No Secrets

No Secrets

by Carly SimonCarly Simon


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Carly Simon's best album, No Secrets was also her commercial breakthrough, topping the charts and going gold, along with its leadoff single, "You're So Vain." That song set the album's saucy tone, with its air of sexually frank autobiography ("You had me several years ago/When I was still quite naïve") and its reflections on the jet-set lifestyle. But Simon's honesty meant that her lyrical knife was double-edged; now that she felt she had found true love ("The Right Thing to Do," another Top Ten hit, was her celebration of her relationship with James Taylor), she was as willing to acknowledge her own mistakes and regrets as she was to point fingers. But it wasn't only Simon's forthrightness that made the album work; it was also Richard Perry's simple, elegant pop
ock production, which gave Simon's music a buoyancy it previously lacked. And Perry paid particular attention to Simon's vocals in a way that made her more engaging (or at least less grating) to listen to.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596068420
catalogNumber: 75049

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carly Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,ARP
Mick Jagger   Vocals
Paul McCartney   Vocals
James Taylor   Background Vocals
Peter Manning Robinson   Piano
Bonnie Bramlett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lowell George   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Doris Troy   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jim Gordon   Drums
Vicki Brown   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Buckmaster   Synthesizer,Conductor,Choir Conductor
Ray Cooper   Percussion,Conga
David Katz   Violin
David Henshaw   ARP
Kirby Johnson   Strings,Conductor,Electric Piano,Woodwind
Paul Keogh   Guitar
Bobby Keys   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Linda McCartney   Vocals
Andy Newmark   Percussion,Drums
Bill Payne   Organ
Richard Perry   Percussion
Peter Robinson   Piano
Peter Robinson   Piano
Jim Ryan   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Liza Strike   Background Vocals
Klaus Voormann   Bass
Paul Keough   Acoustic Guitar
Paul   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Carly Simon   String Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements
Greg Allen   Reissue Design
Craig Anderson   Author
Mark Berry   Engineer
Paul Buckmaster   Orchestration,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements,Choir Arrangement,Woodwind Arrangement,String Conductor
Robin Geoffrey Cable   Engineer,Remixing
Ed Caraeff   Cover Photo
Spencer Chrislu   Author
Frank Filipetti   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Kirby Johnson   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Horn Conductor,String Conductor
David McLees   Executive Producer
Richard Perry   Producer
Doug Sax   Disc Cutting
Bill Schnee   Engineer,Remixing
Peter Simon   Insert
Robert L. Heimall   Art Direction
David Dieckmann   Author
Robin Hurley   Producer
Andrew McPherson   Authoring

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