Carly Simon and Jimmy Webb team up on these contemporary arrangements of songs from the Film Noir movie genre.
Songs In Shadow - The Making of Carly Simon's Film Noir aired as a special presententation on AMC. This documentary also features Jimmy Webb, Arif Mardin and Van Dyke Parks in the studio recording the album with Carly.
Special Thanks: Clive Davis, Roy Lott, Ken Levy, Richard Palmese, Jim Swindel, Jay Krugman, Steve Bartels, Tom Ennis, Cathryn Swan, Jordan Katz, Phil Blume, Ari Martin, Mark Rizzo, Amy Finkle, Martin Scorsese, Robin Mathiesen, Howard Siegel, Vay Dyke Parks, John Travolta, Tamara Weiss, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Mike Nichols, Donald Fagan, Libby Titus, David Raskin, Michael Feinstein, Brian Doyle, Jacqueline Kotler, Island Entertainment (on the Vineyard), Bill, Ann and Dirk Ziff, Sue Mercay, Inga Byleckie, Pauline Nash and everyone at Snowbound Sound. I would also to thank the many contributors to my AOL board who advised me and informed me and took the journey with me.
This is dedicated to Jimmy Webb, whose music in its many forms has moved us all over the years, and whose input on this album exceeds all the credits which appear on these pages. Also to Frank Filipetti, who overworked once again, in order to get it just right, but also to demonstrate his love and loyalty which is returned one hundred-fold. Thank you, both of you, for taking a dip in the long deep shadows, where the night can almost swallow you up if you're not saved by two big guys on either side of you, holding your hands and grinning.
Release Date: September 16, 1997
Label: Arista Records
Album Billboard Peak: #84
Single (Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye)
Produced by Jimmy Webb and Carly Simon.
"Laura" Produced by Arif Mardin, Jimmy Webb and Carly Simon
Engineered & Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Recorded at: National Edison, NYC - Snowbound Sound, Pawling, NY - The Warehouse, NYC - Clinton Studios, NYC - Right Track Studios, NYC - Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mixed at: Snowbound Sound, Pawling, NY
Mastered at: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC
Photography: Greg Gorman
Art Direction: Mark Burdett
Design: Rita Karidis & Marlo Viscel
Legal Representation: Howard Siegel
Jimmy Webb Management: Robin Siegel
Production Manager and Contractor: Jill Dell'Abate
Additional Production Coordination: Nancy Roof
Assistant to Carly Simon: Clarissa Wilder
Mix Assistant: Craig Boyce
Additional Engineering: Al Schmitt, Billy Eric, Brian Faehndrich, Roy Hendrickson, Michael O'Reilly
Assitant Engineers: Craig Boyce, Peter Doell, Joe Lizzi, Jim Murray, Yvonne Yedibalian
Research: Bill Zimmerman
Music Preparation: Donald Oliver, Evan Morris, Chelsea Music Service