producer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
Phil Galdston   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
John Leventhal   Producer,Engineer
Mark Linett   Engineer
Barry Marshall   Producer
Andy Paley   Producer
Mike Rathke   Producer
Jason Scheff   Engineer
Will Schillinger   Engineer
Don Sternecker   Engineer
Garry Tallent   Producer
Derek Taylor   Text
Don Was   Producer,Engineer
Frank Wolf   Producer,Engineer
Noah Evens   Engineer
John Angnello   Producer
Danny Kapilian   Producer

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