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RANDY NEWMAN – POLITICAL SCIENCE – Live from LSO St. Lukes, London, Eng. w/BBC Concert Orchestra, 10/19/08.

From BBC Sessions...
Randall Stuart “Randy” Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is notable for his mordant (and often satirical) pop songs and for his many film scores.

Newman is noted for his practice of writing lyrics from the perspective of a character far removed from Newman's own biography. For example, the 1972 song "Sail Away" is written as a slave trader's sales pitch to attract slaves, while the narrator of "Political Science" is a U.S. nationalist who complains of worldwide ingratitude toward America and proposes a brutally ironic final solution. One of his biggest hits, "Short People" was written from the perspective of "a lunatic" who hates short people. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer.
He has been awarded an Academy Award, two E

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