Carly Simon

Carly Simon

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"That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," the leadoff track of Carly Simon's first album and a Top Ten hit, in which the singer expresses reservations about getting married, benefited from a sense of role reversal -- it's such a guy sentiment, but sung by a woman in 1971, it came across as a feminist statement, consistent with the overall disillusionment so prevalent then. Nothing on the rest of the album was quite as pointed, though the other songs maintained the same ambivalence toward romance. The one other standout track, "Dan, My Fling," in which the singer tries to rekindle a relationship with a man she has discarded, was, like the single, co-written by Jacob Brackman (in this case, with Fred Gardner, not Simon), suggesting that the real creative talent here was him and not her (especially since the writing credits also featured another four names). And since Simon, with her plaintive, proper, and relatively inexpressive voice, was such an unremarkable performer, her debut seemed less auspicious than the attention it attracted might have implied.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596067225
catalogNumber: 74082
Rank: 38095

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carly Simon   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

David Bromberg   Contributor
Buzzy Linhart   Contributor
Billy Mernit   Contributor
Jeff Baxter   Contributor
Ed Freeman   String Arrangements
David Givens   Contributor
Paul Griffin   Contributor
Gerald Jemmott   Contributor
Jimmy Johnson   Contributor
Mark "Moogy" Klingman   Contributor
Eddie Kramer   Producer
Tony Levin   Contributor
Stephen Merriman   Contributor
Doug Rauch   Contributor
Pat Rebillot   String Arrangements
Jim Ryan   Contributor
Harvey Shapiro   Contributor
John Siomos   Contributor
Jerry Brandt   Producer
Bob Heimall   Art Direction
Jimmy Wilkins   Contributor

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