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Rolling Stone: Newman's New Album "A Welcome Return to Form" for "One of the Greatest Songwriters of the Rock Era"

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2008
    Rolling Stone: Newman's New Album "A Welcome Return to Form" for "One of the Greatest Songwriters of the Rock Era"

    Randy Newman recently spoke with Rolling Stone's Mark Binelli for a feature article in the September 4 issue of the magazine.

    Binelli prefaces the interview with a description of Randy's earlier works as "the darkest, wittiest albums" of the 1970s and the songs on his latest album, Harps and Angels, as, ranging from "gorgeous, straight ballads" ("Losing You" and "Feels Like Home") to "a hilarious, meandering story-song that looks at the bright side of age-related memory loss" ("Potholes"). The writer sums it up as "a welcome return to form for Newman, one of the greatest songwriters of the rock era—though his songs rarely rock and often have more in common with Tin Pan Alley and show tunes."

    You can read an excerpt from the article and interview with Randy now at rollingstone.com.

on August 27, 2008 - 5:14pm
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Randy Newman recently spoke with Rolling Stone for a feature article in the September 4 issue, in which Harps and Angels, Randy's first album in nine years, is described as "a welcome return to form for Newman, one of the greatest songwriters of the rock era—though his songs rarely rock and often have more in common with Tin Pan Alley and show tunes."

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Randy Newman recently spoke with Rolling Stone's Mark Binelli for a feature article in the September 4 issue of the magazine.

Binelli prefaces the interview with a description of Randy's earlier works as "the darkest, wittiest albums" of the 1970s and the songs on his latest album, Harps and Angels, as, ranging from "gorgeous, straight ballads" ("Losing You" and "Feels Like Home") to "a hilarious, meandering story-song that looks at the bright side of age-related memory loss" ("Potholes"). The writer sums it up as "a welcome return to form for Newman, one of the greatest songwriters of the rock era—though his songs rarely rock and often have more in common with Tin Pan Alley and show tunes."

You can read an excerpt from the article and interview with Randy now at rollingstone.com.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 15:00
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Randy Newman: Harps and Angels [cover]

Comments

Hi all you Randy Newman fans - (my wife gets disturbed when I talk to myself) - you can also hear a delightful interview with Randy Newman in which he plays plenty of his music, on WNYC's Leonard Lopate show. I'll be buying this album soon.

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