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Songbook Vol. 1

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  • Randy Newman was the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. He gave a performance from home of "Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)," a song from his 1974 album, Good Old Boys. You can watch it here. "Maybe you’re cheatin' / Maybe you’re lyin' / Maybe you have lost your mind / Maybe you only think about yourself," the lyrics go. "Too late to run, too late to hide now / The time has come for us to say goodbye now / Mr. President, have pity on the working man."

  • I Still Play, an album of eleven new solo piano compositions written by artists who have recorded for Nonesuch Records, is now available. The pieces were written in honor of the label's longtime President Bob Hurwitz on the occasion of his 2017 shift into the Chairman Emeritus role. This "all-star collection" (Financial Times) features works by John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, and Randy Newman, performed by Andres, Mehldau, Newman, and Jeremy Denk. A new video of Andres performing his own piece, "Wise Words," on which you can follow along in the score, is also available here.

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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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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 04:00
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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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Label: 
CD+MP3
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MUSICIANS
Randy Newman, vocals, piano

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