The RCA Albums Collection

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The RCA Albums Collection
Compilation album by Harry Nilsson
Released July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
Genre Pop
Length 869:09
Label Legacy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
RollingStone 4/5 stars[2]
The Independent 3/5 stars[3]

The RCA Albums Collection is a 17-disc compilation album dedicated to 1970s American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. It was released in July 2013 under Legacy Recordings. The album includes 14 of Nilsson's solo albums from the 1960s and 1970s and three CDs worth of unreleased tracks.[4]

Assembled by Andrew Sandoval and Rob Santos the set includes 11 of Nilsson's albums remastered by Vic Anesini. The three albums not remastered for this set were mastered by Anesini and include The Point, Nilsson Schmilsson and Son of Schmilsson. The set includes each album in mini-cardboard replicas of the original vinyl packaging. Nilsson's first two albums include both mono and stereo mixes of the respective tracks with the mono tracks receiving their first CD release.

Missing from this set are the albums Son of Dracula (as, with the exception of the song "Daybreak" and the snippets of dialogue all the tracks had previously been released on other albums or singles), the instrumental portion of the soundtrack Skidoo, Flash Harry and the soundtrack to the film Popeye (both of which had been released on different labels).[5]

The boxed set includes a booklet with brief comments on each album, full credits and rare pictures.

Track listing[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The RCA Albums Collection - Harry Nilsson". Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  2. ^ Fricke, David (2013-07-30). "The RCA Albums Collection Review". RollingStone.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  3. ^ Gill, Andy (2013-07-26). "Album Review". Independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (2013-05-14). "Harry Nilsson ‘The RCA Albums Collection’ Box Set Announced". UltimateClassicRock.com. Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  5. ^ Sandoval, Andrew booklet notes for "The RCA Albums", 2013