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Thread: Album Club, January 2020: Carly Simon - 'No Secrets'

  1. #11
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    Excellent album this that can be enjoyed from beginning to end with no filler. I have a UK and US pressing and both sound great with that typical 70s warm presentation but also good production to allow you to really enjoy the songs.
    8/10

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    A nice listen from a known artist with a decent vocal ability , She looks happy when singing

    Your so vein , sounded like Mick Jagger on backing vocals

    8 out of 10 from me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    A nice listen from a known artist with a decent vocal ability , She looks happy when singing

    Your so vein , sounded like Mick Jagger on backing vocals

    8 out of 10 from me
    Spot on regarding Mick Jagger.
    The 70s were an interesting period when lots of well known artists were helping out others with backing vocals.
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    Dug out my LP as I hadn't heard it for a long time.

    Very much of it's time, but Carly Simon is one of the more interesting singer-songwriters around. Not sure if 'No Secrets' is my favourite Simon LP, but I'll give it 9/10 for the happy trip down memory lane.

    Incidently who the subject is of 'Your so Vain' has been hotly debated. One suggestion was it might be Mick Jagger - but as Simon herself commented, it would have been a bit mean to write a song about someone and have them sing in the backing vocals. Simon has revealed recently the subject of the song is Warren Beatty.
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    Thanks for all the feedback. It's interesting to see how music brings back memories or stirs different emotions.

    I remember the debate about Warren Beatty, was it about him or not.
    Carly was very careful not to spill the beans which kept everyone wondering for a long time. She had quite a few famous lovers, so it could relate to a few!!
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    Undoubtedly a good record that has all the right ingredients - well crafted songs, good lyrics, good musicianship etc. It failed to get me excited however. I did listen through to the end. Only You're So Vain hung around like an ear worm for the rest of the day. Not sure that's a good thing. Thanks for the suggestion Martin but not one for me. 6/10

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    Well i was the grand old age of 2 when this came out, but i do remember it was part of my parents record collection, i think my mum like the music more than my dad, my dad probably enjoyed the front cover more, for me it's of it's time musically and you can sort of tell that she was at least involved with James Taylor if not married to him when this record came out as you could imagine JT singing them, there are some stand out songs "you're so vein" and "Night Owl" are my favourites, overall a very well produced album which i think is a grower rather than an album that grabs your attention from the get go, so a solid 7/10


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    Well i was the grand old age of 2 when this came out, but i do remember it was part of my parents record collection, i think my mum like the music more than my dad, my dad probably enjoyed the front cover more, for me it's of it's time musically and you can sort of tell that she was at least involved with James Taylor if not married to him when this record came out as you could imagine JT singing them, there are some stand out songs "you're so vein" and "Night Owl" are my favourites, overall a very well produced album which i think is a grower rather than an album that grabs your attention from the get go, so a solid 7/10
    Its good to get different age perspectives on music.

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