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The Very Best of Carly Simon: Nobody Does it Better Import

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Super Compilation that Combines Both her WEA and Arista Hits on a Single Disc. The Former Mrs. James Taylor was the Quintessential Female Singer Songwriter of the 70's and her Success Continued Into the 80's with Guidance from Uber Mentor Clive Davis. Includes the Most Widely Known (Thanks to Heinz) 'anticipation', the Mega Hit 'you're So Vain', the Hit Written with Michael Mcdonald 'you Belong to Me' and So Many More.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. You're So Vain
  2. Nobody Does It Better
  3. Why
  4. Coming Around Again
  5. The Right Thing To Do
  6. We Have No Secrets
  7. You Belong To Me
  8. That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
  9. Mockingbird
  10. Haven't Got Time For The Pain
  11. Anticipation
  12. Legend In Your Own Time
  13. The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
  14. All I Want Is You
  15. Give Me All Night
  16. Like A River
  17. Betternot Tell Her
  18. Angel Of Montgomery
  19. Let The River Run


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 29, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Globa
  • ASIN: B00000ILJ7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,501 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Jeff Pearlman on June 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Since Carly's career didn't stop in 1975, Elektra's "The Best Of Carly Simon" has been less satisfying with each passing year. So this import, with the exception of its price tag, was a welcome sight. Warning: it drops "Attitude Dancing" (but so does the box set) and "Night Owl" from "Best Of", but it has all the Arista hits through 1995's "Angel From Montgomery". Also included is 1982's "Why", a hit in England and in dance clubs but ignored by U.S. radio. The only other big hit missing I can think of is 1980's "Jesse", which is available on one of Rhino's "Radio Daze" CDs. Sound quality is fine. The booklet has nice photos and publishing info but no liner notes. 19 tracks in all; almost all your Carly Simon needs on one compact, efficient disc.
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Singer and songwriter Carly Simon magically walked the tightrope between what was commonly referred to as folk and pop music in the early 1970s and gradually emerged from the shadow of other folk titans to become a pop singer of verve and moment, earning herself a place in the pantheon of very successful singers like Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, and a number of others like Carol King who were on the pop charts and in the folk clubs earlier in their career. This album is a wonderful summary of the best of her efforts throughout her career, including those early years. From her breakthrough hits like -That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be- and -Anticipation- to later smash singles like -Loving You Is the Right Thing To Do- and -You're So Vain- (rumored to be written about everyone from James Taylor to Mick Jagger, but more likely a joke aimed at actor Warren Beatty) is all here.

This collection successfully gathers the best of those early years in one place, and then adds to it those superb follow-on efforts with a second CD that reprises her second stage efforts with another collection of more adult-centered pop hits. Even though I usually prefer to sample an artist in context in their early albums, even I have to admit this is a great comprehensive overview of the collective efforts from Carly Simon. There are a lot of good songs here, like the terrific -Legend In Your Own Time- about then beau James Taylor, and the rocking -Mockingbird-, a duet done with Taylor.

Indeed, there are other interesting, provocative, and beautiful selections here, including my own personal favorite, -I Haven't Got Time For The Pain-.
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Carly has had long and distinguished career but this collection manages to include most of the essentials. Personally, I think Carly really deserves more than one CD and if Anthology (an American double CD containing all but one of the songs here and much else besides) had been available when I bought this, I would have bought that instead.

From my perspective, there were two peaks in Carly's career - her seventies hits and her late eighties album, Coming around again. Between them, they dominate this collection, although there are other great tracks here, most notably Why.

Carly began her successful period in the seventies via the American hits That's the way I've always heard it should be and Anticipation. Britain then discovered her music and subsequent hits charted in both the UK and USA, though Carly remained more popular in America. Her international hits from the seventies include You're so vain, The right thing to do, Mockingbird (a duet with James Taylor) and Nobody does it better (a James Bond theme). Carly's only big hit of the early eighties was Why, although she released some interesting albums during that time. In the late eighties came the album Coming around again, possibly her best ever. It is represented by four tracks - The stuff that dreams are made of, All I want is you, Give me all night and the title track. A few later tracks are also included, most notably the Oscar-winning Let the river run (from Working girl).

For many years (until the more recent Reflections compilation), this was easily the strongest single-CD collection of Carly's music but the import price is about the same as the double CD Anthology, so buy that or Reflections instead.
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This single-disc CD contains 19 highly-worthy tracks from the inimitable Carly Simon.
From "Anticipation" to "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" to "You're So Vain" to "Coming Around Again", they're all here. It's a well-balanced selection of Carly hits, which also includes some of my other favorites: "Haven't Got Time For The Pain", "Give Me All Night", and "All I Want Is You".
This "Very Best Of" collection is worth every penny.
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This is an updated review as although the original still holds, but there are is one and soon will be another that were not available when I bought this in late 2001, and I wanted to share the news with you guys as you have helped me for so many years.
This was the very first 1 CD release of Carly's work that had almost every song of hers that I wanted to hear. Even the 3 CD box set did not include her Arista hits and was a must for all fans when I originally bought it. I overlooked the import steep price as it was worth more than worth it. I finally got to hear "Let The River Run" from the soundtrack to "Working Girl" next to all my favorites.

At the time I said that I wished that more companies would cooperate with one another to produce greatest hits collections that reflect the career of artists who may have had more than one home during their career. If it's about money, they can split it on a hit by hit basis, and in the end more products will sell. Well, I guess that I was not the only one to see the advantages of putting together ALL of Carly's better known work as in 2002 Rhino release the magnificent 2 CD release titled "Anthology," which is even better than this one as it is obviously more comprehensive and BMG Heritage will be releasing a remastered 1 CD release in early May, 2004 so based on the play lists I would recommend these two domestic releases over this one, which still warrants 5 stars and was the first release to shoot for more than just a part of Carly's career.
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