Come Upstairs

Come Upstairs

by Carly Simon
     
 

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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" wasSee more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Rhino Flashback
UPC:
0081227989118
catalogNumber:
3443
Rank:
66051

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Performance Credits

Carly Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic 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,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,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
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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