Carly Simon's Critically-Acclaimed New Album, 'Into White,' Debuts at #1 on Soundscan Top Internet Album Chart & Enters Billboard Top 200 at #15
Grammy & Oscar Winning Performer Slated for Appearance on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Tuesday, January 16
Carly Simon's new album Into White, a collection of best-loved pop standards and traditional songs, has just entered the Top Internet Sales chart at #1, according to SoundScan, and is debuting on the Billboard Top 200 with the highest-ranking chart position (#15) of any album debuting on that chart this week.
Carly Simon, an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning singer and composer, is slated to appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Tuesday, January 16 (check your local listings). Sally Taylor and Ben Taylor (each an accomplished songwriter and performer in her/his own right) will join their mother on "Oprah" to perform a new rendition of James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes" (a song from Into White originally appearing on Taylor's 1971 album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon).
Into White is a soothing return to Carly's primary musical roots, a pure and evocative showcase of best-loved songs, old and new, performed in the trademark dusky vocal style that's unmistakably Carly. The album has been drawing rave reviews from the music and mainstream press:
"Entering the world of Carly Simon's new album Into White (Columbia) is like tiptoeing into an enchanted garden," wrote The New York Times, calling the album "luminous" while noting: "Singing quietly in a low throbbing alto caressed by an exquisite folk-pop arrangement, Ms. Simon projects the warmth and intimacy of a parent caught up in the magic of the bedtime stories she is reading to her children."
USA Today observed that "Simon has covered a lot of musical terrain, but no album has flattered her soft, warm alto more fetchingly than this collection of lyrical ballads ... " while the San Francisco Chronicle said " ... she shows her genius for interpreting a song and turning it into an object of intimacy and awe."
Taking its title from a wistful Cat Stevens song from the legendary 70's singer/songwriter's Tea For The Tillerman album, Into White conjures a series of gentle moods in a collection of unforgettable tunes drawn from many sources including "Over The Rainbow," "All I Have To Do Is Dream"/"Devoted To You," "Blackbird," "Jamaica Farewell" and "You Can Close Your Eyes" (written by James Taylor and sung as a trio with Ben and Sally Taylor). Also included is Stephen Foster's classic "Oh! Susanna" along with other traditional folk airs: "Hush Little Baby"/"My Bonnie," "I Gave My Love A Cherry [The Riddle Song]" and "Scarborough Fair."
Carly rounds out the album with "Love of My Life" (a song she first wrote and recorded for the film "This Is My Life"), "Quiet Evening" (written by David Saw) and "I'll Just Remember You" (written by David Saw and Ben Taylor). Both "Quiet Evening" and "I'll Just Remember You" were written during the course of recording Into White and Carly was so enthused about both of them that she stopped the record in its tracks and went out of her way to include them on the record.
Produced by Carly Simon, and engineered and mixed by Jimmy Parr, the songs on Into White are performed by an intimate group of friends and family including Teese Gohl (who not only contributed all the keyboard and synthesizer parts but also arranged strings and played kalimba on the album), Peter Calo on guitar and dobro, Jan Hyer on cello, David Saw on guitar, and Jimmy Parr on various percussion.
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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