The holidays are rapidly approaching, so it's time to get your music collection up-to-date with Carly Simon's classic album Christmas Is Almost Here. Produced by Don Was, this 14 track collection of holiday songs including The Night Before Christmas. The album features appearances by Willie Nelson, Burt Bacharach, Andreas Vollenweider, Ben Taylor and more. Listen to the songs and view videos, liner notes, credits and more - click here.
Let It Snow!
Carly Simon and Andreas Vollenweider celebrate 25 years of friendship on his first ever holiday CD Midnight Clear. Carly sings on 4 songs: Midnight Clear, Hymn To The Secret Heart, Suspended Note, Forgive.
Guests at the 2013 Oceana Partners Award Gala in Los Angeles, CA were treated to a live musical performance from Carly Simon and Natasha Bedingfield. The event was attended by leaders from the entertainment, business and philanthropic communities that support Oceana’s efforts to protect the world’s oceans. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and HBO CEO Richard Plepler were the night’s special guests and spoke about the importance of Oceana’s work and ocean conservation. Learn more about Oceana at http://oceana.org
Carly Simon appears in this insightful documentary and testimonial to Arif Mardin; the producer, arranger, musician and multi Grammy award winner. Although not a household name in his own right, the artists that Arif produced and worked with certainly are. Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, The Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Norah Jones are just a sprinkling of the talent he humbly nurtured during his lifetime. Arif was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2005 and unfortunately passed in June of 2006. The Greatest Ears in Town is now available on DVD.
Frank Sinatra’s groundbreaking and highly successful album Duets was originally released in November 1993. Bringing together an array of global superstars, including Carly Simon, Bono, Anita Baker, Tony Bennett,, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, and Luther Vandross for an album of standards that included many songs instantly associated with the Chairman of the Board.
Carly Simon and Frank Sinatra's duet is Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry / In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning and can be found on:
Super Deluxe Box Set (Bonus and unreleased tracks, LP's, DVD, CD's & much more)
Two CD Deluxe Edition (Bonus and unreleased tracks + a 32-page booklet with rare photos and new liner notes)
Two LP Vinyl Version (original Duets and Duets II releases on 180-gram vinyl, gatefold jacket)
Still Within The Sound Of My Voice, Jimmy Webb's latest release (and the follow-up to 2010's Just Across The Water), features duets, with many prominent singers, such as Carly Simon, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Brian Wilson, Art Garfunkel, Keith Urban, Joe Cocker, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Amy Grant, America, Rumer, on some of his greatest hits
Rolling Stone's review gives this album 4 stars and says: Carly Simon offers eerily intimate accompaniment on "Easy for You to Say" - Read full review here
As a surprise special guest, Carly Simon joined Taylor Swift on stage tonight to sing You're So Vain together. It was the second night of Swift's sold-out Red Tour at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. For Simon, who only occasionally appears live in concert, performing before a crowd of 55,000 was a momentous occasion.
Earlier in the week, Taylor Swift tweeted "I feel like I definitely get along with people roughly 45% more if they know all the words to 'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon.", which moved thousands of her devoted fans become familiar with Carly Simon's iconic hit song. Watch Entire Performance (Audience Member Video)
Carly Simon's Academy Award winning song, Let The River Run has been masterly transformed as the anthem for Derry-Londonderry which has been chosen as the inaugural City of Culture UK 2013. Acclaimed music director, Frank Gallagher (and many others) are responsible for this inspired and uplifting video, "I see this song as one of hope, and hopefully have captured that in this version", said Gallagher.
Carly's response to the video: " I just played it and cried my eyes out and am still crying. It's absolutely stunningly wonderful. Thank you for doing me proud. Every one of those singers and players and dancers added the spirit that I only imagined could possibly be added in my dreams. There is so much light here that I know we'll get to the new Jerusalem!!! "
The film features Derry singers Mairead Carlin and Damian McGinty (from Glee) performing the song in various locations of the historic walled city, and highlights many of the programme ingredients of events from the City of Culture, from the Royal Ballet to the Turner Prize for contemporary art.
The video also has cameos from many 'sons and daughters' of the city, and shows musicians from both the traditional Irish folk and the Britsish marching pipe and flute band heritage.
A people united with this song of hope..
Carly Simon will be making a guest voice cameo appearance on The Family Guy.
Sunday, Apr. 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
STEWIE IS ON A MISSION TO SAVE HIS CUDDLY COMPANION
ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “FAMILY GUY”
When Stewie’s teddy bear Rupert gets recalled, he stops at nothing to get beloved best friend back. Meanwhile, when Peter falls ill and cannot compete in his bowling tournament, Lois fills in for him. But when Lois gets a little too close to Peter’s teammates, Peter becomes jealous on an all-new “Total Recall” episode of FAMILY GUY airing (FG-1016) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)
Carly Simon gives us an update on her dear friend John Forte on page 119 of the May 2013 issue of Vanity Fair (Read Here).
Carly Simon in the featured artist on Pandora's Turning Points series. Click through to see 4 new interviews with Carly. Turning Points with Carly Simon.
Simon's yet-to-be titled book will be about her childhood as a daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of Simon & Schuster, the discovery of her life-altering stammer, her meteoric rise and unparalleled career in music, and her loves, including her marriage to James Taylor.
Carly commented, "I was born into the world of book publishing. My father, the co- founder of Simon and Schuster, published many stories in their autobiographical form, and after I finally understood that making books wasn't just about glue, scotch tape and thick paisley paper, I was old enough to read some of them. (By that time I was also keeping a diary: 'Dear Diary, tonight we had peas and carrots and chocolate pudding for desert.') After years of keeping journals and writing lyrics for my tunes, I have developed a strong interest in seeing how my life might just string together in a longer form. I know I'll be looking for a strong chorus, like a repeating dream or theme. I am thrilled to be writing for Random House. I know both of my parents would be smiling and proud."