Harry & Me is a beautifully designed treasure trove of over 280 memories of Harry Nilsson by the fans and musicians who loved him most, illustrated with rare and personal photos and memorabilia. The first 1,000 copies come with a bonus CD — Harry on Harry — rare recordings from the 60s, 70s and 80s of Harry Nilsson talking about everything from Bertrand Russell to The Beatles.
What went wrong with the Broadway musical? … Pop music and the Broadway musical were already veering off in opposite directions when the Stones and the Beatles first laid siege to the top of the charts in 1964. … But in 1969, Harry Nilsson, one of the most imaginative popular singer-songwriters of his day, cut a remarkable record of a Stephen Sondheim ballad called “Marry Me a Little” that hinted at what might have been.
“Marry Me a Little” was written for “Company,” Mr. Sondheim’s breakthrough musical, but was cut from the show prior to its 1970 opening. … It remained officially unreleased until 2013, when it surfaced at last as part of The RCA Albums Collection, a 17-disc boxed set. … What is most striking about “Marry Me a Little” is how totally different it sounds from “Company,” [and] still sounds as fresh as it did the day it was taped.
Read more at The Wall Street Journal.