Monday, November 1, 2021

Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972)


Carly Simon - No Secrets (1972)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side one

1. "The Right Thing to Do"   2:57

2. "The Carter Family"   3:29

3. "You're So Vain"   4:17

4. "His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin"   3:00

5. "We Have No Secrets"   3:57


Side two

1. "Embrace Me, You Child"   4:06

2. "Waited So Long"   4:14

3. "It Was So Easy"   3:06

4. "Night Owl"   3:47

5. "When You Close Your Eyes"   3:05


Total length:   35:58



Carly Simon Band Members / Musicians

Carly Simon – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (1, 7), acoustic piano (1–4, 10), string arrangements (3), ARP synthesizer arrangements (4), acoustic guitar (5–8)

David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer (4)

Peter Robinson – acoustic piano (6)

Nicky Hopkins – acoustic piano (7, 9)

Bill Payne – organ (7)

Paul Keough – acoustic guitar (5, 8)

Lowell George – slide guitar (7)

Jimmy Ryan – bass (1, 10), guitar (2, 3), acoustic guitar (4, 10), lead guitar (5), electric guitar (6–9)

Klaus Voormann – bass (2, 3, 5–9)

Andy Newmark – drums (1, 2, 6, 8, 10)

Jim Gordon – drums (3, 5)

Jim Keltner – drums (7, 9)

Ray Cooper – congas (1, 9)

Richard Perry – percussion (3)

Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone (9)

Kirby Johnson – string arrangements (1, 2, 5), horn arrangements (1), woodwind arrangements (2), conductor (5), electric piano (5)

Paul Buckmaster – orchestration (3), synthesizers (6, 10); orchestra, synthesizer and woodwind arrangements (6, 10), conductor (6, 10)

Vicki Brown – backing vocals (1)

Liza Strike – backing vocals (1)

Mick Jagger – backing vocals (uncredited) (3)

James Taylor – backing vocals (7)

Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals (9)

Linda McCartney – backing vocals (9)

Paul McCartney – backing vocals (9)

Doris Troy – backing vocals (9)


Richard Perry – producer

Robin Geoffrey Cable – engineer, recording, remixing

Mark Berry – recording

Bill Schnee – engineer, remixing

Doug Sax – disc cutting

Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design

Ed Caraeff – cover photography

Peter Simon – inner sleeve photography

David Katz – musicians contractor



No Secrets is the 3rd studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released by Elektra Records, on November 16, 1972.

The album was Simon's major commercial breakthrough; it spent five weeks at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and quickly went Gold, as did its lead single, "You're So Vain", which remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks, and the Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks.[3] Twenty-five years after its initial release, No Secrets was officially certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 12, 1997. The album is ranked No. 997 in All-Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd. edition, 2000).

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