April 27, 2010 – 3:49 am

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BBC In Concert 2010 [no label, 1CD]

Live on April 5, 2010. Very good FM broadcast.

There are very few live Carly Simon shows and the reason is that Simon does not like to fly and she is very “wary about performing.” She said: “It’s a scary thing to do. Public speaking is like the No. 1 fear over death.”

As presenter Paul Gambaccini commented, Carly Simon could have sold out any number of concerts over the years, and this is the first time Carly Simon is performing live in London, before a very appreciative crowd. Sure, songs such as Coming Around Again, Never Been Gone and You’re So Vain might be familiar but there is a hoarseness to her voice (those who are kind and sympathetic will say her voice has a “lived in” feel) and, for a moment there, you’d think you are listening to Tina Turner, especially on her “funked-up” version of You’re So Vain. Others say her voice is gone - somewhere between Joni Mitchell’s and Bob Dylan’s!

But the lady has great stories to tell - mistaking Marvin Hamlisch for an accountant when he dropped by to get her to sing Nobody Does It Better; recording Why with Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards and Edwards appearing as a cop in her dreams; and the identity of the person behind You’re So Vain.

As for her son, Ben (who is also no slouch when it comes to telling stories), with his mellow voice and an acoustic guitar, no points for guessing who he sounds like.

So, thanks to UncleBoko for recording and sharing the lossless tracks on the Dime site.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Introduction (1.9MB)
Track 02. It Happens Every Day (6.8MB)
Track 03. Banter (1.1MB)
Track 04. Never Been Gone (4.1MB)
Track 05. Banter (900k)
Track 06. Comin’ Around Again (6.5MB)
Track 07. Interview (12.1MB)
Track 08. Ben Taylor banter (1.3MB)
Track 09. Ben Taylor sings Dirty (4.9MB)
Track 10. Ben Taylor banter (2.7MB)
Track 11. Ben Taylor sings (4.1MB)
Track 12. Interview (10.9MB)
Track 13. Let The River Run (5.3MB)
Track 14. I Can’t Thank You Enough (4.9MB)
Track 15. Banter (867k)
Track 16. You’re So Vain (6.5MB)
Track 17. Crowd/outro (1.5MB)

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  1. 8 Responses to “CARLY SIMON - BBC 2010”

  2. Thanks so much for making this available.

    By the way, the Ben Taylor song, track 11, is titled: “After It’s Over”.



    By Jason on Aug 8, 2010

  3. I was very amused to find this web-site.I wanted to thank you for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely adored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff about your site.

    By Harlan Asuncion on Jun 26, 2011

  4. Hope she’s still got some money after being ripped off by Ken Starr because, sorry to say, the singing career is over.

    By Nicco Bates on Jul 25, 2012

  5. i loved the “queen mary II dvd with a lot of
    wonderful jazz covers like “moonlight serenade”
    but it was in 2005 and her voice was just perfect :)
    …don’t mess with financial man…

    By easy on Oct 20, 2013

  6. She sounds like Marianne Faithfull.

    By Chin Ho on Oct 22, 2013

  7. She sounds like TOM WAITS!!!

    You know that thang down there has seen better days

    By Paul Lin-Tu-Blok on Oct 23, 2013

  8. Hello, the track 10 for (Carly Simon - 2010-04-05 - BBC in Concert (FM)) is “error 404″ thank you for re-upload.
    Thanks for all.
    Fred from France.

    By fredunzel on Oct 26, 2013

  9. Hello, track 7 and track 10 for (Carly Simon - 2010-04-05 - BBC in Concert (FM)) is “error 404″ thank you for re-upload. My mom in law will love this
    Thank you.

    By AndrewA on Dec 27, 2015

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