LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The music world was stunned on January 15, 1994, when superstar vocalist Harry Nilsson was struck down by a heart attack at the young age of 52. What the music world did not know at the time was that the multiple Grammy®award-winning artist was at work on his first album of original material in nearly fifteen years — fans would have to wait another quarter of a century to hear it. Omnivore Recordings is proud to release Losst and Founnd, a brand new album by Harry Nilsson.
Produced by Mark Hudson (Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), the album features nine Nilsson originals as well as covers by Jimmy Webb and Yoko Ono. With musical contributions from an all-star cast of musicians, including Van Dyke Parks, Jim Keltner, Webb, and Harry’s son, Kiefo, the album features classic Nilsson melodies that have been his trademark for over 50 years.
Nilsson’s estate is administered by Warner Chappell Music (WCM), who championed the album as part of the company’s effort to create new opportunities around catalog. WCM is working on a four-series podcast delving into the backstory behind Losst and Foundd, to be released leading up to the November album drop. Losst and Founnd will be available in CD, LP and Digital on November 22, 2019.
Nilsson’s legacy — a body of work including “Everybody’s Talkin’,” “Without You,” “Coconut,” “Jump Into the Fire, “Spaceman,” and “I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City” — has been bolstered in the last few years with the successful documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)? and the many, many usages of Harry’s songs in film and television including this year’s Netflix hit Russian Doll, which features Nilsson’s “Gotta Get Up” from his classic Nilsson Schmilsson album. From the liner notes by producer Mark Hudson: “Dear Harry . . . It’s been a little over 25 years since we’ve had one of “our conversations” and I can’t tell you how much I miss your wisdom, humor, passion, stories, and most of all . . . your music . . . Anyway, I finally finished the record we were working on . . . All of your ideas I would write down, and I have put them into this project .
. . Making this album was a dream come true for me. I promised you we would finish it and get it out there one day and that day has finally come!” Find out why everybody’s still talkin’ about one of rock’s greatest singer/songwriters with new music by Harry Nilsson on Losst and Founnd.
1. Lost and Found
2. Woman Oh Woman
4. Hi-Heel Sneakers/Rescue Boy Medley
6. Animal Farm
7. Listen, the Snow Is Falling
9. Love Is the Answer
10. Yo Dodger Blue
11. What Does a Woman See in a Man