Carly Simon – The Studio Album Collection 1971-1983 (Édition StudioMasters) (2014) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Carly Simon – The Studio Album Collection 1971-1983 (Édition StudioMasters) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 07:00:44 minutes | 8,54 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino

If you’re a regular visitor to our website, then you know that we generally offer an installment of our Digital Roundup column on Wednesdays, but you’re caught us on a slow week: we’ve only got a single item joining our digital catalog. As such, we’re bypassing the column in favor of shining a solo spotlight on this item, but to our way of thinking, it more than deserves the individual attention, given that this one release actually includes 11 – count ‘em – 11 albums.

Even if Carly Simon had never recorded a single song beyond her time on Elektra and Warner Brothers in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, she’d likely still be on most music fans’ radar, as it’s that era which not only served to define her sound but also provided her with her most substantial chart success. That’s certainly not to suggest that she didn’t have any beyond that: “Coming Around Again” was a top-20 pop hit, and it was just one of a half-dozen tracks to hit the Adult Contemporary top 10, including “Let the River Run,” from the soundtrack to Working Girl. Still, if you ask people to name a Carly Simon song, odds are that a significant number of those polled would answer with “You’re So Vain” or, if they’re a particularly big James Bond fan, “Nobody Does It Better.”

Unfortunately, as it was recorded for the soundtrack of The Spy Who Loved Me, “Nobody Does It Better” is not actually part of this set, so we’re sorry that we just sent the tune running through your head. (Clearly, we are not the best.) But on the other hand – and forgive us for sounding so unabashedly like a commercial – in addition to “You’re So Vain,” you’ll also get such signature Simon singles as “Anticipation,” “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” “The Right Thing to Do,” “Haven’t Got Time for the Pain,” “You Belong to Me,” and “Jesse,” as well as the classic duets Simon performed with then-husband James Taylor, “Mockingbird” and “Devoted to You.”

Here’s a full listing of the albums you’ll find in the set, along with their original years of release:

Carly Simon (February 1971)
Anticipation (November 1971)
No Secrets (1972)
Hotcakes (1974)
Playing Possum (1975)
Another Passenger (1976)
Boys in the Trees (1978)
Spy (1979)
Come Upstairs (1980)
Torch (1981)
Hello Big Man (1983)

That last album, by the way, makes for a particularly interesting listen, as it features Simon collaborating with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare on several tracks. You may or may not have wanted to imagine her covering Bob Marley’s “Is This Love?” but now’s your chance to hear what it sounds like anyway.

01. That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be
02. Alone
03. One More Time
04. The Best Thing
05. Just a Sinner
06. Dan, My Fling
07. Another Door
08. Reunions
09. Rolling Down the Hills
10. The Love’s Still Growing

01. Anticipation
02. Legend In Your Own Time
03. Our First Day Together
04. The Girl You Think You See
05. Summer’s Coming Around Again
06. Share the End
07. The Garden
08. Three Days
09. Julie Through the Glass
10. I’ve Got To Have You

01. The Right Thing to Do
02. The Carter Family
03. You’re so Vain
04. His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin
05. We Have No Secrets
06. Embrace Me, You Child
07. Waited so Long
08. It Was so Easy
09. Night Owl
10. When You Close Your Eyes

01. Safe and Sound
02. Mind on My Man
03. Think I’m Gonna Have a Baby
04. Older Sister
05. Just Not True
06. Hotcakes
07. Misfit
08. Forever My Love
09. Mockingbird
10. Grownup
11. Haven’t Got Time for the Pain

01. After the Storm
02. Love out in the Street
03. Look Me in the Eyes
04. More and More
05. Slave
06. Attitude Dancing
07. Sons of Summer
08. Waterfall
09. Are You Ticklish
10. Playing Possum

01. Half a Chance
02. It Keeps You Runnin’
03. Fairweather Father
04. Cow Town
05. He Likes to Roll
06. In Times When My Head
07. One Love Stand
08. Riverboat Gambler
09. Darkness ’til Dawn
10. Dishonest Modesty
11. Libby
12. Be with Me

01. You Belong To Me
02. Boys In The Trees
03. Back Down to Earth
04. Devoted to You
05. De Bat (Fly in Me Face)
06. Haunting
07. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)
08. You’re the One
09. In a Small Moment
10. One Man Woman
11. For Old Times Sake

01. Vengeance
02. Just Like You Do
03. We’re so Close
04. Coming to Get You
05. Never Been Gone
06. Pure Sin
07. Love You by Heat
08. Spy
09. Memorial Day

01. Come Upstairs
02. Stardust
03. Them
04. Jesse
05. James
06. In Pain
07. The Three of Us in the Dark
08. Take Me as I Am
09. The Desert

01. Blue of Blue
02. I’ll Be Around
03. I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good
04. I Get Along Without You Very Well
05. Body and Soul
06. Hurt
07. From the Heart
08. Spring Is Here
09. Pretty Strange
10. What Shall We Do with This Child
11. Not a Day Goes By

01. You Know What to Do
02. Menemsha
03. Damn You Get to Me
04. Is This Love
05. Orpheus
06. It Happens Everyday
07. Such a Good Boy
08. Hello Big Man
09. You Don’t Feel the Same
10. Floundering