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
(1977)Little Criminals1977
Born Again
Trouble in Paradise
(1983)Trouble in Paradise1983
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)