Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Carly Simon - Film Noir (1997)


Carly Simon - Film Noir (1997)


Tracklist front / back album covers


"You Won't Forget Me" (Kermi Goel, F. Speilman) – 2:52

"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) – 4:33

"Lili Marlene" (M. David, Norbert Schultze, H. Leip) – 3:41

"Last Night When We Were Young" (Edgar Yip Harburg, Harold Arlen) – 4:42

"Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year" (Frank Loesser) – 3:34

"Film Noir" (Jimmy Webb, Carly Simon) – 3:35

"Laura" (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) – 4:44

"I'm a Fool to Want You" (Frank Sinatra, Joel Herron, John Wolf) – 3:32

"Fools Coda" (Torrie Zito) – 1:13

"Two Sleepy People" (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael) – 3:37

"Don't Smoke in Bed" (Willard Robison) – 2:54

"Somewhere in the Night" (Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon) – 3:29


 

Carly Simon Band Members / Musicians

Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals

Teese Gohl – keyboards

Jimmy Webb – acoustic piano, organ, arrangements and conductor, lead vocals (5)

Russ Kassoff – acoustic piano

Michael Kosarin – acoustic piano, piano arrangements

Mindy Jostyn – accordion, guitar, violin

Peter Calo – guitar

Jeff Pevar – mandolin

David Finck – acoustic bass

Billy Ward – drums

Van Dyke Parks – arrangements and conductor

Torrie Zito – arrangements and conductor

Elena Barere – concertmaster

Barry Finclair – concertmaster

Dick Berkhe – vocal arrangements

Al Dana – backing vocals

Kevin DiSimone – backing vocals

Kevin Osborne – backing vocals

Lenny Roberts – backing vocals

Ben Taylor – backing vocals

Darryl Tookes – backing vocals

John Travolta – lead vocals (10)


Carly Simon – producer (1-6, 8-12)

Jimmy Webb – producer (1-6, 8-12)

Arif Mardin – producer (7)

Frank Filipetti – engineer, mixing

Al Schmitt – engineer

Billy Eric – additional engineer

Brian Faehndrich – additional engineer

Roy Hendrickson – additional engineer

Michael O'Reilly – additional engineer

Craig Boyce – assistant engineer, mix assistant

Peter Doell – assistant engineer

Joe Lizzi – assistant engineer

Jim Murray – assistant engineer

Yvonne Yedibalian – assistant engineer

Ted Jensen – mastering at Sterling Sound (New York, NY)

Jill Dell'Abate – production manager

Nancy Roof – production coordination

Mark Burdett – art direction

Rita Karidis – design

Marlo Viscel – design

Greg Gorman – photography

Martin Scorsese – liner notes

Bill Zimmerman – research



Film Noir is the 17th studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released by Arista Records, on September 16, 1997.

It is Simon's 3rd album devoted to standards, following Torch (1981) and My Romance (1990). Jimmy Webb co-produced the album and contributed his vocals, orchestration and piano skills to the project which was filmed for an AMC documentary (which premiered in September 1997). He also co-wrote the title song "Film Noir" with Simon. John Travolta duets with Simon on the song "Two Sleepy People". Film director Martin Scorsese provided liner notes in the fold out booklet. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance in 1998.

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