Nilsson Schmilsson

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Nilsson Schmilsson
Studio album by Harry Nilsson
ReleasedNovember 1971 (1971-11)
RecordedJune 1971 (1971-06), Trident Studios, London
GenreBaroque pop, pop rock, soft rock[1]
Length35:17
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerRichard Perry
Harry Nilsson chronology
Aerial Pandemonium Ballet
(1971)
Nilsson Schmilsson
(1971)
Son of Schmilsson
(1972)
 
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Nilsson Schmilsson
Studio album by Harry Nilsson
ReleasedNovember 1971 (1971-11)
RecordedJune 1971 (1971-06), Trident Studios, London
GenreBaroque pop, pop rock, soft rock[1]
Length35:17
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerRichard Perry
Harry Nilsson chronology
Aerial Pandemonium Ballet
(1971)
Nilsson Schmilsson
(1971)
Son of Schmilsson
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender4/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauA[3]
MusicHound4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media(9.4/10)[5]
Rolling Stone5/5 stars[6]

Nilsson Schmilsson is the seventh album by Harry Nilsson, released by RCA Records in 1971. Commercially, this was Nilsson's strongest work, producing three of his better known songs and achieving acclaimed chart success. This album is the first of two of Nilsson's albums produced by Richard Perry. It was ranked No. 84 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s".[7] Two of Nilsson's self-penned songs, "Jump into the Fire" and "Coconut", subsequently became hits. The album performed well at the 1973 Grammy Awards, earning a nomination for Album of the Year, while "Without You", a cover of a song by the band Badfinger, won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Harry Nilsson, except where noted. 

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Gotta Get Up"  2:24
2."Driving Along"  2:02
3."Early in the Morning" (Leo Hickman, Louis Jordan, Dallas Bartley)2:48
4."The Moonbeam Song"  3:18
5."Down"  3:24
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Without You" (Pete Ham, Tom Evans)3:17
7."Coconut"  3:48
8."Let the Good Times Roll" (Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee)2:42
9."Jump into the Fire"  6:54
10."I'll Never Leave You"  4:11
Additional tracks (2004 edition)
No.TitleLength
11."Si No Estás Tú (Spanish version of "Without You")"  3:14
12."How Can I Be Sure of You"  3:04
13."The Moonbeam Song (Demo Version)"  3:30
14."Lamaze"  1:44
15."Old Forgotten Soldier (Demo Version)"  2:41
16."Gotta Get Up (Demo Version)"  2:25
17."Interview With Richard Perry (Hidden track)"  2:41

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

YearChartPosition
1972Billboard Pop Albums3

Single

YearSingleChartPosition
1972"Coconut"Billboard Pop Singles8
1972"Jump Into the Fire"Billboard Pop Singles27
1972"Without You"Billboard Adult Contemporary1
1972"Without You"Billboard Pop Singles1

Certifications[edit]

OrganizationLevelDate
RIAAGoldMarch 3, 1972

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

YearRecipientAwardResult
1973 Grammy Awards"Without You"Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal PerformanceWon
"Without You"Grammy Award for Record of the YearNominated
"Nilsson Schmilsson"Grammy Award for Album of the YearNominated
"Nilsson Schmilsson"Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-ClassicalNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/r674937
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 30, 1971). "Consumer Guide (22)". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gary Graff & Daniel Durcholz, MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide, Visible Ink Press (Farmington Hills, MI, 1999), p. 815.
  5. ^ Beta, Andy (February 11, 2004). "Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s" from Pitchfork Media

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