Monday, March 28, 2016
A LITTLE TOUCH OF SCHMILSSON IN THE NIGHT
Years before rock singers began to churn out their renditions of "standards" came this gem. This disc has long been a personal favourite. Recorded with minimal separation between himself and the orchestra, it is impossible to find words that pay proper tribute to a voice that defied gravity in its prime. Harry Nilsson ignored the advice of those around him when he undertook this endeavour. He knew that his effortless vocal delivery had an expiry date due to his commitment to cosmopolitan raving. His three and a half octave range is preserved for eternity here in technicolor. Never again would Nilsson sound quite like this.