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Carly Simon - Spy (1979)


Carly Simon - Spy (1979)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side one

1. "Vengeance"   4:14

2. "Just Like You Do"   4:14

3. "We're So Close"   5:10

4. "Coming to Get You"   2:49

5. "Never Been Gone"   3:36


Side two

1. "Pure Sin"   3:56

2. "Love You By Heart"   3:55

3. "Spy"   4:14

4. "Memorial Day"   8:29


Total length:   40:37



 

Carly Simon Band Members / Musicians

Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano (3, 9)

Ian McLagan – acoustic piano (1)

Don Grolnick – acoustic piano (1, 6), clavinet (1)

Warren Bernhardt – keyboards (1), acoustic piano (2, 4, 5, 9), electric piano (3, 6–9)

Richard Tee – clavinet (1), electric piano (2, 5)

Ken Bichel – Polymoog (2, 3), synthesizers (4)

Cliff Carter – synthesizers (6)

Billy Mernit – acoustic piano (8)

Joe Caro – electric guitar (1, 8), guitar (6, 9), acoustic guitar (4)

John Hall – electric guitar (1), electric guitar solo (1)

David Spinozza – electric guitar (1, 2, 4, 7, 8), acoustic guitar (2, 3, 7), electric guitar solo (4), guitar (6, 9)

Frank Carillo – guitar (6)

Tony Levin – bass (1, 6, 7)

Will Lee – bass (2, 3, 4, 8, 9)

Steve Gadd – drums (1–4, 6, 8, 9)

Rick Marotta – drums (1, 2, 8)

Errol "Crusher" Bennett – percussion (3, 7), congas (7)

Raphael Cruz – cowbell (6), congas (7), percussion (7, 8)

Mike Mainieri – vibraphone (9)

David Sanborn – alto saxophone (1, 2, 3, 9)

Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (1, 6), tenor sax solo (6)

Peter Ballin – alto saxophone (6)

Lew Del Gatto – baritone saxophone (6)

Hubert Laws – flute (8)

Tom Malone – trombone (6)

Randy Brecker – trumpet (1, 6)

Arif Mardin – horn and string arrangements, choir arrangement (5)

Gene Orloff – concertmaster

Tim Curry – backing vocals (1, 6)

Ullanda McCullough – backing vocals (2)

James Taylor – backing vocals (2, 5, 7, 8)

Lucy Simon – backing vocals (5)

Jonathan Abramowitz, Lamar Alsop, Julien Barber, Phil Bodner, James Buffington, Frederick Buldrini, Jean R. Dane, Eddie Daniels, Peter Dimitriades, Lewis Eley, Gerald Tarack, Paul Gershman, Ted Hoyle, Regis Iandiorio, Teddy Israel, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Guy Lumia, Joseph Malin, Richard Maximoff, Kermit Moore, Eugene J. Moye, Gene Orloff, Tony Posk, Alan Shulman and Mitsue Takayama – strings


Producer – Arif Mardin

Recorded and Mixed by Lew Hahn

Assistant Engineer – Mike O'Malley

Mastering – George Piros

Art Direction and Design – Robert Heimall

Photography – Pam Frank

Management – Arlyne Rothberg




Spy is the 8th studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released by Elektra Records, on June 30, 1979.

The title of the album is a tribute to Anaïs Nin, whose quote "I am an international spy in the house of love", is written across the top on the inside jacket. Simon dedicated the album to producer Arif Mardin, in which she wrote in the liner notes, "Dedicated to Arif who is himself fantastic." It is also Simon's last album for Elektra Records.

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