Harry Nilsson - Without You written by: Ham-Evans No, I can't forget this evening Or your face as you were leaving But I guess that's just the way the story goes You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows Yes, it shows No, I can't forget tomorrorow When I think of all my sorrows When I had you there but then I let you go And now it's only fair that I should let you know What you should know I can't live if living is without you I can't live, I can't give any more Can't live if living is without you I can't give, I can't give any more No, I can't forget this evening Or your face as you were leaving But I guess that's just the way the story goes You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows Yes, it shows Can't live if living is without you I can't live, I can't give anymore I can't live if living is without you Can't live, I can't give anymore Living is without you remember who wrote the original 70's version? Both, I believe, subsequently committed suicide. No other artist comes close to Harry's version. In , the title character performs a tuneless rendition of this song. Archived from on 2 June 2016. I thought it might be Eric Carmen or Tommy James. Carey's version has been considered very popular on talent shows.
I think it's a shame when people cover others' songs and don't even know who wrote and originally recorded them. While she had heard Nilsson's version as a very young girl, Carey's decision to remake his hit was based on a chance hearing during the time she was recording Music Box: I heard that song in a restaurant and just knew it would be a huge international hit recalls Carey. Dey's version was done in a style emulating the , which was popular with girl groups at the time. While Nilsson rarely gave live concerts, he did perform the song with and his at Caesar's Palace in in September 1992. I think it's a shame when people cover others' songs and don't even know who wrote and originally recorded them.
You can also compare Badfinger's and Harry's versions of the songs along with rare demos and foreign language versions of Without You. Harry Nilson was, in my opinion, the man with the perfect voice. A number three hit for Carey in both Canada and Australia, Without You was a number one hit in New Zealand: certified platinum in Australia by , Without You was also certified gold in New Zealand by. The song is also seen by many as one that brings bad luck for anyone who performs it. .
In 1972, writers Ham and Evans received the British Academy's for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. It has much more emotion, what i would consider a more earthy and interesting voice, and more interesting lines, Nilsson goes lower in the chorus, where as badfingers goes higher, i like badfingerse more. It reached number two on both the and pop charts ending Carey's streak of consecutive number ones on the latter chart; all ten of her previous singles had gone to the top , and number three on the. Archived from on 24 December 2013. This is the man that the Beatles considered their favorite artist. Singer , who remade Without You for his 2008 , would state: I loved the Nilsson song. Harry Nilsson's is good, but Badfinger's version has more of the actual emotion in it.
Dey's version was done in a style emulating the , which was popular with girl groups at the time. Nilsson's vocals on this are just devastating. I don't know why but every time I hear the song it brings back a lot of memories. Producer Richard Perry recalled to Mojo magazine April 2008 that he had to persuade an unwilling Nilsson to record it as a big ballad: I had to force him to take a shot with the rhythm section. A timeless song about loss of a loved one, be it a breakup or more poignant still because of the finality death of a spouse. May 2018 On 15 May 1995, at 's twelfth annual Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California, Without You was recognised as one of the 50 most-played songs of 1994 due largely to Mariah Carey's recording. He was an amazingly talanted man.
He said, Your mouth is smiling, but your eyes are sad. Nilsson, although he does a nice job, lacks the push and shove of the original. Archived from on 4 February 2014. Carey performed it and straight after her career faltered and she had many personal problems. This version brightened the melody somewhat, and later artists followed the brighter version, as did Brewer when she recorded an album version in 1964 in a semi-Caribbean style. Nilsson's vocals on this are just devastating.
And When I was singing it it was bringing tears to my eyes. Originally written in English, it has been done in several styles and tempos. It was done in a Swing style, with big band backing including mouth harp. If its the same song I'm thinking of, it was done by Harry Nilsson. The specific problem is: versions may not meet Please help if you can. In the television series episode Cutbacks Jonathan sings chorus to Jack after being let go.
Davis' version reached the Top 10 on Country charts, and is considered by enthusiasts to be the cover version. Without You remains Carey's biggest hit across Europe. It was a big ballad with a heavy backbeat, and although many artists have cut songs like it since, no one was doing it then. There's something very special with the way they've done it. Nilsson also well known for the lime in the coconut song.
He flew to to find her — he wrote a song called I Can't Live. Both writers of the song hanged themselves. Nilsson's version was also included in the Apple Productions Movie, The Son of Dracula. When I listen to it now it is almost haunting. Sadly, it's the only song which really displays Nilson's full ability.