Film Noir (album)

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Film Noir
Studio album by Carly Simon
Released September 16, 1997
Genre Standards
Length 42:26
Label Arista
Producer Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb & Arif Mardin
Carly Simon chronology
Clouds in My Coffee
Film Noir
The Very Best of Carly Simon: Nobody Does It Better
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Film Noir is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's twenty-second album, nineteenth studio album, and third album devoted to standards, released in 1997. Jimmy Webb co-produced the album and contributed his vocals, orchestration and piano skills to the project which was filmed for an AMC documentary (which premiered in September 1997). He also co-wrote the song "Film Noir" with Simon. John Travolta sings a duet with Simon on the song "Two Sleepy People". Film director Martin Scorsese provides liner notes in the fold out booklet.


1998 Grammy (Nominated): Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance: Film Noir (Song)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Won't Forget Me" (Kermi Goel, F. Speilman) — 2:52
  2. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) — 4:33
  3. "Lili Marlene" (M. David, Norbert Schultze, H. Leip) — 3:41
  4. "Last Night When We Were Young" (Edgar Yip Harburg, Harold Arlen) — 4:42
  5. "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year" (Frank Loesser) — 3:34
  6. "Film Noir" (Jimmy Webb, Carly Simon) — 3:35
  7. "Laura" (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) — 4:44
  8. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Frank Sinatra, Joel Herron, John Wolf) — 3:32
  9. "Fools Coda" (Torrie Zito) — 1:13
  10. "Two Sleepy People" (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael) — 3:37
  11. "Don't Smoke In Bed (Willard Robison) — 2:54
  12. "Somewhere In the Night" (Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon) — 3:29


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1997 Pop Albums 84