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This Kind of Love

Carly SimonAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Prior to singing with the Simon Sisters, beginning at the beginning of my life, things were fairly quiet. Lucy, Joey and I sang throughout our childhood's, first in Greenwich Village (where I was kicked out of family choir for being obstreperous and willful), and then at our lovely homes in Riverdale, NY and Stamford, Connecticut. We sang as a trio, and then Lucy and I began singing in ... Read more in Amazon's Carly Simon Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hear Music
  • ASIN: B0015HZAOI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,277 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2008 album from Carly Simon, her first album of all original songs in eight years. GrammyrAward-winner Carly Simon is one of the most respected vocalists and songwriters in music today. This Kind of Love ranks among her most personal albums, as well as one of her most stylistically diverse excursions, with songs ranging from gorgeous melodies to driving rhythms. 13 tracks

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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars give that gal a spotlight !!! April 30, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This Kind of Love by Carly Simon is her latest album and her voice is as strong as ever! The sound quality is very good and that artwork is nicely done. The one thing I like most about this album is that Carly Simon demonstrates her fine ability to flawlessly perform several different types of songs; this combined with all the personal work Carly put into this CD makes this CD one of her very best yet!

"This Kind Of Love" has a beautiful melody and the guitar work really enhances the natural beauty of this ballad. Carly sings this so sweetly and I'm very impressed. In no way is this boring or silly; Carly truly showcases her emotions here on "This Kind Of Love" and it makes a terrific, strong beginning to this album. "Hold Out Your Heart" has a sensitive melody and Carly Simon delivers this with the panache and charm of the champ she always was! "People Say A Lot" has a hip-hop/rap type of beat that I really like; this song sends a clear message about people who feed off celebrities for their own personal gain. "People Say A Lot" fits in well on this album even though at first blush it stands out against the "This Kind Of Love" and "Hold Out Your Heart."

"How Can You Ever Forget" gives us Carly at her best; the keys are awesome and the strings are used to great advantage. Carly's poignant song is the result of her singing with David Saw, Ben Taylor, Frank Filipetti & Jill Dell'Abate. "Hola Soleil" jumps back from a relatively pensive, slower tune to a peppy, upbeat and catchy tune that is impossible to resist--and how about those drums, too? This is way more than just muzak.

"When We're Together" has a distinctly bossa nova flavor that takes flight when Carly sings this so smoothly; Carly sings this with great sensitivity and the guitars work wonders for this number.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carly Dances to Latin Love May 2, 2008
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1987's "Coming Around Again" was a high watermark release for Carly Simon; this effort propelled her back into the forefront of the pop music world. She employed all the "studio tricks" available at the time, using electronic musical devices to wrap the thoughtful lyrics fans were used to. This "come back" nostalgia serves as a point of reference to describe Simon's latest offering "This Kind of Love". Twenty years later, Simon has achieved re-invention, albeit in a much different vein.

This Kind of Love is dedicated to both Art Buchwald ( poignant tribute) and Antonio Carlos Jobim, the latter being most prominent toward influencing the album's sound. Simon takes the musical laws of jazz, Brazilian, and traditional pop to weave a tapestry of interesting odes to the most universal human emotion, in all its complexity.

As the album opens, Simon's voice seems altered, as though time has finally caught another cherished songstress in its merciless web. Fear not.... Simon strikes hot after the title track, and even it is a good, pure "song." As each song detours through the depths of her heart, Simon gets sad ( "Hold Out Your Heart"), indignant ( "People Say A Lot", an obvious stab at modern relevance with the hip-hop delivery), ambivilant ("In My Dreams"), individualistic (" Island", a song delivered by Simon's son, Ben Taylor), and full of acceptance and encouragement ( "They Just Want You to Be There".) Simon brings layers of history with Brazilian music, a contribution that colors the whole album. Thus, a fresh sound is achieved, differentiating this offering from any previous work. Quite an accomplishment, nearly forty years in.

Long time Carly fans will be transfixed by the "new" Simon; new comers will, presumably, be drawn to the sincerity and summer-infused passion of the music and lyrics. Carly Simon continues to grow and evolve as a singer/songwriter, ever ripe with experiences that become musical.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crystal Moon June 20, 2008
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Carly Simon's "This Kind of Love" is a good return to original music. Her Into White CD had some amazing covers, Paul Simon's "Scarborough Fair" being one that was among my favorite tracks last year. This CD has its charms. Her son Ben Taylor's "Island" that opened his CD Famous Among the Barns is gorgeous in Carly's hands with its lovely melody, "I would rather bet my life against the rising of the sun; I would rather fall from grace completely than let you change my mind." The samba "Hola Soleil" is an exquisite track penned by Simon, son Ben and long-time collaborator Jacob Brackman, "Baking sand, shining sea, Turning world, dissolving shadows." "So Many People to Love" penned with Carole Bayer Sager is a lovely swaying melody, "They're praying on bended knees in their beds & on the dirty streets, Lights are out on all the Christmas trees, feels like everyone's about to freeze." Jimmy Webb's "The Last Samba" sways like a soft breeze which Carly's voice picks up like a sail, "So take me here on this sand in the midst of these stars, swaying in thrall to the fading guitars." "Sangre Dolce" builds with incredible drama, "She cries when underneath the crystal moon." Other tracks like "They Just Want You to Be There" & her daughter Sally's "When We're Together" are also strong. Simon's voice appears a bit thin in places. The rap track "People Say A Lot" doesn't resonate with me. However, while not perfect, this is a strong CD well worth repeated listenings. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The final song is the best!!
Excellent CD. All original songs by Carly. The last song "Too Soon To Say Goodbye" was written by Carly for Art Buchwald who died last year. A real loss......
Published 8 months ago by CJ
5.0 out of 5 stars All of the tracks on this album are great!
What can I say? I loved Carly Simon’s work in the 80s, and I love her work too. This Kind of Love, which was initially released in April 2008, is a great work of art. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable sounds from a top-of-the-line singer-songwriter.
For all Carly Simon fans. Just wish she would perform at a venue on the West Coast (preferably in California).
Published 10 months ago by carol - kern county
1.0 out of 5 stars You Will Hate This Kind of Love
The only to like about this "album" is the cover. If you once liked Carly Simon - do not buy this one. The lyrics are trite. Read more
Published 10 months ago by R. Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars HUH? WHAT?!!
I have never written a negative review before and it has taken several days for me to committ to doing this. Read more
Published on February 15, 2012 by Leonard James
1.0 out of 5 stars Weak
Poor quality music. Not up to her prior standards. Not worth buying. Wish I had heard some of the songs before wasting money on this CD.
Published on October 31, 2011 by Jonathan Airey
1.0 out of 5 stars not yet received
I'm afraid I cannot share any opinion since I've not received my order. I'd appreciate it if someone at Amazon could have a look at the web-program-searching engine that doesn't... Read more
Published on September 28, 2010 by Paz
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, she just ain't got it anymore
Let me start by saying I have been a HUGE Carly Simon fan from the get-go.

I have never been so disappointed with an album. Read more
Published on April 24, 2010 by Jonathan Schult
5.0 out of 5 stars she's not in her twenties anymore...
It seems that many of the "critics" of this release expected Miss Simon to sound like she did when she recorded "You're So Vain" or "Anticipation" or even the later "Nobody Does it... Read more
Published on February 7, 2010 by Reginald D. Garrard
5.0 out of 5 stars Carly songs at last!
Aside from her work on two Disney films, This Kind Of Love marks the first original songs from Carly in 8 long, long years. Read more
Published on December 19, 2009 by William Faure
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Believe me I am no enemy of Carly Simon! And when I made my post, I was having trouble with Amazon's page (which lead to a triple click). I have deleted my two REPEATED posts. I own over a dozen of Carly Simon's CD's, most of which I previously bought on either 8 track, cassette and of course... Read More
Apr 25, 2008 by W. STEVENS |  See all 5 posts
c'mon carly you gotta have 1 more good CD in you
The songs on this CD are not even on speaking terms with awful. On the contrary, "This Kind of Love" is Carly's best CD in over 20 years. Indeed, this is Carly's first CD since Hotcakes that doesn't have a song or two that I habitually skip when playing the CD. It is so inventive and... Read More
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Add to the fact she is 63 & still looks hot, and Carly can pull off an alluring pose like this anyday. There is aging gracefully & aging obviously. Carly clearly is doing the former.
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