Carly Simon: Anticipation
Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, September 2004
PRE-"YOURE SO Vain" and pre-marriage-to-James-Taylor, the leggy and large-mouthed Park Avenue Jewess made two pleasant 1971 albums of melodiously laid-back adult pop. LA-flavoured and sprinkled with gems like "Alone", Carly Simon and Anticipation (with its irresistibly come-hither cover) are tailor-made for admirers of Tapestry or Streisands Stoney End. Piano and pedal steel and Russ Kunkel drums abound, while strings circle about Simons nice folkish voice like her gauzy Anticipation skirt wafting around those endless legs.
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