Wednesday

Nilsson

Knnillssonn - 1977

Often overlooked in favor of Nilsson Schmilsson or the John Lennon produced Pussy Cats when it comes to Nilsson's seventies output, Knnillssonn's saving grace is that the LP was his personal favorite at the time of its recording. Plus the music itself is pretty damn impressive to boot. With his voice having finally recovered from the train wreck sessions with Lennon, Nilsson set out to write a complete album of original material, handle the production duties himself and make a proper comeback record before it was too late. The resulting LP was exactly what Nilsson had intended. A lusciously produced album that served as a testament to his continued prowess as one of the decade's finest songwriters and one of the greatest achievements of his career. However, as fate would have it, Elvis died shortly before its release, RCA shifted its marketing focus and both Nilsson and Knnillssonn were hung out to dry. It would be the last record he would release in the US until his death nearly two decades later.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

--JDT

Anonymous said...

... what he said ...

Ched said...

What a GREAT album. I kind of gave up on Harry after Duit on Mon Dei and some of the other post-Perry lp's, but this one is a knock out. What a shame it never got the attention it deserves. Harry's voice hasn't sounded this good in years.

Interesting also how string heavy the whole thing is; it kind of reminds me of classic Randy Newman or Van Dyke Parks. He should've been recording for Warners not RCA.