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Cover of Randy Newman's "The Final Game" from The Natural
#2847240 05/10/19 11:31 PM
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This is what's playing when Robert Redford hits the home run in "The Natural". I doubt anyone ever watched that scene and thought "boy this would sound way better on a piano", but for some reason I thought it might translate well and be fun to play.

The video is secondary but was a lot of fun to produce and I thought since it's really soundtrack music it really needs some interesting visuals.

https://youtu.be/rzcdkr_HkHI

If anyone is interested, I don't have sheets but I could share a midi recording of the arrangement.

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Re: Cover of Randy Newman's "The Final Game" from The Natural
fingerbreaker #2847442 05/11/19 10:38 PM
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What a fun video! This is one of my favorite bits of movie music ever, and I really enjoyed your piano version of it. Anyway I bet Randy Newman wrote it at the piano! (Beautiful Schimmel by the way!)


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Fun video. Randy Newman is one of my heroes. I’ve seen him live quite a few times. Three of his uncles wrote music for the pictures.

Here is an interview with him where he describes the process of composing for film. I believe he writes everything at the piano.



I believe he mentions The Natural.

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Great video, LarryK. Randy Newman is a national treasure.


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