Never Been Gone Carly Simon rerecorded her most famous songs for this unplugged compendium, Never Been Gone , which was instigated and abetted by her musician son, Benjamin… Never Been Gone Carly Simon rerecorded her most famous songs for this unplugged compendium, Never Been Gone , which was instigated and abetted by her musician son, Benjamin… 2009-10-27 Carly Simon Pop
Music Review

Never Been Gone (2009)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 27, 2009; Lead Performance: Carly Simon; Genre: Pop

Carly Simon rerecorded her most famous songs for this unplugged compendium, Never Been Gone, which was instigated and abetted by her musician son, Benjamin Taylor. Underproducing these performances mostly works wonderfully: ''You're So Vain'' takes on new life, and other songs previously easily dismissed as adult-contemporary mush, like ''You Belong to Me,'' sound palatable and emotional for the first time. Only in a couple of instances do sparse arrangements just further expose thin material (''It Happens Every Day''). Way to look out for Mom's cred, sonny. B+

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Originally posted Oct 23, 2009 Published in issue #1073 Oct 30, 2009 Order article reprints
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