December 3, 2014 – 1:22 pm

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Hard To Sing In A Flat Country [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Concertgebouw, Haarlem, The Netherlands; February 22, 1983. Very good FM broadcast.

Thanks to mekt361 for sharing the show at Dime.

mekt361 noted:

Here is a nice and clean FM capture of Randy Newman from another cassette in the collection of Hans de Vente. It was recorded during the tour for the album Trouble In Paradise.

This is a solo performance, nothing here but piano, singer and audience. It is full of great songs and sarcastic asides, and there are some nice performances too (despite his own comments). There’re even tender moments, such as In Germay Before The War, which he introduces in a rather offhand way with the remark “This is a song about a murder”. His stream of remarks makes for a show of its own, from the somewhat ambivalent attempt to thank the people who helped him on tour to the gracious offer to the Dutch audience to explain what a mountain is.

I created fade-ins and fade-outs where necessary. Towards the encore songs there are more breaks, because applause was cut and there were the usual radio interruptions. I am not sure if this is the complete concert, but there can’t be much missing.

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FM broadcast > TDK master cassette Hans de Vente > Nakamichi Dragon tapedeck > Audacity > Wav 44/16.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Last Night I Had A Dream 2:21 (4.0MB)
Track 102. Yellow Man 2:02 (3.4MB)
Track 103. Marie 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 104. Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear 2:13 (3.7MB)
Track 105. Burn On 2:35 (4.3MB)
Track 106. Real Emotional Girl 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 107. Christmas In Cape Town 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 108. Change Your Way 1:37 (2.7MB)
Track 109. Short People 2:28 (4.1MB)
Track 110. Sigmund Freuds Impersonation Of Albert Einstein In America 2:09 (3.6MB)
Track 111. In Germany Before The War 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 112. Birmingham 2:27 (4.1MB)
Track 113. I Love LA 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 114. Guilty 2:42 (4.5MB)
Track 115. Jolly Coppers On Parade 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 116. The Blues 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 117. The Girls In My Life 2:01 (3.4MB)
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Rednecks 1:53 (3.2MB)
Track 202. Sail Away 2:42 (4.6MB)
Track 203. Baltimore 3:03 (5.1MB)
Track 204. My Life Is Good 4:09 (7.0MB)
Track 205. God’s Song 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 206. Rider In The Rain 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 207. Old Kentucky Home 1:45 (2.9MB)
Track 208. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today 2:28 (4.2MB)
Track 209. Lonely At The Top 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 210. Davy The Fat Boy 2:30 (4.2MB)
Track 211. It’s Money That I Love 2:23 (4.0MB)
Track 212. Same Girl 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 213. Linda 1:38 (2.7MB)
Track 214. Lover’s Prayer 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 215. Living Without You 2:33 (4.3MB)
Track 216. Rosemary 1:55 (3.2MB)
Track 217. Mama Told Me Not To Come 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 218. Dayton Ohio 1903 1:56 (3.2MB)
45 mins

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  1. 5 Responses to “RANDY NEWMAN - HOLLAND 1983”

  2. Thanks BigO !! Love Randy Newman hits “stripped”,

    By Willimantic Slim on Dec 3, 2014

  3. Thanks, Big O!

    By Eric (the other Eric) on Dec 4, 2014

  4. Excellent!
    I thank youse’s…………….

    By Timmy on Dec 4, 2014

  5. Thank you! I’m going to enjoy this..

    By Tom on Dec 4, 2014

  6. would love to get some unreleased sessions for his film scores such as the natural. his soundtracks with all instrumental pieces are incredible. hes done over 20 that i know of from 1970 thru last year. thats not counting films where he just contributed a song or songs to it.

    By darth on Dec 4, 2014

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