Avalon is the original soundtrack of the 1990 film Avalon starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Pollak and Elijah Wood. The original score was composed by songwriting legend Randy Newman. This Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Grammy-nominated score is back on vinyl for the first time in decades and is pressed on limited edition custom blue vinyl.
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. Newman was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.
One of the best, most movingly evocative scores in Randy Newman's long movie career...
Warm-hearted and moving, this is one of the most treasured items in my film music collection.
...one of the finest in Newman's canon.
- Limited Edition - 3000 Copies
- Custom Blue Vinyl
- First time on vinyl in decades
- Tracks remastered in 2008
- Made in the Netherlands
- Weekend Musicians
- Avalon / Moving Day
- Jules & Michael
- Television, Television, Television
- The Family
- The Fire
- No More Television
- End Titles