1971 Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson

Nilsson Schmilsson is the seventh album by American singer Harry Nilsson, released by RCA Records in November 1971. It was Nilsson’s most commercially successful work, producing three of his best-known songs. Among these was the number 1 hit “Without You”, written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of the group Badfinger. The album was the first of two Nilsson albums recorded in London and produced by Richard Perry.

“Jump into the Fire” and “Coconut”, both written by Nilsson, also became hits. The album performed well at the 1973 Grammy Awards, earning a nomination for Album of the Year, while “Without You” won the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. In 2006, Nilsson Schmilsson was ranked number 84 on Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1970s”

Tracks

1  Gotta Get Up (Harry Nilsson) 02:23
2  Driving Along (Harry Nilsson) 02:03
3  Early In The Morning (Dallas Bartley; Leo Hickman; Louis Jordan) 02:50
4  The Moonbeam Song (Harry Nilsson) 03:22
5  Down (Harry Nilsson) 03:25
Without You (Pete Ham; Tom Evans) 03:23
7  Coconut (Harry Nilsson) 03:50
8  Let the Good Times Roll (Leonard Lee) 02:42
9  Jump Into The Fire (Harry Nilsson) 07:00
10  I’ll Never Leave You (Harry Nilsson) 04:15

Musicians

1 Gotta Get Up

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarChris Spedding
PianoHarry Nilsson
AccordionHenry Klein
TromboneJim Price
TrumpetJim Price
PercussionRichard Perry
VocalsHarry Nilsson


2 Driving Along

BassHerbie Flowers
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarJohn Uribe
GuitarKlaus Voormann
MellotronHarry Nilsson
MellotronRichard Perry
VocalsHarry Nilsson


3 Early In The Morning

OrganHarry Nilsson
VocalsHarry Nilsson


4 The Moonbeam Song

BassHerbie Flowers
Acoustic GuitarKlaus Voormann
MellotronHarry Nilsson
VocalsHarry Nilsson


5 Down

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Gordon
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarChris Spedding
OrganRoger Coulam
PianoHarry Nilsson
SaxBobby Keys
TromboneJim Price
TrumpetJim Price
VocalsHarry Nilsson


6 Without You

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
PianoGary Wright
VocalsHarry Nilsson


7 Coconut

BassHerbie Flowers
DrumsJim Gordon
DrumsRoger Pope
GuitarCaleb Quaye
Acoustic GuitarIan Duck
PercussionJim Gordon
VocalsHarry Nilsson


8 Let the Good Times Roll

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarChris Spedding
OrganGary Wright
PianoHarry Nilsson
HarmonicaHarry Nilsson
VocalsHarry Nilsson


9 Jump Into The Fire

BassHerbie Flowers
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarJohn Uribe
GuitarChris Spedding
GuitarKlaus Voormann
Electric PianoHarry Nilsson
PianoJimmy Webb
PercussionJim Gordon
VocalsHarry Nilsson


10 I’ll Never Leave You

PianoHarry Nilsson
VocalsHarry Nilsson

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Arranged By (Strings, Horns)– Paul Buckmaster (Track 6)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – George Tipton (Track 10)
Conductor (Strings, Horns) – Paul Buckmaster (Track 6)
Conductor (Strings, Horns) – George Tipton (Track 10)
Engineer – Robin Geoffrey Cable
Engineer – Rich Schmitt (Tracks 3, 10)
Engineer (Additional) – Phill Brown
Recorded By – Robin Geoffrey Cable
Recorded By – Dennis Smith (Track 10)

Graphics – Acy Lehman
Photography By – Dean Torrence

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Recorded At Trident Studios
Recorded At RCA Studios, Hollywood
Recorded At Island Studios
Remixed At Air Studios
Remixed At Island Studios
Remixed At Trident Studios
Remixed At RCA Studios, Hollywood
Copyright (c) – RCA Records