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Harry Nilsson - Old Dirt Road (alternate version)

Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:42 pm

What do others think ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fjlgvw0DxE

This was written by Harry and John Lennon and recorded by Lennon on his classic "Walls & Bridges" record in 1974 and is my third fave Lennon track. However while i enjoyed the Lennon's song, i found the overall sound on that record was average.

This alternate take by Harry not only betters his 1980 recording, it betters Lennon's song as it has more bite to it (probably been digitally remastered).

Re: Harry Nilsson - Old Dirt Road (alternate version)

Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:31 pm

Phenominal! I prefer it to the master and Lennon's original. But then, that's mainly down to me loving Harry's voice more than Lennon's( which I also love, albeit slightly less).

I adore Nilsson. All his work enthralls me.

I love his 60s albums which are some of the best of the era. And his RCA albums from the 70s are captivating listening.