This Is My Life
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- All "ZSM" coded CDs are in new and never-played condition. Most are sealed. However, product may have manufacturer's delete notch, drill hole, prior sale stickers, or worn or missing OUTER wrap.
- Released: March 31, 1992
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
- 1.Love of My Life
- 2.Back the Way (Dottie's Point of View)
- 3.Moving Day
- 4.Easy on the Eyes
- 5.Walking and Kissing
- 6.The Show Must Go On
- 7.Love of My Life (Toots)
- 8.Back the Way (Girls' Point of View)
- 9.Little Troupers
- 10.The Night Before Christmas
- 11.This Is My Life Suite: Pleasure and Pain / Coming Home / Uncle Peter
- 12.Love of My Life (Drive to the City)
Producers: Frank Filipetti, Carly Simon, Andy Goldmark, Russ Kunkel.
Includes liner notes by Carly Simon.
Personnel: Carly Simon (vocals, whistling, acoustic guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Will Lee (vocals, background vocals); Jim Ryan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, background vocals); Ben Taylor (acoustic guitar); Charles McCracken (cello); Toots Thielemans (harmonica); Randy Brecker (trumpet); Jim Pugh (trombone); Teese Gohl (piano, synthesizer, background vocals); Andy Goldmark (synthesizer); Andy Newmark, Richie Morales, Russ Kunkel (drums); Jamey Haddad (percussion); Christy Baron, Diane Garisto, Brenda White-King, Curtis King, Kimberly Mahon, Frank Filipetti, Peter Samuel , Marcus Bishop-Wright, Kathi Moss, Joanna Glushak, Michael DeVries, David Elledge, Martin Vidnovic, Keith Evans, Marty Thomas, Anne Brown , Sally Taylor (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Frank Filipetti; Tom Lord-Alge.
Recording information: Bubble Hill Studio; Right Track Recording.
Photographers: Kerry Hayes; Sherry Etheredge.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Elliot Lurie; Matthew Walden.
Singing on soundtracks had been very good for Carly Simon, who scored four chart hits with movie themes between 1977 and 1989, so it's surprising she never did a full score until this, Nora Ephron's directorial debut, about a single mother who becomes a standup comic. (Ephron had written the screenplay for Heartburn, which featured Simon's comeback hit, "Coming Around Again.") Simon contributed five light songs and some instrumentals, in what for her was an unusually relaxed, playful style. In retrospect, maybe she wishes she'd waited and scored Ephron's second feature, the hit Sleepless In Seattle, the following year. ("Love Of My Life" hit Number 16 on the Adult Contemporary chart, but the album itself did not chart.) ~ William Ruhlmann
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