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|
|Producer||Frank Filipetti & Paul Samwell-Smith|
|Carly Simon chronology|
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. 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".
Promotion and Reception
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. Simon performed "Happy Birthday" and "Life Is Eternal" on a 1991 episode of The Phil Donahue Show.
Stephen Holden, writing in The New York Times, called the album "superb" and the title track "the album's most stunning moment". 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". AllMusic rated the album 3 out of 5 stars.
All tracks composed by Carly Simon; except where indicated
- "Better Not Tell Her" — 5:21
- "Didn't I?" — 2:51
- "Have You Seen Me Lately?" — 4:16
- "Life Is Eternal" (Simon, Teese Gohl) — 5:25
- "Waiting At The Gate" (Jacob Brackman, Simon) — 6:17
- "Happy Birthday" — 4:53
- "Holding Me Tonight" — 4:17
- "It's Not Like Him" (Simon, Jacob Brackman) — 4:31
- "Don't Wrap It Up" — 4:19
- "Fisherman's Song" — 3:54
- "We Just Got Here" — 4:22
- Jay Berliner - Guitar, Spanish Guitar
- Jacob Brackman - Composer
- Jimmy Bralower - Drum Programming, Programming
- Michael Brecker - EWI, Guest Artist, Synthesizer
- Judy Collins - Guest Artist, Vocals
- Frank Filipetti - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
- Steve Gadd - Drums
- Teese Gohl - Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Keyboards, String Arrangements
- Bob Gothard - Photography
- Lani Groves - Vocals (Background)
- John Herman - Assistant Engineer
- Ted Jensen - Mastering
- Will Lee - Bass, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
- Julie Levine - Vocals (Background)
- John McCurry - Guitar (Electric)
- Carolyn Quan - Design
- Jimmy Ryan - Guitar, Vocals (Background)
- Bruce Samuels - Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
- Paul Samwell-Smith - Producer, Vocals (Background)
- Kathy Schinhofen - Hand Lettering
- Davitt Sigerson - Producer
- Carly Simon - Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Primary Artist
- Lucy Simon - Vocals, Vocals (Background)
- Marvin Stamm - Trumpet
- Ben Taylor - Vocals (Background)
- Sally Taylor - Vocals (Background)
- Naná Vasconcelos - Percussion
- Dirk Ziff - Guitar (Acoustic)
Album - Billboard (North America)
|1990||The Billboard 200||60|
Album - International
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1990||"Better Not Tell Her"||Adult Contemporary||4|
|1990||"Holding Me Tonight"||Adult Contemporary||36|
- "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
- "Have You Seen Me Lately". carlysimonmusic.com. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Holding Me Tonight on Late Night". YouTube. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
- "Carly Simon and family on Donahue 1991". YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- Holden, Stephen (October 31, 1992). "The Pop Life". The New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
- Sandow, Greg (October 12, 1990). "Album Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
- "CAN Charts > Carly Simon". RPM. Retrieved 2015-01-04.