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Carly Simon was onto something, naming her album after Anais Nin's book of erotic fiction A Spy in the House of Love, and she used the concept to come up with songs about maintaining the passion in a long-term relationship. But she didn't follow through completely, devoting two songs (including the singles chart entry "Vengeance") to attempts to remake "You're So Vain" and returning to producer Arif Mardin and his New York jazz-pop session men. Although commercial considerations marred the concept, Spy still contained several good songs despite its compromises.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/1997
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596055826
catalogNumber: 506
Rank: 32500

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carly Simon   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tim Curry   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Taylor   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Warren Bernhardt   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Phil Bodner   Strings
Michael Brecker   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Don Grolnick   Clarinet,Piano,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus,Clavinet
Hubert Laws   Flute
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone
David Sanborn   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
John Hall   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Billy Mernit   Piano
Jonathan Abramowitz   Strings
Lamar Alsop   Strings
Peter Ballin   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Julien Barber   Strings
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion,Conga
Kenneth Bichel   Synthesizer,Moog Synthesizer,Polymoog
Gail Boggs   Vocals
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
James Buffington   Strings
Frederick Buldrini   Strings
Frank Carillo   Guitar
Joe Caro   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Cliff Carter   Synthesizer,Bass
Rafael Cruz   Percussion,cowbell
Raphael Cruz   Percussion,Conga,Bells
Jean R. Dane   Strings
Eddie Daniels   Strings
Peter Dimitriades   Strings
Lewis Eley   Strings
Steve Gadd   Drums
Gerald Tarack   Strings
Paul Gershman   Strings
Ted Hoyle   Strings
Regis Iandiorio   Strings
Teddy Isreal   Strings
Harold Kohon   Strings
Will Lee   Bass
Tony Levin   Bass
Jesse Levy   Strings
Guy Lumia   Strings
Mike Mainieri   Keyboards,Vocals,Vibes
Joseph Malin   Strings
Rick Marotta   Drums
Richard Maximoff   Strings
Ullanda McCullough   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ian McLaughlin   Piano,Keyboards
Kermit Moore   Strings
Eugene J. Moye   Strings
Gene Orloff   Strings,Concert Master
Tony Posk   Strings
Matthew Raimondi   Strings
Alan Shulman   Strings
Lucy Simon   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Spinozza   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mitsue Takayama   Strings
Richard Tee   Clarinet,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Peter Ballini   Alto Saxophone
Lew Del Gatto   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Arif Ardin   Arranger
Lewis Hahn   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Bob Heimall   Art Direction

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