Born Again (Randy Newman album)

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Born Again
Studio album by Randy Newman
Released August 1979
Recorded 1979
Studio Warner Brothers Recording Studios, North Hollywood; A&M Studios, Hollywood
Genre Rock, avant-pop[1]
Length 34:48
Label Warner Bros., Reprise
Producer Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman
Randy Newman chronology
Little Criminals
Born Again
Trouble in Paradise
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]
Rolling Stone (unfavorable)[4]

Born Again is the sixth album by American composer Randy Newman.

Newman later said he thought the album, "was great and would create a big stir. I was looking forward to it coming out so much that I didn't fly any small planes before it was released. It's a weird album full of peculiar songs like the one about an ELO fan getting everything wrong. It's very idiosyncratic, with small subjects. If it had been a hit to follow it might have been different but I have always written the same way."[5] Ironically, Jeff Lynne would later be among the producers of Land of Dreams.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Randy Newman.

  1. "It's Money That I Love" – 3:38
  2. "The Story of a Rock and Roll Band" – 2:53
  3. "Pretty Boy" – 4:00
  4. "Mr. Sheep" – 3:53
  5. "Ghosts" – 2:28
  6. "They Just Got Married" – 2:51
  7. "Spies" – 3:55
  8. "The Girls in My Life (Part One)" – 2:36
  9. "Half a Man" – 3:38
  10. "William Brown" – 1:50
  11. "Pants" – 3:06



  1. ^ Grimstad, Paul. "What is Avant-Pop?". Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Born Again at AllMusic
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  4. ^ Rolling Stone
  5. ^ Martin Chilton. "". The Telegraph.  External link in |title= (help)