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Carly Simon (1988)

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Rock's Backpages Audio, 21 July 1988

The singer-songwriter discusses the soundtracks to the movie Heartburn (and current project Working Girl); plus Reagan, Dukakis and Jessie Jackson, and American politics in general; growing up in the illustrious Simon (& Schuster) family; the pros and cons of Live Aid; drugs and her generation; working with Clive Davis at Arista... and her reluctance to play live.

File format: mp3; file size: 40.3mb, interview length: 41' 59" sound quality: ***

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Carly Simon: The Bitter End, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 22 May 1971


New Albums from Carole King, Carly Simon et al

Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 29 May 1971

King and friends Carole King: Tapestry (A&M AMLS 2025); Carly Simon: Carly Simon (Elektra EKS-74082); Carol Hall: If I Be Your Lady (Elektra EKS-7407R); Ronnie Spector: ...

Carly Simon Quits The Family Commune

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, 4 September 1971

IT SEEMS ENTIRELY possible that Carly Simon (with one highly successful album high in the American charts, following a top ten single) might well be ...

Carly Simon: Carly

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc and Music Echo, 4 March 1972

CARLY SIMON has been compared to a lot of people. She admits: "I'm told I sound like Judy Collins and my style of writing is ...

Elektra: The House That Jac Built

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Melody Maker, 23 September 1972

The story of Elektra, one of rock's most influential labels. As told to Loraine Alterman by founder JAC HOLZMAN ...

Carly Simon: No Secrets (Elektra)

Review by Robin Katz, New Musical Express, 9 December 1972

CARLY SIMON possesses a great cross between charisma and class. She looks just like Mick Jagger; but never photographs the same way twice. She changes ...

Jac Holzman Then and Now

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, May 1973

IF EVER I've identified with a record company, the nearest thing in my mind to an ideal would be Elektra Records, for many reasons, not ...

Record World Forum: Three Artists on the New Consciousness

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Record World, 19 May 1973

Carly Simon, Dory Previn and Mary Travers are three major artists whose work and lives exemplify the independent role women are assuming in society. As ...

Carly and James: The Taylors in Paris

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 18 August 1973


Carly Simon: Hotcakes (Elektra)

Review by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 26 January 1974

SINCE SHE recorded her No Secrets Carly Simon has been through a huge change in status, becoming widely recognised and appreciated through 'You're So Vain' as well ...

Carly Simon: "I Don't Enjoy Performing"

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Modern Hi-Fi and Music, February 1974

NOW THAT she and her husband James Taylor are parents, Carly Simon has no plans to perform except on vinyl. And with her fourth album ...

Albums from Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell et al

Review by j. poet, The Berkeley Barb, 22 February 1974

j poet advertizes fer joni: male groopie wanted ...

Carly Simon: Hotcakes (Elektra)

Review by Kim Fowley, Phonograph Record, March 1974

IT USED TO be said in the late '60s that if you wanted to give your kid sister an LP the choice would be the ...

Carly Simon Serves Up Hotcakes

Profile and Interview by Michael Gross, Circus, May 1974

Carly's new LP offers an intimate peek into the home of one of America's most sought-after and most reclusive couples. ...

James Taylor: Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Rolling Stone, 6 June 1974

Magic in Milwaukee ...

Charmin' Carly

Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, 29 June 1974

NOW THIS lead's going to sound confusing, but please bear with me. There are people you like just for their music and there are musicians ...

What Does It Feel Like to Create Today's Music?

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Family Weekly, 21 July 1974

"I guess there are some people who sit down and say, 'All right, I want to write a hit single. Let's see, what's a big item ...

Carly Simon: Carly — playing possum

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, 19 April 1975

A FEW months ago, with surprisingly little fanfare, Carly Simon, husband James Taylor and daughter Sarah slipped into Los Angeles for what has become an ...

Carly Simon: Attitude Dancing

Interview by Tom Nolan, Phonograph Record, May 1975

THE HOUSE WAS set back behind a stone wall, at the end of a cul-de-sac off Coldwater Canyon between Beverly Hills and the San Fernando ...

James Taylor: Gorilla (Warner Bros.)/Carly Simon: Playing Possum (Elektra)

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, September 1975

THOUGH BOTH James Taylor and Carly Simon have been frequently castigated for being sensitive rich kids, I'm surprised we've never congratulated James for transcending his ...

Carly Simon: Boys In The Trees (Elektra)

Review by Jon Young, Crawdaddy!, July 1978

CARLY SIMON used to be dangerous. Remember? She had to her credit a lethal attack on marriage ('That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should ...

Richard Perry

Book Excerpt by John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Record Producers', BBC Books, 1982

IF ANY PRODUCER could be said to have an instantly identifiable sound, aside from the obvious case of Phil Spector, it would be Richard Perry. ...

Carly Simon breaks away

Profile by James Hunter, The Boston Phoenix, 20 September 1983

No longer one of the girls ...

Carly Simon: Free, White, & Pushing 40

Interview by Nick Tosches, Creem, January 1984

"Maybe It Was My Big Mouth" ...

Reel American: Richard Perry

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, November 1985

Doctor of Applied Song Medicine, Studio Psychology, R&B Analysis and Chart Metallurgy... ...

Carly Simon: Free as a liberal prude

Profile and Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 30 July 1988

Carly Simon is back after years of artistic famine. She tells Adam Sweeting about life beyond the emotional bumps ...

Carly Simon: Reflections – Carly Simon's Greatest Hits

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, August 2004

THIS IS THE fifth Carly compilation in less than ten years (and, yes, one was imaginatively entitled Nobody Does It Better), during which time she ...

Carly Simon: Anticipation

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, September 2004

PRE-"YOU’RE 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 ...

School of Rock Study Guide: Singer-Songwriters

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, iTunes, October 2008

"WHERE DO YOU have left to go but in?" It was a question posed by Joni Mitchell, the brilliant Canadian blonde who specialized in intensely ...

Carly Simon: A Not So Vain Superstar

Interview by Paul Sexton, Sunday Express, 14 March 2010

TALKING TO Carly Simon is like getting an invitation to the most impossibly sophisticated party you'll ever go to but instead of making you feel ...

Carly Simon: The Making of 'You're So Vain'

Retrospective and Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, April 2010

Just who was this massive '73 hit about? Jagger? Beatty? Taylor? Or some guy named 'David'? "You're missing the point," Carly tells us... ...

see also Ben Taylor


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