Film Noir (album)

Film Noir is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's twenty-second album, nineteenth studio album, and third album devoted to standards, released in 1997.

Film Noir
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 1997
Recorded1996-7 New York City
StudioRight Track Studios, The Warehouse, Clinton Studios and National Edison (New York, NY); Snowbound Sound (Pawling, NY); Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA).
ProducerCarly Simon, Jimmy Webb and Arif Mardin
Carly Simon chronology
Clouds in My Coffee
Film Noir
The Very Best of Carly Simon: Nobody Does It Better
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Jimmy Webb co-produced the album and contributed his vocals, orchestration and piano skills to the project which was filmed for an AMC documentary (which premiered in September 1997). He also co-wrote the title song "Film Noir" with Simon. John Travolta duets with Simon on the song "Two Sleepy People". Film director Martin Scorsese provided liner notes in the fold out booklet.[1][2]


Simon made and released a music video for Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye.[3] She also performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno[4] and The Late Show with David Letterman.[5] and appeared on The View and CBS This Morning. She performed Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year, along with Jimmy Webb, on The Rosie O'Donnell Show.[6]

Songs In Shadow: The Making of Carly Simon's Film Noir aired as a special presententation on AMC. This documentary also features footage of Jimmy Webb, Arif Mardin and Van Dyke Parks in the studio recording the album with Simon.


40th Annual Grammy Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1998 Film Noir Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Nominated

Track listingEdit

  1. "You Won't Forget Me" (Kermi Goel, F. Speilman) — 2:52
  2. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) — 4:33
  3. "Lili Marlene" (M. David, Norbert Schultze, H. Leip) — 3:41
  4. "Last Night When We Were Young" (Edgar Yip Harburg, Harold Arlen) — 4:42
  5. "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year" (Frank Loesser) — 3:34
  6. "Film Noir" (Jimmy Webb, Carly Simon) — 3:35
  7. "Laura" (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) — 4:44
  8. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Frank Sinatra, Joel Herron, John Wolf) — 3:32
  9. "Fools Coda" (Torrie Zito) — 1:13
  10. "Two Sleepy People" (Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael) — 3:37
  11. "Don't Smoke in Bed" (Willard Robison) — 2:54
  12. "Somewhere in the Night" (Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon) — 3:29



Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1997 The Billboard 200 84


  1. ^ "Usher Scores Billboard Hit; Bieber Could Outsell Madonna". 26 June 2012. Voice of America. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Film Noir".
  3. ^ "Carly Simon - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye". Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Carly Simon - Jay Leno show Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye". Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Carly Simon". Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Carly Simon - SPRING WILL BE A LITTLE LATE". Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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