HARRY (1969) and NILSSON SINGS NEWMAN (1970) were two of Nilsson's finest moments, and to have them coupled on one CD is a listeners dream.
The poetic beauty of Nilsson's own music and lyrics are superbly showcased on the 69 album, featuring the very well known and delightful "Puppy Song" and "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City". "Maybe" is priceless laid back lounge heaven and "Mournin' Glory Story" is very thought provoking - even in these day and times.
The album of Randy Newman composiions is one of the most beautiful albums in history! It would take a hard soul not to feel a lump in the throat during "Living Without You" and "I'll Be Home" while "Caroline" (written specifically for the album) showcases Harry's excellent trademark harmony overdubbs set against a great tune.
The album as a whole features lots of subtle humour as always from Harry, and Newmans wry composing style coupled with Nilsson's chilling voice is a marriage made in rock'n'roll heaven! Never has piano-and-vocal-only music ever sounded more special.
The bonus track "Waiting" from the 1970 film JENNY is a nice inclusion and the CD closes with the gentle "Snow" - an outtake from the Newman sessions that definitely warrants an inclusion, even thirty odd years on.
With great digitally re-mastered sound and very informative and well set out packiging (which includes full front and back covers of both original records)this is definitlely one of those CD's you'll keep coming back to!