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Moonlight Serenade Compared with the general loveliness of Torch, Carly Simon's 1981 set of standards, this generic collection, Moonlight SerenadeMoonlight SerenadeRock Compared with the general loveliness of Torch, Carly Simon's 1981 set of standards, this generic collection, Moonlight Serenade2005-07-18
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Moonlight Serenade

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Carly Simon; Status: In Season

Compared with the general loveliness of Torch, Carly Simon’s 1981 set of standards, this generic collection, Moonlight Serenade, a reunion with ”You’re So Vain” producer Richard Perry, disappoints. With the rubber-chicken supper-club stylings of the title track, a drowsily synthesized ”I Only Have Eyes for You,” and a clumsy speed-up of Harry James’ ”The More I See You,” it’s up to Simon’s voice — with its shadings of Rosemary Clooney — to rescue the proceedings from disaster. It comes close.

Originally posted July 18 2005 — 12:00 AM EDT

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