Flash Harry (album)

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Flash Harry
Studio album by Harry Nilsson
Released 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Pop Music
Length 36:06
Label Mercury
Producer Steve Cropper
Harry Nilsson chronology
Early Tymes
(1977)
Flash Harry
(1980)
Popeye (soundtrack)
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Flash Harry is the sixteenth and final album by Harry Nilsson. Originally released only in the U.K. and Japan, it was not issued in the United States until August 2013. Upon release it received little promotion from Mercury, with no proper single from the album.

The album features Nilsson's own recording of "Old Dirt Road", co-written and performed with John Lennon on Lennon's album Walls and Bridges (1974), Lennon's last album of original songs before his six-year hiatus.

Shortly after the release of this album, Nilsson retired from recording. Though he would subsequently reverse his decision and record various songs for film soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s, he never issued another full album. (Literally hours before his 1994 death, Nilsson finished recording the final vocal tracks for a planned 'comeback' album, but it has yet to be released.)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Harry" (Eric Idle) – 2:22 (this track produced by Eric Idle, Trevor Jones, and Andre Jacquemin and sung by Eric Idle and Charlie Dore)
  2. "Cheek to Cheek" (Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Fydor Kibbee) – 2:30
  3. "Best Move" (Nilsson, Parks, Michael Hazlewood) – 4:04
  4. "Old Dirt Road" (Nilsson, John Lennon) – 4:26
  5. "I Don't Need You" (Rick L. Christian) – 3:49
  6. "Rain" (Nilsson) – 3:51
  7. "I've Got It!" (Nilsson, Perry Botkin, Jr.) – 3:42
  8. "It's So Easy" (Nilsson, Paul Stallworth) – 4:43
  9. "How Long Can Disco On" (Nilsson, Ringo Starr) – 2:54
  10. "Bright Side of Life" (Idle) – 4:12

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