The profound musical gifts of Harry Nilsson are on full display in THE RCA ALBUMS COLLECTION. This deluxe 17-CD box set, available now, presents Nilsson’s definitive 14 U.S. albums from RCA. Bonus material on those albums add up to 65 tracks, of which 26 are previously unreleased. Adding to the box set’s historical provenance are three newly-compiled CDs containing 58 tracks, of which an additional 29 tracks are previously unreleased.
Possessed of a sweetly guileless voice and a knack for hummable melodies, offbeat pop genius Harry Nilsson eschewed the trappings of rock stardom to follow his own eccentric vision. Like The Beatles — who famously named Nilsson as their favorite American recording artist and whom he later befriended — this included detours into the world of film. Following the 75th anniversary of Nilsson’s birth (in Brooklyn!), BAMcinématek looks back at the wild, wonderfully weird movie career of one of the greatest and most enigmatic singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 70s.
Nilsson Schmilsson Film Series
Oct. 7 — Oct. 9, 2016
- Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 – Midnight Cowboy
- Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 – Son of Dracula
- Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 – Skidoo
- Sunday, Oct. 9 – Popeye
- Sunday, Oct. 9 – The Point
Buy tickets at BAM.org.