Harry Nilsson Flash Harry

Flash Harry

Harry Nilsson

Released on January 1, 1980 by Concord Records

Main artist: Harry Nilsson

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock

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Album : 1 disk - 14 tracks Total length : 00:51:59

  1. 1 Harry

    Eric Idle, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Charlie Dore, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  2. 2 Cheek To Cheek

    Lowell George, Composer, Author - Van Dyke Parks, Composer, Author - HARRY NILSSON, MainArtist - Martin Fydor Kibbee, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  3. 3 Best Move

    Van Dyke Parks, Composer, Author - Michael Hazlewood, Composer, Author - HARRY NILSSON, Composer, Author, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  4. 4 Old Dirt Road

    John Lennon, Composer, Author - HARRY NILSSON, Composer, Author, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  5. 5 I Don't Need You

    HARRY NILSSON, MainArtist - Rick L. Christian, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  6. 6 Rain

    HARRY NILSSON, Composer, Author, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  7. 7 I've Got It!

    Perry Botkin Jr., Composer, Author - HARRY NILSSON, Composer, Author, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  8. 8 It's So Easy

    Paul Stallworth, Composer, Author - HARRY NILSSON, Composer, Author, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  9. 9 How Long Can Disco On

    HARRY NILSSON, Composer, Author, MainArtist - Ringo Starr, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  10. 10 Bright Side Of Life

    Eric Idle, Composer, Author - HARRY NILSSON, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  11. 11 Old Dirt Road (Alternate Version)

    John Lennon, Composer, Author - HARRY NILSSON, Composer, Author, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  12. 12 Feet

    Danny Kortchmar, Composer, Author - HARRY NILSSON, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  13. 13 Leave The Rest To Molly

    HARRY NILSSON, MainArtist - Allen Toussaint, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

  14. 14 She Drifted Away

    HARRY NILSSON, MainArtist - John Lawrence Agostino, Composer, Author Copyright : ℗ 1980 Capitol Records, LLC, under exclusive license to Varese Sarabande Records

About

Though Knnillssonn supposedly ends Harry Nilsson's American discography, there's another item: a little-known, one-off album for Mercury/Phonogram that was recorded in Los Angeles and released in Great Britain but not. apparently, in the U.S. This would be Flash Harry -- the English nickname for a snappy dresser, which at this time, Nilsson was notoriously not. Surrounded by his pals and many crack L.A. session men and guests, with Steve Cropper behind the production controls, Nilsson seems to struggle to stay interested in this project; conserving his cigarettes-and-alcohol-ravaged voice; collaborating on some new songs but often relying upon others for material. He doesn't even appear on the leadoff track; instead, Eric Idle and Charlie Dore open the album with Idle's happy-go-lucky ode to Nilsson, "Harry." "Cheek To Cheek" soon dissolves into faux-Mexicanisms; "Rain" experiments amiably with a reggae groove; "I've Got It!" is another of those nutty, late-period Nilsson doodlings -- this time apparently about a transaction with a hooker. As a reminder of his friendship with the then-retired John Lennon, Nilsson covers "Old Dirt Road" in a somewhat strangled voice; in any case, it's not much of a song (Nilsson had a hand in the lyrics); nor does he cast it in a different light from Lennon's own version. Another ex-Beatles buddy, Ringo Starr, plays drums on the album and collaborates with Nilsson on the relaxed reggae tune "How Long Can Disco On" -- whose title is easily the cleverest thing about the track. The best tune of all is the closer -- Nilsson's lazily loping singalong cover of Idle's wickedly ironic "The Bright Side Of Life" (from The Life Of Brian ), which has tripping orchestral trappings that harken back to Nilsson's first RCA recordings with George Tipton. ~ Richard S. Ginell

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