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Carly Simon - Carly Simon

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


Mobile Fidelity



Product No.:
CMOB 2165 SA
UPC: 821797216562
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Hybrid Stereo SACD

Hybrid Stereo SACD
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German Pressing/ 1971/ Hole Punch

1971 self-titled debut album! Numbered, limited edition Hybrid SACD

Includes Top 10 hit "That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be"

Carly Simon's exceptional debut remains one for the books. Immediately recognizing her potential, Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman signed and paired her with legendary producer Eddie Kramer. The pair's chemistry resulted in a remarkable record that birthed an instant Top Ten hit, "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," a potent statement about marriage that, in the era, doubled as a feminist statement. Simon's star-making self-titled album went on to garner critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations, including an award for Best New Artist. Now, more than four decades later, the album receives the sonic treatment it's long deserved.

For the first time, Kramer's production gets the opportunity to truly shine. Boasting stellar sonics and gorgeous subtleties, this SACD is tailor-made for relaxing listening sessions with a glass of wine at arm's reach. It also places Simon's lyrical arc about moving from living a carefree youth to entering adulthood-and the doubts, curiosities, heartbreaks, vulnerabilities, and anticipations that accompany the transition-in greater relief. Melodic counterpoints provided by the scored orchestrations, steel guitar accents, and hybrid pop-jazz progressions further amplify Simon's emotional reach.

While Simon achieved greater commercial success with successive releases, rarely did she again sing with the kind of nuanced character, understated poignancy, and outstanding control present here. Chronicling human changes and growth, the singer explores the peaks and valleys between highs and lows with candid eloquence and bittersweet beauty that foreshadow what's to come. Whether on the balladic "The Best Thing," folk-laden "Reunions," or harmony-drenched "The Love's Still Growing," Simon touches hearts and reaches into souls with her expressive feeling and aching melodies. If only every debut had such resonance.


1. That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be
2. Alone
3. One More Time
4. The Best Thing
5. Just a Sinner
6. Dan, My Fling
7. Another Door

Customer Reviews (3.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Good for SACD, but not great

posted on 04/20/2018
3 Stars
I purchased this title after being really impressed with the Mobile Fidelity SACD release of Carly Simon's "No Secrets," which sounds great. This SACD sounds a bit better than a good sounding CD release, but not great. It is relatively veiled - lacking clarity or depth. It really holds some of the songs back from being magic - "Dan, My Fling" in particular which would be amazing with great quality sound. It very well could be the original recording or degradation of the master tape over time (although I've heard older recordings sound much better.) The music itself is often good, but not as consistently good as No Secrets. If you already like the album this may be as good as it gets. It just isn't up to the sound standards of a great SACD.

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