This Kind of Love

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This Kind of Love
Studio album by Carly Simon
Released April 29, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop
Length 55:04
Label Hear Music
Producer Carly Simon
Frank Filipetti
Jimmy Webb
Carly Simon chronology
Into White
This Kind of Love
Carly Simon Collector's Edition

This Kind of Love is an album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released in April 2008 by Hear Music. It is Simon's 31st album, her 24th studio album, and her first album of original material since The Bedroom Tapes in 2000.


This Kind of Love was released via the Starbucks-owned label Hear Music, and was to be sold in Starbucks outlets as well as by general music retailers. To Simon's disappointment, Starbucks announced that it had ceased day-to-day operations of Hear Music five days before the release date of This Kind of Love.[1] The album was meant to be Simon's final album, but due to poor sales she was unable to retire. Starbucks reneged on its agreement to stock the album in stores and reduced her advance after Simon had spent $100,000 on recording sessions in Martha's Vineyard. In 2009, Simon sued Starbucks for "concealment of material facts", "tortious interference" with Simon's contract, and "unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices".[2]


Simon cited Brazilian music as an influence for the thirteen-song album.[3] She worked on the album for two years.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
ARTISTdirect 3/5 stars[5]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[6]

This Kind of Love debuted at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 23,000 copies in its first week.[7] By late 2009, the album had sold 124,000 copies.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Kind of Love" (Carly Simon, Jimmy Webb, Peter Calo) – 4:56
  2. "Hold Out Your Heart" (C. Simon, P. Calo) – 3:27
  3. "People Say a Lot" (C. Simon) – 6:28
  4. "Island" (Ben Taylor) – 4:24
  5. "How Can You Ever Forget" (C. Simon, David Saw) – 2:41
  6. "Hola Soleil" (C. Simon, B. Taylor, Jacob Brackman, J. Webb, P. Calo, D. Saw) – 4:55
  7. "In My Dreams" (C. Simon, J. Webb, P. Calo) – 4:21
  8. "When We're Together" (Sally Taylor) – 4:18
  9. "So Many People to Love" (C. Simon, Wade Robson, Carole Bayer Sager) – 3:51
  10. "They Just Want You to be There" (C. Simon) – 4:19
  11. "The Last Samba" (J. Webb) – 3:16
  12. "Sangre Dolce" (C. Simon) – 4:26
  13. "Too Soon to Say Goodbye" (C. Simon) – 3:42


  • Tawatha Agee - Vocals (Background)
  • Robby Ameen - Drums, Main Personnel
  • Cyro Baptista - Main Personnel, Percussion
  • Elena Barere - Concert Master, Conductor, Main Personnel
  • Jacob Brackman - Composer
  • Benson John Brooks - Children's Chorus
  • Sherree Ford Brown - Vocals (Background)
  • Peter Calo - Composer, Dobro, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Main Personnel, Mandolin, Musical Direction, Vocals (Background)
  • Jill Dell'Abate - Contractor, Production Coordination, Vocals (Background)
  • Frank Filipetti - Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, Vocals (Background)
  • William Galison - Harmonica
  • Teese Gohl - Arranger, Main Personnel, Orchestration, String Arrangements, Strings Orchestrator, Synthesizer
  • Lincoln Goines - Bass, Guitar (Bass), Main Personnel
  • Lynn Goldsmith - Photography
  • Aaron Heick - Flute (Alto), Horn (English), Main Personnel, Saxophone
  • Meghan La Roque - Personal Assistant
  • Michael Lockwood - Guitar, Soloist
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
  • Rick Marotta - Cahones, Main Personnel, Percussion
  • Ben Mauro - Guitar
  • Sammy Merendino - Programming
  • Wade Robson - Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Vocal Arrangement
  • Carole Bayer Sager - Composer
  • David Saw - Composer, Guitar, Main Personnel, Vocals (Background)
  • Carly Simon - Bass, Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Liner Notes, Percussion, Piano, Piano (Electric), Primary Artist, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals (Background)
  • Tommy Steele - Art Direction, Design
  • Ben Taylor - Engineer, Guitar (Acoustic), Producer, Vocals (Background)
  • Sally Taylor - Composer
  • Vaneese Thomas - Vocals (Background)
  • Fonzi Thornton - Vocals (Background)
  • Jimmy Webb - Audio Production
  • Missy Webb - Assistant Engineer
  • T-Bone Wolk - Bass


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2008 The Billboard 200 15[8]


  1. ^ a b Ragogna, Mike (December 4, 2009). "Never Been Gone: A Conversation With Carly Simon". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Clifford, Stephanie (October 11, 2009). "Suing Her Label, Not Retiring: Carly Simon Won't Go Gently". The New York Times. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (February 29, 2008). "Carly Simon Signs with Starbucks' Hear Music". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ ARTISTdirect review
  6. ^ PopMatters review
  7. ^ Katie Hasty, "Madonna Leads Busy Billboard 200 With 7th No. 1",, May 7, 2008.
  8. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2015-01-04. 

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