Little Criminals is a 1977 album by Randy Newman. Like most of Newman's work, the album eschews traditional pop-music themes ("I'll Be Home" is the only love song on the album) in favor of musical story-telling, often featuring quirky characters and cynical views. The first song on the album – "Short People" – became a hit single in its own right. The album itself peaked at #9 on the US Billboard 200 chart, Newman's highest-charting album to date.
No. Title Length
1. "Short People" 2:54
2. "You Can't Fool the Fatman" 2:44
3. "Little Criminals" 3:04
4. "Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father" 2:40
5. "Jolly Coppers on Parade" 3:46
6. "In Germany Before the War" 3:39
No. Title Length
7. "Sigmund Freud's Impersonation of Albert Einstein in America" 3:02
8. "Baltimore" 4:02
9. "I'll Be Home" 2:47
10. "Rider in the Rain" 3:54
11. "Kathleen (Catholicism Made Easier)" 3:35
12. "Old Man on the Farm" 2:14
Design [Cover] – Mike Salisbury
Engineer – Lee Herschberg, Loyd Clifft
Keyboards, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Randy Newman
Other [Production Assistant] – Noel Newbolt, Sue Bridgman
Photography By [Cover] – Bob Seiderman*
Producer – Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman
Programmed By [Synthesizers] – Mike Boddicker*
Picture & lyrics inner sleeve look good, vinyl is clean, cover has some very light shelf and corner wear. Everything in very good condition. I have played this record years ago and do not recall the record skipping; that was years before the record was put into storage.
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