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  • September 22, 2021

    Randy Newman is the guest on the season four finale of the podcast Score. He talks with hosts Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes about his film music, his family's film scoring legacy, and more. You can watch their conversation here.

  • August 6, 2021

    Randy Newman’s eight-LP box set Roll with the Punches: The Studio Albums (1979–2017), first released for Records Store Day's RSD Drop in July, is now available in limited supply in the Nonesuch Store as well. The set contains Randy Newman's latest seven studio albums—Born Again, Trouble in Paradise, Land of Dreams, Faust, Bad Love (on vinyl for the first time), Harps and Angels, and Dark Matter—on 140-gram vinyl, featuring original album jackets, lyric/credit sheets, and Faust demos. You can take a look inside here.

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  • The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

    A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

Randy Newman

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Tue, Mar 15
Dublin
Vicar Street
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Dublin
Vicar Street
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Dublin
Vicar Street
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Dublin
Vicar Street
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Gateshead
Sage Gateshead
Fri, Mar 18
Gateshead
Sage Gateshead
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Edinburgh
Usher Hall
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Edinburgh
Usher Hall
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London
London Palladium
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London
London Palladium
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Nijmegan
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
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Nijmegan
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Groningen
De Oosterport
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Groningen
De Oosterport
Sun, Mar 27
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
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Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
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Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Wed, Mar 30
Paris
La Cigale
Wed, Mar 30
Paris
La Cigale
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on May 29, 2008 - 7:06pm
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Randy Newman's "Stay Away" is a call for social distancing in the fight against COVID-19. Proceeds support the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music's efforts to broaden opportunities for underserved children and young musicians in New Orleans' Ninth Ward.

Biography: 

The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Tue, Mar 15
Dublin
Vicar Street
Tue, Mar 15
Dublin
Vicar Street
Wed, Mar 16
Dublin
Vicar Street
Wed, Mar 16
Dublin
Vicar Street
Fri, Mar 18
Gateshead
Sage Gateshead
Fri, Mar 18
Gateshead
Sage Gateshead
Sun, Mar 20
Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Sun, Mar 20
Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Tue, Mar 22
London
London Palladium
Tue, Mar 22
London
London Palladium
Thu, Mar 24
Nijmegan
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Thu, Mar 24
Nijmegan
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Fri, Mar 25
Groningen
De Oosterport
Fri, Mar 25
Groningen
De Oosterport
Sun, Mar 27
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
Sun, Mar 27
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
Mon, Mar 28
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Mon, Mar 28
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Wed, Mar 30
Paris
La Cigale
Wed, Mar 30
Paris
La Cigale
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