CLOUDS IN MY COFFEE - 1995


  • Carly Simon - Clouds In My Coffee
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We Have No Secrets (Live)

Interview - her stammer, stage fright and Mick Jagger.

Coming Around Again (Live)

Interview with Charlie Gibson

Credits

Release Date: November 7, 1995
Label: Arista Records
Album Billboard Peak: n/a

Executive Producers: Frank Filipetti and Carly Simon
Production Coordinator: Jill Dell'Abate
Mixed at Right Track Recording, NYC
Mix Assistant: Joe Lizzi

Management: Brian Doyle, All Access Entertainment Management Group, Inc.
Legal Representative: Howard Siegel
Executive Project Coordinator: Roy Lott
Project Assistance: Carol Fenelon, Rani Hancock, Zoe Markwalter, Susanne Savage
Design: Louise Fili, Mary Jane Callister, Louise Fili Ltd.
All recordings remastered especially for this release by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC

Let The River Run
From: Working Girl Soundtrack

You Belong To Me
From: Boys In The Trees

Nobody Does It Better
From: The Spy Who Loved Me Soundtrack

Coming Around Again
From: Coming Around Again

Jesse
From: Come Upstairs

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
From: Coming Around Again

You're So Vain
From: No Secrets

Touched By The Sun
From: Letters Never Sent

Haven't Got Time For The Pain
From: Hotcakes

Better Not Tell Her
From: Have You Seen Me Lately

Legend In Your Own Time
From: Anticipation

Mockingbird - (with James Taylor)
From: Hotcakes

That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
From: Carly Simon

All I Want Is You
From: Coming Around Again

The Right Thing To Do
From: No Secrets

Like A River
From: Letters Never Sent

Anticipation
From: Anticipation

Give Me All Night
From:Coming Around Again

Turn Of The Tide

Lyrics by: Jacob Brackman
Music by: Carly Simon

How can we know
The fate of the earth
Must everything go
From bad to worse

How can we be
Just along for the ride
We'd rather believe
That we decide

That we can stand here
And say loud and clear
Here comes the turn of the tide

Here comes the turn
Here comes the turn
Here comes the turn of the tide

We cannot go on
Sounding alarms
And rattling swords
And building bombs
And fouling the air
And the streams underground
We've got to begin to turn it around

It's our right to be heard
Our right to decide
Here comes the turn of the tide

Here comes the turn
Here comes the turn
Here comes the turn of the tide

As low as we've gone
Now the ocean is calm
Now here comes the turn of the tide

It's time to be heard
It's time to decide
Here comes the turn of the tide

Here comes the turn
Here comes the turn
Here comes the turn of the tide

Produced by: Arif Mardin

© Quackenbush Music Ltd. / Maya Productions Ltd. ASCAP
Easy on the Eyes
From: This Is My Life

Libby
From: Another Passenger

Have You Seen Me Lately?
From: "> Have You Seen Me Lately

My New Boyfriend
From: Spoiled Girl
Voulez-Vous Danser
From: Romulus Hunt

The Night Before Christmas
From: This Is My Life

Halfway 'Round the World
From: Letters Never Sent

Life Is Eternal
From: Have You Seen Me Lately

We Have No Secrets
From: No Secrets

Why
From: Soup For One

Back the Way
From: This Is My Life

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
From: Coming Around Again

My Luv Is Like a Red, Red Rose
From: Simon Sisters - Sing Songs for Children

Raining

Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Raining
Raining for days on end
Staying inside again
Making up lists of things to do
When the rain ends
The Children are restless
They played all their games
Again and again and again
If we knew anyone we could call up a friend

But it's raining
Raining, raining, raining

The sheets are damp
And the towels won't dry
Why bother to take all the
Clothes in from the line
Cause tomorrow may be

Raining
On a summer vacation
Here by the ocean
Look in the attic to see if you might
Find an old toy
Maybe a magazine
Maybe a mystery
Something to look at or something to read

Cause it's raining
Raining, raining, raining

The salt won't shake and the cards won't play
Damned if we go but damned if we stay
Cause tomorrow may be raining

Raining for days on end
Staying inside again
Making up lists of things to do
When the rain ends
Oh, it's raining, raining, raining, raining

Originally Produced by: Davitt Sigerson
Add'l Production by: Frank Filipetti & Carly Simon

© C'est Music ASCAP

It Happens Everyday
From: Hello Big Man

Boys in the Trees
From: Boys In The Trees

Julie Through the Glass
From: Anticipation

Orpheus
From: Hello Big Man

Never Been Gone
From: Spy

Happy Birthday
From: Have You Seen Me Lately

Devoted to You
From: Boys In The Trees

Davy
From: Letters Never Sent

Do the Walls Come Down
From: Coming Around Again

Danny Boy
From: My Romance

Dink's Blues
From: Simon Sisters - Cuddlebug

We're So Close
From: Spy

Someone Waits for You
From: Swing Shift movie

Born to Break My Heart
From: Letters Never Sent

Time After Time
From: My Romance

What Shall We Do With the Child?
From: Torch

I've Got a Crush on You
From: The Glory Of Gershwin

Something Wonderful
From: My Romance

You're the Love of My Life
From: This Is My Life

I Get Along Without You Very Well
From: Torch

By Myself/I See Your Face Before Me
From: My Romance

Angel From Montgomery

Lyrics & Music by: John Prine

I am an old woman
Named after my mother
My old man is another
Child that's grown old
If dreams were thunder
And lightening was desire
Then this old house would have burnt down
A long time ago

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this living
Is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl
I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at
Just a free rambling man
But that was a long time
And no matter how I try
Well, the years just flow by
Like a broken down dam

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this living
Is just a hard way to go

There's flies in the kitchen
I can hear 'em there buzzing
And I ain't done nothing
Since I woke up today
How the hell can a person
Go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening
And have nothing to say

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this living
Is just a hard way to go

Originally Produced by: Paul Buckmaster
Add'l Production by: Frank Filipetti & Carly Simon

© Walden Music Inc. / Sour Grapes Music Inc.

I'm All It Takes To Make You Happy

Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

I would be much obliged to hear about your lonesome childhood
And the way you were done in by the folks back home
But that's all over now
You know the future looks good
And I'm all it takes to make you happy

Sing a little song for me
The one about the day you gave up
Everything else, everything else, everything else

You know the reason that I know
You just can't live without me
Is the way you fall apart when I'm not there
Your hair gets snarled
And you cannot tie your shoes, my pretty baby
And I'm all it takes to make you happy

Sing a little song for me
The one about the day you gave up
Everything else, everything else, everything else

Sing a little song for me
The one about the day you gave up
Everything else, everything else, everything else

Just delight in what you do not know
The rest is hazy
And you know you're much too old to be free

If you tried to look beyond the deal
It would amaze me
Cause I'm all it takes to make you happy
I'm all it takes to make you happy

Originally Produced by: Paul Buckmaster

© Elektra Entertainment

Play With Me

Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Play, you can play with me
But take it easy
Have, you can have your fun
But only with me

I've had some big time winners
Played games you'd never imagine I'd know
But now I'm ready to quit those sinners
I've turned myself into the ground
And now I feel so slow

Put a smile on my face
But don't bloodshot my eyes
The love that you give to me
Has enough surprise

Baby you know what I was
You've seen me at parties before
And don't cha know that all that running around
Was wild and gay, but in the end just a bore

So play, you can play with me
But take it easy
I said take it easy
Take is easy

Produced by: John McClure

© Quackenbush Music Ltd. ASCAP

Introduction by Carly Simon:

I've always wondered what would happen if I held on to one song long enough to make it perfect by my standards. I would keep it locked up in my creative chamber and feed it daily with new ideas, better chord changes, a dream-inspired alteration in the melody, a more sonorous word, more alliteration, simplification, cleaner lines. I suppose it would be somewhat like raising the perfect child. At what point does it become a monster child? Robot-like or over studied, precious? One of the interesting problems the songwriter faces is when to let the song go. Often it is just a matter of deadline and I think back and look at the songs I have chosen to include here, it is significant, the part that practicality plays. You gotta get it done. But when there is no deadline what is it that makes you finish a song? I have come to believe that you must fall in love. When you really fall in love with a song, it becomes perfect for that moment in time. Maybe in a year you'll look back and say: "How could I have loved that song so much?" But in the first blush, the honeymoon period, the song can do no wrong. That is when you want to shout it to the world and parade it in front of your friends. I think that's what the act of creativity must be about. It's about making something you believe is better than you are, and for a moment, you merge with it and think it's you and you are it. Even when I am in a state of self loathing I can write something that I fall in love with.

Deluded though I might be, it makes me feel better about myself and it usually inspires me to write another song. This goes not only for songwriting, but for fixing dinner or arranging flowers. At some point, and mostly it's a combination of accident and inspiration (being led by a larger hand), it comes together in a way that seems just right at the time, and that is the time to let it go. Sometimes it's just because it fits for the day. It may not be the greatest song, but it fits your soul at the moment and therefore speaks honestly. So you let it go out there into the great, big, kind, cruel and indifferent universe. If you’ve been lucky, as I have been, the kind of universe contains producers and musicians who often, and without a whole lot of fanfare or credit, do a huge amount to bring the song to the point of becoming a record. Without these creative souls, I would still be singing to myself on my bed. There are exceptional musicians who have come into my life recently and I hope to have long and fruitful relationships with them. To mention everyone would take up all the space in this book, but not to name a few people who have been constants in my life from the early days in the studio would be an oversight. Here are the ones that keep coming back for more (because I beg them), Jimmy Bralower, Michael Brecker, Paul Buckmaster, Frank Filipetti, Steve Gadd, Teese Gohl, Don Grolnick, Russ Kunkel, Will Lee, Tony Levin, Mike Mainieri, Arif Mardin, Rick Marotta, Hugh McCracken, Andy Newmark, Richard Perry, Jimmy Ryan, Paul Samwell-Smith, David Sanborn and T. Bone Wolk.

One last word: The reasons for choosing the songs I did had to do sometimes with availability. Politics played an unavoidable part. There are songs that are missing, not too glaringly I hope. Basically though, the ones that are contained herein are the songs that hold a special meaning for me, and sometimes, only for me.

There are some very dear people in my life who need mentioning apart from the musicians and producers already mentioned: Simon Andrews, Catrice Barnes, Jerry Barnes, Jake Brackman, Peter Calo, Brian Doyle, Cathy Dougherty, Nora Ephron, Rick Flynn, David Geffen, Michael Fuchs, Steve Harris, Jim Hart, Jac Holzman, Steve Huff, Ted Jensen, Quincy Jones, Curtis King, Michael Kosarin, Jacqueline Kotler, Eddie Kramer, Peter Levine, Scott Litt, Ed London, Robin Mathiesen, Rob Mounsey, Steve Murphy, Mike Nichols, Mo Ostin, Marty Paich, Mick Rossi, Howard Seigel, Cathy Shoemaker, Lucy Simon, Joe Smith, Ben Taylor, Sally Taylor, Ted Templeman, Doug Winbish, Steve Zapp, Strauss Zelnick, and Dirk Ziff.

Thank you Arista for all your support and for putting this box set together. Clive Davis, Roy Lott, Steve Bartels, Minton Sincoff, Jim Urie, Tom Ennis, Bruce Schoen, Mark Rizzo, Howard Leon, Cathryn Swan and Cord Himelstein.

Thanks also to all of the other record company executives who generously allowed material from their archives to be included: Louise Black, Dan Butler, Gary Casson, Ralph DePalma, Sharon Edelson, Donna Fetchko, Felicia Gearhart, Jerry Greenberg, Kathleen Hale, Beverly Hebelka, Jolie Levine, Mark Leviton, Frank Lopez, Rhonda Malmlund, Eli Okun, Michael Pollack, Mark Schwartz, Gina Spencer, Mitch Steele, Lisa Weissberg, and Keith Zajic. Thank you all for wisely remembering that we are all one family and that sometimes the heads of families change, but the music must keep rolling.