Newman, Randy - Live In London (CD + DVD)

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    Categories
    PopWorldMusic
    Category
    1. Musical & Performing Arts
    2. Concert
    3. Performing Arts
    4. Music (General)
    5. Singers
    6. Concerts
    Number of Discs
    2
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    Live in London [Digipak]
    Media
    CD + DVD
    BarCode
    075597979015
    Country of Origin
    USA
    Label
    Nonesuch (USA)
    Released By
    Nonesuch
    Mono / Stereo
    Stereo
    Format
    CD
    Barcode
    075597979015
    Previews
    Uncut (magazine) (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Here, 16th century colonialists and Karl Marx are among his targets for lyrical assassination..."
    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] The Great Nations of Europe
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Marie
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] It's Money That I Love
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Mama Told Me Not to Come
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Rollin'
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Losing You
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Short People
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] The World Isn't Fair
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Louisiana 1927
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] You Can Leave Your Hat On
    13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)
    14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Real Emotional Girl
    15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] I Miss You
    16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Laugh and be Happy
    17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Political Science
    18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Love Story (You and Me)
    19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Feels Like Home
    20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
    21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Sail Away
    22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] I Think it's Going to Rain Today
    Release Status
    In Print
    Country
    Genre
    Easy Listening
    Duration
    75m 33s
    Songs / Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Great Nations of Europe, The
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Marie
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] It's Money That I Love
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Mama Told Me Not to Come
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Rollin'
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Losing You
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Short People
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Intro
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] World Isn't Fair, The
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Intro
    13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Louisiana 1927
    14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] You Can Leave Your Hat On
    15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Intro
    16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)
    17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Real Emotional Girl
    18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] I Miss You
    19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Laugh and Be Happy
    20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Political Science
    21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Love Story (You and Me)
    22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Feels Like Home
    23. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Few Words in Defense of Our Country, A
    24. [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] Sail Away
    25. [ Disc 01 Track 25 ] I Think It's Going to Rain Today
    26. [ Disc 02 Track 01 ] Great Nations of Europe, The
    27. [ Disc 02 Track 02 ] Marie
    28. [ Disc 02 Track 03 ] It's Money That I Love
    29. [ Disc 02 Track 04 ] Mama Told Me Not to Come
    30. [ Disc 02 Track 05 ] Rollin'
    31. [ Disc 02 Track 06 ] Losing You
    32. [ Disc 02 Track 07 ] Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
    33. [ Disc 02 Track 08 ] Short People
    34. [ Disc 02 Track 09 ] God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
    35. [ Disc 02 Track 10 ] World Isn't Fair, The
    36. [ Disc 02 Track 11 ] Louisiana 1927
    37. [ Disc 02 Track 12 ] You Can Leave Your Hat On
    38. [ Disc 02 Track 13 ] I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)
    39. [ Disc 02 Track 14 ] Real Emotional Girl
    40. [ Disc 02 Track 15 ] I Miss You
    41. [ Disc 02 Track 16 ] Laugh and Be Happy
    42. [ Disc 02 Track 17 ] Political Science
    43. [ Disc 02 Track 18 ] Love Story (You and Me)
    44. [ Disc 02 Track 19 ] Feels Like Home
    45. [ Disc 02 Track 20 ] Few Words in Defense of Our Country, A
    46. [ Disc 02 Track 21 ] Sail Away
    47. [ Disc 02 Track 22 ] I Think It's Going to Rain Today
    Notes

    Recording information: LSO St. Luke's, London (09/22/2008).
    Director: Nick Wickham.
    Through most of his first decade as a recording artist, Randy Newman was a critics' darling known to the mainstream pop audience only through the songs he wrote that were recorded by artists such as Dusty Springfield, Three Dog Night, and Harry Nilsson, his own records often being too lyrically blunt (and his vocals too froggy) for radio. Newman finally scored a hit of his own with "Short People" in 1978, but his greatest success came in the 1990s; his profitable sideline in writing film scores eventually grew into his primary occupation, and the theme songs he wrote for movies like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Cars, and The Princess and the Frog earned him a reputation for composing warm but clever pop tunes that overshadowed his more personal work in the public eye. In recent years, Newman appears to have gone on a low-key campaign to remind folks about the music he made before hitting pay dirt with Pixar and Disney; he's recorded two volumes of The Randy Newman Songbook in which he revisits gems from his back catalog with only his piano accompanying his vocals, and now he's released Live in London, which documents a show from a 2008 British tour in support of the album Harps and Angels. The 22-song set list spans the whole of Newman's recording career, including one tune from his 1968 debut LP ("Love Story") as well as several selections from Harps and Angels, and while Newman performs eight numbers solo at the piano, on the rest he's accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, offering a generous reminder that Newman's skill as an arranger is on a par with his gift as a composer. Newman has never possessed a traditionally "great" voice, and his instrument wavers a bit on several of these selections, but his sense of phrasing and his ability to inhabit a character is still impressive, and his piano work, perhaps the only thing Fats Domino and Aaron Copland will ever have in common, is excellent. The tone of Live in London is relaxed but confident, and Newman's between-song patter offers a witty look into the wealth of ideas and influences that inform his songwriting, from America's stature in the eyes of the world to his son's report cards. Live in London doesn't quite catch Randy Newman at his best as a performer, but he clearly knows how to make his great songs connect with an audience, and as an overview of his career as one of America's best and most intelligent songwriters, it's well worth investigating for longtime fans as well as those who know little of him beyond "You've Got a Friend in Me." ~ Mark Deming

    Year
    2010
    Date Released
    2013-06-01 00:00:00
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    Release Notes

    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

    Video Disabled
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    Performer
    Randy Newman
    Producer
    Serena Cross
    Titles
    1. Randy Newman: Live in London (Primary Title - English)
    Artists
    1. Newman, Randy
    Distributor
    Elektra (Label)

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