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Duit On Mon Dei

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Download links and information about Duit On Mon Dei by Harry Nilsson. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:15 minutes.

Artist: Harry Nilsson
Release date: 1975
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:15
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Jesus Christ You're Tall 1:27
2. It's a Jungle Out There 3:52
3. Down By the Sea 2:31
4. Kojak Columbo 3:18
5. Easier for Me (1994 Remastered) 2:27
6. Turn Out the Light 2:33
7. Salmon Falls 4:13
8. Puget Sound 2:23
9. What's Your Sign? 2:53
10. Home 3:37
11. Good for God 3:29
12. Turn Out the Light 2:32

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Along with John Lennon and Randy Newman, Van Dyke Parks was one of Harry Nilsson’s spiritual brothers. Like Nilsson, Parks was a pop eccentric, drawn to orchestral arrangements and surreal wordplay, and like Nilsson, he could not resist the gilded image of a beautiful melody. Their first collaboration was 1975’s Duit On Mon Dei — a pun on the British Monarchy’s motto “Dieu et mon droit,” meaning “my divine right.” Parks coordinated the arrangements and overall feel for many of the tracks, and also contributed piano. “Maestro” Parks infected Nilsson with his obsession with Caribbean music, and the hallmark of Duit On Mon Dei is the steel drumming of Robert Greenridge. Parks’ calypso-inflected arrangements were a good look for Harry, and the two men shared an innate love for woozy, wobbly rhythms. Parks’ arrangements can be goofy, but he always provides them with a certain stateliness, which, along with Nilsson’s supreme singing and contributions from a bevy of top musicians—including Dr. John, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys and Ringo Starr—keeps the songs from becoming jokey.