Come Upstairs

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After two albums playing jazz-pop in the style of Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years and with the same musicians, Carly Simon acknowledged the new wave with Come Upstairs, turning out her version of a power pop album. The title track was frisky and seductive, "Take Me as I Am" was an upbeat raver, and "Them" almost sounded like Devo. Of course, that was only part of the story. Other songs changed the pace, though Simon's emotions were unusually close to the surface throughout. "James" was a final plea to her soon-to-depart husband, and "In Pain" was the brutal cry of someone who sounded like she was. But the album's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After two albums playing jazz-pop in the style of Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years and with the same musicians, Carly Simon acknowledged the new wave with Come Upstairs, turning out her version of a power pop album. The title track was frisky and seductive, "Take Me as I Am" was an upbeat raver, and "Them" almost sounded like Devo. Of course, that was only part of the story. Other songs changed the pace, though Simon's emotions were unusually close to the surface throughout. "James" was a final plea to her soon-to-depart husband, and "In Pain" was the brutal cry of someone who sounded like she was. But the album's highlight was "Jesse," Simon's best-written pop
ock song since "You're So Vain" and a Top Ten hit to boot.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227989118
  • Catalog Number: 3443
  • Sales rank: 15,092

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come Upstairs (4:19)
  2. 2 Stardust (4:16)
  3. 3 Them (3:47)
  4. 4 Jesse (4:21)
  5. 5 James (2:27)
  6. 6 In Pain (6:11)
  7. 7 The Three of Us in the Dark (4:16)
  8. 8 Take Me as I Am (Or Let Me Go) (4:53)
  9. 9 The Desert (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carly Simon Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
James Taylor Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Warren Bernhardt Keyboards
Don Grolnick Piano, Keyboards
Billy Mernit Piano, Electric Piano
Alex Taylor Vocals, Background Vocals
Maria Aguiar Vocals, Background Vocals
Gail Boggs Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Larry Fast Synthesizer
Steve Gadd Drums
Jerry Grossman Cello
Pete Hewlett Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Ken Landrum Synthesizer, Prophet 5
Tony Levin Bass, Electric Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Mike Mainieri Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Marimbas, Vocals, Background Vocals, oberheim, Prophet 5
Rick Marotta Drums
Christopher Martin Vocals
Sid McGinnis Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar, Soloist
Laraine Newman Background Vocals
Loraine Newman Vocals
Margaret Ross Harp
Hugh Taylor Vocals, Background Vocals
Ed Walsh Synthesizer, Keyboards, oberheim
Christine Martin Background Vocals
Sarah Taylor Vocals, Background Vocals, La-La
Technical Credits
Carly Simon Composer
Don Grolnick Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Scott Litt Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Mike Mainieri Composer, Producer
Sid McGinnis Composer
Ed Walsh Programming
Peter Whorf Art Direction
Bill Gerber Art Direction
Sarah Taylor Contributor
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