1972 Carly Simon – No Secrets

No Secrets is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released on November 28, 1972, by Elektra Records.

The album was Simon’s major commercial breakthrough; it spent five weeks at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and quickly went Gold, as did its lead single, “You’re So Vain”, which remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks, and the Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. Twenty-five years after its initial release, No Secrets was officially certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 12, 1997. The album is ranked No. 997 in All-Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd. edition, 2000).

Tracks

1  The Right Thing To Do (Carly Simon) 02:58
2  The Carter Family (Carly Simon; Jacob Brackman) 03:30
3  You’re So Vain (Carly Simon) 04:18
4  His Friends Are More Fond Of Robin (Carly Simon) 03:01
5  We Have No Secrets (Carly Simon) 03:56
6  Embrace Me, You Child (Carly Simon) 04:08
7  Waited So Long (Carly Simon) 04:28
8  It Was So Easy (Carly Simon; Jacob Brackman) 03:08
9  Night Owl (James Taylor) 03:50
10  When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon; Bill Mernit) 03:13

Musicians

1 The Right Thing To Do

BassJimmy Ryan
DrumsAndy Newmark
PianoCarly Simon
CongasRay Cooper
Background VocalsLiza Strike
Background VocalsVicki Brown
VocalsCarly Simon


2 The Carter Family

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarJimmy Ryan
PianoCarly Simon
VocalsCarly Simon


3 You’re So Vain

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarJimmy Ryan
PianoCarly Simon
VocalsCarly Simon


4 His Friends Are More Fond Of Robin

Acoustic GuitarJimmy Ryan
PianoCarly Simon
SynthesizerDave Henshaw
VocalsCarly Simon


5 We Have No Secrets

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarJimmy Ryan
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
Acoustic GuitarPaul Keogh
Electric PianoKirby Johnson
VocalsCarly Simon


6 Embrace Me, You Child

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarJimmy Ryan
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
PianoPeter Robinson
VocalsCarly Simon


7 Waited So Long

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJimmy Ryan
Slide GuitarLowell George
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
OrganBill Payne
PianoNicky Hopkins
Background VocalsJames Taylor
VocalsCarly Simon


8 It Was So Easy

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarJimmy Ryan
Acoustic GuitarCarly Simon
Acoustic GuitarPaul Keogh
VocalsCarly Simon


9 Night Owl

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJimmy Ryan
PianoNicky Hopkins
SaxBobby Keys
CongasRay Cooper
Background VocalsBonnie Bramlett
Background VocalsDoris Troy
Background VocalsPaul McCartney
Background VocalsLinda McCartney
VocalsCarly Simon


10 When You Close Your Eyes

BassJimmy Ryan
DrumsAndy Newmark
Acoustic GuitarJimmy Ryan
PianoCarly Simon
VocalsCarly Simon

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Kirby Johnson (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings, Woodwinds) – Kirby Johnson (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Carly Simon (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings) – Kirby Johnson (Track 5)
Arranged By (Arp Synthesizer) – Carly Simon (Track 4)
Arranged By (Orchestra, Synthesizer, Choir) – Paul Buckmaster (track 6)
Arranged By (Strings, Woodwinds, Synthesizer) – Paul Buckmaster (Track 10)
Conductor (Strings) – Kirby Johnson (Track 5)
Conductor (Orchestra, Synthesizer, Choir) – Paul Buckmaster (track 6)
Conductor (Strings, Woodwinds, Synthesizer) – Paul Buckmaster (Track 10)
Contractor – David Katz
Engineer (Recording) – Mark Berry
Engineer (Sound Labs) – Bill Schnee
Engineer (Trident) – Robin Geoffrey Cable
Engineer (Air Studios) – Robin Cable
Mixed By – Bill Schnee
Orchestrated By – Paul Buckmaster (Track 3)
Recorded By – Robin Geoffrey Cable
Remix, Engineer (Air Studios) – Robin Cable

Art Direction, Design – Robert L Heimall
Photography – Ed Caraeff, Peter Simon

Recorded At Trident Studios
Remixed At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Remixed At Air Studios
Copyright (c) Elektra Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) Elektra Records