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Songbook Vol. 1

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  • Randy Newman is a special surprise guest caller on the latest episode of Office Hours Live with Tim Heidecker. "You truly are a hero to me," Heidecker says. "You're in the Top Three. C&C Music Factory is No. 1." You can hear their conversation here. Newman's set at Newport Folk Festival's "Folk On" last Saturday was among "The 10 Best Things We Saw" there, says Rolling Stone. "Randy Newman delivered a typically powerful 19-song solo piano set ... blending his signature mix of intentionally inscrutable ambiguity, caustic satire, and gorgeously wounded romanticism."

  • Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, takes place over two RSD Drops on two Saturdays this year, and included among the special releases are: on June 12, Conor Oberst's Ruminations (Expanded Edition), a two-LP remastered edition of his acclaimed 2016 solo album with five bonus tracks; and on July 17, Randy Newman’s Roll with the Punches: The Studio Albums (1979–2017), an eight-LP set of his latest seven studio albums, including Bad Love on vinyl for the first time and Faust demos.

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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.” 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
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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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
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Randy Newman
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MUSICIANS
Randy Newman, vocals, piano

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