Have You Seen Me Lately

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Not to be confused with Have You Seen Me Lately?.
Have You Seen Me Lately
Studio album by Carly Simon
Released September 25, 1990
Recorded at Right Track Recording, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 50:33
Label Arista
Producer Frank Filipetti & Paul Samwell-Smith
Carly Simon chronology
My Romance
Have You Seen Me Lately
This Is My Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Have You Seen Me Lately is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's seventeenth album, and fifteenth studio album, released in 1990. The album spent 32 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at #60.[1] The first single "Better Not Tell Her" was hugely successful on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at #4. The second single "Holding Me Tonight" continued this success and peaked at #36 on the same chart. Judy Collins contributed backing vocals on "Fisherman's Song".[2]

Promotion and Reception[edit]

Simon made music videos for the singles Better Not Tell Her and Holding Me Tonight, she also performed the latter on Late Night with David Letterman.[3] Simon performed "Life Is Enternal" on a 1991 episode of The Phil Donahue Show.[4]

Stephen Holden, writing in The New York Times, called the album "superb" and the title track "the album's most stunning moment".[5] Greg Sandow, writing for Entertainment Weekly, rated the album B, and wrote "'Life Is Eternal' breathes an air of genuine uplift" and "'Better Not Tell Her' and the title track sound firm, tender, and genuine, with pointed melodies and an airy outdoor aura".[6] AllMusic rated the album 3 out of 5 stars.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Carly Simon; except where indicated

  1. "Better Not Tell Her" — 5:21
  2. "Didn't I?" — 2:51
  3. "Have You Seen Me Lately?" — 4:16
  4. "Life Is Eternal" (Simon, Teese Gohl) — 5:25
  5. "Waiting At The Gate" (Jacob Brackman, Simon) — 6:17
  6. "Happy Birthday" — 4:53
  7. "Holding Me Tonight" — 4:17
  8. "It's Not Like Him" (Simon, Jacob Brackman) — 4:31
  9. "Don't Wrap It Up" — 4:19
  10. "Fisherman's Song" — 3:54
  11. "We Just Got Here" — 4:22


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1990 The Billboard 200 60

Album - International

Year Country Position
1990 Canada 64[7]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Better Not Tell Her" Adult Contemporary 4
1990 "Holding Me Tonight" Adult Contemporary 36


  1. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Have You Seen Me Lately". CarlySimon.com. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Holding Me Tonight on Late Night". YouTube. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Life If Enternal on Donahue". YouTube. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ Holden, Stephen (October 31, 1992). "The Pop Life". The New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ Sandow, Greg (October 12, 1990). "Album Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "CAN Charts > Carly Simon". RPM. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 

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