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Official Release Date Nov 19, 2002
Artist Harry Nilsson
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0005507388
Item Code  0078636512822

track listing

1. Everything's Got 'Em
2. The Town (Narration)
3. Me And My Arrow
4. The Game (Narration)
5. Poli High
6. The Trial & Banishment (Narration)
7. Think About Your Troubles
8. The Pointed Man (Narration)
9. Life Line
10. The Birds (Narration)
11. P.O.V. Waltz
12. The Clearing In The Woods (Narration)
13. Are You Sleeping?
14. Oblio's Return (Narration)
15. Think About Your Troubles
16. Life Line
17. Down To The Valley

description

The Point! is the soundtrack to a cartoon feature originally aired on ABC TV in 1971. Especially at this stage of his career, Harry Nilsson was uniquely suited for writing and recording children's music, given his sweet melodicism and love of whimsy. As it happens, The Point! worked out better than anyone could have expected, not just because "Everything's Got 'Em," "Me and My Arrow," "Think About Your Troubles," and "Are You Sleeping?" are songs strong enough to have been on a proper Nilsson record. There's also an intangible quality to this record, a warmth and generosity that really wasn't on any of his other albums, quite possibly because his humor is never sardonic or reliant on in-jokes. It's gentle and loving, as is the music. The tale is fantastical enough to be of interest to children (and the moral is strong enough to reassure them and their parents), but the songs and music are so strong that the album continues to be a source of wonder, even as those children become adults. [To the delight of all, The Point! was reissued on BMG Heritage records in 2002 featuring three bonus tracks.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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