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|Christgau's Record Guide||B–|
|The Essential Rock Discography||4/10|
Sandman is the twelfth album by Harry Nilsson.
All music and lyrics by Harry Nilsson, except where noted.
- "I'll Take a Tango" (Alex Harvey) – 2:58
- "Something True" (Nilsson, Perry Botkin, Jr.) – 2:54
- "Pretty Soon There'll Be Nothing Left for Everybody" – 2:50
- "The Ivy Covered Walls" – 3:15
- "Here's Why I Did Not Go to Work Today" (Nilsson, Danny Kortchmar) – 4:05
- "The Flying Saucer Song" – 6:40
- "How to Write a Song" – 3:12
- "Jesus Christ You're Tall" – 4:08
- "Will She Miss Me" – 4:43
- Harry Nilsson - vocals
- Perry Botkin Jr. - arrangements on "Something True", "The Ivy Covered Walls" and "Will She Miss Me"
- Doug Dillard - banjo
- Klaus Voormann - bass guitar
- Jim Keltner - drums
- Danny Kortchmar, Fred Tackett, Jesse Ed Davis - guitar
- Jane Getz, Leon Russell, Van Dyke Parks - keyboards
- Emil Richards, Emmett Kennedy, Gary Coleman, Joe DeAguero, Pat Murphy, Robert Greenidge - percussion
- Bobby Keys, Gene Cipriano, Jay Migliori, Jim Horn, John Rotella, Trevor Lawrence - saxophone
- Bobby Bruce, Ilene Novog, The Perry Botkin, Jr. Orchestra and Singers - strings
- Trevor Lawrence - overdubbed cello on "Something True"
- Rich Schmitt - recording engineer, associate producer
- Mal "The Pal" Evans - cover photography
|U.S. Billboard 200||111|
The Flying Saucer Song
Many people think they recognize one of the main voices in Harry Nilsson's "The Flying Saucer Song" as Joe Cocker. But the voices are all Nilsson using three distinct voice inflections. The gruff background vocals, however, are provided by Joe Cocker, whose coarse delivery is similiar to Nilsson's.
"I don't think there's that much of a similarity," says Harry, "It's just that we both can occasionally muster up a brandy tone. We're whiskey-throated tenors. The Orson Welles type of guy from Citizen Kane."
"The Flying Saucer Song" was written for, and originally recorded, during the Pussy Cats sessions but wasn't released until Sandman.
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: N". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, UK: Canongate. p. 758. ISBN 978-1-84195-827-9.
- "nilssonschmilsson.com Harry Nilsson, A Little Touch of Schmilsson on the Net".
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