HARRY NILSSON ”Nilsson : The RCA Albums Collection” 17XCD

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This box contains 14 studio albums Nilsson made tween 1967 and 1977, extended with hours of rarities. It is  not overkill. It is the necessary account of a brilliant, wayward pop life still  best known for tawdry and misleading reasons: the boozy antics with John Lennon  during the latter’s “lost weekend”; the hits Nilsson had with other writers’  classics (Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin’,” Badfinger’s “Without You”). The  1967 LP Pandemonium Shadow Show and ’68’s Aerial Ballet show  Nilsson as that rare song factory who cut his own tunes best, with concise  invention and gentle hurt, like a minimalist Jimmy Webb. The Seventies albums  are all over the map – an animated-film score; the very ragged charm of the  Lennon-produced Pussy Cats; the choral and orchestral caress of 1977’s  Knnillssonn – reflecting a restless imagination blurred by frustration  and slipping commercial grip. Nilsson recorded little after leaving RCA and died  in 1994. But he left a full life’s work in this box, with plaintive grace and  irresistible design.