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Spoiled Girl is the 12th studio album by the American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released in 1985.[3][4]

Spoiled Girl
Spoiled Girl.jpg
Studio album by Carly Simon
Released June 1985
Recorded at Right Track Recording, Electric Lady Studios, The Hit Factory and Shakedown Sound, New York City.
Genre Rock
Length 48:11
Label Epic
Producer Arthur Baker, Andy Goldmark, Russ Kunkel, Phil Ramone, G.E. Smith, Paul Samwell-Smith, Don Was, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
Carly Simon chronology
Hello Big Man
(1983)Hello Big Man1983
Spoiled Girl
(1985)
Coming Around Again
(1987)Coming Around Again1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars link
Rolling Stone(mixed) [1]
The New York Times(positive) [2]

Recorded with a variety of producers in New York, this was Simon's only album for Epic Records. It was commercially unsuccessful when originally released, peaking at No. 88 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, but has gone on to become a cult favorite within Simon's back catalogue. The album produced two singles, "Tired of Being Blonde" and "My New Boyfriend", with the former making the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Contents

ReleasesEdit

Spoiled Girl was released by Epic Records on vinyl, cassette tape, and compact disc in 1985. Both the cassette and CD versions included the bonus track "Black Honeymoon" (originally the B-side of the "Tired Of Being Blonde" single).[6] A second CD release came in the late 1990s under the Sony Music Special Products label, which also included "Black Honeymoon".[7] In July 2012, Hot Shot Records re-released the album as a deluxe edition with four bonus tracks: "Black Honeymoon", the 7" single version of "Tired Of Being Blonde", and two remixes of the track "My New Boyfriend" which were originally included on the 12" version of the single.[8]

Track listingEdit

  1. "My New Boyfriend" (Carly Simon) — 4:19
  2. "Come Back Home" (Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman, Aaron Zigman, Jason Scheff, Guy Thomas) — 4:22
  3. "Tonight And Forever" (Carly Simon, Eddie Schwartz) — 4:53
  4. "Spoiled Girl" (Carly Simon, Russ Kunkel, Bill Payne) — 3:20
  5. "Tired of Being Blonde" (Larry Raspberry) — 4:46
  6. "The Wives Are In Connecticut" (Carly Simon) — 4:28
  7. "Anyone But Me" (Carly Simon, Arthur Baker, Stuart Kimball) — 4:19
  8. "Interview" (Carly Simon, Don Was) — 4:49
  9. "Make Me Feel Something" (Carly Simon) — 4:40
  10. "Can't Give It Up" (Carly Simon, Andy Goldmark) — 3:43
  11. "Black Honeymoon"† (Jacob Brackman, Carly Simon, Andy Goldmark) — 4:32

The song "Black Honeymoon" was the B-side for the single "Tired of Being Blonde" and appears only on the cassette and CD versions of the album, but not on the vinyl LP.

PersonnelEdit

  • Carly Simon – lead vocals, backing vocals (1-6), synthesizer (7)
  • Robbie Kilgore – keyboards (1, 2), electric guitar (1), synthesizer (5, 9, 10, 11), strings (8)
  • Dave LeBolt – keyboards (3, 6)
  • Bill Payne – keyboards (4), synthesizer (4)
  • Stuart Kimball – keyboards (7), acoustic guitar (7), acoustic guitar solo (7)
  • Fred Zarr – keyboards (8), synth bass (8), LinnDrum programming (8)
  • Ira Siegel – guitar (2, 8, 10)
  • John McCurry – guitar (3, 4, 6), backing vocals (6)
  • G. E. Smith – guitar (5), guitar solo (5)
  • Jimmy Ryan – electric guitar (7), guitar (11)
  • Tom "T-Bone" Wolk – bass (2, 5)
  • Neil Jason – bass (3, 6)
  • Doug Wimbish – bass (7)
  • Tony Levin – bass (11)
  • Jimmy Bralower – drum programming (1, 5)
  • Mickey Curry – drums (2, 10)
  • Russ Kunkel – drums (3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11)
  • Liberty DeVitto – drums (6)
  • William Beard – Simmons drums (7)
  • Arthur BakerOberheim DMX (7)
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion (7, 8)
  • Mallett – percussion (11)
  • V. Jeffrey Smith – saxophone (8)
  • Andy Goldmark – backing vocals (1, 10), synthesizer (9, 10, 11), LinnDrum programming (9, 10, 11), arrangements (9)
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals (1)
  • Paul Samwell-Smith – backing vocals (1)
  • Ron Taylor – backing vocals (1)
  • John Fiore – backing vocals (2)
  • Gordon Grody – backing vocals (2)
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals (2)
  • Lotti Golden – backing vocals (4)
  • Kate Taylor – backing vocals (4)
  • Rory Dodd – backing vocals (6)
  • Eric Troyer – backing vocals (6)
  • Tina B. – backing vocals (8)
  • Stephanie James – backing vocals (8)
  • Cindy Mizelle – backing vocals (8)
  • Luther Vandross – backing vocals (10)

ProductionEdit

  • Producers – Paul Samwell-Smith (Track 1); Don Was (Track 2); Phil Ramone (Tracks 3 & 6); Russ Kunkel (Track 4); G. E. Smith (Track 5); Arthur Baker (Tracks 5, 7 & 8); Andy Goldmark (Tracks 9, 10 & 11).
  • Executive Producer – Lennie Petze
  • Production Coordination – Joseph d'Ambrosio
  • Engineers – Frank Filipetti (Tracks 1-6, 9 & 11); David Thoener and Dave Whitman (Track 5); Andy Wallace (Tracks 7 & 8).
  • Assistant Engineers – Scott Mabuchi (Tracks 1-6, 9 & 11); Michel Sauvage (Tracks 5 & 10); Mark Russak (Tracks 7 & 8).
  • Mixing on Track 5 – Ed Stasium
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Cover Design – Allen Weinberg
  • Photography – Duane Michaels

ChartsEdit

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 88

Album - International

Year Country Position
1985 Australia 97[9]
1985 Canada 96[10]

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1985 "Tired Of Being Blonde" The Billboard Hot 100 70
1985 "My New Boyfriend" The Billboard Hot 100 --

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Considine, J.D. (September 26, 1985). "Carly Simon Spoiled Girl > Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (August 7, 1985). "THE POP LIFE; A SPICY NEW ALBUM BY CARLY SIMON> Album Review". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Spoiled Girl". carlysimon.com. 
  4. ^ Charles Pitter (10 August 2015). "Spoiled Girl (Expanded Edition)". Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Carly Simon - Chart history | Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  6. ^ Discogs. "Tired Of Being Blonde 7" single". Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Discogs. "Spoiled Girl 1998". Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Spoiled Girl". Cherry Red Records.com. Retrieved November 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Charts Book 1970—1992. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  10. ^ "CAN Charts > Carly Simon". RPM. Archived from the original on 2015-01-04. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 

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