Torch (Carly Simon album)
|Studio album by Carly Simon|
|Released||August 1, 1981|
|Recorded||Power Station Studios, New York City|
|Carly Simon chronology|
Torch is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's tenth studio album (eleventh overall). It was her first album devoted to standards, mostly old torch songs, relating unrequited love or rejection. The album also features one Simon original, "From the Heart". The album was released in 1981, and was recorded during her marriage break up to James Taylor, which was announced shortly after the release of the album.
"Not a Day Goes By" was included on Simon's 2002 career spanning collection Anthology. "From the Heart" was included on Simon's 2015 career retrospective Songs From The Trees (A Musical Memoir Collection).
- "Blue of Blue" (Nicholas Holmes, additional lyrics by Carly Simon) - 3:38
- "I'll Be Around" (Alec Wilder) - 2:30
- "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" (Duke Ellington, P.F. Webster) - 3:46
- "I Get Along Without You Very Well" (Hoagy Carmichael) - 3:23
- "Body and Soul" (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 4:12
- "Hurt" (Jimmie Crane, Al Jacobs) - 3:21
- "From the Heart" (Simon) - 2:47
- "Spring Is Here" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 3:02
- "Pretty Strange" (Jon Hendricks, Randy Weston) - 2:59
- "What Shall We Do with the Child" (Holmes, Kate Horsey, additional lyrics by Simon) - 2:44
- "Not a Day Goes By" (from the Broadway show Merrily We Roll Along) (Stephen Sondheim) - 2:40
Album - Billboard (North America)
Album - International
Singles - Billboard (North America)
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