Coming Around Again
Studio album by Carly Simon
at Right Track Recording, Power Station Studios, Pin Wheel Studio, Unique Recording and Flying Monkey, New York City and Cliffhanger Studio, Vancouver
Adult contemporary, rock
Bryan Adams, John Boylan, Frank Filipetti, Russ Kunkel, George Massenburg, Rob Mounsey, Bill Payne, Richard Perry and Paul Samwell-Smith
Clive Davis: Executive Producer
Carly Simon chronology
Singles from Coming Around Again
" Coming Around Again"
" Give Me All Night"
" The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of"
" All I Want Is You"
is Coming Around Again singer-songwriter Carly Simon's 14th album, and 13th studio album, released in 1987. It is her first of many albums for Arista Records. The title track and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" were both written for and featured in the 1986 film . Heartburn
The title song peaked at #18 on the
, becoming Simon's twelfth Top 40 hit in the USA. Additionally, it was a top 10 hit in the UK. The album itself reached #25 in both the US and the UK. It was certified Billboard Hot 100 Silver by the BPI in September 1987, and Platinum by the RIAA in early 1988. It has since sold nearly two million copies in the US. [2 ]
Shortly after the album's release, a live outdoor concert also entitled "Carly Simon - Coming Around Again" was recorded in June 1987 at
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts and later released on video. On a pier in front of an invited audience, Simon and her band performed most of the songs from the album as well some of her older hits. The concert was also released as a live album in 1988 entitled , and has also since been released on DVD as " Greatest Hits Live Live From Martha's Vineyard". [3 ]
Critical Reception [ edit ]
, Rob Hoerburger gave a positive review of the album and wrote, "Coming Around Again is a strong reminder of how refreshing a diversion Carly Simon can be". Rolling Stone [4 ]
was also positive, "Simon remains, even after all this emotional turmoil, perhaps the most interesting of women pop singers. This album, proves she is still captivating." People [5 ]
Stephen Holden, writing for , stated, "Coming Around Again, the latest and one of the strongest chapters in a growing catalogue, embodies everything that the 41-year-old singer-songwriter does best. Of all the confessional singer-songwriters who emerged out of the 60's counterculture to confide their personal feelings in recorded pop song cycles, she has been one of only a handful to sustain a major label recording career of such duration. And of that handful, she has stayed the closest to the personal confessional mode." The New York Times [6 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Coming Around Again" (Simon, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera) 3:38 "
Give Me All Night" (Simon, Gerard McMahon) 4:20 "
As Time Goes By" ( Herman Hupfeld) 5:06 "Do The Walls Come Down" (Simon,
Paul Samwell-Smith) 3:48 "It Should Have Been Me" (
Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance) 4:20 "
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" (Simon) 5:01 "Two Hot Girls (On a Hot Summer Night)" (Simon) 4:51
"You Have to Hurt" (
Frank Musker, Dominic King) 4:04 "
All I Want Is You" (Andy Goldmark, Simon, Jacob Brackman) 3:58 "Hold What You've Got" (
Joe Tex, Simon) 3:40 "Itsy Bitsy Spider" (Simon) 3:40
Credits [ edit ]
Richard Alderson - Engineer
Lamar Alsop - Viola
Marin Alsop - Violin Julien Barber - Viola
Noah Baron - Assistant Engineer
John Boylan - Producer
Jacob Brackman - Composer Jimmy Bralower - Drum Machine, Percussion, Programming
Michael Brecker - EWI, Saxophone Michael Christopher - Assistant Engineer
Bob Clearmountain - Mixing Debi Cornish - Assistant Engineer
Tim Crich - Engineer
Mickey Curry - Drums
Clive Davis - Executive Producer
Neil Dorfsman - Engineer Lewis Eley - Violin
Frank Filipetti - Associate Producer, Drum Machine, Drums, Engineer, Linn Drum, Mixing, Producer, Programming Barry Finclair - Violin
Roberta Flack - Vocals (Background) Howard Fritzson - Art Direction
Andy Goldmark - Composer, Drum Machine, Drums, Keyboards
Lynn Goldsmith - Photography Margery Greenspan - Design
Gordon Grody - Vocals (Background)
Lani Groves - Vocals (Background)
Paul Grupp - Engineer
Terri Homberg - Vocals (Background)
Herman Hupfeld - Composer Regis Iandiorio - Violin
Theodore Israel - Viola
Neil Jason - Bass
Ted Jensen - Mastering Chuck Kentis - Keyboards
Robbie Kilgore - Keyboards, Programming, Synthesizer Bass
Cominic King - Composer
Russ Kunkel - Drum Machine, Drums, Producer, Synthesizer Marc LaFrance - Vocals (Background)
Carol Landon - Viola
Warren Lash - Cello
Beverly Lauridsen - Cello
Caz Lee - Vocals (Background)
Will Lee - Vocals (Background)
Tony Levin - Bass Richard Locker - Cello
Harry Lookofsky - Violin
Chris Lord-Alge - Engineer, Mixing
Jeff Lord-Alge - Assistant Engineer
Scott Mabuchi - Assistant Engineer
Jimmy Maelen - Percussion
Barbara Markay - Programming, Synthesizer Scott Martin - Keyboards, Vocals (Background)
George Massenburg - Engineer, Producer Carol McCracken - Cello
Charles McCracken - Cello
Hugh McCracken - Guitar, Tiple
John McCurry - Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
Gerard McMahon - Composer Bill Miranda - Assistant Engineer, Engineer
Rob Mounsey - Arranger, Bass Programming, Conductor, Drum Programming, Keyboards, MIDI Piano, Piano, Producer, String Arrangements Jan Mullen - Violin
Frank Musker - Composer
David Nadien - Concert Master
Bill Payne - Keyboards, Producer
Janice Pendarvis - Vocals (Background) Leon Pendarvis - Arranger, Engineer, Synthesizer
Richard Perry - Producer Dave Pickell - Keyboards
John Pintavalle - Violin
Sue Pray - Viola
Matthew Raimondi - Violin
Jim Ryan - Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals (Background)
Paul Samwell-Smith - Composer, Linn Drum, Producer, Vocals (Background)
Keith Scott - Guitar
Carly Simon - Arranger, Associate Producer, Composer, Keyboards, Multi Instruments, Piano, Primary Artist, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Lucy Simon - Vocals (Background) Richard Sortomme - Violin
Ed Stasium - Engineer Marti Sweet - Violin
Gerald Tarack - Violin
Alex Taylor - Vocals (Background) Alexandra Taylor - Vocals (Background)
Ben Taylor - Vocals (Background)
Dave Taylor - Bass Isaac Taylor - Vocals (Background)
Sally Taylor - Vocals (Background) Joe Tex - Composer
Jim Vallance - Composer
Peter-John Vettese - Keyboards, Vocals (Background)
T-Bone Wolk - Guitar
Stevie Wonder - Harmonica
Timothy Wright - Choir/Chorus
Album - Billboard (North America)
Album - International
Singles - Billboard (North America)
"Coming Around Again"
"Coming Around Again"
"All I Want Is You"
"All I Want Is You"
"Give Me All Night"
"Give Me All Night"
"The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of"
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