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|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
- Friday, May 17, 2013
Congratulations to Randy Newman, winner of the PRS for Music Special International Award at the 58th Ivor Novello Awards in London last night. The awards, which honor excellence in music writing, are presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and judged by the writing community. Peter Gabriel presented Newman with his award at the ceremony. The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, at which Newman was inducted into the Hall of Fame last month, will be presented on HBO this Saturday night.
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Randy Newman, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, was a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation yesterday. He spoke with host Neal Conan about his career in music, his songwriting process, writing for film scores, and more. Listeners of the show wrote in to pick their favorite Randy Newman tune. Their choice: "Political Science." The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be presented on HBO on Saturday, May 18, at 9 PM ET/PT. Newman has a number of live shows scheduled later this spring and summer.
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