Greatest Hits [2002]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Harry Nilsson was always a maverick artist, following his own sense of style down the byways of pop, turning out carefully crafted -- even baffling -- songs that shared no direct affinity with any other artist of his day. He drew heavily on American Tin Pan Alley traditions, using them to craft his own cracked and ironic view of the human condition, making him, in some ways, a singer stuck out of time. That he had hit records really seems more accidental and circumstantial than by any personal design, and maybe because of that, Nilsson never ended up being simply a musical commodity. This 21-song set has most of his key tracks, including the unique "1941," the deceptively...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Harry Nilsson was always a maverick artist, following his own sense of style down the byways of pop, turning out carefully crafted -- even baffling -- songs that shared no direct affinity with any other artist of his day. He drew heavily on American Tin Pan Alley traditions, using them to craft his own cracked and ironic view of the human condition, making him, in some ways, a singer stuck out of time. That he had hit records really seems more accidental and circumstantial than by any personal design, and maybe because of that, Nilsson never ended up being simply a musical commodity. This 21-song set has most of his key tracks, including the unique "1941," the deceptively wry "Cuddly Toy," his brilliant cover of Badfinger's "Without You," "One" (a massive hit for Three Dog Night), his wonderfully realized and slightly speeded up rendition of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'," the infectious "Coconut," and the screaming "Jump into the Fire," making this a perfect single-disc introduction to Nilsson's delicately fractured world.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636510729
  • Catalog Number: 65107
  • Sales rank: 3,447

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Harry Nilsson Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals, Mellotron
Doug Dillard Banjo
Peter Frampton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
George Harrison Slide Guitar, cowbell
Randy Newman Piano
Ringo Starr Drums
Gary Wright Piano
Frank Capp Drums, Timpani
Gordon Jenkins Conductor
Plas Johnson Flute, Saxophone
Tom Scott Flute, Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Saxophone
Lyle Ritz Bass
Mike Wofford Piano
Chris Spedding Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Rhythm Guitar
Mike Deasy Sr. Guitar
Herbie Flowers Bass
Nicky Hopkins Piano
Jim Price Horn
Jimmy Webb Piano
Jim Keltner Drums
Jim Gordon Percussion, Drums
Dale Anderson Percussion, Timpani
Kenny Ascher Conductor
Leonard Atkins Violin
Israel Baker Violin
Arnold Belnick Violin
Max Bennett Recorder
Bobby Bruce Violin
Paul Buckmaster Conductor
Roy Caton Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gene Cipriano Horn
David Cohen Guitar
Ray Cooper Percussion
Assa Drori Violin
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Bernard Fleischer Flute, Saxophone
Donald Frost Drums
James Getzoff Violin
John Guerin Timpani, Vibes
Milt Holland Percussion, Tabla
Jim Horn Flute, Saxophone
Howard Roberts Guitar
John Thomas Johnson Tuba
Bobby Keys Horn
Larry Knechtel Bass
Michael Lang Piano
Alfred Lustgarten Violin
Jacqueline Lustgarten Cello
Joy Lyle Violin
Leonard Malarsky Violin
Lew McCreary Trombone
Mike Melvoin Organ, Piano, Harpsichord
Barry Morgan Drums
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
Richard Nash Trombone, Baritone Horn, Baritone Saxophone
Del Newman String Quartet
Wilbert Nuttycombe Violin
Earl Palmer Drums
Richard Perry Percussion
Jerome Reisler Violin
George Roberts Baritone Horn
Emmet Sargeant Cello
Darrel Terwilliger Violin
George Tipton Conductor
John Uribe Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Klaus Voormann Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Dorothy Wade Violin
Tibor Zelig Violin
Mac Rebennack Guitar, Piano
Anthony Terran Trumpet, Flugelhorn
William Weiss Violin
Hyman Goodman Violin
Carroll Lewis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
William Martin Piano
Al Casey Guitar
Raymond Kelly Cello
Robert Knight Trombone
David Duke French Horn, Tuben
Technical Credits
Fred Neil Composer
John Lennon Producer
Randy Newman Composer
Harry Nilsson Composer, Producer, Piano Arrangement
Gordon Jenkins Arranger
Kenny Ascher Orchestration
Paul Buckmaster Arranger
Tom Evans Composer
Elliott Federman Mastering
Pete Ham Composer
Rick Jarrard Producer
Phil McDonald Engineer
Richard Perry Producer
Derek Taylor Producer, Liner Notes
George Tipton Arranger
Mathieu Bitton Art Direction
Curtis Armstrong Liner Notes
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This cd collection has an enormous amount of musical talent on it.Not just the versital harry nilsson,but,such back up musicians as george harrison,peter frampton,john lennon,ringo starr..Ect... What a wealth of music history in song! it brings back great memories of the 60's and the 70's.Remember..The courtship of eddies father t v show theme song ,well thats"girlfriend"!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    terrible

    This CD is awful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    gabriel's review

    I love it. I've always loved Nillson. His songs are so good. Get this, not the 1988 rca cd, because it has a song girlfriend. There are a few suprises, but you won't be dissapointed

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