Sail Away (studio album) by Randy Newman

Sail Away
Sail Away by Randy Newman
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 1,558th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 211 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1972 (32nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (314th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,558th)
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RANDY NEWMAN~SAIL AWAY~1972 LP
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Time left: 25m 40s
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RANDY NEWMAN Sail Away MS2064 LP Vinyl VG+ near ++ Cover VG+ GF
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Time left: 33m 35s
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Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman by Various Artists !!Disc only no tracking!
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 58m 12s
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Sail Away is ranked as the best album by Randy Newman.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.9/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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From 07/06/2019 23:17
Excelente e inteligente, além de alta qualidade de absorção!
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From 06/01/2016 14:52
Probably Randy Newman's best album, sail away, is an excellent record from one of America's greatest ever songwriters. Featuring stunning songs from the eternally topical, political science, you can leave your hat on, and, God's song(that's why I love mankind). Brilliant intelligent songs.
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From 02/10/2016 04:51
Great intro to one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century.
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From 10/06/2014 20:32
Randy Newman is in a class all his own. That's not to say he's the BEST of the best, but he is most definitely an icon.
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From 12/13/2012 01:31
underrated
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From 12/24/2011 20:41
Some guy that sounds like Gruff Rhys but from the far past sings about some weird stuff. He has Willy Wonka complex and probably his attitude too. Maybe. Maybe Not? I'm reviewing 'Sail Away' here, have got to remind myself. Yes, it has an old timey feel. 'Lonely At The Top' self lamenting comes with brass instruments and a tinkering piano. This isn't quite Scott Walker though. This guy is more... pre occupied with the song. I can't see much narration here. Through the sadness of 'Old Man' and the confusion via passion of 'Last Night I Had A Dream' it gives the impression one is reading an audio diary. Except you're listening to the words off the page. I'm confusing am I? Well whatever, nevermind, listen to the album. It won't take long. These songs go in the ear and out sooner than you would think. Not saying it isn't interesting, in fact... it does have some most interesting parts. 'Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear' takes you to the seaside quicker than the fastest plane. I can see the striped pre first world war swimsuits just be listening... And 'Sail Away' and 'Political Science' certainly have a different sense of humor. Odd odd album. Listened to it 3 times so far and can't quite grasp it. Seems like a grower though.
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100/100
From 10/07/2010 20:15
It was a consistently good seller(Reprise MS 2064) throughout the 70s and 80s and got a lot of airplay in the same period, especially for "Political Science" and "Sail Away". One of my favorite albums and IMO his best, but also check out Randy Newman Live and "I think its going to rain today". I am really glad to see that this album is so popular with the members on this site..albums like this can get lost in the passage of time.
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From 06/02/2010 08:29
It is lonely at the top, *sighs
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From 05/27/2010 18:53
Thank you ffudnebbuh, really really good album
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