"A Few Words in Defense of My Country", a single released exclusively to iTunes last year, will be included in the track list.
Newman's 2003 hits collection, "The Randy Newman Songbook: Vol. 1," was the singer/songwriter's last release and first for Nonesuch. His last original set, "Bad Love," was released in 1999. His highest Billboard 200 charting album was 1978's "Little Criminals," which peaked at No. 9.
Newman, 64, has a busy gig calendar in May, plus a concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the Fourth of July weekend at the Hollywood Bowl.
He performed at this year's New Orleans Jazz Fest on May 1 and has another symphony-backed show in Denver on May 23. Additionally, he is slated to perform solo May 4 in St. Louis
and May 5 and 6 in Iowa City, Iowa.
Randy Newman will lend his musical expertise to David Letterman's late-night cultural programming! August 6th. Tell your TiVo.
On Wednesday, August 6th, Randy will be Dave's guest while "Harps and Angels" hover innocently in the background.