Nilsson Pandemonium Shadow Show on 180g Mono LP from Sundazed
Harry Nilsson’s first true album, 1967’s Pandemonium Shadow Show, is an astonishing 12-song collection that announces the artist’s unique vaudevillian take on 1960s pop music - a style that brought him to the attention of the Beatles by way of their press agent Derek Taylor.
Produced by Rick Jarrard (Jefferson Airplane, José Feliciano) and primarily arranged by George Tipton, the set strikes a balance between Harry’s breathtaking originals (the autobiographical “1941,” the melancholy “Without Her” and the playful “Ten Little Indians”) and a tasteful array of covers (the Beatles’ “You Can’t Do That” and “She’s Leaving Home,” as well as Phil Spector’s gargantuan “River Deep‑Mountain High”), all the while showcasing the vocal prowess of the True One.
Plus, the usual benefits of a vintage mono mix are here - a louder rhythm section, more present bass, and an overall sense of ensemble that stereo of the era could rarely capture. A stunning work, pressed at R.T.I., now available from Sundazed in a 180 gram edition with restored artwork.
Nilsson Pandemonium Shadow Show Track Listing:
1. Ten Little Indians
3. Cuddly Toy
4. She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune
5. You Can't Do That
6. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
7. She's Leaving Home
8. There Will Never Be
9. Without Her
11. It's Been So Long
12. River Deep Mountain High