Another Passenger

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Another Passenger
Carly Simon - Another Passenger.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 5, 1976
Recordedat Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood
ProducerTed Templeman
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Another Passenger is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released by Elektra Records, on June 5, 1976.

For this album, Simon enlisted a new producer, Ted Templeman, as well as his clients, The Doobie Brothers and Little Feat, to provide musical and vocal backing.


Another Passenger peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard Pop albums chart. The lead single "It Keeps You Runnin'" peaked at No. 46 on the Pop singles chart and No. 27 on the Adult Contemporary chart, while the second single "Half A Chance" appeared only on the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at No. 39. Despite the lukewarm commercial reception, the album was, and remains, one of Simon's best reviewed works. Ken Tucker, writing in Rolling Stone, called it "Carly Simon's best record",[2] and the album has also gone on to become a favorite among many of Simon's fans. Film director Terrence Malick appears on the back cover smoking at a bar.[3]

On May 8, 1976, four weeks before the album was released, Simon made her first and (to date) only appearance on Saturday Night Live, performing "Half A Chance" and "You're So Vain".

Cash Box said of the lead single "Half a Chance" that "the chorus is authoritative, filled with confidence, and, as usual, her words are striking."[4]

"Libby" was included on Simon's 1995 3-disc box set Clouds in My Coffee. "In Times When My Head" was included on Simon's 2002 career spanning collection Anthology, as well as her 2015 compilation Songs From The Trees (A Musical Memoir Collection).

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes[5]

Side one
1."Half a Chance"2:55
2."It Keeps You Runnin'"Michael McDonald3:56
3."Fairweather Father"Simon3:30
4."Cow Town"Simon4:15
5."He Likes to Roll"Simon3:34
6."In Times When My Head"Simon3:27
Side two
1."One Love Stand"3:27
2."Riverboat Gambler"
  • Simon
  • Brackman
3."Darkness 'Til Dawn"
  • Simon
  • Brackman
4."Dishonest Modesty"
  • Simon
  • Zach Wiesner
6."Be with Me"
  • Simon
  • Wiesner
Total length:41:56




  • Producer – Ted Templeman
  • Engineer – Donn Landee
  • Art Direction – Glen Christiensen
  • Design – Anne Gardner
  • Photography – Mary Ellen Mark
  • Management – Arlyne Rothberg, Inc.


AlbumBillboard (United States)[6]

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 29

Album – International

Year Country Position
1976 Australia[7] 44
1976 Canada[8] 44

Singles – Billboard (United States)[9]

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "It Keeps You Runnin'" Pop Singles 46
1976 "It Keeps You Runnin'" Adult Contemporary 27
1976 "Half a Chance" Adult Contemporary 39


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Another Passenger at AllMusic
  2. ^ Ken Tucker (August 1, 1976). "Another Passenger | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website – Music – Albums". Archived from the original on October 27, 2007. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "CashBox Singles Reviews" (PDF). Cash Box. September 4, 1976. p. 20. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
  5. ^ Another Passenger (booklet). Carly Simon. Elektra. 1976.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ "Carly Simon – Chart history - Albums". Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  7. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "CAN Charts > Carly Simon". RPM. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Carly Simon – Chart history - Singles". Retrieved January 4, 2015.

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