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A rare intimate performance by Carly Simon

Carly Simon's Live From Martha's Vineyard: The Classic Concert captures the artistic genius of a true musical icon performing her classic hits. Filmed on the waterfront at Martha's Vineyard, MA, Carly Simon captivates the screen in one of her few live performances captured on film. It's the very best of Carly Simon, giving special meaning to every song she performs - pure, simple and beautiful as ever. Carly's magical performance combined with the enchanting backdrop of Martha's Vineyard is a one of a kind event.

Originally aired as an HBO concert special in 1987 to promote her new album Coming Around Again, Carly fans worldwide now treasure this rare concert experience as a Region All DVD.


A 20 minute interview with Carly at her home on Martha's Vineyard in 2004 - enhanced with previously unseen concert footage. Carly shares her memories of the band, the songs and filming the concert with her usual humor and candor.

Bonus Video - The Right Thing To Do

Scrapbook of rare photos from Carly's personal collection

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Complete Discography / Closed Captions

Bass: T-Bone Wolk

Drums: Rick Marotta

Electric Guitar: Jimmy Ryan

Acoustic Guitar: Hugh McCracken

Synth, Piano, Percussion: Robbie Kilgore, Robbie Kondor

Backup Singers: Frank Simms, Lani Groves, Kasey Cisyk

Add'l Backup Singers on The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of:
Sally Taylor, Aquinnah Witham, Alexandra Taylor, Liz Witham, Ben Taylor, Isaac Taylor

Interview with Carly Simon (small segment)

In this small segment of the full 20 minute interview included on the DVD, Carly Simon talks about recording the concert Live From Martha's Vineyard.

Coming Around Again / Itsy Bitsy Spider

Featured are Carly's children, Sally & Ben singing backup.

Nobody Does It Better

You're So Vain


The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Check out more videos from this album here ~

From: Coming Around Again

From:Coming Around Again

From:Coming Around Again

From: Hello Big Man

From:Coming Around Again

From: Boys In The Trees

From: Spy

From: Anticipation

From: No Secrets

From:Coming Around Again

From: The Spy Who Loved Me soundtrack

From: Coming Around Again

From: Coming Around Again

From: No Secrets

Carly Simon Live From Martha's Vineyard concert

Stage setup during rehearsal

Carly Simon and T-Bone Wolk Live From Martha's Vineyard concert

Carly Simon and music director T-Bone Wolk during rehearsal

Carly Simon Live From Martha's Vineyard concert

Backup singers wrapped in blankets during a very cold rehearsal

Carly Simon Live From Martha's Vineyard concert

View from backstage during filming on day one

Carly Simon Live From Martha's Vineyard concert

View from sidestage during filming on day one

Carly Simon Live From Martha's Vineyard concert

Carly performing live


Carly on stage


Carly on stage

Release Date: May 11, 2010
Label: Iris Records

Produced by: Jodie Wright

Editor: Rich Cohen for Editman Productions
Audio: Gizmo Sound
Feature Run Time: Approx. 70 minutes - Color - 1987
Region: All Regions NTSC
Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Dolby® Stereo
One Previously-omitted song: The Right Thing To Do

Filmed at Menemsha Beach, Martha's Vineyard, MA - June 9, 1987
Cover Photography: Pam Frank
Disc Photo: Bob Gothard

Original HBO Credits: Executive Producer: Tommy Mottola
Produced by: Al Smith and Brian Doyle
Music Director: Tom T-Bone Wolk
Directed by: Jeb Brian and Tony Mitchell
A Champion Entertainment Production (c) Milding Inc. 1987


People Magazine

Concert Review ~ Grade A Read

"Amazing. Seven years after her last concert and 16 years after her first hit, Carly Simon still sounds and looks exactly the same—so strong, so controlled, so sleek and so, so sexy. Her concert for an audience on Martha's Vineyard crams more than a dozen songs into one delightful hour. It's great to see her as we hear her again. "

New York Times

Concert Review ~ by Stephen Holden Read

Steeped in an inviting maritime ambiance, it finds the singer facing the setting sun, the wind streaming through her hair, silhouetted against the sky and a coastline dotted with cottages and fishing boats. Watching her stride gracefully around the stage and moving naturally with the music, it is difficult to imagine that she suffers from such severe stage fright that she has been unable to perform in large concert halls for many years.

Chicago Tribune

Carly On Stage: That`s The Way It Should Be Read

Now there`s good news for Simon fans. No, the singer hasn`t announced that she`s hitting the road, but she has done her first concert in seven years, in the form of an HBO special that debuts at 10 p.m. Saturday. Entitled ``Carly in Concert: Coming Around Again,`` the hour-long concert was filmed outdoors on picturesque Martha`s Vineyard, in Massachusetts, where Simon spends part of each year.