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Harry Nilsson :: A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night

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Harry Nilsson
A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night
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Lazy Moon
For Me and My Gal
It Had to Be You
Always
Makin' Whoopee
You Made Me Love You
Lullaby In Ragtime
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
What'll I Do?
Nevertheless (I'm in Love with You)
This Is All I Ask
As Time Goes By
 

Mastered by Kevin Gray

"...a wonderfully realized romantic album"

On 1973's A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night, Harry Nilsson, along with the help of a 39-piece orchestra, performs a collection of well-chosen standards from throughout the first half of the 20th century. This album is notable in being a standards album produced decades before standards albums started to become popular - and he did it better than most,  this album features brilliant performances by both Nilsson and arranger Gordon Jenkins (noted for his work with Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong).

Nilsson proved to be a marvelous interpreter of songs like "What'll I Do?" and "Makin' Whoopee" His version of "As Time Goes By" became a minor hit. These are not your standard interpretations, Nilsson's lyrical phrasing is nothing short of astounding and redefining. Harry Nilsson was always a maverick artist, following his own sense of style. He took the risk of recording something, that might not have been too popular at that time, and showed his talent, his voice, his range.

 

The gentle dignity and sincerity of Nilsson's singing stands at the very heart of this album.