Nilsson* ‎– Son Of Schmilsson

RCA Victor ‎– LSP-4717
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold, Hollywood Press

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A1 Take 54
Drums – Richie SnareGuitar – Lowell GeorgeHorns – Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Klaus Voorman*Percussion – Milt HollandSaxophone – Bobby KeysSoloist [Sax] – Bobby Keys
A2 Remember Christmas
Arranged By – Del NewmanBouzouki – Cris Spedding*Strings – The Pop Arts String Quartet
A3 Joy
Acoustic Guitar – John UribeDrums – Barry MorganPedal Steel Guitar – Red RhodesPercussion – Ray Cooper
A4 Turn On Your Radio
Arranged By [Horns] – Kirby JohnsonVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Harry Nilsson
A5 You're Breakin' My Heart
Drums – Barry MorganHorns – Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Klaus Voorman*Slide Guitar – George Harrysong*
B1 Spaceman
Acoustic Guitar – Cris Spedding*, John Uribe, Peter FramptonArranged By [Orchestra] – Paul BuckmasterDrums – Richie SnarePercussion – Richard Perry
B2 The Lottery Song
Acoustic Guitar – Cris Spedding*, John Uribe, Peter FramptonElectric Guitar – Klaus Voorman*Percussion – Milt Holland, Ray Cooper
B3 At My Front Door
Congas – Ray CooperDrums – Richie SnareTenor Saxophone – Bobby Keys
B4 Ambush
Arranged By [Horns] – Jim PriceDrums – Richie SnareLead Guitar – John UribeSaxophone – Bobby Keys, Bobby KeysTambourine – Ray CooperTrumpet, Trombone – Jim Price
B5 I'd Rather Be Dead
Accordion – Henry Krein
B6 The Most Beautiful World In The World
Arranged By – Kirby Johnson, Richard PerryArranged By [Additional Orchestration] – Del NewmanConductor [Orchestra, Choir] – Richard PerryDrums – Richie SnareEngineer – Robin Cable*Guitar – Les Thatcher, Paul Keough*Percussion – Ray Cooper, Richard Perry

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Note: Some covers are gold stamped as promotional or with a timing strip sticker attached.

This album came with full foldout poster style picture of Nilsson with lyrics included.
Recorded at Trident Studios, London, March, 1972.
Additional recording and remix at Apple Studios.
"The Most Beautiful World In The World" recorded at CTS Studios, London. This is a gatefold.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched): BPRS-8249 7-S [Stamped: H]
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched): BPRS-8250 7-S [Stamped: H]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched, Variant 2): BPRS-8249 [Stamped: 5S H]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched, Variant 2): BPRS-8250 ̶8̶S̶ 7S [Stamped: H]

Other Versions (5 of 49) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LSP-4717 Nilsson* Son Of Schmilsson(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) RCA Victor LSP-4717 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
3812-2-R Harry Nilsson Son Of Schmilsson(CD, Album, Club, RM) RCA Victor 3812-2-R Canada 1990 Sell This Version
P8S 11627 Nilsson* Son Of Schmilsson(8-Trk, Album) RCA Victor P8S 11627 UK Unknown Sell This Version
74321 757462 Harry Nilsson Son Of Schmilsson(CD, Album, RE) Camden Deluxe 74321 757462 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
LSPX 4717, LSPX-4717 Nilsson* Son Of Schmilsson(LP, Album, Gat) RCA Victor, Victor LSPX 4717, LSPX-4717 Canada 1972 Sell This Version


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October 8, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I've discovered Nilsson only recently and what hit me on all his albums, but especially this one, is how far AHEAD of the times he was. My initial guess was this album was released, at the earliest, 1981. I was ahead by 10 years. Then as I listened further I hear all the inspiration for everyone from Elvis Costello to Butch Walker. His songwriting and songs are amazingly contemporary and he's, frankly, just fun to listen to. A great album here that's so refreshing because it doesn't take itself seriously while, simultaneously being a serious landmark piece of music.


November 27, 2011
I have a Spanish copy -Hijo de Schmilsson, without "You're Breakin' My Heart"... Its replaced with "The Most Beautiful World In The World" on side A. It comes with a poster and Im not shure that Its from 1972. Will try to put it up soon.