Randy New­man at top of his game on new al­bum

Cape Breton Post - - Entertainment -

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 50 years into his record­ing ca­reer, singer-song­writer Randy New­man is still at the top of his game on his first stu­dio al­bum of all-new ma­te­rial in nine years.

“Dark Mat­ter’’ is a typ­i­cally en­gag­ing mix of top­i­cal tunes, quirky char­ac­ters, his­tory lessons and wry asides. Top­ics in­clude Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin; Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy; blues­man Sonny Boy Wil­liamson; and another blues­man named Sonny Boy Wil­liamson.

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