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Harps and Angels -- Randy Newman

2 Ratings: 4.5
An album by Randy Newman

Randy Newman's first studio album of all new material in nearly a decade is, by turns, hilarious, poignant and scathingly satirical. Harps and Angels often has an easy going Crescent City feel, with Newman on piano fronting a small combo and revealing, … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Harps and Angels -- Randy Newman
review by . September 04, 2010
Dark Brilliance
Whatever you may think of Randy Newman, any artist who can link Clarence Thomas with the sudden downgrade in Pluto's planetary status and somehow have it make sense deserves more than a cursory listen. With the release of Harps & Angels, his first new record in nearly a decade, Randy remains in character as the crankiest bastard at the 4th of July picnic. I'm glad he came.      Even by his own high threshold for cynicism, Harps & Angels is exponentially so. If …
review by . February 26, 2009
Harps & Angels
[Full disclosure: I am Randy Newman's web guy. But I swear he isn't paying me to write reviews for the Information Superhighway.]  Harps and Angels is one of Randy's best song collections. No matter how you feel about his soundtrack work, the hours and hours of "practice" he's put in while assembling those scores pays off in the complexity and elegance of H&A's arrangements. He's also got a few more miles on the odometer, so he has things to say that less-well-seasoned musical travelers migh …
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