Point! [Bonus Tracks]

The Point! [Bonus Tracks]

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by Harry Nilsson
     
 

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The Point! is the soundtrack to a cartoon feature originally aired on ABC TV in 1971. Especially at this stage of his career, Harry Nilsson was uniquely suited for writing and recording children's music, given his sweet melodicism and love of whimsy. As it happens, The Point! worked out better than anyone could have expected, not just because "Everything

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The Point! is the soundtrack to a cartoon feature originally aired on ABC TV in 1971. Especially at this stage of his career, Harry Nilsson was uniquely suited for writing and recording children's music, given his sweet melodicism and love of whimsy. As it happens, The Point! worked out better than anyone could have expected, not just because "Everything's Got 'Em," "Me and My Arrow," "Think About Your Troubles," and "Are You Sleeping?" are songs strong enough to have been on a proper Nilsson record. There's also an intangible quality to this record, a warmth and generosity that really wasn't on any of his other albums, quite possibly because his humor is never sardonic or reliant on in-jokes. It's gentle and loving, as is the music. The tale is fantastical enough to be of interest to children (and the moral is strong enough to reassure them and their parents), but the songs and music are so strong that the album continues to be a source of wonder, even as those children become adults. [To the delight of all, The Point! was reissued on BMG Heritage records in 2002 featuring three bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2002
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636512822
catalogNumber:
65128
Rank:
10874

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Nilsson   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Narrator
Frank Capp   Drums,Timpani
Don Randi   Organ
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Ralph Grierson   Organ,Harpsichord
Israel Baker   Violin
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Max Bennett   Bass
Byron Berline   Fiddle
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Alan Estes   Percussion
George Fields   Harmonica
John Guerin   Drums
Milt Holland   Percussion
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Armand Karpoff   Cello
Carol Kaye   Bass
Michael Lang   Piano
Mike Melvoin   Piano,Clavinet
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Earl Palmer   Drums
Dorothy Remsen   Harp
Michel Rubini   Organ,Piano,Clavinet
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
George Tipton   Conductor
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Alton Hendrickson   Guitar,Mandolin
Arthur Gleghorn   Flute
Carroll Lewis   Trumpet
Ethmer Roten   Flute,Saxophone
Stephens la Fever   Bass
Casey   Guitar
Jerry Williams   Percussion

Technical Credits

Harry Nilsson   Producer,Story
Hank McGill   Engineer
Richie Schmitt   Engineer
George Tipton   Arranger
Kent Tunks   Engineer
Pat Ieraci   Engineer
Mike Leary   Engineer
Rob Santos   Reissue Producer
Glenn Korman   Reissue Producer
Curtis Armstrong   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Ritchie Schmitt   Engineer

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