I misunderstood what this album was for a few years. As a Randy Newman fan I already have most of the songs on this album so I didn't buy it, but one day I accidentally discovered that it was basically an 'unplugged' album with just Randy and a Piano.
It's brilliant. The songs are given a new dimension and when they are stripped of studio production and supporting instrumentation they sound wonderful. For purists of the art of songwriting and for anyone who has seen/ would like to see Randy's live stage-show where he's on his own. Thoroughly recommended