Monday, May 10, 2021

Randy Newman - Discography

RANDY NEWMAN 

An anomaly among early-'70s singer/songwriters, Randy Newman may have been slightly influenced by Bob Dylan, but his music owed more to New Orleans R&B and traditional pop than folk. Newman developed an idiosyncratic style that alternated between sweeping, cinematic pop and rolling R&B, which were tied together by his intelligently biting sense of humor. Where his peers concentrated on confessional songwriting, Newman drew characters, creating a world filled with misfits, outcasts, charlatans, and con men. Though he occasionally showed sympathy for his characters, he became well known for his acidic sense of satire, highlighted by his fluke 1978 hit "Short People" and his parody of '80s yuppies, "I Love L.A." Newman's records consistently received strongly positive reviews, especially 1972's Sail Away and 1974's Good Old Boys, and he enjoyed a commercial breakthrough with 1977's Little Criminals, but he became a wealthy man by composing scores for films like Ragtime and The Natural. After scoring a number of animated blockbusters for Pixar and Disney (including the Toy Story and Monsters Inc. franchises), Newman's solo efforts became infrequent, but 2008's Harps and Angels and 2017's Dark Matter showed his unique melodic sense of lyrical poison pen were still in fighting shape.

10 comments:

Cor said...

Tanks very much !!

Cor said...

Thanks !!

Maxx said...

Thank you soooooo much ;)

Unknown said...

An amazing songwriter. Not so good a singer. Sail Away, Good Old Boys and Bad Love are ESSENTIAL. The Songbooks do a good job covering the rest.
Thank you, though I have all these, bar the soundtracks.

Ozzieguy said...

Hi Unknown,
Hope you are doing well. Oh yes he certainly is a great song writer without doubt. Glad that you now have his sound tracks as they are good.
Regards
Ozzieguy

Ozzieguy said...

You are very welcome Maxx, your request has been fulfilled :-)
Regards
Ozzieguy

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome Cor

Unknown said...

great man. thank you

berkaal said...

Thank you sooooooo much. I have many lp's but it's a long time I don't hear this music. Much obliged.

Ozzieguy said...

Excellent berkaal, I hope that you enjoy all of the music.
Best Wishes
ozzieguy