The Best of Carly Simon

The Best of Carly Simon

by Carly Simon


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Carly Simon was among the pop royalty of the singer/songwriter era of the early '70s. This album collects her most popular songs of the first five years of her solo career. Opening with the powerful "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," for which Simon received the 1971 Best New Artist Grammy Award, it includes four tunes from the classic No Secrets album, including the number one hit "You're So Vain." Simon's duet with then-husband James Taylor on "Mockingbird" was also a Top Ten hit. "Anticipation," with its classic "I rehearsed those words just late last night," and the repetitive coda "these are the good old days," though merely a ketchup commercial to a later generation, still retains its power here in the original version. Simon's insightful lyrics and evocative voice remain fresh years later. This album is a good starting point for those interested in discovering why.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596051521
catalogNumber: 109

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carly Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dr. John   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Mick Jagger   Vocals
Carole King   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul McCartney   Vocals
Robbie Robertson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
James Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Michael Brecker   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bonnie Bramlett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Andrew Gold   Guitar,Drums
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Ken Moore   Vocals,Background Vocals
Doris Troy   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jim Gordon   Drums
Tasha Thomas   Vocals,Background Vocals
Eddie Bongo   Conductor,Conga
Vicki Brown   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Buckmaster   Conductor
Ray Cooper   Percussion,Conga
Paul Glanz   Piano
Paul Griffin   Piano
Lani Groves   Vocals,Background Vocals
Carl Hall   Vocals,Background Vocals
Abigale Haness   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Johnson   Drums
Kirby Johnson   Conductor,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Bobby Keys   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tony Levin   Bass
Linda McCartney   Vocals
Andy Newmark   Percussion,Drums
Richard Perry   Percussion
Jim Ryan   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Acoustic Bass
John Ryan   Bass
Liza Strike   Background Vocals
Klaus Voormann   Bass
Willie Weeks   Bass
Paul Keough   Acoustic Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Drums
Kenny Moore   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Carly Simon   String Arrangements
Paul Buckmaster   Orchestration,String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Inez Foxx   Composer
Charlie Foxx   Composer
Ed Freeman   String Arrangements
Kirby Johnson   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Eddie Kramer   Producer
Richard Perry   Producer
Paul Riser   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Paul Samwell-Smith   Producer
Glen Christensen   Art Direction

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The Best of Carly Simon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Clicquet More than 1 year ago
Listened to Carly Simon for what seems since beginning of career,Solo. Tho' she sang with her sister earlier. Yes, All the First Known songs are here and none of the back~ground 'Why' she sang.That will be left for a person that would hurt her deeply. Respect her vocals and such individuality of Music/Vocals.These will Be the Standards from Our Generation of Ones born in late 1940's~1950's.We "get it".A New Chorus for those Now Listening to Parent's Music, Aunts, Uncles,et cetera.I am thrilled her daughter Sally and son Ben are singing w/her now quite often. She Is Her Own Legend in Our Time.
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