CARLY SIMON: Coming Around Again 30th Anniversary (2CD deluxe edition)


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Carly’s classic comeback album celebrates turning 30 with adeluxe edition curated by the lady herself...

Carly Simon first burst on to the pop scene in 1971 when herdebut Elektra single, ‘That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard ItShould Be’, landed in the US top ten. Two years later herlegendary #1 hit ‘You’re So Vain’ caused a sensation. The hitscontinued with ‘Mockingbird’ (With James Taylor), ‘NobodyDoes It Better’ (from “The Spy Who Loved Me”), ‘You Belong ToMe’ (co-written with Michael McDonald), and ‘Why’, hercollaboration with Chic.

By the mid-eighties, Simon’s album sales had declined and shefelt less relevant in the marketplace. That all changed whenClive Davis signed her to Arista Records, which had alreadyrestored the commercial fortunes of both Dionne Warwick andAretha Franklin. Simon’s first release on the label was her 1986single “Coming Around Again” which was the theme song fromthe movie “Heartburn” starring Meryl Streep and JackNicholson. The single made #18, returning Simon to theBillboard top 20 for the first time in six years. The song alsomade #5 on the AC chart, and went on to make the top ten inthe UK and Ireland.

COMING AROUND AGAIN followed in April 1987 with productionfrom the likes of Paul Samwell-Smith, Frank Filipetti, JohnBoylan and Richard Perry and made #25 in both the US and UK.The album also spun off three additional hit singles in the formof ‘Give Me All Night’ (AC #5/Pop #61), ‘The Stuff That DreamsAre Made Of’ (AC #8/IRE #28), and ‘All I Want Is You’ (AC #7/Pop#54). Carly’s cover version of the ‘As Time Go By’ (FeaturingStevie Wonder) and ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’ (also from “Heartburn”)received further airplay. An HBO special CARLY IN CONCERT –COMING AROUND AGAIN filmed on Martha’s Vineyard in June1987 added to the album’s success. Simon was then asked towrite music for the film “Working Girl” from which ‘Let TheRiver Run’ (AC #11/Pop #49/UK #79) continued her hit streakand even won her an Oscar for best song.

Hot Shot Records’ 2CD deluxe edition of COMING AROUND AGAINfeatures 17 bonus tracks and an in-depth interview with Carly.TRACK LISTING

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