Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Carly Simon - Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album) (1989)


Carly Simon - Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album) (1989)


Tracklist front / back album covers


"Let the River Run" - Carly Simon - 3:40

"In Love" (Instrumental) - Carly Simon - 3:55

"The Man That Got Away" (Instrumental) - Rob Mounsey, George Young, Chip Jackson, Grady Tate - (Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin) - 2:48

"The Scar" (Instrumental) - Carly Simon - 1:22

"Let the River Run" - The St. Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys - 3:01

"Lady In Red" - Chris de Burgh - 4:16

"Carlotta's Heart" - Carly Simon - 4:18

"Looking Through Katherine's House" - Carly Simon - 2:07

"Poor Butterfly" (Instrumental) - Sonny Rollins - (John L. Golden, Raymond Hubbell) - 6:04

"I'm So Excited" - Pointer Sisters - (The Pointer Sisters, Trevor Lawrence) - 5:39



Carly Simon Band Members / Musicians

Arnie Acosta – mastering (6)

Gary Barnacle – saxophone (6)

John Barnes – acoustic piano (10)

Tony Beard – drums (6)

Dick Beetham – assistant engineer (6)

Art Blakey – drums (9)

Michael Boddicker – synthesizer programming (10)

Dave Brubaker – design

Paul Chambers – bass (9)

Steve Chase – assistant engineer (6)

Vivian Cherry – backing vocals (1)

Kacey Cisyk – backing vocals (1)

Mickey Curry – drums (1)

Paulinho da Costa – percussion (10)

Chris de Burgh – lead vocals (6), guitar (6)

George Doering – guitar (10)

Sue Evans – percussion (8)

Frank Filipetti – mixing (1)

Chuck Findley – trumpet (10)

Frank Floyd – backing vocals (1)

John Giblin – bass (6)

Nick Glennie-Smith – keyboards (6)

Gary Grant – trumpet (10)

Gordon Grody – backing vocals (1)

Lani Groves – backing vocals (1)

Gerre Hancock – vocal conductor (5)

Paul Hardiman – engineer (6), producer (6)

Gary Herbig – reeds (10)

Jim Horn – reeds (10)

Dick Hyde – trombone (10)

Chip Jackson – bass (3)

J.J. Johnson – trombone (9)

Robbie Kilgore – guitar (8)

Ian Kojima – saxophone (6)

Jamie Lawrence – synthesizer (7)

Trevor Lawrence – associate producer (10), horn arrangements (10), rhythm arrangements (10)

Bradshaw Leigh – engineer (2, 3, 4, 7, 8), mixing (2-5, 7, 8)

Tim Leitner – engineer (1)

Alfred Lion – producer (9)

Chris Lord-Alge – engineer (5)

Stephen Marcussen – mastering (10)

Al Marnie – bass (6)

Danny McBride – guitar (6)

Ron McMaster – digital transfers (9)

Thelonious Monk – acoustic piano (9)

Glenn Morrow – keyboards (6)

Rob Mounsey – producer (1, 3, 4, 5, 8), keyboards (1), acoustic piano (3), string arrangements and conductor (4), vocal arrangements (5), synthesizer (8)

Yuji Muraoka – liner notes

Pino Palladino – bass (6)

Phil Palmer – guitar (6)

Richard Perry – producer (10), rhythm arrangements (10)

Greg Phillinganes – synthesizer (10)

Jeff Phillips – drums (6)

Anita Pointer – lead and backing vocals (10)

June Pointer – backing vocals (10)

Ruth Pointer – backing vocals (10)

Andy Richards – keyboards (6)

Lee Ritenour – guitar (10)

John "J.R." Robinson – drums (10)

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone (9)

Jimmy Ryan – guitar (1, 8)

Bill Schnee – remix (10)

Don Sebesky – orchestral arrangements and conductor (2, 7), synthesizer (7)

Horace Silver – acoustic piano (9)

Frank Simms – backing vocals (1)

Carly Simon – lead vocals (1, 7, 8), producer (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8)

Harold Sinclair – photography

Pamela Sklar - flute

William D. "Smitty" Smith – organ (10)

St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys – vocals (5, 8)

Grady Tate – drums (3)

Vaneese Thomas – backing vocals (1)

Rudy Van Gelder – engineer (9)

Peter Van Hooke – drums (6)

Gabe Veltri – engineer (10)

Nathan Watts – bass (10)

Kurt Yahjian – backing vocals (1)

George Young – tenor saxophone (3)


Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8 recorded and mixed at The Hit Factory and Flying Monkey Studio (New York, NY)

Track 6 recorded at The Manor (Oxford, UK) and Marcus Recording Studios (London, England)

Track 10 recorded at Studio 55 (Los Angeles, CA)




Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album) is the soundtrack album to the 1988 Mike Nichols film Working Girl. It was released by Arista Records, on August 29, 1989.

The film's main theme, "Let the River Run", was written and performed by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon. The film's additional soundtrack was scored by Simon and Rob Mounsey.

The album peaked at No. 45 on the Billboard 200. The single "Let the River Run" reached peak positions of No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No. 11 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in early 1989.

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