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 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.

Track listing (original version)[edit]

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

  1. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (1971) (C. Simon/J. Brackman) — 4:18
  2. "Legend in Your Own Time" (1972) (C. Simon) — 3:46
  3. "Anticipation" (1971) (C. Simon) — 3:22
  4. "The Right Thing To Do" (1972) (C. Simon) — 3:00
  5. "You're So Vain" (1972) (C. Simon) — 4:20
  6. "Mockingbird" (1974) (with James Taylor) (Single Version) (C. Foxx/I. Foxx/J. Taylor) — 3:50
  7. "Haven't Got Time for the Pain" (1974) (J. Brackman/C. Simon) — 3:55
  8. "Nobody Does It Better" (1977) (C.B. Sager/M. Hamlisch) — 3:44
  9. "You Belong To Me" (Single Version) (1978) (C. Simon/M. McDonald) — 3:14
  10. "Jesse" (1980) (C. Simon/M. Mainieri) — 4:19
  11. "Coming Around Again" (1986) (C. Simon) — 3:42
  12. "Give Me All Night" (Single Version) (1987) (C. Simon/G. McMahon) — 4:04
  13. "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" (1987) (Single Version) (C. Simon) — 4:27
  14. ""All I Want Is You" (1987) (Jacob Brackman/Andy Goldmark/C. Simon) — 3:59
  15. "Let the River Run" (1989) (C. Simon) — 3:43
  16. "Better Not Tell Her" (Single Version) (1990) (C. Simon) — 4:48
  17. "Love of My Life" (1992) (C. Simon) — 3:34
  18. "Like A River" (Single Version) (1994) (C. Simon) — 4:48
  19. "Touched By The Sun" (1994) (C. Simon) — 5:28
  20. "Amity" (with Sally Taylor) (Alternate Mix) (C. Simon/S. Taylor) — 3:02

Track listing (International Version)[edit]

  1. "You're So Vain" (C. Simon) — 4:20
  2. "Anticipation" (C. Simon) — 3:22
  3. "Nobody Does It Better" (C.B. Sager/M. Hamlisch) — 3:44
  4. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (C. Simon/J. Brackman) — 4:18
  5. "Coming Around Again" (C. Simon) — 3:42
  6. "The Right Thing To Do" (C. Simon) — 3:00
  7. "Let the River Run" (C. Simon) — 3:43
  8. "I've Got To Have You" (K. Kristofferson) — 4:45
  9. "Mockingbird" (with James Taylor) (Single Version) (C. Foxx/I. Foxx/J. Taylor) — 3:50
  10. "Legend in Your Own Time" (C. Simon) — 3:46
  11. "Why" (Single Version) (B. Edwards/N. Rodgers) – 3:33
  12. "We Have No Secrets" (C. Simon) — 3:57
  13. "Haven't Got Time for the Pain" (J. Brackman/C. Simon) — 3:55
  14. "You Belong To Me" (Single Version) (C. Simon/M. McDonald) — 3:14
  15. "Jesse" (C. Simon/M. Mainieri) — 4:19
  16. "Boys In The Trees" (C. Simon) — 3:13
  17. "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" (Single Version) (C. Simon) — 4:27
  18. "Give Me All Night" (Single Version) (C. Simon/G. McMahon) — 4:04
  19. "Love of My Life" (C. Simon) — 3:35
  20. "Touched By The Sun" (C. Simon) — 5:28

Charts[edit]

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

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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