This was in effect Harry Nilsson's last album, now at last reissued on CD. Harry's status as a recording artist had sunk so low this album was not released in the USA, making the original 1980 vinyl release in Europe a sought after rarity. Those ploughing through the recently released box set will no doubt have heard the rapid decline in Harry's output since the highs of "Without You" and "Nilsson Schmilsson". This album was actually a return to form in many respects, as Harry's vocals sounded a lot better than some of his more recent efforts. Sadly, he was no longer writing gems like he used to, with most of the best tracks cover versions. Track one is not even by Harry , but a tribute ditty penned and sung by Eric Idle. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life closes the original album, and sadly lacks the humorous delivery of the Monty Python original.
The production by Steve Cropper is slick and the all star cast of players put in good performances. Highlights for me are Cheek to Cheek, and I Don't Need You. The remaining tracks are nice to listen to but not very memorable.