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Randy Newman
 
 

Golden Gridiron Boy / Country Boy
Newman (2:00) / Newman (2:09)
Dot 45-16411, 10/62

 
I Think It's Going To Rain Today / Beehive State²
Newman (2:55) / Newman (1:50)
Reprise 0692, 5/68

 

Creates Something New Under The Sun
Reprise RS-6286
6/68
Back Cover

 
Recovered, renamed, and reissued in 1969

Side One
Love Story (You And Me) Newman 3:20
Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad Newman 2:00
So Long Dad Newman 2:02
Living Without You Newman 2:25
I Think He's Hiding Newman 3:04
Linda Newman 2:27
Side Two
Laughing Boy Newman 1:55
Cowboy Newman 2:36
Beehive State Newman 1:50
I Think It's Going To Rain Today Newman 2:55
Davy The Fat Boy Newman 2:50
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Randy Newman-piano, vocals
with:
James Burton-guitar
and studio orchestra
Produced by: Lenny Waronker, Van Dyke Parks

 

Last Night I Had A Dream¹ / I Think He's Hiding
Newman (2:03) / Newman (3:04)
Reprise 0771, 10/68

 

12 Songs
Reprise RS-6373
4/70 RS500
Back Cover

 
Lyric Sheet Front


 
Lyric Sheet Back


Side One
Have You Seen My Baby? Newman 2:32
Let's Burn Down The Cornfield Newman 3:03
Mama Told Me (Not To Come) Newman 2:12
Suzanne Newman 3:15
Lover's Prayer Newman 1:55
Lucinda Newman 2:40
Underneath The Harlem Moon Gordon-Revel 1:52
Side Two
Yellow Man Newman 2:19
Old Kentucky Home Newman 2:40
Rosemary Newman 2:08
If You Need Oil Newman 3:00
Uncle Bob's Midnight Blues Newman 2:15
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Randy Newman-piano, vocals
with:
Clarence White-guitar
Ron Elliott-guitar
Ry Cooder-guitar
Lyle Ritz-bass
Al McKibbon-bass
Gene Parsons-drums
Jim Gordon-drums
Roy Harte-percussion
Milt Holland-percussion
Produced by: Lenny Waronker

 

Hold On (Have You Seen My Baby?)¹ / Lover's Prayer
Newman (2:31) / Newman (1:56)
Reprise 0917, 5/70

 
Performance
Gone Dead Train² / Harry Flowers
Newman (2:50) / Nitzsche (4:00)
Reprise 0945, 11/70

B-side by orchestra, conducted by Randy Newman

Live
Reprise RS-6459
6/71 BB
Back Cover

Side One
Mama Told Me Not to Come Newman 1:46
Tickle Me Newman 1:53
I'll Be Home Newman 2:40
So Long Dad Newman 1:41
Living Without You Newman 2:16
Last Night I Had A Dream Newman 1:43
I Think It's Going To Rain Today Newman 2:32
Side Two
Lover's Prayer Newman 1:52
Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong Newman 1:16
Yellow Man Newman 2:05
Old Kentucky Home Newman 1:33
Cowboy Newman 2:13
Davy The Fat Boy Newman 2:48
Lonely At The Top Newman 2:16
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Randy Newman-piano, vocals
Produced by: Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman

Note: Recorded live at the Bitter End, Sept 17-19, 1970
 

 

Sailing To Success

Randy had been composing and arranging music since the dawn of rock ' roll (The Fleetwoods recorded one of his songs in 1962). Musicians in the know loved Randy and his songs (see the list of covers below, particularly Harry Nilsson). But he just couldn't break into the best-seller list.

This album wasn't a giant leap up the charts (topping out at #163), but opened many more doors for him. His uniquely satirically songs touched the FM crowd and from this album on, his success was established.


Sail Away
Reprise MS-2064
5/72 BB RS500
Full Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Sail Away Newman 2:56
Lonely At The Top Newman 2:32
He Gives Us All His Love Newman 1:53
Last Night I Had A Dream Newman 3:01
Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear Newman 2:00
Old Man Newman 2:42
Side Two
Political Science Newman 2:00
Burn On Newman 2:33
Memo To My Son Newman 1:56
Dayton, Ohio - 1903 Newman 1:47
You Can Leave Your Hat On Newman 3:18
God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) Newman 3:36

Notes: This version of Last Night I Had A Dream is a new recording (originally a 45 in 1968)
He Gives Us All His Love was wriiten for the movie Cold Turkey (and it's a different recording)
Lonely at the Top was written with Frank Sinatra in mind (he never recorded it, a shame)

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Randy Newman-piano,vocals
with (composite list):
Russ Titelman-guitar
Ry Cooder-slide guitar (Last Night I Had a Dream and You Can Leave Your Hat On)
Chris Ethridge, Jimmy Bond, Wilton Felder-bass
Earl Palmer, Gene Parsons, Jim Keltner-drums
Milt Holland-percussion
Abe Most-alto saxophone (Lonely At The Top)
and:
Louis Kauffman-concertmaster
Emil Newman (Randy's uncle)-orchestra conductor (Sail Away, Burn On)
Larry Marks-orchestra conductor (Old Man)
Produced by: Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman

 

 


Covers
Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad Linda Ronstadt (Hand Sown... Home Grown) 3/69
Bless You California The Beau Brummels (Bradley's Barn) 10/68
Have You Seen My Baby? The Flamin' Groovies (Teenage Head) 10/68
I Think It's Gonna Rain Today Judy Collins (In My Life) 11/66
  Eric Burdon & The Animals (Eric Is Here) 3/67
I've Been Wrong Before HP Lovecraft (HP Lovecraft) 11/66
If You Should Ever Leave Me Julie Driscoll (Jools & Brian) 11/66
Illinois The Everly Brothers (Roots) 12/68
Just One Smile Blood, Sweat & Tears (Child Is Father To The Man) 2/68
Livin' Without You Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy) 2/70
Mama Told Me (Not To Come) Eric Burdon & The Animals (Eric Is Here) 3/67
  Three Dog Night (45) 6/70
Old Kentucky Home The Beau Brummels (Triangle) 7/67
  Ry Cooder (Ry Cooder) ?/70
Simon Smith And The Amazing
  Dancing Bear
Harry Nilsson (Harry) 8/69
Vine Street Van Dyke Parks (Song Cycle) 11/67
Wait Till Next Year Eric Burdon & The Animals (Eric Is Here) 3/67
(whole album) Harry Nilsson (Nilsson Sings Newman) 3/70

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