Randy Newman Dark Matter LP
Randy Newman Dark Matter LP
Genre: Folk
Label: Nonesuch
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Randy Newman Dark Matter LP

Randy Newman

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SKU:
NONLP94034
UPC:
075597940343
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

2018 Grammy Award Winner!
• Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: "Putin"


Vinyl LP!
One of Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2017!


Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008's acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called "the work of a true master of popular song." Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.

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. 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 most recently, Disney/Pixar's Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored).

"Such a long wait for nine new songs may be frustrating for some, but Dark Matter arrives at the right time and delivers the commentary and insight we crave from Newman. He makes you forget about the time that has passed and puts the focus on where it belongs: the present. The man is one of the era’s great songwriters, composers, and storytellers, and Dark Matter perfectly fits in his legacy." - Darren DeVivo, WFUV

"Newman opens his first album of new material in eight years with three songs that play the end of Western civilization for laughs – starting with a Marx Brothers version of the Scopes Trial and culminating with a Vladimir Putin variety show – and then hits one that plays the end of life for tears: 'Lost Without You,' in which a husband listens in the shadows as his dying wife tells her kids to take care of him after she's gone. It's a stunning miniature, with swells of American prairie strings and horns giving way to Newman alone at the piano delivering a simple message: The darkness is coming to us all, one way or the other." - Rolling Stone, 50 Best Albums of 2017

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Limited time MP3 download

Selections:
1. The Great Debate
2. Brothers
3. Putin
4. Lost Without You
5. Sonny Boy
6. It's A Jungle Out There (V2)
7. She Chose Me
8. On The Beach
9. Wandering Boy
Description
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

2018 Grammy Award Winner!
• Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: "Putin"


Vinyl LP!
One of Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2017!


Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008's acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called "the work of a true master of popular song." Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.

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. 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 most recently, Disney/Pixar's Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc. (which he also scored).

"Such a long wait for nine new songs may be frustrating for some, but Dark Matter arrives at the right time and delivers the commentary and insight we crave from Newman. He makes you forget about the time that has passed and puts the focus on where it belongs: the present. The man is one of the era’s great songwriters, composers, and storytellers, and Dark Matter perfectly fits in his legacy." - Darren DeVivo, WFUV

"Newman opens his first album of new material in eight years with three songs that play the end of Western civilization for laughs – starting with a Marx Brothers version of the Scopes Trial and culminating with a Vladimir Putin variety show – and then hits one that plays the end of life for tears: 'Lost Without You,' in which a husband listens in the shadows as his dying wife tells her kids to take care of him after she's gone. It's a stunning miniature, with swells of American prairie strings and horns giving way to Newman alone at the piano delivering a simple message: The darkness is coming to us all, one way or the other." - Rolling Stone, 50 Best Albums of 2017

Features:
• Vinyl LP
• Limited time MP3 download

Selections:
1. The Great Debate
2. Brothers
3. Putin
4. Lost Without You
5. Sonny Boy
6. It's A Jungle Out There (V2)
7. She Chose Me
8. On The Beach
9. Wandering Boy
Genre
Folk
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Randy Newman
Title
Dark Matter
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-29-2017
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
08-16-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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