“Of The Moment”- Live Review: Composer Randy Edelman In NYC 12/9/23 With a Touching and Stirring Performance of “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

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Composer Randy Edelman and his music hold the key to which the most tightly closed heart readily opens. There are many characteristics that make a performance great, such as the human connection from both the artist and the audience. There is a major difference between playing your music well and giving it everything you’ve got. Being able to look into the performer’s eyes and engage in their music, feeling their passion for it, knowing it comes from within the artist’s soul comes easily during Randy’s showcases as he shares his career through emotional and funny stories and vividly expressed, intoxicating music. 

Randy’s vocal and keyboard acrobatics as well as his silent smile and sensitive charm make him stand out as a unique and individual entertainer. His commitment to the song whether it be a popular cover like Mack the Knife or his post pandemic anthem “Comin’ Out the Other Side, or “Pretty Girls” (featured in the upcoming film The Possession of Anne), or even “It’s Not Easy Being Green” (made famous by Kermit the Frog), his character assists in delivering the story of the song. 

He radiates power and passion when performing his film score medleys as well as tales behind the scenes. A film lovers paradise, “My Cousin Vinny”, “Ghostbusters ll”, “Billy Madison”, “Last of the Mohicans”, “Gettysburg”….each note voiced with great care and precision. 

As his two-hour show “It’s a Wonderful Life in 80 Minutes” began to climax in preparation of the grand finale, he showcased a classical piece by German composer Robert Schumann who is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era (as is Randy in the present era). He also played his newest release “Everything Is Possible” in which he turns the pain of the world into something beautiful, something people can connect to….something that changes you….however, right before that he did something completely astounding ….

In a very sensitive and deeply human fashion he performed the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel”). His rendition and delivery of the inspirational song was beyond what people consider to be a “wow factor.” He stepped outside the boundaries of critical approval and journeyed to a spellbinding realm where only Angels are allowed to go. It was as vulnerable and fragile as a butterfly’s wing, yet as powerful as the promise of a dream.

Randy Edelman and his song will never run out of energy, purpose and creative spirit. They are an inexhaustible source of new experiences, especially for those listening. His music is brave, daring, compelling, charismatic, romantic, and of infinite potential…never leaving you indifferent…..and anything that arouses any kind of emotion out of people is precious. The world is quickly waking up to the phenomenal talent of Randy Edelman’s solo performance. 

About Randy Edelman

Do you remember those magical times as a kid when you believed in real magic- princesses and their knights in shining armor, the boogeyman, the always elusive Santa, and the beautiful fairy that was closer to Peter Pan than even his own shadow? Associated with the phantasm there was always music to accompany their sentiments, romance, danger, treachery, or whatever moral or strong feeling that the protagonist or antagonist stumbled upon. Randy has created those illusions for over 100 film and television soundtracks for nearly half his life including: Twins, While You Were Sleeping, Beethoven, Dragonheart, The Bruce Lee Story, Anaconda, Drop Dead Fred, 27 Dresses, Kindergarten Cop, the theme for the television hit series MacGyver and more, many of which he includes in his montage of motion picture hits, as he lights up the life of the movie. 

Another part of his life included writing pop songs that were covered by the most prestigious artists of our time….not inclusive of his own charted and current songs. Some of those artists include Barry Manilow (A Weekend in New England), Patti LaBelle (Isn’t it a Shame), Nelly (My Place), Olivia, Newton-John, Dionne Warwick, Bing Crosby, Willy Nelson, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and an endless array of others…many of which he performed during his show. 

He is a multi-award winning talent who has shared the stage with The Carpenters as well as Frank Zappa. He has written music for the Olympics as well as NASA. Most recently he was inducted into The New England Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was honored with Composer Lifetime Achievement Award from Get Out Magazine. His recent upcoming film scores include Dutch director Ate De Jong’s Nashville saga “Heart Strings”, the family holiday caper “Athena Saves Christmas”, the exorcism horror themed “Possession of Anne”, and the documentary “Too Hot To Handle.” 

The official website for Randy Edelman may be found at https://www.randyedelman.com

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