The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3
1 Short People 2 Mama Told Me Not to Come 3 Love Story 4 Burn on 5 You've Got a Friend in Me 6 Rollin' 7 Guilty 8 Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear 9 Davy the Fat Boy 10 Red Bandana 11 Old Man 12 I Love to See You Smile 13 I Love L.A 14 Bad News from Home 15 I'll Be Home
2016 collection. Nonesuch Records releases The Randy Newman Songbook, the third in a series comprising solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman's five-decade career. Previous volumes were released in 2003 and 2011. Mitchell Froom and Newman's lifelong friend and colleague Lenny Waronker produced The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 3. The New York Times said of the first volume of The Randy Newman Songbook: "The great craftsmanship is more apparent in the stripped-down context," and the Associated Press said, "Few singer-songwriters could inject more new life into solo piano versions of their work than Randy Newman." The UK's Uncut called Vol. 2 "another subtly sublime stroll through the master's back catalogue," noting that Newman is "owner of a peerless canon," and that the album "isolates his full range of qualities: the improbable juxtapositions of caustic topicality and heart-wrenching universality, the concise character studies, and singing and piano playing that seem to emanate from the very fabric of America."