1976 Harry Nilsson – That Is The Way It Is

…That’s the Way It Is is the thirteenth album by Harry Nilsson.

The album includes a couple of original songs, but mostly consists of cover tunes. Some of the covers include: America (“I Need You” is from their 1971 album America), George Harrison (“That Is All” is from his 1973 album Living in the Material World, Randy Newman (“Sail Away” is from his 1972 album Sail Away), The Heartbeats’ “A Thousand Miles Away,” “Zombie Jamboree” (which was previously recorded by Lord Intruder, Kingston Trio, Harry Belafonte, and many others), and more.

Tracks

1  That Is All (George Harrison) 3:10
2  Just One Look/Baby I’m Yours (Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne, Van McCoy) 3:23
3  Moonshine Bandit (Danny Kortchmar, Harry Nilsson) 3:33
4  I Need You (Gerry Beckley) 3:17
5  A Thousand Miles Away (James Sheppard, William Miller) 2:55
6  Sail Away (Randy Newman) 3:45
7  She Sits Down On Me (Austin Talbot) 3:59
8  Daylight Has Caught Me (Harry Nilsson, Mac Rebennack) 3:52
9  Zombie Jamboree (Back To Back) (Conrad Mauge) 3:03
10  That Is All (Reprise) (George Harrison) 1:38
11 …That’s The Way It Is (Radio Spot) 1:02

Media

Musicians

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsChili Charles
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarDavid Wolfert
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarDerek VanEaton
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarJesse Ed Davis
GuitarJohn Morell
GuitarKeith Allison
GuitarLon VanEaton
GuitarPeter Jameson
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsMac Rebennack
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
KeyboardsJane Getz Wilson
KeyboardsVan Dyke Parks
SynthesizerMalcolm Cecil
BassoonCharles Gould
BassoonMelvin Tax
BrassAndrew Blakeney
BrassHerb Harper
BrassJoe Darensbourg
HornDavid Duke
HornHenry Sigismonti
HornVince DeRosa
SaxGene Cipriano
SaxBobby Keys
SaxJim Horn
SaxBill Green
SaxBuddy Colette
SaxJohnny Rotella
TromboneLew McCreary
TromboneDick Nash
TromboneBenny Powell
TrumpetSteve Madaio
TrumpetTony Terran
Steel DrumsRobert Greenidge
TimpaniGene Estes
TimpaniTom Collier
PercussionDoug Hoefer
Background VocalsAbigail Haness
Background VocalsBili Thedford
Background VocalsDeidra Askey
Background VocalsDick Glasser
Background VocalsJohn Lehman
Background VocalsJoseph Green
Background VocalsLynda Laurence
Background VocalsMonalisa Harrington
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
VocalsHarry Nilsson

Other Musicians

Cello – Armand Kaproff, Harry Shlutz, Jerome Kessler, Jesse Ehrlich, Raphael Kramer, Ray Kelley
Viola – Allan Harshman, David Schwartz, Harry Hyams, Louis Kievman, Michael Nowak, Myer Bello, Rollice Dale, Samuel Boghossian
Violin – Arnold Belnick, Assa Drori, Carl LaMagna, Edward Green, Harris Goldman, Henry Ferber, Israel Baker, James Getzoff, Joy Lyle, Leonard Malarsky, Murray Adler, Nathan Kaproff, Paul Shure, Polly Sweeney, Ralph Schaeffer, Ronald Folsom, Sidney Sharp, Tibor Zelig, William Kurasch

Liner Notes

Producer – Trevor Lawrence
Arranged By – Trevor Lawrence
Engineer – Rich Schmitt, Tommy Vicari
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Tommy Vicari

Art Direction – Acy Lehman
Design (Album Design), Graphics – Christopher Whorf, Gribbitt!, Tim Bryant
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Record Company – RCA Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
Produced For – Nilsson House Productions
Copyright (c) – Material World Charitable Foundation
Copyright (c) – Premier Music Publishing, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Blackwood Music Inc.
Copyright (c) – Golden Syrup Music
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Nom Music Inc.
Copyright (c) – WB Music Corp.
Copyright (c) – Randy Newman
Copyright (c) – Skull Music
Copyright (c) – Hollis Music, Inc.
Published By – Golden Syrup Music
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At – RCA’s Music Center Of The World