Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Review: 'The Best of Carly Simon' by Carly Simon

'The Best of Carly Simon' by Carly Simon, 1975, Elektra. Cover: pretty. We don't have the CD jacket, and so don't know whether lyrics are included.

We've always liked Carly Simon. This CD has some of her greatest hits, including one of our favourites, 'You're So Vain.' It also has 'That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be,' a depressing song about the dark side of marriage, about doing what's expected rather than what you want. 

'Legend in Your Own Time' is about a chap who does his own thing but is missing out on love; then there's 'Haven't Got Time for the Pain,' about a woman who was used to heartache but who is now happy due to the love in her life; and '(We Have) No Secrets,' about a woman who knows everything about her guy and wishes she didn't. And be sure to listen to the grooving 'Night Owl,' which showcases a piano and saxophone alongside Simon's lovely voice. 

This is a good album, filled with a nice variety of Simon's songs. 

Favourite lyrics include: 'Well you're where you should be all the time/And when you're not you're with/Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend' ('You're So Vain'). 

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