2009 UK compilation from the late great American singer/songwriter. Harry Nilsson's career began on a high in the '60s, when critics (and even The Beatles) took notice of his amazing vocal and composing talents. Having written hits for Three Dog Night, The Monkees and others, Nilsson finally had a few hits of his own, ironically enough, with other peoples' songs ('Everybody's Talkin'' was written by Fred Neil and 'Without You' was penned by Badfinger's Pete Ham and Tommy Evans). This compilation gathers 18 of Nilsson's best including the aforementioned hits plus 'One', 'Without Her', 'Remember (Christmas)', 'Joy' and more.
Er ist ein Meister des Wortes. So liest er auf dieser CD unter anderem David Lodges, David Sedaris, Gustave Flaubert, Flann O'Brian oder Pooh's Corner handelt. Aus über 1000 Minuten Harry Rowohlt bietet dieses Hörbuch die besten Stücke, die komischsten Szenen und die hintergründigsten Wortspiele. Diese Version ist zweisprachig also Deutsch und Englisch.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson wrote and produced this touching animated tale in 1971, and contributed some classic songs for the soundtrack. The soft Liverpudlian lilt of ex-Beatle Ringo Starr narrates the tale, telling the story of Oblio: A sad outcast from the village of "Point." largely eschewed by the local villagers due to his round head. The adventures of Oblio and his trusty sidekick dog Arrow subsequently take shape in the "Pointless Forest," a wonderland filled with colorful characters and some enchanting secrets.
Austin-to-L.A. transplants the Textones were one of the few post-new wave "roots rock" bands of the mid-'80s to deserve the appellation. (Unfortunately, they're mostly remembered, if at all, only as the band Kathy Valentine left to join the Go-Go's.) Unlike the terribly overrated Lone Justice or the beer salesmen in the Long Ryders or the Del Fuegos, Carla Olson and company came off like a punkier version of the Gram Parsons-era Byrds, with a poppy edge on unexpected covers like the Searchers' "Silver" and Neil Sedaka's "Keep a Walkin'."
A 32-track retrospective that'll make fans of this band's unique pop/jazz/rock sound so very happy! Every hit single is here- You've Made Me So Very Happy; And When I Die; Spinning Wheel; Hi-De-Ho; Lucretia MacEvil; Go Down Gamblin'; Lisa, Listen to Me; So Long Dixie; Got to Get You into My Life , etc.-plus key album tracks and two unreleased cuts that trace this band's career from the early Al Kooper days on. Notes, rare photos, complete discography and personnel info rounds out this long-overdue collection.
Recollections of Britain's arch-glam gods generally inspire two theories of their producers, Mike Chapman and his partner, Nicky Chinn. Either they knew just what they were doing and calculated accordingly, or blindly hit pay dirt, following toothless early singles like "Funny Funny" (none of which grace this disc). By this reckoning, Sweet was a '70s-era pinup band or a closeted hard rock quartet who only got their due after breaking the Chapman/Chinn combination…