Monday, April 22, 2024

Carly Simon’s Hot New Memoir to Be Accompanied by Two CD Set from Rhino


EXCLUSIVE I’m happy to announce a big two CD set of Carly Simon’s great songs, set for release to accompany her memoir, “Boys in the Trees” from Flatiron Press/Macmillan. The book hits stores on November 24, just four days after the Rhino album “Songs from the Trees” makes its debut. 

The album, Carly says, “serves as an additional way to look at my stories. Most of these songs are precursors to what eventually became the book. As the narrative only goes up to 1983, there are many songs to follow. If you feel like playing this puzzle, there are clues of how to cross-reference the songs with the chapters, pages and words.”

And guess what? We get two new songs– one written her son Ben Taylor (one of the two kids she has with James Taylor) and “Showdown,” a long unreleased recording from the million selling 1978 album Boys In The Trees.

If you think Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and all of today’s hot female singers are having a wild time, I point you to Ms. Simon– she’s their hero, and the original.

Track Listing

Disc One
1. “Boys In The Trees”
2. “Winken’, Blinkin’ And Nod” – The Simon Sisters
3. “Orpheus”
4. “Older Sister”
5. “It Was So Easy”
6. “Embrace Me, You Child”
7. “Hello Big Man”
8. “Two Hot Girls (On A Hot Summer Night)”
9. “It Happens Everyday”
10. “His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin”
11. “I’m All It Takes To Make You Happy”
12. “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”
13. “I’ve Got To Have You”
14. “Anticipation”
15. “Legend In Your Own Time”
16. “Three Days”

Disc Two
1. “Julie Through The Glass”
2. “We Have No Secrets”
3. “You’re So Vain”
4. “Mind On My Man”
5. “Mockingbird”
6. “After The Storm”
7. “Haunting”
8. “In Times When My Head”
9. “You Belong To Me”
10. “We’re So Close”
11. “From The Heart”
12. “Come Upstairs”
13. “The Right Thing To Do”
Bonus Selections
14. “Showdown”
15. “I Can’t Thank You Enough”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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