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Harry Nilsson: Do You Want To Know A Secret?

John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, September 1974

HIS BANKING days securely behind him, Nilsson recorded an incredible debut album, Pandemonium Shadow Show. A serious-looking figure on the album's cover in his closely cropped hair and conservative business suit, Nilsson held a Raggedy Ann doll and, surrounded by various pop art props, managed to affect a successful irony. His subtle sense of humor imbued the songwriting as well, but Harry was equally adept at profundity ('1941' and 'Without Her'), and even showed he could rock ('River Deep Mountain High').

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