Much of the world’s agony is erased by a song. Such is that of the new hit post pandemic anthem “Comin’ Out the Other Side” by Randy Edelman (via SohoJohnny’s Tribeca Records) who hit the DRT Independent Chart at #66 and the Top 200 Global Chart at #177.
“Comin’ Out the Other Side” lets us know that life can be sweet and that it’s our right to relish it, especially after every inch of the heavens had been engulfed in flames for so long. We did not have to visit a mad house to find disordered minds because our planet became the mental institution of the universe…. But now it’s time to party, time to regain the rhythm and tempo of our lives, and “Comin’ Out the Other Side” serves as our inspiration to do just that.
Music royalty with a career challenging the longevity that rivals the Queen of England, composer, conductor, singer and celebrated piano phenomena Randy Edelman has long been given tribute as one of the most profound and recognizable film, television, and sports soundtrack architect on the planet. A hybrid fusion of Mozart and Bruce Springsteen, there seems to be a certain bedazzlement or wizardry connected to him and his music that leaves a trail of glitter behind never to be forgotten.
Raised in Teaneck New Jersey, Randy was born with the ability to hear music and transcribe it onto the piano. After a brief quarrel with fate where Randy was temporally thrust into the pursuit of pre-med, he moved into full-time piano and composition study at the Cincinnati Music Conservatory where he was then able to follow his unquestionable destiny. He eventually procured an arranging assignment at James Brown’s King Records. In 1970 Randy relocated to New York to work as a staff writer at CBS Records while simultaneously playing piano in Broadway pit orchestras.
Like a seductive alchemist Randy began to write and record his own albums transforming the world’s anguish into a narrative of truth and granting him a thriving audience in the UK and a television spot on “Top of the Pops.” After enjoying the triumph of the British collective effervescence at the London Palladium and Drury Lane Theatre’s, Randy began to pursue a new interest in LA where he became interested in creating the life, blood and essence of the movies through music, making the plainest faces come alive with promise.
Randy is responsible for creating an endless cascade of many of the world’s most known soundtracks including: “Ghostbusters 2” “27 Dresses”, “While You Were Sleeping”, “The Last of the Mohicans”, “ Kindergarten Cop”, “Dragonheart”, “XXX”, “Twins”, “My Cousin Vinny”, “The Mask”, “Beethoven”, “ Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story”, “Anaconda”, “Mummy 3”, “Gettysburg”, “Billy Madison”, “Leap Year”, “ The Whole Nine Yards”, “EdTV”, “Daylight” and an endless array of others. Some of the Television shows and series he scored include: “MacGyver”, “Mr. Sunshine”, “Backdraft 2” for Netflix, and “Citizen X” for HBO. These credits only touch the surface of his accomplishments. He has also created the music for “Dare Mighty Things” for NASA’s final Shuttle launch, “Wimbledon, Grand Slam Tennis Series” for ESPN, “ESPN Sports Century”, and even the NBC “on air” Olympic Theme, of which he has celebrated over 20 years of Olympic themed glory keeping the musical flame alive.
Aside from crafting and orchestrating the scores that gave life to the films, a myriad of artists have covered and recorded Randy’s original songs from his solo albums. Included in that catalog is Barry Manilow, “Weekend in New England”, The Carpenters, “I Cant Make Music”, and Nelly’s, “My Place”, reaching number 1 on the Billboard hip hop charts. Others include Willie Nelson, “Down in the Everglades, “Patti LaBelle, “Isn’t it a Shame”, “Olivia Newton John, “If Love is Real”, Blood, Sweat & Tears, “Blue Street”, Royal Philharmonic, “Grey”, and a list that continues endlessly. Randy has also opened live in breathtaking arenas for icons such as Frank Zappa, and The Carpenters.
Randy has also received some of the most prestigious awards including BMI Top Grossing Film Awards, BMI’s highest honor, the Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Scoring and Composition, the Best Accolade from the Los Angeles Film Awards, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts and an Emmy for the close of the Olympic Broadcast.
It is not time itself that we notice passing but the things that it erases and re-claims for eternity. The golden moments, the better days the darkest nights are all washed away is it by water. It is time to rise in glory, and celebrate “Comin’ Out the Other Side.”
The official website for Randy Edelman may be found at https://www.randyedelman.com