Moonlight Serenade (Carly Simon album)

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Moonlight Serenade
Carlysimon moonlightserenade.jpg
Studio album by Carly Simon
Released July 19, 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Standards
Length 41:42
Label Columbia
Producer Richard Perry
Carly Simon chronology
Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits
(2004)
Moonlight Serenade
(2005)
Into White
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Moonlight Serenade is an album by the American singer-songwriter Carly Simon. It is her 22nd studio album (her 29th overall), and her fourth album of pop standards.

Released on July 19, 2005 by Columbia Records, Moonlight Serenade debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, selling 58,000 copies in its first week, and remained on the chart for 10 weeks.[4] It was Simon's first US Top 10 album since Boys in the Trees (1978). The album was produced by Richard Perry, with whom Simon had worked with in the 1970s on songs such as "You're So Vain".

The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.[5]

Formats and Alternate versions[edit]

The album was released in both regular and DualDisc formats, the latter which included an interview with Simon and Perry, as well as behind the scenes footage of the recording sessions and the entire album in surround sound.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moonlight Serenade" (Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish) – 4:02
  2. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Cole Porter) – 3:48
  3. "I Only Have Eyes for You" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 4:39
  4. "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 3:32
  5. "In the Still of the Night" (Porter) – 4:26
  6. "Moonglow" (Eddie DeLange, Will Hudson, Irving Mills) – 3:06
  7. "Where or When" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)" – 3:31
  8. "The More I See You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 3:31
  9. "My One and Only Love" (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) – 3:26
  10. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 3:49
  11. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:52

Transatlantic concert[edit]

A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 (DVD)
cover

In September 2005, Simon performed two concerts aboard the RMS Queen Mary 2, on a transatlantic trip from New York City to Southampton. A DVD of the concerts was released as A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 on November 22, 2005, and an edited version was broadcast on various PBS stations during their December 2005 pledge drives. Simon performed many songs from the album, along with some of her biggest hits.[8]

DVD Track listing[edit]

Ballroom set

Acoustic Set

Concert tour[edit]

In October 2005, Simon announced her "Serenade Tour" which was to include older hits and songs from Moonlight Serenade. Her children, Sally Taylor and Ben Taylor, joined her on the tour.[9]

Awards[edit]

48th Annual Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 Moonlight Serenade Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated

Credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2005 The Billboard 200 7
2005 Top Internet Albums 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  5. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - Awards". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on October 19, 2007. Retrieved December 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Moonlight Serenade". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on August 12, 2007. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  7. ^ "Carly Simon Official Website - My Foolish Heart lyrics". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 29, 2005. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 
  8. ^ "A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2". CarlySimon.com. Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Serenade Tour 2005". CarlySimon.com. Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on September 2, 2007. Retrieved 2014-12-21. 

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