"...a testament to the writing, singing, and innate good taste of one of rock's most talented artists."
"No Secrets," with its iconic cover image, is Carly Simon's third studio album and her first #1.
Released in 1972, the record spent five weeks at the top of the Billboard charts. "No Secrets" blends the best of her pop/jazz/bluesy style and spawned four Top 20 hits including the #1 smash "You're So Vain," her powerhouse diatribe to a smug, conceited ex, featuring the back-up vocals of Mick Jagger. "The Right Thing to Do" was another major single, and one of her most gorgeous ballads ever.
No one can mistake that voice, which has become one of the most recognizable and endearing in all of pop music. Richard Perry's simple, elegant production pays particular attention to the vocals that run the gamut of sweet to ferocious. It seems Carly Simon knows, intuitively, how to properly emote the feelings of each song to the listener.
There are eight other excellent songs with strong melodies and Carly's incisive, trademark-clever lyrics, top-notch musical poetry lamenting the consequences, disappointments and achings of the soul. Every song is perfect and as an ensemble, in their chronological order, compliment and accentuate each other. In a forthright, nakedly honest delivery, she sings of hurt and humiliation and betrayal while making all of it wonderfully palatable. "Waited So Long", a bluesy-rock number features Lowell George of Little Feat on slide guitar. Other guest performers include James Taylor, Bonnie Bramlett, Doris Troy and Paul and
This really is sophisticated pop at it's best.
"Pure perfection, lyrically and melodically. This is one of the great albums of any decade!"