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Songbook Vol. 1

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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

For his Nonesuch debut, legendary singer-songwriter Newman revisits earlier work via this piano-and-voice solo set. The collection, says the Chicago Sun-Times, offers “an intimate, seamless and seemingly effortless stroll through some of the highlights and obscurities in his catalogue.” Interview magazine calls it "an austere and moving piece of work ... [T]he songs, some going back 35 years, sound absolutely fresh.”


Randy Newman, vocals, piano

Produced by Mitchell Froom
Recorded January-February 2003, Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineer: David C. Boucher
Assistant Engineer: Seth Waldmann
Mixed at Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA
Engineer: David C. Boucher
Assistant Engineer: Steven Rhodes
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

All songs written by Randy Newman

Design by Doyle Partners
Photography by Michael Wilson

Executive Producers: Robert Hurwitz and Cathy Kerr

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