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On Vine Street: Early Songs of Randy Newman / Various [Import][CD]
Randy Newman has been arranging and recording his own wonderful compositions for almost 40 years. For the best part of a decade before that, he was busy building his reputation as one of the greatest songwriters of his and future generations. On Vine Street is a lovingly compiled overview of what Randy Newman wrote for others in the days before he found his own voice. Concentrating on songs that Randy wrote between 1962-69, this 24-track set acquaints the listener with the original or early versions of songs that have passed into the realms of standards ('I Think It's Going to Rain Today', 'Mama Told Me Not to Come)' and more. On Vine Street also features many recordings of songs from Randy's early days as a staff writer at Metric Music that have never been reissued before in any format. Several of these appear here in stereo for the first time, too. Ace. 2008.
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