may be best-remembered for a hit that he sang penned by Fred Neill – but the man himself was a hell of a songwriter in the 60s – with an incredible approach to a tune that was unlike any of his contemporaries! Nilsson
could be both sweet and nostalgic and slightly wry at the same time – touch on themes that would have turned to too-soft candyfloss in the hands of lesser writers – but which were balanced perfectly between sing-song lines and deeper emotional content – in ways that always made a song by Nilsson
a really unique treat! And while we love Harry
's own records from the time – especially for their arrangements and production – his songs also worked surprisingly well in the hands of other artists – with a great range of styles that are presented here. The set collects two dozen numbers that really draw focus to Nilsson
's songwriting skills – along with track-by track notes – for titles that include "Story Of Rock & Roll" by Collage, "1941" by Tom Northcott, "This Could Be The Night" by the MFQ, "Mournin Glory Story" by Al Kooper, "Poly High" by Harpers Bizarre, "Best Friend" by Puppet, "He Little Girl" by Jimmie Cross, "Best Friend" by Puppet, "Ten Little Indians" by The Yardbirds, "Without Her" by Blood Sweat & Tears, "Let Me Go" by Pat & Andre, "Bath" by Doris, "Daddy's Song" by The Monkees, "Paradise" by The Shangri-Las, "I Said Goodbye To Me" by The Glass Menagerie, "Sleep Late My Lady Friend" by Jose Feliciano, "Good Times" by Alan Lake, and "The Next Day" by Debbie Burton.