The profound musical gifts of Harry Nilsson are on full display in THE ESSENTIAL NILSSON. This two-disc set presents some of Nilsson’s most well-known songs, and includes two previously unreleased tracks, remastered tracks, and single versions.
Harry Nilsson’s “Gotta Get Up” saw an astounding 3,300 percent increase in streams in the U.S. from the previous Wednesday, after the first week of Netflix’s hit show Russian Doll.
The repeat worthiness of the song is, in fact, by design. Russian Doll opens as Nadia, played by Natasha Lyonne, is looking in the bathroom mirror. It’s the night of her 36th birthday. Nilsson’s upbeat piano chords begin playing. Then, the timely, appropriate—and, as it proves, ironic—lyrics start.
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