Bedroom Tapes

Bedroom Tapes

by Carly SimonCarly Simon


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One of the most enduring talents in pop music, Carly Simon is back with a fascinating, deeply revealing new album that is as much a collection of short stories as it is an album. Simon has been compared to writers like Joan Didion for her ability to zero in on urban angst, and here she proves she hasn't lost her edge when it comes to marrying adult subject matter to popular song. The album harks back to the thoughtful soft-rock sound that empowered her '70s hits. It opens with the suggestion of romance -- in the catchy "Our Affair," Simon hints at being "one little breath away/From our affair." Her singing is strong and direct. Probably the most vulnerable and beautiful song here is "So Many Stars," a very New York story that finds Simon wandering the city and wondering about the depth and reality of romance in the urban landscape. The song culminates in an emotional, chilling moment, as Simon takes us from a subway turnstile to a sense of loneliness in the universe and of the fears and expectations that come with romantic love. Simon's voice has never sounded more fiery and beautiful. The many standouts include "Cross the River," "Scar," and the in-your-face "We Your Dearest Friends," a brutally honest assessment of social climbers. Years in the making, the brave, clear-eyed THE BEDROOM TAPES was obviously a major labor of love for Simon; she has -- like nowhere before -- laid her heart and mind before the listener.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2000
Label: Arista
UPC: 0078221462723
catalogNumber: 14627

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carly Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Eric Bazilian   Electric Guitar
Steve Gadd   Drums
Tony Garnier   Bass
Teese Gohl   Conductor,Hammond Organ
Aaron Heick   Saxophone
Mindy Jostyn   Violin
Stuart Kimball   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ben Taylor   Background Vocals
Michael Lockwood   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Ciancia   Drums
John Forté   Background Vocals
T-Bone Wolk   Bass

Technical Credits

Carly Simon   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Frank Filipetti   Producer,Engineer
Teese Gohl   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Peter Moshay   Studio Arrangements
Ed Tuton   Engineer
Jason Stasium   Engineer
Andrew Felluss   Engineer

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