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Carly Simon - Carly Simon (1971)

Carly Simon - Carly Simon (1971)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Side one

1. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be"   4:15

2. "Alone"   3:36

3. "One More Time"   3:32

4. "The Best Thing"   4:14

5. "Just a Sinner"   3:10

Side two

6. "Dan, My Fling"   5:28

7. "Another Door"   3:16

8. "Reunions"   3:06

9. "Rolling Down the Hills"   3:35

10. "The Love's Still Growing"   4:14

Total length:   38:26

Carly Simon Band Members / Musicians

Carly Simon – vocals, acoustic piano, guitar

Paul Griffin – keyboards

Mark "Moogy" Klingman – keyboards

Billy Mernit – keyboards

David Bromberg – guitar

Jimmy Ryan – guitar

Jimmy Johnson – guitar

Jeff Baxter – pedal steel guitar

Jerry Jemmott – bass

Tony Levin – bass

Jim Wilkins – bass

John Siomos – drums

Harvey Shapiro – cello

Ed Freeman – string arrangements (1, 8, 10)

Pat Rebillot – string arrangements (2)

Producer – Eddie Kramer

Engineered and Mixed by Eddie Kramer and Dave Palmer

Art Direction and Design – Robert L. Heimall

Cover Photography and Poster – Peter Simon

Back Cover Photography – Joel Brodsky[8]


Carly Simon is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released by Elektra Records, on February 9, 1971.

The album was produced by Eddie Kramer, who had previously worked with Joe Cocker and Jimi Hendrix, and included Simon's first Top 10 hit, "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be", a somber ballad centered on a woman pondering marriage with a sense of both inevitability and entrapment; the song was written by Simon and collaborator Jacob Brackman. The album features material written by Simon, with additional writing by Brackman, Kramer, and Freddy Gardner. The album also features covers of songs by Mark Klingman and Buzzy Linhart.

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include "Anticipation" (No. 13), "Haven't Got Time for the Pain" (No. 14), "You Belong to Me" (No. 6), "Coming Around Again" (No. 18), and her four Gold-certified singles "You're So Vain" (No. 1), "Mockingbird" (No. 5, a duet with James Taylor), "Nobody Does It Better" (No. 2) from the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, and "Jesse" (No. 11). She has authored five children's books, as well as two memoirs.

Carly Simon Discography Full

Studio albums

1971: Carly Simon

1971: Anticipation

1972: No Secrets

1974: Hotcakes

1975: Playing Possum

1976: Another Passenger

1978: Boys in the Trees

1979: Spy

1980: Come Upstairs

1981: Torch

1983: Hello Big Man

1985: Spoiled Girl

1987: Coming Around Again

1990: My Romance

1990: Have You Seen Me Lately

1994: Letters Never Sent

1997: Film Noir

2000: The Bedroom Tapes

2005: Moonlight Serenade

2007: Into White

2008: This Kind of Love

2009: Never Been Gone

Christmas albums

2002: Christmas Is Almost Here

Live albums

1988: Greatest Hits Live

Other albums

1989: Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album)

1992: This Is My Life (Music from the Motion Picture)

1993: Romulus Hunt: A Family Opera

2003: Piglet's Big Movie (soundtrack)

2005: The Best of Pooh and Heffalumps, Too

Compilation albums

1975: The Best of Carly Simon

1995: Clouds in My Coffee

1999: The Very Best of Carly Simon: Nobody Does It Better

2002: Anthology

2004: Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits

2009: Carly Simon Collector's Edition

2011: Original Album Series

2014: Playlist: The Very Best of Carly Simon

2015: Songs From The Trees: A Musical Memoir Collection


Concert films

1987: Live from Martha's Vineyard

1990: Carly in Concert: My Romance

1995: Live at Grand Central

2005: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2


1971: Taking Off (cameo)

1980: No Nukes (performer)

1985: Perfect (cameo)

2004: Little Black Book (cameo)

2006: Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars (music)


1976: Saturday Night Live episode: "Madeline Kahn/Carly Simon" (musical guest)

1989: Thirtysomething episode: "Success" (cameo)

1995: Frasier episode: "Roz in the Doghouse" (voice role)

2013: Family Guy episode: Total Recall (voice role)

2014: Bob's Burgers episode: "Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl" (voice role)


Children's books

1989: Amy the Dancing Bear

1990: The Boy of the Bells

1991: The Fisherman's Song

1993: The Nighttime Chauffeur

1997: Midnight Farm


2015: Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

2019: Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie


2008: Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller

2011: More Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon by Stephen Davis

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