Vinyl LP Reissue!
First Time On Vinyl In Decades!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 394/500!
The fifth album from Randy Newman, released in 1974, peaked at #36 on the
Billboard 200, becoming his first album to achieve major commercial success.
With a concept of the viewpoint of inhabitants of the Deep South, Newman
addresses generally taboo topics such as slavery and racism. He incorporates
actual historic events into the album mentioning the Great Mississippi Flood of
1927 as well as a plea to President Richard Nixon to alleviate poverty as a
result of the 1970s' recession. Newman performs with members of The Eagles on a
song written by Huey Long and Castro Carazo, "Every Man A King".
After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Randy Newman began
recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album. Throughout
the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail
Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular
international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the
1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural,
Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the
Giant Peach, A Bug's Life, and Disney/Pixar's Monsters University, the prequel
to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored).
Randy Newman's many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy
Awards. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013—the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for
Music Special International Award. Mostly recently, Newman was presented with a
PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.
• Vinyl LP
4. Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
6. Louisiana 1927
7. Every Man A King
9. Naked Man
10. A Wedding In Cherokee County
11. Back On My Feet Again