A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night

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A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night
Studio album by Harry Nilsson and Gordon Jenkins
Released June 1973
Recorded 15−22 March 1973
Genre Pop
Length 36:04
Label RCA Victor
Producer Derek Taylor
Harry Nilsson and Gordon Jenkins chronology
Son of Schmilsson
(1972)
A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night
(1973)
Son of Dracula
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau C−[1]
MusicHound 3.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (4.7/10) link

A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night is an album of classic 20th-century standards sung by Harry Nilsson. The album was arranged by Sinatra arranger Gordon Jenkins, and produced by Derek Taylor.

This album is notable in being a standards album produced decades before standards albums started to become popular again. The album met with modest chart success, but is often regarded as the finest example of Nilsson's virtuosic singing. The title is an allusion to Shakespeare's Henry V, Act 4, in which the Chorus refers to Henry's nocturnal visit to his troops as "a little touch of Harry in the night". It was re-released in 1988 as A Touch More Schmilsson in the Night containing an intro and outro (studio chatter) and six additional songs from the recording session.

Original Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lazy Moon" (Bob Cole, J. Rosamond Johnson) – 3:20
  2. "For Me and My Gal" (Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz, George W. Meyer) – 2:47
  3. "It Had to Be You" (music: Isham Jones, lyrics: Gus Kahn) – 2:45
  4. "Always" (Irving Berlin) – 1:34
  5. "Makin' Whoopee" (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) – 4:25
  6. "You Made Me Love You" (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco) – 2:32
  7. "Lullaby In Ragtime" (Sylvia Fine) – 3:39
  8. "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" (Joe Howard, Harold Orlob, Frank R. Adams, Will M. Hough) – 2:40
  9. "What'll I Do?" (Irving Berlin) – 2:25
  10. "Nevertheless (I'm in love with you)"(Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) – 2:38
  11. "This Is All I Ask" (Gordon Jenkins) – 3:35
  12. "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) – 3:21

Reissue Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 0:15
  2. "Lazy Moon" (Bob Cole, J. Rosamond Johnson) – 3:20
  3. "For Me and My Gal" (Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz, George W. Meyer) – 2:47
  4. "It Had to Be You" (music: Isham Jones, lyrics: Gus Kahn) – 2:45
  5. "Always" (Irving Berlin) – 1:34
  6. "Makin' Whoopee" (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) – 4:25
  7. "You Made Me Love You" (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco) – 2:32
  8. "Lullaby In Ragtime" (Sylvia Fine) – 3:39
  9. "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" (Joe Howard, Harold Orlob, Frank R. Adams, Will M. Hough) – 2:40
  10. "What'll I Do?" (Irving Berlin) – 2:25
  11. "Nevertheless (I'm in love with you)"(Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) – 2:38
  12. "This Is All I Ask" (Gordon Jenkins) – 3:35
  13. "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) – 3:21
  14. "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (Harry Carroll, Joseph McCarthy) – 3:16
  15. "Make Believe" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 2:21
  16. "Trust In Me" (Ned Wever, Milton Ager, Jean Schwartz) – 2:26
  17. "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose) – 3:12
  18. "Thanks For The Memory" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 2:46
  19. "Over The Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) – 3:29
  20. "Outro" – 0:14

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Harry Nilsson". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ Gary Graff & Daniel Durcholz, MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide, Visible Ink Press (Farmington Hills, MI, 1999), p. 815.