Curated by Carly • 17 bonus tracks, including “Let The River Run”
Hot Shot Records are to reissue Carly Simon‘s 1987 album Coming Around Again, as a two-CD, 30th anniversary deluxe edition in October.
The album was Simon’s first for Arista and was a success, with the seductive title track a major hit, reaching the top 20 in the USA and a top ten hit in the UK.
That single was featured in Mike Nichols’ 1986 film Heartburn and Simon had even greater film-related success with Let The River Run, her theme song for another Mike Nichols film, Working Girl (released in 1988). The song didn’t outperform Coming Around Again in the charts (actually, it was a relative flop) but it won Carly Simon the Best Original Song Oscar at the 1989 Academy Awards. It was the only one of the film’s six Oscar nominations that was converted to a win. The song also won a Grammy and a Golden Globe for good measure. Incidentally, this amazing award ‘treble’ – for a song written and performed by just one person – has only been achieved twice (the other was for Bruce Springsteen’s The Streets of Philadelphia).
This reissue has been curated by Carly Simon and Let The River Run is included as one of six bonus tracks appended to the album on this new deluxe edition. Other tracks include non-album B-side Sleight Of Hand, If It Wasn’t Love (a Patrick Leonard produced song, originally included on the soundtrack to 1986 movie Nothing In Common) and an extended remix of Give Me All Night.
The bonus CD is the 1988 Greatest Hits Live album, which was derived from the 1987 HBO Concert Special, Live from Martha’s Vineyard. That was a very successful album in its own right at the time (Carly’s only live album to date), although they’ve retitled here, Carly in Concert – Coming Around Again. This reissue comes with a booklet that features an in-depth interview with Carly.
This 30th anniversary deluxe edition of Coming Around Again will be released on 27 October 2017.
1. COMING AROUND AGAIN
2. GIVE ME ALL NIGHT
3. AS TIME GOES BY
4. DO THE WALLS COME DOWN
5. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME
6. THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF
7. TWO HOT GIRLS (ON A HOT SUMMER NIGHT)
8. YOU HAVE TO HURT
9. ALL I WANT IS YOU
10. HOLD WHAT YOU’VE GOT
11. ITSY BITSY SPIDER
13. THE WIVES ARE IN CONNECTICUT
14. IF IT WASN’T LOVE (From “Nothing In Common”)
15. LET THE RIVER RUN (From “Working Girl”)
16. SLEIGHT OF HAND
17. GIVE ME ALL NIGHT (12″ Extended Remix)
1. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER (Live Version)
2. YOU’RE SO VAIN (Live Version)
3. IT HAPPENS EVERYDAY (Live Version)
4. ANTICIPATION (Live Version)
5. THE RIGHT THING TO DO (Live Version)
6. DO THE WALLS COME DOWN (Live Version)
7. YOU BELONG TO ME (Live Version)
8. TWO HOT GIRLS (ON A HOT SUMMER NIGHT) (Live Version)
9. ALL I WANT IS YOU (Live Version)
10. COMING AROUND AGAIN/ITSY BITSY SPIDER (Live Version)
11. NEVER BEEN GONE (Live Version)