Jump Into the Fire: NILSSON

Australian singles charts:
Jump Into the Fire entered the Kent charts on 15 May 1972 and peaked at #26.

The song is on Nilsson Schmilsson which entered the Kent album charts on 13 March 1972 and peaked at #2.

Harry Nilsson

Richard Perry

The musicians on the basic track were Nilsson (piano), Chris Spedding (guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass) and Jim Gordon (drums). Flowers recalls that Nilsson gave only vague instructions: “lots of tom-toms, a bass riff in D major.” The bass part includes a section where, following Gordon’s drum solo, Flowers detunes as he plays. According to Flowers, he began loosening the bottom string “for a laugh”, believing that by that point in the song, the performance would be faded out on the released recording. Overdubs on this master take included Nilsson’s vocals, guitar solos by John Uribe and another rhythm guitar part, by Klaus Voormann
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