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Songbook Vol. 1

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  • Nonesuch Records releases a vinyl 7-inch single of two Randy Newman songs today, Inauguration Day 2017: "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country," from the new Randy Newman Songbook box set, b/w "Putin," a new song previously released only digitally. Newman says: "On this day, I would like to say a few words in defense of our country." 

  • The Randy Newman Songbook is now available in a three-CD box set, following its recent release on vinyl. The Songbook series—comprising solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman's five-decade career—previously included two volumes, released on CD in 2003 and 2011. Sixteen additional songs from a newly released third volume, along with five bonus tracks, join those first two volumes to create this new complete Songbook box set. Mitchell Froom produced The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1 (which has been remastered for this box set) and was joined on Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 by Newman's lifelong friend and colleague Lenny Waronker.

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  • 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.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Randy Newman, vocals, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    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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Artist Name: 
Randy Newman
Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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.”

Description: 

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.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79689

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 04:00
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UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597968927BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597968965
Price: 
10.00
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MUSICIANS
Randy Newman, vocals, piano

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