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The Bedroom Tapes
The Bedroom Tapes
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 16, 2000
Studioat Carly's home and Sonic Brothers, Martha's Vineyard and Right Track Recording, Sound On Sound and Edison Recording Studios, New York City
GenreRock
Length57:09
LabelArista
ProducerCarly Simon, Tesse Gohl, Frank Filipetti, David Fields, Eric Bazillian
Carly Simon chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link

The Bedroom Tapes is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's twenty-fourth overall album, and twentieth studio album, released in 2000.

The album was critically acclaimed upon release and Simon promoted it through many television appearances, notably on Good Morning America when she gave a concert in Bryant Park, on May 19, 2000.[1] Despite the warm reception, the album quickly went Out of print. "Our Affair" was remixed and featured on the soundtrack of the 2000 film Bounce.[2]

In 2002, Simon released autographed limited editions of The Bedroom Tapes with two bonus tracks at the end of the album; "Grandmother's House" and "Sangre Dolce". The latter of which was included on her 2008 album This Kind of Love.

On April 6, 2015, Simon re-released the album as a special edition with two bonus tracks, the aforementioned "Grandmother's House" and "When Manhattan Was A Maiden". The release was through the Carly Simon Vintage Line, produced by C'est Music. The CD can be purchased exclusively through Simon's website.[3]

Reception

The Bedroom Tapes received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars, writing "She is as a raw as she was on 1975's Playing Possum and just as sweet as 1987's Coming Around Again, but Simon is fresh. Although in her mid-fifties, she is still a charmer."[4]Billboard called the album "A feast for fans of intelligent, richly crafted pop music."[5]Rolling Stone called the album "A bang up album. Her balance of excellent pop thrills and writing remains singular. The Carly Simon of The Bedroom Tapes shines." NY Daily News raved "One of her best albums. The Bedroom Tapes finds Simon returning to the sharp-eyed commentary and unflinching candor of her best-loved work of the 70's." People wrote that the album "unfolds like a one-woman show," calling it a "Boffo performance."[6]The Miami Herald raved "Adults rejoice. Few albums manage to touch the heart and challenge the brain as this gem does." Us Weekly wrote "These disarmingly personal songs are pure catharsis. Who needs support groups? The Bedroom Tapes is classy work from one of pop's original confessors."[7][8]

Accolades

Boston Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2002 "Our Affair" Female Vocalist Of The Year[9] Won
Song Of The Year[9] Nominated

Track listing

All tracks composed by Carly Simon; except where noted.

  1. "Our Affair" - 4:16
  2. "So Many Stars" - 5:35
  3. "Big Dumb Guy" (Simon, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, Larry Ciancia, Jesse Farrow) - 5:54
  4. "Scar" - 5:32
  5. "Cross The River" - 5:59
  6. "I Forget" - 4:33
  7. "Actress" - 4:48
  8. "I'm Really The Kind" - 4:27
  9. "We, Your Dearest Friends" - 4:49
  10. "Whatever Became Of Her" - 4:56
  11. "In Honor Of You (George)" (Simon, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:50

Bonus tracks on 2002 limited edition

  1. "Grandmother's House" - 5:39
  2. "Sangre Dolce" - 3:11

Bonus tracks on 2015 special edition

  1. "Grandmother's House" - 5:39
  2. "When Manhattan Was A Maiden" - 5:21

When Manhattan Was A Maiden

When Manhattan Was A Maiden is a song that was the original inspiration and title for what is now known as The Bedroom Tapes. As the concept of the album evolved, the song was ultimately dropped, and was never commercially released. In 2002, Simon posted the original demo of the song on her official website for streaming.[10]

The song was included on the 2015 re-release of the album.

Personnel

  • Eric Bazilian - electric guitar (6), guitar (12), bass (12), drums (12), keyboards (12, programming (12)
  • Peter Calo - rhythm guitar (2)
  • Larry Ciancia - drums (3)
  • Andrew Felluss - additional organ (10)
  • John Forté - backing vocals (3)
  • Steve Gadd - drums (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11), percussion (5, 8, 10)
  • Tony Garnier - bass (6)
  • Teese Gohl - organ (5), arrangements and conductor (5, 8, 11), acoustic piano (9), all instruments (11)
  • Aaron Heick - saxophone (11)
  • Mindy Jostyn - violin (8, 10)
  • Stuart Kimball - acoustic guitar (1, 10), electric guitar (1, 9, 10)
  • Michael Lockwood - electric guitar (3, 4, 7), acoustic guitar (4)
  • Liam O'Maonlai - backing vocals (2, 4, 5, 8), flute (4)
  • Shawn Pelton - drums (11)
  • The Rankin Sisters - backing vocals (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
  • Carly Simon - lead vocals, backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 7, 8), acoustic guitar (1, 4, 7-10), electric guitar (1, 9, 10), keyboards (1, 2, 4-10), percussion (1, 3, 4, 8, 9), guitar (2), bass (2), drum programming (2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9), congas (3), organ (5, 10), keyboard bass (7, 9), marimba (11)
  • Ben Taylor - backing vocals (3, 8)
  • T-Bone wolk - bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10), electric guitar (3), acoustic guitar (3), dobro (3), acoustic piano (3), mandolin (9)

Production

  • Producers - Carly Simon (Tracks 1-10, 12 & 13); Teese Gohl (Track 11).
  • Co-Producers on Tracks 1-10 - David Fields and Frank Filipetti
  • Co-Producer on Track 12 - Eric Bazilian
  • Engineers - Frank Filipetti, Jimmy Parr, Carly Simon and Ed Tuton.
  • Mixed by Frank Filipetti
  • Mastered by Mark Wilder

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2000 The Billboard 200 90

References

  1. ^ "Carly Simon - Bryant Park Concert 2000". Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ carlysimonmusic.com. "Soundtracks/Bounce". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ CarlySimon.com. "The Bedroom Tapes". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ The Bedroom Tapes. "Album review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Baltin, Steve (June 3, 2000). "Reviews & Previews". Billboard. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ The Bedroom Tapes. "Picks and Pans review". People. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "The Bedroom Tapes". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on January 4, 2006. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - The Bedroom Tapes". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved .
  9. ^ a b "Carly Simon Official Website - Awards". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on October 19, 2007. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "When Manhattan Was A Maiden". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. Retrieved .

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