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Artist: Nilsson, Harry
Title: Nilsson Sings Newman
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Label: SPEAKERS CORNER RECORDS
Catalog Number:4289
Barcode:4260019714374 itemnumber=1000117175
Price: $44.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: ROCK
Release Date: 9/5/2014
Availability: In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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In the layers and harmonies achieved partly by overdubbing, and which alternate between cowshed, barbershop and the Beatles, Nilsson manages to make his bitter words somewhat easier to digest. He relates the bizarre chronicle of a couple who have a dull relationship and who morbidly look forward to passing away in an old people’s home ("Love Story"), or he swears his undying love to a certain Caroline in springtime, or he is transported back in time in his mind’s eye to an idyllic little town in the countryside ("Dayton, Ohio 1903"). A weighty musical background would lend nothing to these highly sophisticated songs. Piano chords, a little bit of electric harpsichord, and a tinkle on the organ keys here and there suffice to dally in an old-fashioned manner – with a sarcastic smile or even a nasty grin – in the desolation of reality, without getting the blues.

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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