Nilsson “Jump Into The Fire” – Listen

This is how you do it – if you’re a more than talented songwriter with a fantastic vocal range, and a mastery of the subtlety of phrasing. And you happen to have Klaus Voorman, Jimmy Webb, Herbie Flowers and Jim Gordon amongst others in the studio with you. ‘Jump into the Fire‘ was the second single from ‘Nilsson Schmilsson‘ and with its layered guitars, groovy bass and prominent drum solo couldn’t have been more different from the ultimate heartbreak ballad ‘Without You‘ that it followed up.

Harry Nilsson would have been 79 today.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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