Randy Newman's Faust [Expanded]

Randy Newman's Faust [Expanded]

by Randy Newman

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Overview

Since Randy Newman has always borrowed from Hollywood and Broadway musicals in his songwriting, it's not surprising that he wrote his own full-blown musical with Randy Newman's Faust. Adapting Goethe's classic morality play for the '90s, Newman has his God and Devil vying for the soul of a Harvard college student. However, neither wins because they can't keep abreast of modern times -- the Devil tempts the student with a recording contract, but the student wants his own video game company since that's where the money is. The bombastic production features large orchestras and choirs as well as guest artists: James Taylor (God), Don Henley (Student), Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, and Linda Ronstadt. [The 2003 deluxe edition includes extra tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2003
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227378523
catalogNumber: 73785

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Newman   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Reeds,Conductor,Vocals,Voices
Don Henley   Vocals
Elton John   Vocals
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals,Voices
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals
James Taylor   Vocals,Voices
Jim Keltner   Drums
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Benmont Tench   Harmonium,Hammond Organ
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer
Denny Carmassi   Drums
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Mark Goldenberg   Guitar
John Goux   Guitar
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Randy Kerber   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ
Larry Klein   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Doug Livingston   Pedal Steel Guitar
Bob Mann   Guitar
Bill Payne   Hammond Organ
Steve Tavaglione   Saxophone
Carlos Vega   Drums
Randy Waldman   Organ,Synthesizer
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
Kristyn Liang-Chan   Vocals
Ryan Cooper   Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Bass

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Peter Asher   Producer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Luana Jackman   Vocal Coordinator
George Massenburg   Engineer
Eric Persing   Programming
Don Was   Producer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Frank Wolf   Producer,Engineer
Mark Mann   Programming
Kosh   Art Direction,Logo
Tim Scanlin   Liner Note Coordination
Don Davis   Arranger

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