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  • Randy Newman's "Faust" to Be Performed in New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center Series July 1

    Randy Newman will lead a one-night-only performance of his famed 1995 musical Faust in concert at New York City Center on July 1, 2014, as part of the Encores! Off-Center series. The performance, directed by Thomas Kail (In the Heights), will feature Newman starring as the Devil, with additional casting still to be announced. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 17.

  • Watch: Randy Newman Performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    Randy Newman was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC last night. He spoke with Fallon about the show's return to NYC, offering the perfect segue to Newman's performance of his classic tune, "I Love L.A." He was joined by The Tonight Show's house band The Roots for the performance, which you can watch here, along with a web-exclusive performance of another Newman classic, "My Life Is Good." Newman tours Colorado this month and returns to NYC for a concert performance of his Faust July 1.

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.

Credits

MUSICIANS
Randy Newman, piano, vocals
with
BBC Concert Orchestra
Robert Ziegler, conductor

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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

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