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Friday, December 8, 2006

Today in Stranger Suggests

posted by on December 8 at 17:08 PM

Nelson Sings Nilsson (MUSIC) In 1970, the popular singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson released Nilsson Sings Newman, an LP of songs by the less-popular singer/songwriter Randy Newman that introduced scores of listeners to the brilliance of the Newman songbook. Tonight singer/songwriter/Harvey Danger frontman Sean Nelson returns the favor with Nelson Sings Nilsson, a one-night-only evening of songs from the incomparable Harry Nilsson. Performed with a 24-piece orchestra and the band “Awesome,” it’s a win-win gimmick, drawing much-deserved attention to the Nilsson songbook while providing a most attractive setting for Nelson’s simply lovely voice. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave,, 7 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, all ages.) DAVID SCHMADER

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Fawkin' Awesome - with or without the quotation marks. If you weren't there - you'll just have to listen to those that were rhapsodize.

Posted by COMTE | December 9, 2006 1:57 AM

Where pure songwriting is concerned, Nilsson and Newman are the GOAT. Nilsson pop culture comeback has been a long time coming and will hopefully create a generation of songwriters who wipe their asses with the likes of Ben Folds.

Posted by Glenn | December 9, 2006 8:19 PM

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