Album review

Harry Nilsson - The Point

If the story is true, Nilsson conceived of this album during his first acid trip. Working on what was ostensibly a children's project freed this sometimes over-precocious maverick from his sardonic contrariness, resulting in a work of genuine warmth and humour.

Pitched to a well-lubricated ABC executive on a long-haul flight, The Point became an animated television feature narrated by Dustin Hoffman, eventually evolving into a West End stage show featuring ex-Monkees Davy Jones and Mickey Dolenz.

Completing the first cycle of Nilsson's albums, within a year Nilsson Schmilsson had been recorded and a brand new career begun.

Rating: 4 / 10


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