Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Carly Simon - The Best of Carly Simon (1975)


Carly Simon - The Best of Carly Simon (1975)

Tracklist front / back album covers

1. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be"   4:15
2. "The Right Thing to Do"   2:57
3. "Mockingbird"   4:11
4. "Legend in Your Own Time"   3:45
5. "Haven't Got Time for the Pain"   3:50
6. "You're So Vain"   4:17
7. "(We Have) No Secrets"   3:57
8. "Night Owl"   3:47
9. "Anticipation"   3:19
10. "Attitude Dancing"   4:00

Total length:   38:18




Carly Simon Band Members / Musicians

Carly Simon – lead vocals (all tracks), piano (tracks 1, 2, 4–6, 9, 10), background vocals (tracks 2, 10), acoustic guitar (tracks 4, 7, 9), string arrangement (track 6)

Jim Ryan – electric guitar (tracks 3, 4, 8, 9), bass (tracks 2, 4, 9), acoustic guitar (tracks 4, 5, 9), guitar (tracks 6, 7)

Richard Perry – production (tracks 2, 3, 5–8, 10), percussion (track 6)

Kirby Johnson – string conducting & string arrangement (tracks 2, 7), horn conducting & horn arrangement (track 2), electric piano (track 7)

Paul Buckmaster – string conducting, string arrangement, woodwind conducting & woodwind arrangement (track 5), string orchestration (track 6)

Klaus Voormann – bass (tracks 3, 5–7)

Andy Newmark – percussion (tracks 4, 9), drums (track 2)

Jim Keltner – drums (tracks 3, 5, 8)

Jim Gordon – drums (tracks 6, 7, 10)

Ray Cooper – congas (tracks 2, 8)

Dr. John – piano & organ (track 3)

Ralph MacDonald – percussion (tracks 3, 5)

James Taylor – vocals (track 3), acoustic guitar (track 5)

Bobby Keys – baritone saxophone (track 3), tenor saxophone (track 8)

Paul Samwell-Smith – production (tracks 4, 9)

John Ryan – acoustic bass (tracks 4, 9)

Paul Glanz – piano (tracks 4, 9)

Paul Riser – string arrangement & horn arrangement (track 10)

Eddie Kramer – production (track 1)

Paul Griffin – piano (track 1)

Tony Levin – bass (track 1)

Jimmy Johnson – drums (track 1)

Ed Freeman – string arrangement (track 1)

Liza Strike – background vocals (track 2)

Vicki Brown – background vocals (track 2)

Robbie Robertson – electric guitar (track 3)

Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (track 3)

Carl Hall – background vocals (track 5)

Tasha Thomas – background vocals (track 5)

Lani Groves – background vocals (track 5)

Paul Keough – acoustic guitar (track 7)

Nicky Hopkins – piano (track 8)

Bonnie Bramlett – background vocals (track 8)

Doris Troy – background vocals (track 8)

Paul McCartney – background vocals (track 8)

Linda McCartney – background vocals (track 8)

Willie Weeks – bass (track 10)

Andrew Gold – guitar (track 10)

Eddie Bongo – congas (track 10)

Carole King – background vocals (track 10)

Abigale Haness – background vocals (track 10)

Kenny Moore – background vocals (track 10)

WCI Record Group – CDD pre-mastering
Arlyne Rothberg, Inc. – management
Glenn Christensen – art direction
Albert Mackenzie Watson – photo




The Best of Carly Simon is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's first greatest hits album, released by Elektra Records, on November 24, 1975. Covering the first five years of her career, the compilation includes eight top twenty hit singles from her first five albums, as well as two album cuts from No Secrets (1972), "Night Owl" and "We Have No Secrets", the latter of which was released as the B-side to the single "The Right Thing to Do".

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