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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 356/500!
The second studio album from Newman was released in 1970 and features a swampy style of roots music and satirical songwriting. "Have You Seen My Baby" was the album's only single.
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 2013the 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.
"A perfect album." - Robert Christgau
"...the best record of 1970" - The Village Voice
"The full emergence of a leading innovator in rock and roll." - Rolling Stone
1. Have You Seen My Baby?
2 Let's Burn Down The Cornfield
3. Mama Told Me Not To Come
5. Lover's Prayer
7. Underneath The Harlem Moon
1. Yellow Man
2. Old Kentucky Home
4. If You Need Oil
5. Uncle Bob's Midnight Blues