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Randy Newman: Setting a Standard for Pop Songwriting

David Gans, Mix, May 1983

EVERYBODY'S GOT his own definition of paradise, and every paradise has its troubles. Randy Newman's new album, Trouble in Paradise, takes this notion and examines it from an assortment of perspectives.

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