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Live in London [CD+DVD]

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  • Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is due next Friday, August 4, with the vinyl due August 18. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full below as an NPR First Listen. Newman, says NPR, "remains first and foremost a craftsman of song, capable of telling ordinary stories in ways no one quite has before."

  • Randy Newman was the guest on WTF with Marc Maron. "I can't tell you what an honor it was for me to have him in here, because I love him, I love his work," says Maron. "Randy Newman, one of my heroes ... He's got a new record out, called Dark Matter, which is great. It's like a real Randy Newman record from back in the day ... He is a great satirist, a very bright guy, sharp. I loved talking to him."

  • 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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on September 26, 2011 - 2:50pm
Artist Name: 
Randy Newman
Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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 accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra led by Robert Ziegler. The program, featuring songs from throughout Newman’s career, was televised by the BBC and is available here on CD+DVD along with an interview from the BBC broadcast. The Sunday Times of London says: "Essential listening for anyone who cares about the art of songwriting."

Description: 

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.

ProductionCredits: 

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

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

524520

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+DVD
UPC: 
075597979015BUN
Price: 
21.00
Label: 
MP3 [Audio]
UPC: 
075597962680
Price: 
15.00
MusicianDetails: 

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

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