Carly Simon’s great new song “I Can’t Thank You Enough” comes from her “Songs from the Trees” compilation, out next week from Rhino. It was written by Carly and son Ben Taylor. The CD accompanies her hot literary memoir of rock in the 70s, “Boys in the Trees,” out from Flatiron Press on November 24th. The book is a vivid account of Simon’s childhood, her teen years as she and sister Lucy were a singing duo in Greenwich Village, and her launch as the original Taylor-Katie-Adele circa 1970 with “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be.”
“Boys in the Trees” is written with refreshing honesty and candor, and in a structure quite like the most highly regarded celebrity memoirs by Lauren Bacall and Sidney Poitier.