That's the cover of Carly Simon's Never Been Gone and I thought I would note it again just because I love the album so much. There have been a lot of strong albums out this year but that's quickly become my favorite.
There's so much that surprises you and grabs you leading you to say, about "Anticipation" for example, "I never saw it that way before."
There are many new levels to the songs.
And it's just a fun album. It deals with some weighty topics but never gets weighted down by them.
There's a lot of entertainment and a lot of art.
I'm not sure what a second album would be like, but if she recorded another like this, I'd buy it in a minute.
I say I'm not sure what a second album would be like because she's put her two biggest hits on this one ("You're So Vain" and "Anticipation"). "You Belong To Me" and "Coming Around Again" are on it as well.
There's "Jesse" and "Give Me All Night," "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" and "All I Want Is You." There's "Better Not Tell Her" and "Love Of My Life." There's "Haven't Got Time For The Pain" and "Legend In Your Own Time".
So it's not impossible to imagine her having the material to do another album like this but I just assume (right or wrong) that by putting all these hits on this one, it might be difficult to market another one.
It's really a great album. We (Cedric and I) downloaded it from Amazon but I understand it has a really great package if you buy the CD in a store or order it online. You can also order it through Carly Simon's website.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"