Spotlight on Nilsson/Willard

Spotlight on Nilsson/Willard

by Harry Nilsson
     
 

This set combines LPs from two very unique and interesting singers: a collection of pre-RCA Records song demos from Harry Nilsson that was originally released as an LP in 1967 called Spotlight on Nilsson; and John Stewart's folk-country gem Willard from 1970, the follow-up to his breakthrough album, California Bloodlines. The Nilsson tracks -- toSee more details below

Overview

This set combines LPs from two very unique and interesting singers: a collection of pre-RCA Records song demos from Harry Nilsson that was originally released as an LP in 1967 called Spotlight on Nilsson; and John Stewart's folk-country gem Willard from 1970, the follow-up to his breakthrough album, California Bloodlines. The Nilsson tracks -- to call them demos doesn't seem quite right -- are well produced for the most part and feature Nilsson's amazing and nuanced voice in full flight, particularly on his wonderful version of Merle Travis' "Sixteen Tons." Stewart's album spotlights his own rustic voice, which sounds at times like the weary little brother of Johnny Cash, singing songs that fall somewhere between Jackson Browne and Waylon Jennings in flavor. These are obviously two very different singers, but somehow placed together like this, they complement each other well.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471851229
catalogNumber:
8512

Tracks

  1. The Path That Leads to Trouble  -  New Salvation Singers
  2. Good Times  -  New Salvation Singers
  3. So You Think You've Got Troubles  - Harry Nilsson
  4. I'm Gonna Lose My Mind  - Harry Nilsson
  5. She's Yours  - Harry Nilsson
  6. Sixteen Tons  - Harry Nilsson
  7. Born In Grenada  - Harry Nilsson
  8. You Can't Take Your Love (Away from Me)  - Harry Nilsson
  9. Growin' Up  - Harry Nilsson
  10. Do You Believe  - Harry Nilsson
  11. Big Joe  - John Stewart
  12. Julie, Judy, Angel Rain  - John Stewart
  13. Belly Full of Tennessee  - John Stewart
  14. Friend of Jesus  - John Stewart
  15. Clack Clack  - John Stewart
  16. Hero From the War  - John Stewart
  17. Back In Pomona  - John Stewart
  18. Willard  - John Stewart
  19. Golden Rollin' Belly  - John Stewart
  20. All American Girl  - John Stewart
  21. Oldest Living Son  - John Stewart
  22. Earth Rider  - John Stewart
  23. Great White Cathedrals  - John Stewart
  24. Marshall Wind  - John Stewart
  25. Naked Angel  - John Stewart

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Nilsson   Primary Artist
Doug Kershaw   Fiddle,Background Vocals
John Stewart   Acoustic Guitar,Autoharp,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Box
Carole King   Piano
James Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Chris Darrow   Fiddle
Fred Carter   Acoustic Guitar
Bill Mumy   cowbell
Peter Asher   Bass,Autoharp,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenny Buttrey   Drums
Buffy Ford   Vocals
Bryan Garofalo   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Russ Kunkel   Drums,Box
Joel Bishop O'Brien   Conga,Drums
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Ralph Schuckett   Piano,Harmonium
Bobby Thompson   Banjo
Charlie McCoy   Harp
Danny Kooch   Electric Guitar
Abigail Haness   Vocals

Technical Credits

Merle Travis   Composer
John Stewart   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Marvin Rainwater   Composer
Peter Asher   Producer
Henry Diltz   Inside Photo
Hugh Fordin   Reissue Producer
Alan Silverman   Mastering
John Tartaglia   Orchestration
John Marascalco   Composer
James Wyeth   Cover Drawing
Elizabeth Yoon   Art Direction
Johnny Cole   Composer
Richard Sanford Orsholl   Engineer

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