...That's the Way It Is

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...That's the Way It Is
Studio album by Harry Nilsson
Released June 1976
Genre Pop Music
Length 32:15
Label RCA Victor
Producer Trevor Lawrence
Harry Nilsson chronology
...That's the Way It Is
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

...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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That Is All"   George Harrison 3:02
2. "Just One Look/Baby I'm Yours"   Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne/Van McCoy 3:17
3. "Moonshine Bandit"   Nilsson, Danny Kortchmar 3:26
4. "I Need You"   Gerry Beckley 3:14
5. "A Thousand Miles Away"   James Sheppard, William Miller 2:50
6. "Sail Away"   Randy Newman 3:40
7. "She Sits Down on Me"   Austin Talbot 3:55
8. "Daylight Has Caught Me"   Nilsson, Malcolm Rebennack 3:47
9. "Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)"   Conrad E. Mauge, Jr. 3:02
10. "That Is All" (reprise) George Harrison 1:32

Track 2, "Just One Look/Baby I'm Yours" was a duet with Lynda Laurence, former Supreme and then-current wife to album producer, Trevor Lawrence.


Chart (1976) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 158


  1. ^ "...That's the Way It Is Info". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 April 2011.