Newman, Randy - The Randy Newman Songbook Volume 2 (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 02-NNS525943.2
please note: all copies in stock are unsealed and have slight shelf wear, mostly to one of the corners. it's not too bad, just not 100% perfect. priced accordingly

Before he got rich making music for kiddy movies your grandchildren are watching right now, Randy Newman was a very talented, starving singer/songwriter pianist with an acerbic wit. Here's some of his great works in stripped-down form.

"Nearly eight years after releasing The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1, in which one of America's finest and most distinctive songwriters revisited a handful of songs from his back catalog in elegant, austere new recordings, Newman has delivered the implied follow-up, in which he revisits 16 more tunes with just his own piano work accompanying his vocals. Unlike many veteran artists past official retirement age, Newman's skills as a performer haven't suffered a bit with the passage of time, and these new recordings sound fresh and immediate; while Newman has never had a traditionally "good" voice, his instrument sounds as strong as ever and he's even better at assuming his cast of often questionable characters than he was on his early LPs, while his piano playing, a remarkable fusion of traditional pop and New Orleans groove, is emotionally and technically dazzling and gives these songs all the form and color they need...Longtime fans will be pleased, and folks who only know Newman from his film scores will be startled at the depth of the man's body of work, even on a collection with a couple of (relative) ringers."
  • LabelReprise
  • UPC075597978209
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