I think my feelings of adoration Randy Newman are well established (post here). Evidence of universal justice, if not a Supreme Being itself, was offered a few weeks ago when Randy was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (the 2,411th star, to be exact). He also has two Emmys, five Grammys, and an Oscar. A Hollywood Reporter article is here.
His music for movies tends to be very sweet and straightforward. Would you have heard it? Well, if you’re ever seen a Pixar film, you have.
His work on his individual albums, though, is a bit quirkier. He usually sings from the point of view of a character, and they’re often funny and heartbreaking. If you’re a curious sort who wants to learn the best of what this world has to offer, check out his works on the iTunes store. A link to his Best of album is here.
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