Album of the Day
Boys In The Trees
Two years after her previous album (and on the heels of a popular James Bond theme song), Carly Simon made a triumphant return with BOYS IN THE TREES. The 1978 Elektra set was produced by Arif Mardin, who brought a touch of R&B and the cream of New York session players to the proceedings. Also joining Carly in the studio were husband James Taylor (who co-wrote two numbers and harmonizes on the Everly Brothers classic “Devoted to You”) and Doobie Brother Michael McDonald (on Top 10 hit duet “You Belong to Me”). With such well-crafted originals as the title track, Simon's songwriting skills also came to the fore, and BOYS IN THE TREES is still insightful and moving 40 years after its release.