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Harps and Angels


Download links and information about Harps and Angels by Randy Newman. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 34:39 minutes.

Artist: Randy Newman
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 34:39
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No. Title Length
1. Harps and Angels 5:07
2. Losing You 2:40
3. Laugh and Be Happy 2:17
4. A Few Words In Defense of Our Country 4:14
5. A Piece of the Pie 2:41
6. Easy Street 3:14
7. Korean Parents 3:26
8. Only a Girl 2:44
9. Potholes 3:39
10. Feels Like Home 4:37



Randy Newman’s first batch of new material since 1999’s excellent Bad Love, Harps and Angels follows many familiar Newman themes to their just placement. Produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker, the album centers around Newman’s rolling New Orleans piano and orchestrations, and his droll wit and bluesy singing that often sounds surprised by what transpires. The title track traces a man’s spiritual reformation after being confronted with a near-death experience (he’s called to Judgment Day by a clerical error). “Losing You” explores an elderly couple’s inability to process the death of their son with their own lives’ nearing an end. “A Few Words in Defense Of Our Country” ran as an Op-Ed piece at the New York Times and has worked as the album’s “advance single” recounting the missteps of the Bush administration. “Piece of the Pie” handles economic disparity. “Potholes” humorously recalls his father’s ability to forget everything but Newman’s own childhood failures. “Korean Parents” suggests that strict discipline and a hard-nosed work ethic is society’s desperate need. Newman’s that rare songwriter who never runs out of topics to cover.