- Album name: No Secrets
- Artist name: Carly Simon
- Year: 1972
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Elektra Records
- Collection: Selman
- Distinguishing characteristics:
- Printed on both sides of LP: RADIO STATION COPY
- Scratched into side one of LP: EKS 75049-A1-CP
- Scratched into side two of LP: EKS 75049-B6-CP
- Buy it on Amazon: $17.89
Level of familiarity before listening
I’m generally familiar with Carly Simon and the song You’re So Vain, but I’ve never listened to this record.
What I expected
Singer-songwriter, soft rock.
What it was actually like
This was a pretty bad record, mostly easy listening.
Night Owl, a bluesy cover of a James Taylor song, was about ten thousand times better than his version, which was awful.
You’re So Vain was catchy, and had maybe a bit more of a country sound than I remembered it having, but I think it was probably too clever by half.
Waited So Long and It Was So Easy also sounded slightly country, and the latter was the best song on the record.
2/5: weak, but I was able to listen to the whole thing