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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rhiannon-giddens-second-solo-album-freedom-highway-due-february-24-nonesuch-records-2016-12-08
    Thursday, December 8, 2016|0 comments

    Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, will be released by Nonesuch Records on February 24, 2017. The record includes nine original songs she wrote or co-wrote, along with a traditional tune and two civil rights–era songs, "Birmingham Sunday" and Staple Singers' "Freedom Highway." Giddens co-produced the album with multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell in his Louisiana studio, with the bulk of recording done in wooden rooms built prior to the Civil War, over an intense eight-day period. The result is an album that is rawer and more personal than its predecessor. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the title track and a limited-edition print signed by Giddens.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-randy-newman-discusses-and-performs-losing-you-from-harps-and-angels

    Randy Newman b&w vertical

    August 05, 2008|2 comments

    All this week, to celebrate the release of Randy Newman's Harps and Angels, Nonesuch.com is presenting new videos with interviews and performances by Randy featuring songs from the new record. Today at nonesuch.com/media, Randy discusses the unforgettable, inspirational story behind "Losing You," which BBC calls "two minutes and 16 seconds of wonder: a perfect gem shining in the darkness," followed by a solo performance at the piano.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Video
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ap-randy-newmans-new-album-among-his-best-best-of-2008-featured-on-npr-today
    August 05, 2008|0 comments

    Today marks the long-awaited release of Randy Newman's Harps and Angels, and the reviews continue to come in, with the Associate Press saying that Randy "has produced a record to rival his best work, and it may be the best album of 2008." At noon ET, NPR will broadcast a recent concert Randy gave in which he and his band performed the new record in its entirety. Also from NPR, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen invited Randy to guest DJ this week's show. "I really liked his older stuff," says Boilen of Randy. "I like him better when he's older."

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-named-winner-of-2008-opera-news-award

    John Adams profile

    August 04, 2008|0 comments

    Congratulations to John Adams, who has been named a winner of the 2008 Opera News Award. The New York Philharmonic's music director designate, Alan Gilbert, will present the composer with the award in a ceremony on November 16 in New York City; Gilbert will lead the Metropolitan Opera's production of Adams's Doctor Atomic in October. This year's other award recipients are sopranos Natalie Dessay and Renée Fleming, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, and baritone Sherrill Milnes.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/times-uk-five-stars-for-randy-newmans-harps-and-angels-the-mans-a-master
    August 04, 2008|0 comments

    The critical response on Randy Newman's latest release, Harps and Angels, has already started pouring in from both sides of the Atlantic. The Times (UK) gives the album five stars, concluding: "The man's a master." The Los Angeles Times has a feature profile of Randy, whom it says "has plumbed the depths and shallows of the American psyche with greater consistency than perhaps any of his contemporaries." Also, Huffington Post contributor David Wild proclaims as the Greatest Song of All Time Randy's much-covered tune "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," calling Newman's 2003 version "probably the most powerful and shaded piece of music I could ever imagine," and adding that Harps and Angels "is one of the best ever albums from the modern musical master who gave us all the greatest song of all-time."

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-randy-newman-discusses-and-performs-potholes-from-harps-and-angels

    Randy Newman b&w vertical

    August 04, 2008|0 comments

    On Friday, Nonesuch.com featured a video of Randy performing "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country," from his latest release, Harps and Angels, out this week. To mark the album's release, all this week we'll be adding new videos of interviews with Randy in which he talks about that and other songs on the album, as well as more videos of Randy at the piano performing some of those songs. Today at nonesuch.com/media, you'll find a video of Randy discussing and playing "Potholes," which he calls "the most absolutely honest song I've ever written."

    Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Video
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wilco-the-black-keys-rock-chicago-at-lollapalooza-prepare-to-play-popular-brooklyn-venues-la

    The Black Keys

    August 04, 2008|0 comments

    The Black Keys played the opening day of Lollapalooza in Chicago on Friday in a set that Time Out Chicago reports featured the band's signature "folky-blues, [which] breaks into blown-out acid riffage." Metromix Chicago says that hometown band Wilco's Saturday set showed that the city "has a lot to thank Wilco for." Over the next two weeks, each band will make its way to Brooklyn's popular McCarren Park Pool, which, as the New York Times reports, will transition back to its original use after this summer's shows.

    Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviews
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ry-cooder-discusses-i-flathead-with-studio-360s-kurt-anderson

    Ry Cooder

    August 04, 2008|0 comments

    Ry Cooder recently spoke with Studio 360 host Kurt Anderson about his latest Nonesuch release, I, Flathead, the third in his California trilogy of records, as well as the many facets of his rich career. Cooder tells Anderson of, among other things, his earliest professional gigs in his hometown of Los Angeles while still in high school in the 1960s. "My fate was sealed, so to speak," he says, "because I had participated in this most miraculous thing I had ever seen ... that being a record studio."

    Read more|Journal Topics:Radio
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-randy-newman-performs-a-few-words-in-defense-of-our-country

    Randy Newman color sofa

    August 01, 2008|0 comments

    The Los Angeles Times called "A Few Words in Defense of Our Country" "so funny it hurt," and Rolling Stone named it among the Best Singles of 2007. It's now featured on Harps and Angels, Randy's latest Nonesuch release. You can watch a video performance of the song from last year on the Nonesuch Media page, and check back next week for all-new video features celebrating the release of the new album.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Video
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-sun-uk-four-stars-for-randy-newmans-new-album-a-winning-mix-worth-the-wait
    July 31, 2008|0 comments

    Randy Newman's forthcoming Nonesuch release, Harps and Angels, earns four stars from both The Times (UK), which names it Album of the Week, and The Sun, which says: "This is the real Newman—dark, cynical, and very funny." The paper calls it "a winning mix" of musical styles that's "been worth the wait." The Guardian calls Randy "a true master of popular song."

    Read more|Journal Topics:Reviews
  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/randy-newman-to-discuss-harps-and-angels-on-uk-s-itv1-and-sky-news
    July 31, 2008|0 comments

    With Harps and Angels, Randy Newman's first album of new music in nearly a decade, due out next week (August 4 in the UK, the following day in the US), Randy will be the featured guest on two British television shows in the coming days: tonight at 11:10 PM GMT on ITV1's Soundtrack to My Life with host Cat Deeley and Sunday at 10:30 AM on Sky News's Sunday Live with Adam Boulton.

    Read more|Journal Topics:Television

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