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Torch [Import]

Carly Simon Audio CD
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Prior to singing with the Simon Sisters, beginning at the beginning of my life, things were fairly quiet. Lucy, Joey and I sang throughout our childhood's, first in Greenwich Village (where I was kicked out of family choir for being obstreperous and willful), and then at our lovely homes in Riverdale, NY and Stamford, Connecticut. We sang as a trio, and then Lucy and I began singing in ... Read more in Amazon's Carly Simon Store

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  • Audio CD (21 July 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,012 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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As you might have guessed from the title, Carly Simon's 1981 album "Torch" has her covering some pop standards from the past, such as "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," and, most impressively, "Body and Soul." There are also a few of her own compositions thrown into the mix and ends with a superb version of "Not a Day Goes By" from the Stephen Sondheim musical "Merrily We Roll Along." After having regained her songwriting touch with the 1978 album "Boys in the Trees," Simon had suffered an onstage collapse in 1980, which would see her confined largely to the studio for many years. During that time Simon would show that she could sing the songs of others as if she had written them herself. The songs of Ellington, Carmichael, Rodgers & Hart, and the others were well suited to Simon's singing at this point in her career, where her voice was starting to fully mature. Producer Mike Mainieri was also able to bring in some pretty good “sessions” players for “Torch,” such as David Sanborn playing alto saxophone on the opening track “Blue of Blues.” A lot of other contemporary pop singers would go into the studio to cover old standards, but Carly Simon is pretty much acknowledged to have been ahead of the curve on this one.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Carly Simon has never really been given the credit she deserves for interpreting these amazing songs. I still love it 29 years later. The production of the album showcases a clarity and cohesion ahead of it's time. What a voice, what a gift to share. Other artists have followed, but this is the blueprint. It is documented somewhere, that Mo Ostin regrets that he didn't recognise the potential in the album....hope he reads this sometime. Torch is sophistication supreme.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 18 May 2014
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The first Carly Simon album I bought, way back in 1982. Lovely, rich voice with lush arrangements. 'What Shall We Do With The Child' still brings a lump to my throat.
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