Greatest Hits Live (Carly Simon album)

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Greatest Hits Live
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Live album by Carly Simon
Released August 2, 1988
Recorded June 9, 1987 live at Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard
Genre Rock
Length 45:04
Label Arista
Producer Tom "T-Bone" Wolk & Carly Simon
Carly Simon chronology
Coming Around Again
(1987)
Greatest Hits Live
(1988)
Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album)
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Greatest Hits Live is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's 15th album, second greatest-hits album and first live album, released in 1988. It is Simon's only live album to date.

All the songs are live versions recorded on 35MM film from a 1987 HBO special shot on Martha's Vineyard called Carly Simon: Live from Martha's Vineyard, which was released in 1987 on VHS and in 2004 and 2010 on DVD.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

The album version runs in a different track order than the video version, and three tracks from the video version are removed- "Give Me All Night", "You Have To Hurt", and "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of". The song "The Right Thing to Do", is included on the album, but didn't make it into the final televised cut of the concert. It would later be included on both DVD releases as a bonus performance.

Greatest Hits Live has been released on Vinyl, Cassette tape, and Compact disc. The album sold very well upon release, going Gold immediately. In 1996, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA, for sales of over 1,000,000 copies in the United States alone.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Carly Simon; except where indicated

  1. "Nobody Does It Better" (Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch) – 3:43
  2. "You're So Vain" – 4:44
  3. "It Happens Every Day" – 2:38
  4. "Anticipation" – 3:17
  5. "The Right Thing to Do" – 2:48
  6. "Do The Walls Come Down" (Simon, Paul Samwell-Smith) – 4:05
  7. "You Belong To Me" (Simon, Michael McDonald) – 3:35
  8. "Two Hot Girls (On A Hot Summer Night)" – 5:12
  9. "All I Want Is You" (Andy Goldmark, Simon) – 3:55
  10. "Coming Around Again/Itsy Bitsy Spider" – 7:01
  11. "Never Been Gone" (Simon, Jacob Brackman) – 3:38

Credits[edit]

  • Jacob Brackman - Composer
  • Michael Brecker - EWI, Saxophone
  • Dave Brubaker - Design
  • Kvitka Cisyk - Vocals (Background)
  • Phil Gitomer - Remote Recording
  • Andy Goldmark - Composer
  • Bob Gothard - Photography
  • Gary "Gizmo" Grim - Stage Technician
  • Lani Groves - Vocals (Background)
  • Marvin Hamlisch - Composer
  • Peter Hefter - Audio Engineer
  • James Hellman - Stage Technician
  • David Hewitt - Remote Recording Engineer Record Plant Black Truck
  • Robbie Kilgore - Percussion, Synthesizer
  • Robbie Kondor - Piano, Synthesizer
  • Fritz Lange - Remote Recording
  • Tim Leitner - Audio Engineer
  • Chris Lord-Alge - Mixing
  • Rick Marotta - Drums, Drums (Electric), Percussion
  • J.B. Mattioti - Remote Recording
  • Hugh McCracken - Guitar
  • Michael McDonald - Composer
  • Mel Papaterpos - Stage Technician,
  • Jimmy Ryan - Guitar, Vocals (Background)
  • Carole Bayer Sager - Composer
  • Paul Samwell-Smith - Composer
  • Mike Scott - Engineer
  • Frank Simms - Vocals (Background)
  • Carly Simon - Composer, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
  • Alexandra Taylor - Vocals (Background)
  • Ben Taylor - Vocals (Background)
  • Isaac Taylor - Vocals (Background)
  • Sally Taylor - Vocals (Background)
  • T-Bone Wolk - Accordion, Bass, Piano, Producer, Arranger, Director
  • Aquinnah Witham - Vocals (Background)
  • Elizabeth Witham - Vocals, Vocals (Background)

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 87[3]

Album - International

Year Country Chart Position
1988 United Kingdom UK Albums Chart 49[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Live From Martha's Vineyard DVD". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on June 15, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Carly Simon certifications". RIAA.com. Archived from the original on February 25, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Never Been Gone". The Official Charts Company. April 1, 2015. 

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