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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 8. 19th April 1973

No Secrets by Carly Simon: Electra EKS 75049

No Secrets by Carly Simon: Electra EKS 75049

If you've come to Carly Simon through "You're So Vain" then check out the other two albums before thinking of this one. The lyrics don't stand up to her first LP, and the melodies are weaker than in the second, in fact side one is almost just recitations to orchestral accompaniment. But for all that, her magnificent voice almost carries these songs off; the double cover packaging is excellent, some great photos, and helping out instrumentally are such talents as Paul Buckmaster, Lowell George and Mr Carly Simon. I wonder why "Waited So Long", easily the next strongest cut, wasn't chosen to follow up "You're So Vain". Did that "I'm no virgin" line scare somebody?