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Spy

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Carly Simon was onto something, naming her album after Anais Nin's book of erotic fiction A Spy in the House of Love, and she used the concept to come up with songs about maintaining the passion in a long-term relationship. But she didn't follow through completely, devoting two songs including the singles chart entry "Vengeance" to attempts to remake "You're So Vain" and returning to producer Arif Mardin and his New York jazz-pop session men. Although commercial considerations marred the concept, Spy still contained several good songs despite its compromises.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Carly Simon was onto something, naming her album after Anais Nin's book of erotic fiction A Spy in the House of Love, and she used the concept to come up with songs about maintaining the passion in a long-term relationship. But she didn't follow through completely, devoting two songs including the singles chart entry "Vengeance" to attempts to remake "You're So Vain" and returning to producer Arif Mardin and his New York jazz-pop session men. Although commercial considerations marred the concept, Spy still contained several good songs despite its compromises.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/1997
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596055826
  • Catalog Number: 506
  • Sales rank: 10,855

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Vengeance (4:14)
  2. 2 Just Like You Do (4:14)
  3. 3 We're So Close (5:10)
  4. 4 Coming to Get You (2:49)
  5. 5 Never Been Gone (3:36)
  6. 6 Pure Sin (3:56)
  7. 7 Love You by Heart (3:58)
  8. 8 Spy (4:14)
  9. 9 Memorial Day (8:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carly Simon Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tim Curry Vocals, Background Vocals
James Taylor Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Warren Bernhardt Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Phil Bodner Strings
Michael Brecker Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Don Grolnick Clarinet, Piano, Keyboards, Choir, Chorus, Clavinet
Hubert Laws Flute
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone
David Sanborn Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
John Hall Guitar, Electric Guitar
Billy Mernit Piano
Jonathan Abramowitz Strings
Lamar Alsop Strings
Peter Ballin Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Julien Barber Strings
Errol Crusher Bennett Percussion, Conga
Kenneth Bichel Synthesizer, Moog Synthesizer, Polymoog
Gail Boggs Vocals
Randy Brecker Trumpet
James Buffington Strings
Frederick Buldrini Strings
Frank Carillo Guitar
Joe Caro Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Cliff Carter Synthesizer, Bass
Rafael Cruz Percussion, cowbell
Raphael Cruz Percussion, Conga, Bells
Jean R. Dane Strings
Eddie Daniels Strings
Peter Dimitriades Strings
Lewis Eley Strings
Steve Gadd Drums
Gerald Tarack Strings
Paul Gershman Strings
Ted Hoyle Strings
Regis Iandiorio Strings
Teddy Isreal Strings
Harold Kohon Strings
Will Lee Bass
Tony Levin Bass
Jesse Levy Strings
Guy Lumia Strings
Mike Mainieri Keyboards, Vocals, Vibes
Joseph Malin Strings
Rick Marotta Drums
Richard Maximoff Strings
Ullanda McCullough Vocals, Background Vocals
Ian McLaughlin Piano, Keyboards
Kermit Moore Strings
Eugene J. Moye Strings
Gene Orloff Strings, Concert Master
Tony Posk Strings
Matthew Raimondi Strings
Alan Shulman Strings
Lucy Simon Vocals, Background Vocals
David Spinozza Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mitsue Takayama Strings
Richard Tee Clarinet, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Clavinet
Peter Ballini Alto Saxophone
Lew Del Gatto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Technical Credits
Arif Ardin Arranger
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Lewis Hahn Engineer
Arif Mardin Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bob Heimall Art Direction
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