Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 322/500!
Released in 1972, Sail Away contains songs written by Randy Newman, some of which had previously been recorded by other artists. In 2003, the album was ranked number 321 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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.
"One of Newman's finest works, musically adventurous..." - All Music Guide
1. Sail Away
2. Lonely At The Top
3. He Gives Us All His Love
4. Last Night I Had A Dream
5. Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear
6. Old Man
1. Political Science
2. Burn On
3. Memo To My Son
4. Dayton, Ohio - 1903
5. You Can Leave Your Hat On
6. God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)