Track ListingClick tracks with speaker icon to listen
|1||The Great Nations of Europe||3:36|
|3||It's Money That I Love||2:29|
|4||Mama Told Me Not to Come||2:10|
|7||Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear||2:13|
|9||God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)||2:56|
|10||The World Isn't Fair||3:02|
|12||You Can Leave Your Hat On||2:43|
|13||I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)||3:56|
|14||Real Emotional Girl||2:33|
|15||I Miss You||3:59|
|16||Laugh and Be Happy||2:30|
|19||Feels Like Home||5:06|
|20||A Few Words in Defense of Our Country||4:17|
|22||I Think It's Going to Rain Today||2:58|
News & Reviews
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Watch: Randy Newman Performs "Outdoors but Not the Red River Valley" on Library of Congress Gershwin Piano
During a recent visit to the Library of Congress, Randy Newman was given the opportunity to play George Gershwin’s piano. "Outdoors but Not the Red River Valley" was written on commission from pianist Gloria Cheng and is one in a five-part homage to Newman’s uncles, film composers Alfred, Emil & Lionel Newman. "My uncle Alfred wrote the music for a number of John Ford’s films," says Newman. "In every one of them, the great director wanted to use 'Red River Valley.' Al liked the tune, but not in every picture. I wrote this piece for my uncle, who was a really great composer." Watch his performance here.
- Friday, November 1, 2013
Watch: Randy Newman Joins Son Amos for Billboard / Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference Keynote Q&A
Randy Newman was joined on stage by his son Amos Newman for an hour-long keynote Q&A at the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, held in LA earlier this week. The conversation touched on a number of topics related to Newman père's career as a singer-songwriter and as the composer of film scores, not least for a number of Pixar pictures. You can watch an excerpt of the discussion, including some thoughts on Kanye West and talk of a new solo album, here.
About this Album
While touring in support of his 2008 album Harps and Angels, Randy Newman performed a special concert at London’s intimate LSO St. Luke’s, an 18th-century Anglican church that has been restored by the London Symphony Orchestra for use in its community and music education programs. He was accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler, and the program was televised by the BBC. Nonesuch Records releases this concert as the CD/DVD Randy Newman: Live in London. The Sunday Times of London says: "Essential listening for anyone who cares about the art of songwriting."
The 22-song London set features songs from throughout Newman’s four-decade long career, including some of his best-known songs like “Short People,” “Louisiana 1927,” and “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” as well as newer songs such as “A Few Words in Defense of My Country” and “Laugh and Be Happy." An interview from the BBC broadcast also is included on the DVD.
The audio portion of the album is also available for purchase digitally as 320 kbps MP3s.
Randy Newman, piano, vocals
BBC Concert Orchestra
Robert Ziegler, conductor
A BBC / Nonesuch Records co-production
Recorded live at LSO St. Luke's, London, June 22, 2008
Executive Producer: Mark Cooper
Producer: Serena Cross
Director: Nick Wickham
Production Manager: Lisa Quilter
Live Sound: Mike Felton
Lighting Director: Oli Richards
Hair & Makeup: Fay Leith
All selections written by Randy Newman
Design by Barbara de Wilde