For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson

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For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson
Everybody Sings Nilsson.jpg
Studio album by
various artists
ReleasedMay 9, 1995
RecordedOctober 1993–95
LabelMusicMasters

For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson, released on 9 May 1995 by Musicmasters,[1] is a tribute album to Harry Nilsson released after his death.[1] Proceeds went to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.[2]

Background[edit]

Shortly before Nilsson's 1993 heart attack, he was visited by Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat & Tears, who had previously recorded versions of Nilsson's "Without Her" and "Mournin’ Glory Story". Kooper learned of Nilsson's financial troubles and later met with producer Danny Kapilian with the idea of persuading Nilsson's friends and colleagues to record a tribute album in his honor. Nilsson gave his blessings for the project, and suggested that one of his favorite bands, Jellyfish, be included.[2]. The single from the album, "Coconut" performed by Fred Schneider, was produced by Richard Barone who joined Schneider to perform the song on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Barone also contributed "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City" to the album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Harry Nilsson, except where noted.

No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Remember (Christmas)"Randy Newman2:22
2."Turn on Your Radio"Marc Cohn3:55
3."One"Aimee Mann3:01
4."Coconut"Fred Schneider5:06
5."Joy"Joe Ely3:58
6."Lay Down Your Arms"Ringo Starr and Stevie Nicks3:25
7."Without Her"Gerry Beckley, Robert Lamm, and Carl Wilson4:28
8."Jump Into The Fire"LaVern Baker3:36
9."The Moonbeam Song"Steve Forbert3:30
10."You're Breakin' My Heart"Peter Wolf and The Houseparty 51:53
11."Mournin' Glory Story"Jennifer Trynin2:55
12."Salmon Falls" (Nilsson, Klaus Voormann)Al Kooper4:42
13."The Puppy Song"Victoria Williams3:20
14."Don't Forget Me"Marshall Crenshaw3:31
15."This Could Be the Night"Brian Wilson2:31
16."Think About Your Troubles"Jellyfish2:42
17."The Lottery Song"Bill Lloyd2:25
18."Good Old Desk"Ron Sexsmith2:06
19."Me and My Arrow"Adrian Belew3:12
20."I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City"Richard Barone2:40
21."Spaceman"The Roches and Mark Johnson3:41
22."Don't Leave Me"John Cowan3:56
23."Lifeline"Jimmy Webb4:01

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harry, Bill (2004). The Ringo Starr Encyclopedia. London: Virgin Books. p. 202. ISBN 9780753508435.
  2. ^ a b Shipton, Alyn (2013). Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-933069-0.

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