CARLY SIMON’S SONGS FROM THE TREES
The Double-Disc Musical Companion To The Legendary Singer-Songwriter’s
Long-Awaited Memoir Includes 31 Songs And Features Two Unreleased Tracks
This New Collection Will Be Available On November 20
LOS ANGELES – Just days before Carly Simon’s long-awaited memoir, Boys in the Trees, arrives, Rhino will release the book’s musical companion, SONGS FROM THE TREES (A MUSICAL MEMOIR COLLECTION).
In the collection’s liner notes, the acclaimed singer/songwriter explains the music’s connection to her book: “This is a special album that serves as an additional way to look at my stories. Most of these songs are precursors to what eventually became the book...If you feel like playing this puzzle, there are clues of how to cross-reference the songs with the chapters, pages and words.”
SONGS FROM THE TREES (A MUSICAL MEMOIR COLLECTION) will be available from Rhino on November 20.
With 31 tracks spread across two disc, the compilation spans a great deal of the award-winning artist’s stellar career, from her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to her meteoric solo career, which yielded 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song “You’re So Vain.”
Longtime fans will appreciate the inclusion of two unreleased tracks: “Showdown” originally recorded during the sessions for her 1978 album Boys In The Trees and “I Can’t Thank You Enough,” a brand new song written with her son Ben Taylor.
The compilation focuses primarily on the music Simon released during her longstanding relationship with Warner Music labels Elektra Records and Warner Bros. Records from 1971 to 1983.
Among the many highlights are: “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be,” from her self-titled, 1971 debut, “The Right Thing To Do,” from her first #1 album No Secrets (1972), “Mockingbird,” the gold-certified single she recorded with her then-husband and fellow singer-songwriter James Taylor, “From The Heart” from 1981’s Torch, as well as the title tracks from 1980’s Come Upstairs and 1983’s Hello Big Man.
Simon’s memoir Boys in the Trees reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, to a meteoric career in which she became the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing “Anticipation” and “We Have No Secrets” among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to Taylor. Boys in the Trees is available November 24 from Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillian.
SONGS FROM THE TREES (A MUSICAL MEMOIR COLLECTION)
“Boys In The Trees”
“Winken’, Blinkin’ And Nod” – The Simon Sisters
“It Was So Easy”
“Embrace Me, You Child”
“Hello Big Man”
“Two Hot Girls (On A Hot Summer Night)”
“It Happens Everyday”
“His Friends Are More Than Fond Of Robin”
“I’m All It Takes To Make You Happy”
“That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”
“I’ve Got To Have You”
“Legend In Your Own Time”
“Julie Through The Glass”
“We Have No Secrets”
“You’re So Vain”
“Mind On My Man”
“After The Storm”
“In Times When My Head”
“You Belong To Me”
“We’re So Close”
“From The Heart”
“The Right Thing To Do”
“I Can’t Thank You Enough”