RANDY NEWMAN The Randy Newman Songbook, Vols. 1 & 2 (2003/2011)


The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1 (2003)
The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2 (2010)
Just Randy, A Piano And That Glorious Music

I wish more artists did this. Unless you’re a film score buff, there’s no better Randy Newman music than when he’s alone at the piano. It’s what a lot of his early records sounded like, before he (or his label) felt the pressure to more fully augment his music with rock instrumentation to compete with others for radio time. These two discs include many of Newman’s classic works, recorded live in the studio with gorgeous sound. Think of them as alternate universe best of’s. Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 are at Amazon.


VOL. 1
It’s Lonely At The Top (3:14)
God’s Song (3:25)
Louisiana (2:58)
Let Me Go (2:38)
Rednecks (3:06)
Avalon (0:58)
Living Without You (2:18)
I Think It’s Going To Rain Today (2:58)
You Can Leave Your Hat On (2:34)
It’s Money That I Love (2:19)
Marie (2:57)
When She Loved Me (1:03)
Sail Away (2:59)
The World Isn’t Fair (3:08)
Political Science (2:05)
The Great Nations Of Europe (3:26)
In Germany Before The War (3:51)

VOL. 2
Ragtime (1:25)
Dixie Flyer (3:21)
Yellow Man (2:06)
Suzanne (2:48)
The Girls In My Life (Part 1) (1:49)
Kingfish (2:17)
Losing You (2:46)
Sandman’s Coming (2:19)
My Life Is Good (3:27)
Birmingham (2:22)
Last Night I Had A Dream (1:58)
Same Girl (2:47)
Baltimore (3:05)
Laugh And Be Happy (2:20)
Lucinda (1:37)
Dayton, Ohio – 1903 (1:54)
Cowboy (2:24)

20 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    December 14, 2011 - 09:10 | Permalink

    Search HERE. There’s a bonus, too.

  • 2
    Craig Morooney
    December 14, 2011 - 10:17 | Permalink

    Super post! Thank you very much!

  • 3
    Lee
    December 14, 2011 - 10:18 | Permalink

    Nice bonus, Willard!

    Thanks

  • 4
    JB
    December 14, 2011 - 14:58 | Permalink

    Thanks, W! Time to add Vol.2 and the bonus to the collection.

  • 5
    ART Ducko
    December 14, 2011 - 23:14 | Permalink

    Mama told me not to come.

  • 6
    December 15, 2011 - 07:42 | Permalink

    Elemental and worth listening to by anyone who truly appreciates the craft of songwriting. It’s worth noting that much of Randy Newman’s early work (and Tom Waits’ early stuff as well) illustrate a heavy Stephen Foster influence.

  • 7
    mz
    December 16, 2011 - 12:11 | Permalink

    thanks again, mz

  • 8
    miles
    December 17, 2011 - 00:11 | Permalink

    I’ll consider this as an early Christmas gift. How’d you know what I wanted? What a classy present. Thanks, Willard!

    • 9
      Willard
      December 17, 2011 - 06:37 | Permalink

      What was I gonna do? You kept returning the sweaters.

  • 10
    miles
    December 17, 2011 - 15:37 | Permalink

    True, but what did you expect? Plaid went out with Blazers and Hush Puppies. I always appreciated the thought, but this is more up my alley. Thanks again, Willard. You finally got the clue. Happy holiday to you and yours!

    • 11
      Willard
      December 17, 2011 - 18:38 | Permalink

      I thought you liked the sweaters. Does that mean you don’t like the Christmas card with the dogs wearing matching sweaters, either?

  • 12
    miles
    December 17, 2011 - 22:01 | Permalink

    Well, it wasn’t as bad as the impossibly idealized, yet thoroughly nauseating Thomas Kinkade village scene from last year, or the holiday scenarios with those big-eyed children that you used to send from the Margaret Keane collection. And I do like sweaters — if their tight and worn on girls.

    • 13
      Willard
      December 17, 2011 - 22:20 | Permalink

      Thanks for the coda, that was becoming a looming necessity.
      (PS You’re drunk again, that was The Kink’s Village Preservation Society.)

  • 14
    miles
    December 18, 2011 - 16:16 | Permalink

    Yikes! You’re right! I thought those figures in the center looked uncharacteristically pasty. Come to think of it, I seem to be looking the same way. Maybe I need sun and fresh air. I’ve been enjoying the tunes though. Thanks again.

  • 15
    KDNYfm
    April 16, 2012 - 17:51 | Permalink

    Found your blog whilst stumbling thru a dirty funky situation!
    What a great Post and a Great Blog!! Thanx for sharing Willard!
    Al

    • 16
      Willard
      April 16, 2012 - 18:28 | Permalink

      Thanks for stopping by. Say hi to Chris.

  • 17
    Joe
    April 18, 2012 - 13:26 | Permalink

    Thanks so much for re-sharing this Randy Newman stuff – wonderful!

  • 18
    Indiana Scott
    January 11, 2013 - 14:39 | Permalink

    Thanks Williard!

  • 19
    Anonymous
    June 26, 2013 - 07:35 | Permalink

    Oops, Link 1 is gone! Please reup, thanks!

    • 20
      Willard
      June 26, 2013 - 10:35 | Permalink

      New link up, thanks.

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