Harry Nilsson – Aerial Ballet – Our Shootout Winner from 2015

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A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

A stunning “Triple Triple” copy with A+++ sound on both sides. Big, clear and full-bodied throughout; this copy is absolutely as good as it gets. A rare original pressing that includes Daddy’s Song, which is one reason it won the shootout – the original version, when it’s pressed right, just can’t be beat.

All of the elements are working here. You get silky vocals, punchy bass, breathy brass, silky highs, superb immediacy, exceptional clarity, and so forth. If you are a Nilsson fan, this copy is going to BLOW YOU AWAY.

Still Wild About Harry

Those of you who follow the site have probably gathered that we are huge Harry Nilsson fans here at Better Records. Many of us got a chance to check out the recently released documentary film “Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)” — it’s a lot of fun and I imagine most music lovers will get a kick out of it.

The Beatles’ Favorite American Artist

It’s well known that The Beatles were also huge Nilsson fans, and it’s pretty easy to see why. I can’t think of too many other artists who have created so many sophisticated, yet catchy, pop songs. And that voice! It’s a shame Nilsson blew out his vocal chords in the ’70s, rockin’ and rollin’ with John Lennon, but his masterful voice is in fine form here.

TRACK LISTING

Side One

Daddy’s Song
Good Old Desk
Don’t Leave Me
Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song
Little Cowboy
Together

Side Two

Everybody’s Talking
I Said Goodbye to Me
Little Cowboy
Mr. Tinker
One
The Wailing of the Willow
Bath

AMG Review

As “Good Old Desk” opens Aerial Ballet with a cheerful saunter, it’s clear that Harry Nilsson decided to pick up where he left off with his debut, offering another round of effervescent, devilishly clever pop, equal parts lite psychedelia, pretty ballads, and music hall cabaret.

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