Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Harry Nilsson - Popeye
The Original Demotapes
The live action version of Popeye sees the light in 1980. It's the first movie for Robin Williams.
Although Robin is very populair (Mork) nobody went to the theater to watch the movie. The original soundtrack (upload later...) isn't a succes either. Not that odd if you keep in mind that the songs were sung by the actors Robin Williams, Shelly Duval en Paul L Smith and not by their writer Harry Nilsson.
Harry did record demosongs for the actors and those can be found on this bootlegalbum. This album is quite good and could have made a good Nilsson album.
Tracks:
I Yam What I Yam / He Needs Me / Swee' Pea's Lullaby / Din' We / Sweethaven / Blow Me Down / Sailin' / It's Not Easy Being Me / Everyone's Got To Eat / I'm Mean / Kids / I'm Popeye the Sailor Man / Everything Is Food / He Needs Me (Spanish) / I Yam What I Yam (instr.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is such a treasure to find. Thanks so much for posting it.

LakerCrazy said...

If possible could you re-up the link for this gem. Thanks

n8w8 (nightwatch) said...

http://www.filefactory.com/file/5r02tcm79wwj/n/PopeyeDemo_tar_gz

LakerCrazy said...

Thanks n8w8 (nightwatch) for the new links.Very nice of you.