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Harry Nilsson's THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION Commemorates Decade Of Recording From 1967 To 1977, On Deluxe 17-CD Box Set

Sony Music Entertainment - 05/14/2013

NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The profound musical gifts of Harry Nilsson, an artist whose fans ranged from all four Beatles to the Monkees, Randy Newman, Keith Moon, Jimmy Webb, and dozens more, are on full display in THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION.  This deluxe 17-CD box set will be available everywhere July 30 through RCA/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

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THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION will be a must-have for Nilsson devotees, and a seductive lure for those whose awareness is limited to his Grammy Award®-winning versions of Badfinger's "Without You" (#1) and Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" (a #6 hit from the soundtrack to Midnight Cowboy, 1969).  Then there are the notable covers of his own songs by Three Dog Night ("One"), the Monkees ("Cuddly Toy"), the Yardbirds ("Ten Little Indians"), and Blood, Sweat & Tears ("Without Her").  Others will recall the duo of hits that appeared alongside "Without You" on 1971's Nilsson Schmilsson album, "Coconut" (#8) and "Jump Into The Fire."  Finally, the playful "Me And My Arrow" (from the soundtrack of his animated film The Point!) and "Girlfriend" (theme of the early '70s sitcom The Courtship Of Eddie's Father) have their own coterie of admirers. 

THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION presents the definitive 14 albums in Nilsson's RCA Records U.S. discography, from his 1967 debut Pandemonium Shadow Show (among whose high points are his takes on the Beatles' "You Can't Do That" and "She's Leaving Home") to his final album for the label in 1977, Knnillssonn.  Bonus material on those albums add up to 65 tracks, of which 26 are previously unreleased.  Adding to the box set's historical provenance are three newly-compiled CDs, Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968, Nilsson Sessions 1968-1971, and Nilsson Sessions 1971-1974, containing a total of 58 tracks, exactly half of which (29 tracks) are previously unreleased.

The 17 CDs contained in HARRY NILSSON – THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION are as follows:

  • CD 1: Pandemonium Shadow Show (1967)
  • CD 2: Aerial Ballet (1968)
  • CD 3: HARRY (1969)
  • CD 4: Nilsson Sings Newman (1970)
  • CD 5: The Point! (1971)
  • CD 6: Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (1971)
  • CD 7: Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
  • CD 8: Son Of Schmilsson (1972)
  • CD 9: A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night (1973)
  • CD 10: Pussy Cats (1974)
  • CD 11: Duit On MON Dei (1975)
  • CD 12: Sandman (1976)
  • CD 13:  . . . That's The Way It Is (1976)
  • CD 14: KNNILLSSONN (1977)
  • CD 15: NILSSON Sessions 1967–1968
  • CD 16: NILSSON Sessions 1968–1971
  • CD 17: NILSSON Sessions 1971–1974

THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION is the newest entry in Legacy's critically acclaimed and commercially successful Complete Album Collections series, introduced in 2011.  The album catalogues of rock, pop, jazz, fusion, country, R&B, and classical artists from the Sony Music archives have been handsomely reissued in the series.  In every case, each album in the box set is packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that LP's original front and back cover artwork.  Where applicable, the albums in each box include the bonus tracks that have been released on the various expanded CD editions over the years.  Booklets are included with each box set, containing new liner notes essays and complete discographical information, including sources for all bonus material.

In the case of Harry Nilsson's THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION, extensive summaries of every album have been written by Andrew Sandoval, who compiled and produced the box set with Rob Santos of Legacy Recordings.  Sandoval has previously worked on multiple reissue projects on Nilsson. 

Within THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION, every one of Nilsson's 14 original albums is expanded with bonus material, starting with the first two, Pandemonium Shadow Show (1967) and Aerial Ballet (1968).  On each of those, the full album sequence is presented in stereo, and then reprised in monaural sound. This marks the mono debuts of both programs in the digital era, and the first time they have been available in mono since their original releases 45-46 years ago, respectively.  Aerial Ballet also adds a radio spot ad for the album as a bonus track, and with only a handful of exceptions, radio spots are then included for nearly every album in the box set.

Many of Nilsson's albums have been the subjects of expanded edition reissues over the years.  1970's 10-song Nilsson Sings Newman, for example, was reissued in 2000, as part of a Buddah Records series, and was expanded with an 11th song ("Snow") and alternate versions of four songs.  In the same Buddah series of 1999-2000, 1971's Aerial Pandemonium Ballet added five bonus tracks, but this 2013 version ups the ante with newly-discovered Italian versions of five tunes, plus six tracks (four of which are full-length songs) documenting Nilsson's visit to the BBC's Saturday Club with compere Brian Matthew.

Likewise, there is the Buddah series expanded reissue of 1974's Pussy Cats, produced by John Lennon (who once told a journalist, "Nilsson's my favorite group") at studios in Los Angeles and Hollywood in March and April 1974.  This was the very beginning of John's 18-month "Lost Weekend" hiatus from Yoko Ono, when May Pang rented a beach-front house in Santa Monica for John, Ringo, Nilsson, and Keith Moon (all of whom play on Pussy Cats).  Listening to Pussy Cats, with its contributions by that all-star cast of "roommates" alongside Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Jesse Ed Davis, and others, and its freewheelin' versions of  Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers To Cross," Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Doc Pomus' "Save The Last Dance For Me," and the bonus tracks of the 1999 Buddah CD reissue, is a heady flashback to 1974.

The dozen swing era standards of 1973's A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night, from Irving Berlin's "Always" and "What'll I Do," to Casablanca's evocative "As Times Goes By," could serve as a contemporary template for the likes of Michael Buble, Josh Groban, and Steve Tyrell.  The orchestral sessions recorded in London were lushly arranged by veteran Gordon Jenkins (renowned for his long association with Frank Sinatra).  The LP also marked the debut of former Beatles press officer Derek Taylor as a producer.  (It was Taylor who turned the Beatles on to Nilsson, when he gave them all copies of Pandemonium Shadow Show back in 1967).  An entire album of completely different songs from the London sessions was issued by RCA Germany in 1988, A Touch More Schmilsson in the Night.  Twenty-five years later in 2013, it provides six bonus tracks, among them "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," Bob Hope's "Thanks For The Memory," and two by Harold Arlen, "It's Only A Paper Moon" and "Over The Rainbow."

Throughout these expanded versions, there are a wealth of demos, single mixes, alternate versions, foreign language versions, radio advertisements, non-U.S. album rarities, and much more.  These are put to excellent use on the three compilations entitled Nilsson Sessions (aka Sessions Schmessions).  When he was first signed to RCA in early 1967, Nilsson's humble request was for an office where he could work on his songs.  He often answered phone calls there, as many can attest.  That office became his laboratory of sorts, and the 18 tracks on Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968 bear witness to his experiments.

The 14 previously unreleased tracks on Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968 begin with five demos taped for the Monkees: "1941," "World," "Signs," "Cuddly Toy" and "This Could Be The Night."  There are three outtakes from his Pandemonium Shadow Show debut, "As I Wander Lonely," "Miss Butter's Lament," and the previously unreleased "The Family."  Early previously unreleased takes of the classics "One," "Together," "Bath," and "I Said Goodbye To Me" did not make the final cut for Aerial Ballet, and are heard here for the first time.  Cover attempts of the Coasters' "Searchin'," the Addrisi Brothers' "She's Just Laughing At Me," and Procol Harum's "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence" were all scuttled.  Finally, two rare, single-only tracks, "Sister Marie" and the Italian single "Leggenda" make their stereo debuts on Nilsson Sessions 1967-1968.

Nilsson Sessions 1968-1971 and Nilsson Sessions 1971-1974 carry on this unveiling of studio oddities, alternate versions, television rarities, etc.  The box set's concluding 'souvenir' track is the previously unreleased ode to Tricky Dick, "Also Sprach Schmilsson Schmixon."

The release of THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION coincides with the July 18th arrival of Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton.  Published by Oxford University Press, this is the first ever full-length biography of Nilsson, drawing on interviews with family, friends, and associates, plus material from Nilsson's unfinished autobiography.  Shipton is a jazz critic for The Times in London, a jazz presenter on BBC radio, and an award-winning author of more than 20 books on music including Hi-De-Ho: The Life of Cab Calloway (2013), A New History of Jazz (2007), and Groovin' High: the Life of Dizzy Gillespie (2001).  Shipton outlines Nilsson's fatherless childhood in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, through his teenage years in Los Angeles where he found his legs as a singer-songwriter, ultimately winding up at the epicenter of the music revolution that engulfed the world in the late 1960s.

Another essential source is the 2010 documentary film, Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talking About Him?).  A labor of love by executive producer Lee Blackman, producer-writer-director John Scheinfeld, and producer David Leaf, the two-hour documentary is a detailed and authoritative portrait of Harry Nilsson.  Film clips, home movies,  family photographs, and other revelatory material is worked into interviews and footage starring Nilsson and his family, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Randy Newman, Dustin Hoffman, the Smothers Brothers, Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Paul Williams, Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Stanley Dorfman of the BBC's Top Of the Pops and In Concert series, Al Kooper, Mark Hudson, Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night, and others.  The film is available on DVD from Lorber Films.

"In their marriage of ten years, Nilsson and RCA were the archetypical odd couple," Sandoval writes.  "He certainly was a talented beast: a prodigious songwriter, possessor of one of the most remarkable voices in popular music and a charming, intellectual wit.  Through his music, Nilsson interpreted life and longing in a way few others have. . . Over some fourteen studio albums, [Nilsson and RCA] teamed for a musical aerial ballet.  Nilsson did his song-and-dance on high while RCA held the safety net down below.  The results were a genre-defying array of releases, no two alike in style or substance.

"This set represents nearly every recording Nilsson made under the RCA umbrella: remastered classic albums, alternate versions, single-only tracks, demos, foreign language one-offs, brilliance, whimsy, pathos and just a touch of sadness.  This collection definitively documents Harry Nilsson's gift to us all, a fearless feat of boundless creativity, direct from the center ring."

HARRY NILSSON – THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION
(RCA/Legacy 88697 91550 2)

CD 1:
Pandemonium Shadow Show (originally released October 1967, as RCA 3874)  Selections – Stereo: 1. Ten Little Indians • 2. 1941 • 3. Cuddly Toy • 4. She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune • 5. You Can't Do That • 6. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend • 7. She's Leaving Home • 8. There Will Never Be • 9. Without Her • 10. Freckles • 11. It's Been So Long • 12. River Deep – Mountain High • Selections – Mono: 13. Ten Little Indians (single 47-9298) • 14. 1941 • 15. Cuddly Toy • 16. She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune (single 47-9383) • 17. You Can't Do That (single 47-9298) • 18. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend • 19. She's Leaving Home • 20. There Will Never Be • 21. Without Her (single 47-9206) • 22. Freckles (single 47-9206) • 23. It's Been So Long • 24. River Deep – Mountain High (single 47-9383).

CD 2:
Aerial Ballet (originally released June 1968, as RCA 3956)  Selections – Stereo: 1. Daddy's Song • 2. Good Old Desk • 3. Don't Leave Me • 4. Mr. Richland's Favorite Song • 5. Little Cowboy • 6. Together • 7. Everybody's Talkin' • 8. I Said Goodbye To Me • 9. Little Cowboy • 10. Mr. Tinker • 11. One • 12. The Wailing Of The Willow • 13. Bath • Selections – Mono: 14. Daddy's Song • 15. Good Old Desk • 16. Don't Leave Me (single 47-9544) • 17. Mr. Richland's Favorite Song • 18. Little Cowboy • 19. Together • 20. Everybody's Talkin' (single 47-9544 and 47-0161, Hot 100 #6) • 21. I Said Goodbye To Me • 22. Little Cowboy • 23. Mr. Tinker • 24. One (single 47-9462) • 25. The Wailing Of The Willow • 26. Bath •  Bonus track: 27. Aerial Ballet radio spot (previously unreleased).

CD 3:
HARRY (originally released July 1969, as RCA 4197)  Selections: 1. The Puppy Song • 2. Nobody Cares About The Railroads Anymore • 3. Open Your Window • 4. Mother Nature's Son • 5. Fairfax Rag • 6. City Life • 7. Mournin' Glory Story • 8. Maybe (single 74-0207) • 9. Marchin' Down Broadway (single 74-0207) • 10. I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City (single 74-0261 and 74-0755 as "Buck Earl," Hot 100 #34)  • 11. Rainmaker • 12. Mr. Bojangles • 13. Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear • BONUS TRACKS: 14. I Will Take You There – single mix (single 47-9675) • 15. Waiting (from the motion picture Jenny) (single 74-0310) • 16. Rainmaker – single mix (single 47-9675) • 17. Mournin' Glory Story – single mix (UK single 1765, previously unissued on CD) • 18. Garbage Can Ballet – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 19. HARRY Radio Spot (previously unreleased) • 20. Voices Of Vista radio spots (previously unreleased).

CD 4:
Nilsson Sings Newman (originally released January 1970, as RCA 4289)  Selections: 1. Vine St. • 2. Love Story • 3. Yellow Man (single 74-0336) • 4. Caroline (single 74-0336) • 5. Cowboy • 6. The Beehive State • 7. I'll Be Home (single 74-0310) • 8. Living Without You • 9. Dayton, Ohio 1903 • 10. So Long Dad • BONUS TRACKS: 11. Snow • 12. Love Story – alternate version • 13. Cowboy – alternate version • 14. I'll Be Home – alternate version • 15. Living Without You – alternate version.  Tracks 11-15 first issued on Nilsson Sings Newman (Buddha CD 74465 99703 2, released 2000).

CD 5:
The Point! (originally released January 1971, as RCA 1003)  Selections: 1. Everything's Got 'Em • 2. The Town – narration • 3. Me And My Arrow (single 74-0443 and promo single 45-248, Hot 100 #34) • 4. The Game – narration • 5. Poli High (promo single 45-248) • 6. The Trial And Banishment – narration • 7. Think About Your Troubles • 8. The Pointed Man – narration • 9. Life Line (promo single 45-248) • 10. The Birds – narration • 11. P.O.V. Waltz • 12. The Clearing In The Woods – narration • 13. Are You Sleeping? (single 74-0443) • 14. Oblio's Return – narration • BONUS TRACKS: 15. Think About Your Troubles – alternate version • 16. Life Line – alternate version • 17. Down To The Valley – alternate mix with extended ending • 18. I'll Never Leave You • 19. The Point! Travel Brochure radio spot with Bill Martin (previously unreleased).  Tracks 15-18 first issued on The Point! (BMG Heritage CD 07863 65128 2, released 2002).

CD 6:
Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (originally released June 1971, as RCA 4543)  Selections: 1. Introduction • 2. 1941 – slowed down track and remixed • 3. Daddy's Song – new vocals, guitar/piano out of sync • 4. Mr. Richland's Favorite Song – new background vocals and remixed • 5. Good Old Desk – slowed down track and remixed • 6. Everybody's Talkin' – dumped second voice and remixed • 7. Bath – re-eq'd original tacks • 8. River Deep–Mountain High – new vocals and remixed • 9. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend – remixed • 10. Don't Leave Me – remixed • 11. Without Her – new vocals and remixed • 12. Together – new vocals, edited out bridge and remixed • 13. One – remixed • 14. Closing • BONUS TRACKS: 15. You Can't Do That – remix (first issued on Aerial Pandemonium Ballet, Buddha CD 74465 99704 2, released 2000) • 16. It's Been So Long – Italian version (previously unreleased)  • 17. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 18. Without Her – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 19. Cuddly Toy – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 20. You Can't Do That – Italian version (previously unreleased) • 21. BBC Saturday Club introduction by Brian Matthew (previously unreleased) • 21. 1941 – Live on BBC's Saturday Club (previously unreleased) • 23. Mr. Richland's Favorite Song – Live on BBC's Saturday Club (previously unreleased) • 24. Nilsson talks with Brian Matthew (previously unreleased) • 25. Together – Live on BBC's Saturday Club (previously unreleased) • 26. Good Old Desk – Live on BBC's Saturday Club (previously unreleased) • 27. Aerial Pandemonium Ballet radio spot (previously unreleased).

CD 7:
Nilsson Schmilsson (originally released November 1971, as RCA 4515)  Selections: 1. Gotta Get Up (single 74-0604) • 2. Driving Along • 3. Early In The Morning • 4. The Moonbeam Song (single 74-0673) • 5. Down (single 74-0718) • 6. Without You (single 74-0718, Hot 100 #1) • 7. Coconut (single 74-0604, Hot 100 #8) • 8. Let The Good Times Roll • 9. Jump Into The Fire • 10. I'll Never Leave You • BONUS TRACKS: 11. Si No Estas Tu – Spanish version Of "Without You" (Spain single 3-10693) • 12. How Can I Be Sure Of You • 13. The Moonbeam Song – demo • 14. Lamaze • 15. Old Forgotten Soldier – demo • 16. Gotta Get Up – alternate version • 17. Nilsson Schmilsson radio spots.  Tracks 12-17 first issued on Nilsson Schmilsson (RCA/BMG Heritage CD 82876 57265 2, released 2004).

CD 8:
Son Of Schmilsson (originally released July 1972, as RCA 4717)  Selections: 1. Take 54 • 2. Remember (Christmas) (single 74-0855 Hot 100 #53) • 3. Joy (single 74-0755 As "Buck Earl") • 4. Turn On Your Radio (single 74-0788) • 5. You're Breakin' My Heart • 6. Spaceman (single 74-0788. Hot 100 #23) • 7. The Lottery Song (single 74-0855) • 8. At My Front Door • 9. Ambush • 10. I'd Rather Be Dead • 11. The Most Beautiful World In The World • BONUS TRACKS: 12. What's Your Sign? • 13. Take 54 – alternate • 14. Campo De Encino • 15. Daybreak – single version (single 0246, Hot 100 #39) • 16. It Had To Be You/I'd Rather Be Dead • 17. Son Of Schmilsson radio spot.  Tracks 12-16 first issued on Son Of Schmilsson (RCA/Legacy CD 82876 78249 2, released 2006).

CD 9:
A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night (originally released June 1973, as RCA 1-0097)  Selections: 1. Lazy Moon • 2. For Me And My Gal • 3. It Had To Be You • 4. Always • 5. Makin' Whoopee! • 6. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) • 7. Lullaby In Ragtime (single 0039) • 8. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now • 9. What'll I Do • 10. Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) • 11. This Is All I Ask • 12. As Time Goes By • BONUS TRACKS: 13. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows • 14. Make Believe • 15. Trust In Me • 16. It's Only A Paper Moon • 17. Thanks For The Memory • 18. Over The Rainbow.  Tracks 13-18 first issued on A Touch More Schmilsson In The Night (RCA Germany 90251, released 1988).

CD 10:
Pussy Cats (originally released August 1974, as RCA 0570)  Selections: 1. Many Rivers To Cross (single 10001, Hot 100 #109) • 2. Subterranean Homesick Blues (single 10078) • 3. Don't Forget Me (single 10001 and 10139) • 4. All My Life • 5. Old Forgotten Soldier • 6. Save The Last Dance For Me • 7. Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga (single 10078) • 8. Loop De Loop • 9. Black Sails • 10. Rock Around The Clock • BONUS TRACKS: 11. Down By The Sea • 12. The Flying Saucer Song • 13. Turn Out The Light • 14. Save The Last Dance For Me – alternate • 15. Don't Forget Me – demo • 16. Black Sails – demo • 17. Pussy Cats radio spots with Eddie Lawrence (previously unreleased).  Tracks 11-16 first issued on Pussy Cats (Buddha CD 74465 99815 2, released 1999).

CD 11:
Duit On MON Dei (originally released March 1975, as RCA 0817)  Selections: 1. Jesus Christ You're Tall • 2. It's A Jungle Out There • 3. Down By The Sea • 4. Kojak Columbo (single 10183) • 5. Easier For Me • 6. Turn Out The Light (single 10183) • 7. Salmon Falls • 8. Puget Sound • 9. What's Your Sign? • 10. Home • 11. Good For God • BONUS TRACK: 12. Goin' Down – alternate (previously unreleased).

CD 12:
Sandman (originally released January 1976, as RCA 1031)  Selections: 1. I'll Take A Tango • 2. Something True • 3. Pretty Soon There'll Be Nothing Left For Everybody • 4. The Ivy Covered Walls • 5. Here's Why I Did Not Go To Work Today • 6. The Flying Saucer Song • 7. How To Write A Song • 8. Jesus Christ You're Tall • 9. Will She Miss Me? • BONUS TRACK: 10. A Tree Out In The Yard (Central Park) (previously unreleased).

CD 13:
. . . That's The Way It Is (originally released July 1976, as RCA 1119)  Selections: 1. That Is All (single 10759) • 2. Just One Look/Baby I'm Yours – Harry Nilsson And Linda Laurence (single 10759) • 3. Moonshine Bandit (single 10634) • 4. I Need You • 5. A Thousand Miles Away • 6. Sail Away (single 10634) • 7. She Sits Down On Me • 8. Daylight Has Caught Me • 9. Zombie Jamboree (Back To Back) • 10. That Is All – Reprise • BONUS TRACK: 11. . . That's The Way It Is radio spot (previously unreleased).

CD 14:
KNNILLSSONN (originally released 1977, as RCA 2276)  Selections: 1. All I Think About Is You (single 11144) • 2. I Never Thought I'd Get This Lonely (single 11144) • 3. Who Done It? (single 11059) • 4. Lean On Me • 5. Goin' Down • 6. Old Bones • 7. Sweet Surrender • 8. Blanket For A Sail • 9. Laughin' Man • 10. Perfect Day • BONUS TRACKS: 11. Ain't It Kinda Wonderful (from the motion picture The World's Greatest Lover) (single 11193) (first issued on The World's Greatest Lover: Original Soundtrack Recording, RCA Red Seal 2709, released 1978) • 12. Sweet Lorraine – Harry Nilsson And Dr. John (previously unreleased) • 13. Shuffle Off To Buffalo (previously unreleased) • 14. Ballin' The Jack – Harry Nilsson And Dr. John (previously unreleased) • 15. All I Think About Is You – demo, Harry Nilsson And Dr. John (previously unreleased) • 16. KNNILLSSONN radio spot (previously unreleased).

CD 15:
NILSSON Sessions 1967–1968Selections: 1. 1941 – demo (previously unreleased) • 2. World – demo (previously unreleased) • 3. Signs – demo (previously unreleased) • 4. Cuddly Toy – demo (previously unreleased) • 5. This Could Be The Night – demo (first issued on Perfect Day: The Songs Of Harry Nilsson 1971–1993, Retro Active Promo CD 006, released 2006) • 6. As I Wander Lonely • 7. The Family (previously unreleased) • 8. Miss Butter's Lament • 9. Mr. Tinker – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 10. Leggenda (Italian Single 1658) • 11. Sister Marie (previously unreleased stereo remix) • 12. She Wandered Through The Garden Fence (previously unreleased) • 13. One – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 14. I Said Goodbye To Me – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 15. Searchin' (previously unreleased) • 16. She's Just Laughing At Me (previously unreleased) • 17. Together – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 18. Bath – alternate version (previously unreleased). 
Tracks 6 & 8 first issued on Personal Best: The Harry Nilsson Anthology (RCA CD 07863 66354 2, released 1995). 
Tracks 1-16 recorded 1967; tracks 17-18 recorded 1968. 

CD 16:
NILSSON Sessions 1968–1971Selections: 1. You Are Here (previously unreleased) • 2. The Cast And Crew • 3. Garbage Can Ballet • 4. I Will Take You There • 5. Girlfriend (theme from The Courtship Of Eddie's Father) • 6. Wasting My Time – alternate mix (previously unreleased) • 7. Rainmaker – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 8. Open Your Window – alternate take (previously unreleased) • 9. Postcard (previously unreleased) • 10. Think About Your Troubles – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 11. Marry Me A Little (previously unreleased) • 12. Ballin' The Jack (previously unreleased) • 13. Gotta Get Up – demo (previously unreleased) • 14. Down To The Valley - single mix (single 74-0362) • 15. Buy My Album - single mix (single 74-0362) • 16. Joy – alternate version • 17. Blackbird (previously unreleased) • 18. Paradise (previously unreleased) • 19. Lucille (previously unreleased) • 20. Early In The Morning – alternate version. 
Tracks 2-4 first issued on Skidoo – Original Soundtrack Recording, RCA 1152, released 1968.
Track 5 first issued on Personal Best: The Harry Nilsson Anthology (RCA CD 07863 66354 2, released 1995). 
Tracks 16 & 20 first issued on Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (Buddha CD 74465 99704 2, released 2000). 
Tracks 1-8 recorded 1968; tracks 9-11 recorded 1969; tracks 12-17 recorded 1970; tracks 18-20 recorded 1971.

CD 17:
NILSSON Sessions 1971–1974Selections: 1. Walk Right Back • 2. Jump Into The Fire – alternate version (previously unreleased) • 3. Isolation • 4. Without You – demo • 5. Driving Along – demo • 6. Gotta Get Up – demo • 7. Coconut – demo • 8. Old Forgotten Soldier – alternate demo • 9. Down – demo • 10. The Moonbeam Song – alternate demo • 11. Jump Into the Fire – single version (single 74-0673, Hot 100 #27) • 12. Per Chi – Italian Version Of "Without You" (single 74-0673) • 13. Joy – guitar demo • 14. Joy – piano demo • 15. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) – alternate version • 16. Lullaby In Ragtime – alternate version • 17. Always – alternate version • 18. It Had To Be You – alternate version • 19. I Want You To Sit On My Face (previously unreleased) • 20. A Souvenir – Also Sprach Schmilsson Schmixon (previously unreleased).
Tracks 1 & 3 first issued on Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (Buddha CD 74465 99704 2, released 2000). 
Tracks 4-10 first issued on Nilsson Schmilsson (UK Camden Deluxe CD 74321 75742 2, released 2000).
Tracks 13 & 14 first issued on Son Of Schmilsson (UK Camden Deluxe CD 74321 75746 2, released 2000).
Tracks 15-18 first issued on A Touch More Schmilsson In The Night (RCA Germany 90251, released 1988).
Tracks 1-12 recorded 1971; tracks 13 & 14 recorded 1972; tracks 15-19 recorded 1973; track 20 recorded 1974.

(Note: THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION does not include Nilsson's 1974 album, Son Of Dracula, because it merely adds film dialogue and incidental cues to tracks from Nilsson Schmilsson and Son of Schmilsson.)

 

 

 

 

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