http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-talks-huffington-post-av-club-songbook-vol-2-irish-times-gives-5-stars-2011-05-31May 31, 2011|0 commentsRandy Newman Talks with Huffington Post, A.V. Club About His "Songbook Vol. 2"; Irish Times Gives It Five Stars
Randy Newman played two shows at the Arizona Biltmore this weekend, performing songs from throughout his career, including his latest album, Songbook Vol. 2. "Newman isn't just a songwriter, he's an entertainer," says the Phoenix New Times. "He knows how to tug the heartstrings, knows when to crack a smile, and knows that satire is often the best way to drive a point home." Newman discussed the new album with the Huffington Post, which calls it "wonderful," and with the A.V. Club, which cites his "penchant for deft, multivalent satire." The Irish Times gives the album five stars.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsrandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-perform-wnyc-soundcheck-2011-05-25May 25, 2011|0 comments
Randy Newman will be the guest on today's episode of Soundcheck from NPR member station WNYC. Newman will talk with host John Schaefer about his 40-plus year career and perform songs from his latest Nonesuch album, Songbook Vol. 2. Newman celebrates Memorial Day weekend ahead with two performances at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, which the Arizona Republic includes among the "shows of the week."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiorandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-randy-newman-performs-losing-you-shares-moving-story-guardian-observer-how-i-wrote-2011-05-19May 19, 2011|0 commentsVideo: Randy Newman Performs "Losing You," Shares Moving Story Behind It in Guardian/Observer "How I Wrote" Series
Randy Newman was featured in the Observer last weekend, in which his song "Losing You" was described as "a reminder of what a poignant musician Newman can be." Now, as part of the Guardian and Observer's How I Wrote video series, he performs the song at the piano and shares the beautiful and touching true-life story behind the song. Watch the video here. The A.V. Club offers the uninitiated an introduction to Newman's work, calling him "one of the finest songwriters of his time."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videorandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/videos-randy-newman-performs-losing-you-on-jimmy-fallon-plus-short-people-web-exclusive-2011-05-17May 17, 2011|1 comments
Randy Newman was the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. He performed "Losing You," off his latest Nonesuch release, Songbook Vol. 2, which Fallon calls "a beautiful record." Prefix says the new album's "reinterpretations of his classic works offer a chance to hear his material with fresh ears," and the Late Night "performance demonstrates Newman’s famous way with words, but it also shows what an affecting singer he can be." Watch it here, along with a web-exclusive performance of "Short People."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video Web/Technology Televisionrandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-wanda-jackson-perform-2011-austin-city-limits-festival-2011-05-17May 17, 2011|0 comments
The Austin City Limits Festival has announced the complete line-up for the 10th anniversary edition of the three-day festival to be held in Austin's Zilker Park this September, and, says BlackBook, "Austin's just showing off now." Among the performers: Randy Newman and Wanda Jackson. Austin 360 includes Newman among the festival's best "gets," placing him at no. 3, just after Stevie Wonder and Kanye West. The Wall Street Journal calls Jackson's new album "one of this year's unexpected treats."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsrandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-perform-jimmy-fallon-remains-highest-rank-american-lyricists-dylan-mitchell-observer-2011-05-16May 16, 2011|0 commentsRandy Newman to Perform on "Jimmy Fallon"; Remains in "Highest Rank of American Lyricists" with Dylan, Mitchell (Observer)
Randy Newman performs "Losing You," off his new album, Songbook Vol. 2., on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight on NBC. The Observer says: "'Losing You' is a reminder of what a poignant musician Newman can be. Since his self-titled debut in 1968 he has remained in the highest rank of American lyricists, alongside Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell." Songbook is "a reminder of his singular gifts and enviable longevity."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Televisionrandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-appears-bbc-later-strand-bob-harris-sunday-enter-up-close-tickets-jimmy-fallon-2011-05-13May 13, 2011|0 commentsRandy Newman Appears on BBC's "Later," "The Strand," "Bob Harris Sunday"; Enter for Up-Close Tickets to "Jimmy Fallon"
Randy Newman performs three song off his newly release Songbook Vol. 2 on BBC Two's Later ... with Jools Holland tonight: "Birmingham," "Laugh and Be Happy," and "Same Girl." Newman posed on the set for the photo at left with fellow guest Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. He appeared on the BBC World Service show The Strand last night and is on BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris Sunday this weekend. Newman performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday; enter to win up-close seats to the NYC performance.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television Radiorandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newmans-songbook-vol-2-out-now-performs-bbc-two-later-with-jools-holland-2011-05-10May 10, 2011|0 commentsRandy Newman's "Songbook Vol. 2" Out Now; Newman to Perform on "Later with Jools Holland," "Jimmy Fallon"
Randy Newman's Songbook Vol. 2 is out today on Nonesuch. On the new album, Newman takes a fresh look at both classic and more recent work in new solo takes on 16 of his celebrated songs, surveying 40 years of recordings. MusicOMH calls it "an invigorating celebration of the power of music, and a delicate declaration of the power of one man and his piano." Newman performs on Later ... with Jools Holland this Friday and on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Televisionrandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-never-sounded-more-quintessentially-newman-songbook-vol-2-independent-bbc-one-show-2011-05-06May 06, 2011|0 commentsRandy Newman "Never Sounded More Quintessentially Newman" Than on "Songbook Vol. 2" (Independent); Appears on BBC's "One Show"
Randy Newman's Songbook Vol. 2 is out on Nonesuch next week."Newman never sounds more quintessentially Newman than when experienced, as here, alone at the piano," says the Independent four-star review, "with the lyrical intricacies and ironies of his songs dependent on just his laconic delivery and trenchant accompaniment for their effect." Newman appeared on BBC One TV's The One Show, where sand artist Jamie Wardley designed the sand rendering of Newman pictured here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Televisionrandy newmanhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-appears-bbc-radio-4-front-row-songbook-vol-2-earns-5-stars-daily-telegraph-2011-05-05May 05, 2011|1 commentsRandy Newman Appears on BBC Radio 4's "Front Row"; His "Songbook Vol. 2" Earns Five Stars in Daily Telegraph
Randy Newman's Songbook Vol. 2 is out next week. He sat at the piano to discuss the album and his career on BBC Radio 4's Front Row. The Daily Telegraph gives the album a perfect five stars. "Known for the clever orchestral arrangements on his album work, the stripped-down feel of the Songbook series allows the sharp craftsmanship of Newman’s playful writing to shine through," says the Telegraph. The new album "is an invigorating celebration of the joys of great songwriting and proof of the power of one man and his piano."