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Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990

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Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 81 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb | 00:35:20
Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Pop Rock, Avant-Pop | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-25917-2

Born Again is the sixth album by American composer Randy Newman. Newman later said he thought the album, "was great and would create a big stir. I was looking forward to it coming out so much that I didn't fly any small planes before it was released. It's a weird album full of peculiar songs like the one about an ELO fan getting everything wrong. It's very idiosyncratic, with small subjects. If it had been a hit to follow it might have been different but I have always written the same way."

This has more content and feeling than Little Criminals. But as with Little Criminals its highlight is a (great) joke–"The Story of a Rock and Roll Band," which ought to be called "E.L.O." and isn't, for the same reason supergroupie radio programmers have shied away from it. Hence, the content comprises ever more intricate convolutions of bad taste; rather than making you think about homophobes and heavy-metal toughs and me-decade assholes the way he once made you think about rednecks and slave traders and high school belles, he makes you think about how he feels about them. Which just isn't as interesting.

Review by Robert Christgau (B+)

After the song "Short People" finally earned Randy Newman the hit single he claimed he always wanted (and in perhaps the worst way possible), Newman told reporters that for his next album he was preparing "a larger insult." And sure enough, Born Again was packed full of losers and misfits for whom Newman's contempt was unmistakable; from a man who had found some measure of understanding in his tales of thugs, stalkers, and slave traders on previous releases, the unmistakable bile Newman summoned up on "Half a Man," "Mr. Sheep," and "Pretty Boy" seems little short of perverse. And while Newman indulges in his usual passion for social satire here, "They Just Got Married" and "It's Money That I Love" are so stunningly unsubtle you have a hard time believing they came from the same man who wrote "Sail Away" or "Kingfish" (though "It's Money That I Love" has a piano line that would do Fats Domino proud). "The Story of a Rock and Roll Band" is a hilarious and deadly accurate parody of the Electric Light Orchestra (admittedly an easy target, but still beautifully executed), and the all-too-brief "William Brown" is a lovely vignette that wouldn't have been out of place on 12 Songs or Sail Away, but otherwise Born Again is the weakest non-soundtrack album of Randy Newman's career.

Review by Mark Deming, Allmusic.com

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990



Tracklist:

01. It's Money That I Love (3:42)
02. The Story Of A Rock'n Roll Band (2:53)
03. Pretty Boy (4:04)
04. Mr. Sheep (3:55)
05. Ghosts (2:30)
06. They Just Got Married (2:54)
07. Spies (3:58)
08. The Girls In My Life (Part 1) (2:43)
09. Half A Man (3:42)
10. William Brown (1:53)
11. Pants (3:06)


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Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990

Randy Newman - Born Again (1979) Reissue 1990