Carly Simon was among the pop royalty of the singer/songwriter era of the early '70s. This album collects her most popular songs of the first five years of her solo career. Opening with the powerful "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," for which Simon received the 1971 Best New Artist Grammy Award, it includes four tunes from the classic No Secrets album, including the number one hit "You're So Vain."
The Bedroom Tapes is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's 24th album, and 20th studio album, released in 2000. The album was critically acclaimed upon release and Simon promoted it through many television appearances, notably on Good Morning America when she gave a concert in Bryant Park, on May 19, 2000. Despite the warm reception, the album quickly went Out of print. "Our Affair" was remixed and featured on the soundtrack of the 2000 film Bounce. On April 6, 2015, Simon re-released the album as a special edition with two bonus tracks, the aforementioned "Grandmother's House" and "When Manhattan Was A Maiden". The release was through the Carly Simon Vintage Line, produced by C'est Music. The CD can be purchased exclusively through Simon's website.
Her career revitalized by the success of "Nobody Does It Better," the theme from The Spy Who Loved Me, Carly Simon returned to record-making with this classy Arif Mardin-produced session, backed by New York's best studio players (Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Will Lee, Richard Tee, David Sanborn, the Brecker Brothers, etc.). Simon reached the Top Ten with "You Belong to Me," a collaboration with Michael McDonald that showed both off at their best, and the album's other Top 40 single was another duet with husband James Taylor on the old Everly Brothers hit "Devoted to You." Taylor also turned up writing and singing elsewhere to good effect. But what really made the album a winner was that Simon had had a couple of years to write some strong songs in her unflinching, reflective style, and she continued to explore the loves and mores of her age and class movingly.
Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon remain among the most enduring and important women in popular music. Each woman is distinct: King is the product of outer-borough, middle-class New York City; Mitchell is a granddaughter of Canadian farmers; and Simon is a child of the Manhattan intellectual upper crust. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of American girls who came of age in the late 1960s. Their stories trace the arc of the now-mythic generation known as "the sixties"—the female version—but in a bracingly specific and deeply recalled way, far from cliché.
Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winning singer/songwriter Carly Simon's career has spanned more than three decades thanks to such hits as "You're So Vain." This 1988 concert film features the musician performing fourteen songs in front of a live audience on New York's Martha's Vineyard. Originally broadcast as a cable-televsion special on HBO, Carly Simon: Live from Martha's Vineyard includes the aforementioned "You're So Vain" along with "Two Hot Girls (On A Hot Summer Night)," "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of," "Anticipation," and ten others.
No Secrets is pop/rock singer-songwriter Carly Simon's third studio album, released in 1972. No Secrets was Simon's commercial breakthrough album. The album spent five weeks at number 1 on the Billboard charts and quickly went Gold, as did its leadoff single, "You're So Vain", which remained at number 1 on the Pop charts for three weeks, and at number 1 on the Adult Contemporary charts for two weeks. 25 years after its initial release, the album was officially certified Platinum on December 12, 1997.