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Download links and information about Sandman by Harry Nilsson. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 35:11 minutes.

Artist: Harry Nilsson
Release date: 1975
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 9
Duration: 35:11
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No. Title Length
1. I'll Take a Tango 3:00
2. Something True 2:58
3. Pretty Soon There'll Be Nothing Left for Everybody 2:53
4. The Ivy Covered Walls 3:16
5. (Thursday) Here's Why I Did Not Go to Work Today 4:06
6. The Flying Saucer Song (Original Version) 6:45
7. How to Write a Song 3:15
8. Jesus Christ You're Tall (Original Version) 4:10
9. Will She Miss Me 4:48



For many fans Sandman is the point where Harry Nilsson’s ornery, unpredictable creativity descended into carelessness, but its flaws actually conceal some of Nilsson’s greatest work. The wear and tear on his voice is immediately evident on “I’ll Take a Tango,” in which the singer decries his own industry with a hoarse-but-groovy rumba: “You can go down the hole / With your sweet rock and roll / I'll take a tango.” In a clever Nilssonian twist, the author chooses to bear his creative frustrations in his songwriting, thereby making thin the line between lack-of-inspiration-as-subject and flat-out lack of inspiration. This tension culminates in “How To Write a Song,” which functions both as a parody of the songwriting process, and a painfully authentic picture of an artist at odds with his craft. The instances of insipidity and sabotage are tempered by “The Ivy Covered Walls,” a delicate a cappella piece that echoes Nilsson Sings Newman, and “Something True,” a Lennonesque ballad that contains the revealing line: “Sometimes when you’re down and out, you leave the truth behind.”