Another Passenger

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Another Passenger
Studio album by Carly Simon
Released June 1976
Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood
Genre Rock
Length 41:46
Label Elektra
Producer Ted Templeman
Carly Simon chronology
The Best of Carly Simon
(1975)
Another Passenger
(1976)
Boys in the Trees
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Another Passenger is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's seventh album, and sixth studio album, released in 1976.

For this album, Simon enlisted a new producer, Ted Templeman, as well as his clients, The Doobie Brothers, to provide backing vocals.

Reception[edit]

Another Passenger was a top 30 album, but the first single "It Keeps You Runnin'" peaked outside the top 40, and the second single "Half A Chance" was even less successful (appearing only on the Adult Contemporary charts). Yet the album was, and remains, one of Simon's best reviewed works. Ken Tucker, writing in Rolling Stone, called it "Carly Simon's best record",[2] and the album has also gone on to become a favorite among many of Simon's fans.[3]

On May 8, 1976, four weeks before the album was released, Simon made her first and (to date) only appearance on Saturday Night Live, performing "Half A Chance" and "You're So Vain".

"In Times When My Head" was included on Simon's 2002 career spanning collection Anthology.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Carly Simon; except where indicated

Side one

  1. "Half a Chance" (Simon, Jacob Brackman) – 2:55
  2. "It Keeps You Runnin'" (Michael McDonald) – 3:56
  3. "Fairweather Father" – 3:30
  4. "Cow Town" – 4:15
  5. "He Likes to Roll" – 3:34
  6. "In Times When My Head" – 3:27

Side two

  1. "One Love Stand" (Paul Barrere, Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney) – 3:27
  2. "Riverboat Gambler" (Simon, Jacob Brackman) – 3:53
  3. "Darkness 'Til Dawn" (Simon, Jacob Brackman) – 3:18
  4. "Dishonest Modesty" (Simon, Zach Wiesner) – 3:06
  5. "Libby" – 4:42
  6. "Be With Me" (Simon, Zach Wiesner) – 1:53

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 29

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "It Keeps You Runnin'" Pop Singles 46
1976 "It Keeps You Runnin'" Adult Contemporary 27
1976 "Half a Chance" Adult Contemporary 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Another Passenger at AllMusic
  2. ^ By Ken Tucker (1976-08-12). "Another Passenger | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Music - Albums". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2014-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Anthology". Carlysimon.com. 2002-11-05. Retrieved 2014-06-11.