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A New Direction in the "Land of Dreams"

In his latest album, Randy Newman breaks from his past work, mostly abandoning irony to explore autobiographical themes. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the effort is both refreshing and disappointing.

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Other segments from the episode on October 6, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 6, 1988: Interview with Tom Hanks; Review of Randy Newman's album "Land of Dreams"; Interview with Twiggy; Commentary on fantasies of musical stardom.

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