Gotta Get Up! The Songs Of Harry Nilsson 1965-1972 Various Artists (Songwriter Series)


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDTOP 1503

Bookended by his daughter Annie’s recording of the title track and Andy Williams’ version of ‘Remember (Christmas)’, this release in Ace Records’ highly regarded Songwriters series celebrates the one and only Harry Nilsson.
It’s one of the great paradoxes of contemporary pop music that Nilsson, one of the most talented and respected American songwriters of the 20th century, is primarily remembered for his stone classic recordings of two songs written by others: Fred Neil’s ‘Everybody’s Talkin’’ and Badfinger’s ‘Without You’. “Gotta Get Up!” aims to remedy that by spotlighting two-dozen Nilsson songs from the years 1965 to 1972, including several of which he made no official recordings.
Among the highlights are ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Daddy’s Song’ performed by Nilsson champions the Monkees, Al Kooper’s harmony-filled recording of ‘Mournin’ Glory Story’, Canadian folkie Tom Northcott’s version of Nilsson’s autobiographical ‘1941’ and the MFQ’s Phil Spector-produced ‘This Could Be The Night’, one of Brian Wilson’s favourite records.
Fully illustrated booklet features copious notes by Mick Patrick and Ian Johnston.


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Gotta Get Up - Annie Nilsson

  • 02 Preview Daddy's Song - The Monkees

  • 03 Preview Mournin' Glory Story - Al Kooper

  • 04 Preview This Could Be The Night - The MFQ

  • 05 Preview 1941 - Tom Northcott

  • 06 Preview Cuddly Toy - The Monkees

  • 07 Preview Bath - Doris

  • 08 Preview Butters Lament (Miss Butters' Lament) - The Family Tree

  • 09 Preview Good Times - Alan Lake

  • 10 Preview The Story Of Rock And Roll - Collage

  • 11 Preview Ten Little Indians - The Yardbirds

  • 12 Preview Hey Little Girl (Do Ya Wanna Get Married) - Jimmie Cross

  • 13 Preview Best Friend (Girlfriend) - Puppet

  • 14 Preview Poly High - Harpers Bizarre

  • 15 Preview Open Your Window - The 5th Dimension

  • 16 Preview Sleep Late, My Lady Friend - José Feliciano

  • 17 Preview I Said Goodbye To Me - The Glass Menagerie

  • 18 Preview Paradise - The Shangri-Las

  • 19 Preview Let Me Go - Pat & André

  • 20 Preview The Next Day - Debbie Burton

  • 21 Preview Together - Sandie Shaw

  • 22 Preview Without Her - Blood, Sweat & Tears

  • 23 Preview One - George Tipton

  • 24 Preview Remember (Remember (Christmas)) - Andy Williams

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