Randy Newman

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Biography (Excerpt)

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.

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http://www.facebook.com/RandyNewman
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https://twitter.com/RandyNewman
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https://www.instagram.com/randynewmanofficial/
Youtube URL
https://www.youtube.com/randynewman

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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Latest Release

  • August 6, 2021

    Randy Newman’s eight-LP box set Roll with the Punches: The Studio Albums (1979–2017) was first released for Records Store Day's RSD Drop in July 2021. It comprises his 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.

News

  • 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.

Tour

Thu, Jan 26
Oslo,
Sentrum Scene
Thu, Jan 26
Oslo,
Sentrum Scene
Sun, Jan 29
Copenhagen,
DR Koncerthuset, Studie 2
Sun, Jan 29
Copenhagen,
DR Koncerthuset, Studie 2
Tue, Jan 31
Berlin,
Admiralspalast
Tue, Jan 31
Berlin,
Admiralspalast
Wed, Feb 01
Bremen,
Die Glocke
Wed, Feb 01
Bremen,
Die Glocke
Fri, Feb 03
Antwerp,
De Roma
Fri, Feb 03
Antwerp,
De Roma
Sat, Feb 04
Antwerp,
De Roma
Sat, Feb 04
Antwerp,
De Roma
Mon, Feb 06
Amsterdam,
Concertgebouw
Mon, Feb 06
Amsterdam,
Concertgebouw
Tue, Feb 07
Utrecht,
Tivoli Vredenburg
Tue, Feb 07
Utrecht,
Tivoli Vredenburg
Thu, Feb 09
Groningen,
De Oosterpoort
Thu, Feb 09
Groningen,
De Oosterpoort
Sun, Feb 12
Eindhoven,
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Sun, Feb 12
Eindhoven,
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

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About Randy Newman

  • 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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