Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits

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Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Carly Simon
Released May 4, 2004 (US)
June 8, 2004 (International)
Recorded 1971-1999
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 79:23
Label BMG Heritage/WEA International
Carly Simon chronology
Christmas Is Almost Here Again
(2003)
Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits
(2004)
Moonlight Serenade
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's 28th album, and fourth greatest-hits album, released in 2004. The album compiles 19 of Simon's top hits, ranging from her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, through 1994's Letters Never Sent, presented in chronological order. The compilation also includes a bonus track, "Amity", a duet with her daughter Sally Taylor, from the soundtrack to the 1999 film Anywhere but Here.

An International version of the album was released later that same year, mainly for the UK market. It consisted of a different mix of songs, and included the 1982 single, "Why" from the Soup For One soundtrack, a top 10 hit in the UK. Unlike the US release, the International version does not run in chronological order.

Reception and chart success[edit]

Reflections was praised as a satisfying overview of Simon's extensive catalog, with AllMusic awarding the album a 4 1/2 out of 5 star rating. Upon release, Reflections was a huge success, peaking at No. 22 on the Billboard 200, and remaining on the chart for 19 weeks.[2] On March 2, 2007, Reflections was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States alone.[3] The international version of the album was also very successful, peaking at No. 25 in the UK, and going Gold there as well.

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 22
2004 Digital Albums 43

Album - International

Year Country Chart Position
2004 United Kingdom UK Albums Chart 25

Track listing (North American Version)[edit]

The album runs roughly in chronological order. Years in parentheses indicate the year of release of each song as a single.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (from the album Carly Simon (1971) C. Simon/J. Brackman 4:18
2. "Legend in Your Own Time" (from the album Anticipation (1972) C. Simon 3:46
3. "Anticipation" (from the album Anticipation (1971) C. Simon 3:22
4. "The Right Thing to Do" (from the album No Secrets (1972) C. Simon 3:00
5. "You're So Vain" (from the album No Secrets (1972) C. Simon 4:20
6. "Mockingbird (With James Taylor)" (from the album Hotcakes (1974) C. Foxx/I. Foxx/additional lyrics by J. Taylor 3:50
7. "Haven't Got Time for the Pain" (from the album Hotcakes (1974) C. Simon/J. Brackman 3:55
8. "Nobody Does It Better" (from the album The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) C.B. Sager/M. Hamlisch 3:44
9. "You Belong to Me (Single Version)" (from the album Boys in the Trees (1978) C. Simon/M. McDonald 3:14
10. "Jesse" (from the album Come Upstairs (1980) C. Simon/M. Mainieri 4:19
11. "Coming Around Again" (from the album Coming Around Again (1986) C. Simon 3:42
12. "Give Me All Night (Single Version)" (from the album Coming Around Again (1987) C. Simon/G. McMahon 4:04
13. "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (Single Version)" (from the album Coming Around Again (1987) C. Simon 4:27
14. "All I Want Is You" (from the album Coming Around Again (1987) C. Simon/J. Brackman/A. Goldmark 3:59
15. "Let the River Run" (from the album Working Girl (1989) C. Simon 3:43
16. "Better Not Tell Her (Single Version)" (from the album Have You Seen Me Lately (1990) C. Simon 4:48
17. "Love of My Life" (from the album This Is My Life (1992) C. Simon 3:34
18. "Like A River (Single Version)" (from the album Letters Never Sent (1994) C. Simon 4:48
19. "Touched By The Sun" (from the album Letters Never Sent (1994) C. Simon 5:28
20. "Amity (with Sally Taylor) (Alternate Mix)" (from the album Anywhere but Here) C. Simon/S. Taylor 3:02
Total length:
79:23

Track listing (International Version)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You're So Vain" (from the album No Secrets) C. Simon 4:20
2. "Anticipation" (from the album Anticipation) C. Simon 3:22
3. "Nobody Does It Better" (from the album The Spy Who Loved Me) C.B. Sager/M. Hamlisch 3:44
4. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (from the album Carly Simon) C. Simon/J. Brackman 4:18
5. "Coming Around Again" (from the album Coming Around Again) C. Simon 3:42
6. "The Right Thing to Do" (from the album No Secrets) C. Simon 3:00
7. "Let the River Run" (from the album Working Girl) C. Simon 3:43
8. "I Got To Have You" (from the album Anticipation) K. Kristofferson 4:45
9. "Mockingbird (With James Taylor)" (from the album Hotcakes) C. Foxx/I. Foxx/additional lyrics by J. Taylor 3:50
10. "Legend in Your Own Time" (from the album Anticipation) C. Simon 3:46
11. "Why (Single Version)" (from the album Soup for One) B. Edwards/N. Rodgers 3:33
12. "We Have No Secrets" (from the album No Secrets) C. Simon 3:57
13. "Haven't Got Time for the Pain" (from the album Hotcakes) C. Simon/J. Brackman 3:55
14. "You Belong to Me (Single Version)" (from the album Boys in the Trees) C. Simon/M. McDonald 3:14
15. "Jesse" (from the album Come Upstairs) C. Simon/M. Mainieri 4:19
16. "Boys in the Trees" (from the album Boys in the Trees) C. Simon 3:13
17. "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (Single Version)" (from the album Coming Around Again) C. Simon 4:27
18. "Give Me All Night (Single Version)" (from the album Coming Around Again) C. Simon/G. McMahon 4:04
19. "Love of My Life" (from the album This Is My Life) C. Simon 3:35
20. "Touched By The Sun" (from the album Letters Never Sent) C. Simon 5:28
Total length:
78:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ Billboard.com. "Carly Simon Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Carly Simon certifications". RIAA.com. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 

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