Randy Newman

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Why playlists are getting me through anxious times
New technologies are helping us reach out to one another in these troubled times. And what doesn’t make the list is just as important as what does

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

27, Mar, 2020 @2:30 PM

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The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!

Michael Hann

11, Apr, 2019 @12:13 PM

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Randy Newman: ‘I've written a song about Trump and Ivanka – but it needs a little work’
The great songwriter talks about politics, Toy Story and the Smiths – and why he’s never enjoyed the writing process

Lawrence Donegan

21, Jan, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Randy Newman: 'I would never not play You've Got a Friend in Me'
The singer is back with his first album in nine years, complete with songs about Putin and medical research. But he still plays the Toy Story tear-jerkers too

Dorian Lynskey

07, Sep, 2017 @12:38 PM

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Randy Newman: Dark Matter review – not dark enough

Neil Spencer

06, Aug, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Randy Newman: Dark Matter review – classy song satirist still bites

Dave Simpson

03, Aug, 2017 @9:30 PM

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Randy Newman writes comic song about Donald Trump's penis
Oscar-winning songwriter left vulgar song off new album Dark Matter so he wouldn’t ‘add to the problem of how ugly the conversation we’re all having is’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jul, 2017 @9:32 AM

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The week in radio: Randy Newman’s America; Wimbledon; Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: The Days of Anna Madrigal
The grizzly American songwriter proved as compelling in conversation as he is on record, while Mrs Madrigal was rooted in the past

Miranda Sawyer

09, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Family life: The too-short lives of the Semple boys, Randy Newman’s Political Science, and golden butterscotch
Readers’ favourite photographs, songs and recipes

12, Nov, 2016 @6:45 AM

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Readers recommend: songs that aren't what they seem | Peter Kimpton
Ambiguous, misunderstood or misappropriated, suggest your selection of works with words taken the wrong way either by accident or on purpose, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

10, Dec, 2015 @8:30 PM

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Randy Newman review – a great American songbook all by himself
The self-deprecating singer played two hours’ worth of subtle character pieces and droll narratives of a kind that nobody else can write

Barry Nicolson

02, Nov, 2015 @11:37 AM

Rock, paper, crayons: famous musicians' drawings – in pictures

When asked for a doodle, famous musicians – from Leonard Cohen to Meat Loaf, and Randy Newman to Bryan Ferry – produced some surprisingly revealing artwork. Richard Williams looks at the results

Richard Williams

06, Dec, 2013 @1:00 PM

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