Carly Simon (Remastered) Carly Simon

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  • 1That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be04:19
  • 2Alone03:40
  • 3One More Time03:37
  • 4The Best Thing04:24
  • 5Just A Sinner03:16
  • 6Dan, My Fling05:29
  • 7Another Door03:24
  • 8Reunions03:10
  • 9Rolling Down The Hills03:40
  • 10The Love's Still Growing04:07
  • Total Runtime39:06

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Carly Simon had released an obscure folkie record in 1965 and recorded with her sister Lucy as the Simon Sisters, but 1971's „Carly Simon“ was her official debut. It was also one of the records that helped define the '70s singer-songwriter genre. Simon had by this time shed many of the overtly folkie aspects of her songwriting and singing style, but her songs remained rooted in simple acoustic piano or guitar-based, folk-influenced styles. The simple, low-key arrangements keep her husky voice and quietly emotive lyrics front and center.

The album kicks off with the minor classic 'That's the Way I've Always Heard it Should Be,' which features a character confessing ambivalence about getting married. This and the other nine songs' rich minor-key melodies and unabashedly personal, emotional lyrics hint at what would be Simon's stock in trade for the rest of her career. 'Alone' and 'One More Time' are particular standouts in this style. Though Simon would release more consistent albums (1972's „No Secrets“, for example), this self-titled maiden voyage was the one that started it all.

Carly Simon, vocals, guitar, piano
David Bromberg, guitar
Jim Ryan, guitar
Jimmy Johnson, guitar
Buzzy Linhart, guitar
Jeff Baxter, pedal steel guitar
Harvey Shapiro, cello
Mark 'Moogy' Klingman, keyboards
Billy Mernit, keyboards
Paul Griffin, keyboards
Doug Rauch, bass
Gerald Jemmott, bass
Tony Levin, bass
John Siomos, drums
Jimmy Wilkins, drums

Recorded fro 1970–1971 at Electric Lady Studios, New York City
Produced by Eddie Kramer

Digitally remastered

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