Songbook Box Set, including Volume 3 — Sept 23, 2016

Songbook box vol 3

Nonesuch releases a vinyl-only, limited-edition The Randy Newman Songbook box set — a four-LP solo exploration of the award-winning singer-songwriter’s catalog — on September 23rd. The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 3 released simultaneously on CD and digital formats “Randy Newman is our generation’s Stephen Foster and our Mark Twain.” — CBS Sunday Morning “The Songbook […]

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Universal Music Publishing’s Storytellers performance and interview, Oct 2015

Chabon Newman Gerson UPMG

At Capitol Studios legendary Studios A&B in Hollywood, Universal Music Publishing Group hosted a private Storytellers event and an intimate performance with legendary artist/writer and composer Randy Newman, who was interviewed by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, lyricist and UMPG songwriter Michael Chabon (Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special), pictured w/UMPG Chairman/CEO Jody Gerson.

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“Randy Newman” (the album) is inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame

Randy Newman, the album

“Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its vaunted GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative […]

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The Colbert Report finale, December 18, 2014

Stephen Colbert finale

Randy accompanied a star-studded cast of (seeming) thousands when the Colbert Report signed off on December 18, 2014. The song is “We’ll Meet Again,” the song that was also used at the conclusion of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 cinema classic “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”

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NYC’s “Faust” concert: July 1, 2014


Randy Newman lead a one-night-only performance of his famed 1995 musical “Faust” in concert at New York City Center on July 1, 2014, as part of the Encores! Off-Center series. Here is a short highlight clip from that performance.   The musical is “like Goethe’s Faust Pt. 1, but more complex psychologically; more like Pt […]

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Honored by PEN New England on Monday, June 2, 2014

Randy and Elvis Costello

Randy, “whose 40-year career has included a few improbable hits (‘Short People’ and ‘I Love L.A.’), two Academy Awards (and 20 nominations), and a trove of smart, satirical songs that has won him the reverence of his peers, seemed to enjoy himself Monday. He told the crowd he’s ‘just enough of a snob’ to relish […]

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The Library of Congress’ Gershwin Room

Randy at the Library of Congress

During a visit to The Library of Congress, Randy Newman was given the opportunity to play George Gershwin’s piano. “Outdoors but Not the Red River Valley” was written on commission from pianist Gloria Cheng and is one in a five-part homage to Newman’s uncles, film composers Alfred, Emil and Lionel Newman. “My uncle Alfred wrote […]

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“Big Time” on Peter Gabriel’s “And I’ll Scratch Yours”

Big Time (cover)

“And I’ll Scratch Yours” is the “companion to the critically acclaimed Scratch My Back and the concluding part of a series of song exchanges in which Peter and other leading artists reinterpret each other’s songs.” Randy, interpreting “Big Time,” joined Lou Reed, Arcade Fire, David Byrne, Paul Simon, and others in covering Peter Gabriel’s tunes. To […]

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“We Belong Together” won an Oscar

We Belong Together Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted “Congratulations Randy Newman, Winner of Best Original Song for ‘We Belong Together’ – This is his second Oscars Win.” — “I’m very grateful for this and surprised. My percentages aren’t great. I’ve been nominated 20 times and this is the 2nd time I won. At the Academy, […]

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