Two-Time Grammy-Nominated No Secrets Contains Legendary Double-Edged Anthem Youre So Vain, Ranked Among 100 Greatest Songs of All Time
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: SACD Reveals Elegant Vocal Details and Disarming Simplicity of Pop/Rock Arrangements Like Never Before
Confident, Autobiographically Frank 1972 Record Features Top-Notch Guests James Taylor, Paul and Linda McCartney, Mick Jagger, and Other Musical Luminaries
Carly Simons number-one smash Youre So Vain lingers as one of the most clever, famous, and secretive songs ever recorded. The subject of mass speculation ever since its release, soon after which it occupied the top spot on multiple Billboard charts for several weeks, the double-edged anthem has for decades kept a captive public guessing at the identity of its smug subject. To this day, Simon has offered many hints but never revealed its inspiration. Ironically, the question surrounding the protagonists identity is perhaps the only mystery on the otherwise sexually open and autobiographically daring No Secrets, Simons breakthrough album and an emblem of the 70s singer-songwriter canon.
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition hybrid SACD affords the platinum 1972 effort the finest sonic treatment its ever received. Produced by Richard Perryfamous for his work with the Beatles, David Bowie, and Elton JohnNo Secrets touts what many believe is the finest sound on any Simon record. Simple, elegant, and disarming, Perrys treatments make the songs seemingly float and Simons voice take on a more confident, assertive tenor that on this SACD emerges with definitive imaging, balanced tonality, and palpable depth. String arrangements and backing vocals come through with similar realism, adding up to a soulful experience on par with other classics of the eraincluding Carole Kings Tapestry and Joni Mitchells Blue.
Enhanced by an all-star castSimons then-husband James Taylor, Paul and Linda McCartney, Mick Jagger, Lowell George, Bobby Keys, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins, and Bonnie Bramlett are among the iconic musicians lending a handNo Secrets advances Simons themes of personal introspectiveness, no-holds-barred reflectiveness, and feminist-inspired boldness. While acknowledging her own regrets (Youre So Vain) and loss (The Carter Family), Simon also champions the highs (The Right Thing To Do) and unrequited pains (His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin) of love in a straightforward, sincere manner indicative of her maturity as both an artist and singer.
Throughout, Simon invests her all in the songs, handling beautiful ballads, sassy rock/folk numbers, and blues fare with equal parts calm, composure, and candor. She makes every moment of No Secrets worth savoring. The New York native distinguishes When You Close Your Eyes with deep-rooted spirituality, recalls childhood joys via charming sentimentality on It Was So Easy, and instills her cover of Taylors Night Owl with requisite fierceness. Thanks to Simons self-assured performances and savvy lyrics, combined with Perrys expert instrumental arrangements, No Secrets retains an edginess and relevance immune to the ravages of time.
Hear the song many music outlets have named one of the greatest ever recorded, an album thats every bit its equal, in astonishing fidelity.
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Numbered, Limited Edition
Mastered From Original Master Tapes
1. The Right Thing To Do
2. The Carter Family
3. Youre So Vain
4. His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin
5. We Have No Secrets
6. Embrace Me, You Child
7. Waited So Long
8. It Was So Easy
9. Night Owl
10. When You Close Your Eyes