Best Of Carly Simon CD (1989)

Artist: Carly Simon

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Carly Simon

by Hives on 4/11/2013

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It's a Gift for Me

by Dave P on 9/15/2015

I have this CD on vinyl, but since our record player is inaccessible (and our CD player is not), I wanted this CD for myself. This CD is a gift for myself. Based on my vinyl experience, this album represents her best work up to 1975 and, as such, some of the songs and tone of the 1970s (when I was in high school and college). From my vinyl experience, recommended.

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Product Overview


Label Wea/elektra Entertainment
SKU 60077976
UPC 075596051521
UPC 14 00075596051521
Format CD
Release Date 3/9/1989
Author Carly Simon
Associated Artist/Work Mcgregor, Ewan
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Simon, Lucy
Artist Influence Bob Dylan
Artist Influence Bobby Darin
Artist Influence Carole King
Artist Influence Diana Ross
Artist Influence Dusty Springfield
Artist Influence George Gershwin
Artist Influence Petula Clark
Artist Influence Rodgers & Hart
Artist Influence Simon & Garfunkel
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence The Lovin' Spoonful
Artist Contemporary Art Garfunkel
Artist Contemporary Barbra Streisand
Artist Contemporary Bette Midler
Artist Contemporary Bonnie Raitt
Artist Contemporary Carole King
Artist Contemporary Cat Stevens
Artist Contemporary Diana Ross
Artist Contemporary Dory Previn
Artist Contemporary Dusty Springfield
Artist Contemporary Eagles
Artist Contemporary Evie Sands
Artist Contemporary Harry Nilsson
Artist Contemporary Helen Reddy
Artist Contemporary Jackie DeShannon
Artist Contemporary Jackson Browne
Artist Contemporary James Taylor (Soft Rock)
Artist Contemporary Jennifer Warnes
Artist Contemporary John Denver
Artist Contemporary Joni Mitchell
Artist Contemporary Laura Nyro
Artist Contemporary Linda Lewis
Artist Contemporary Linda Ronstadt
Artist Contemporary Lori Lieberman
Artist Contemporary Marie Osmond
Artist Contemporary Melanie
Artist Contemporary Minnie Riperton
Artist Contemporary Neil Diamond
Artist Contemporary Paul Simon
Artist Contemporary Phoebe Snow
Artist Contemporary Simon & Garfunkel
Artist Contemporary Susan Anton
Artist Contemporary Valerie Carter
Artist Contemporary Wendy Waldman (Songwriter)
Artist Follower Ben Taylor (Singer/Songwriter)
Artist Follower Jason Mraz
Artist Follower Jewel
Artist Follower Julie Gold
Artist Follower Karla Bonoff
Artist Follower Mary Chapin Carpenter
Artist Follower Nicolette Larson
Artist Follower Rosanne Cash
Artist Follower Sara Bareilles
Artist Follower Sarah McLachlan
Artist Follower Shawn Colvin
Artist Follower Suzanne Vega
Artist Follower Tori Amos
Artist Follower Vanessa Carlton
Technical Info
CatalogID 109
Lable Name Elektra (Label)
Released 10/25/1990
Original Release 1975
Number of Discs 1
Length 38m : 1s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075596051521
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Carly Simon (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano); James Taylor, Carole King (vocals); Jim Ryan (acoustic & electric guitars, bass); Paul Keough (acoustic guitar); Robbie Robertson, Andrew Gold (guitar); Bobby Keys (tenor & baritone saxophones); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Dr. John (piano, organ); Paul Griffin, Paul Glanz, Nicky Hopkins (piano); Tony Levin, Klaus Voorman, Willie Weeks (bass); Andy Newmark (drums, percussion); Jimmy Johnson, Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon (drums); Ray Cooper, Eddie Bongo (congas); Ralph McDonald, Richard Perry (percussion); Mick Jagger, Liza Strike, Vicki Brown, Carl Hall, Tasha Thomas, Lani Groves, Bonnie Bramlett, Doris Troy, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney (background vocals).
Producers: Eddie Kramer, Richard Perry, Paul Samwell-Smith.
The first and still the best of the many Carly Simon compilations available, 1975's THE BEST OF CARLY SIMON is an all-meat, no-filler collection of most of the folk-pop singer/songwriter's best and biggest songs. Looking over the track listing, one is reminded of just how many classic songs Simon was responsible for in the early '70s.
"That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be," "The Right Thing to Do," "Haven't Got Time For the Pain," "Anticipation," and of course "You're So Vain" still sound remarkably solid. This is particularly impressive considering the amount of radio time they've all gotten in the intervening decades. Simon's husky voice and smart, piano-based arrangements don't sound nearly as dated as those of many of her contemporaries, and while THE BEST OF CARLY SIMON may qualify as a guilty pleasure in some minds, it's a pleasure nonetheless.
Artist Overview
One of the best and most popular confessional songwriters of the '70s, Carly Simon combined pop sensibilities with a folk background for a series of smash hits. During her tumultuous marriage to James Taylor, the pair scored big with a duet cover of Inez & Charlie Foxx's "Mockingbird." Simon has since branched out successfully into singing standards and providing songs for soundtracks.
Disc 1
1 That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
2 Right Thing To Do, The
3 Mockingbird
4 Legend In Your Own Time
5 Haven't Got Time For The Pain
6 You're So Vain
7 No Secrets (We Have)
8 Night Owl
9 Anticipation
10 Attitude Dancing

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