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Come Upstairs


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  • Audio CD (July 17 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B000002KLF
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #306,492 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Come Upstairs
2. Stardust
3. Them
4. Jesse
5. James
6. In Pain
7. The Three Of Us In The Dark
8. Take Me As I Am
9. The Desert

Product Description

Presenting Carly Simon "Come Upstairs" from the Flashback collection. Its original artists, and original collections rereleased a great price. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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Format: Audio CD
1980 saw several changes for Carly Simon: a new record label (Warner Brothers), a new producer (Mike Mainieri), and a new album called 'Come Upstairs' with a very different sound than her previous works. Even the cover featured photos by photographer Mick Rock, who photographed several pop icons including David Bowie and Debbie Harry.
It was with this album that Carly embraced New Wave, which gave her voice and songs even more of a modern edge. "Take Me As I Am," "Stardust," "Them," and the title track are pure early 80s music, addictive and danceable.
"In Pain" is a harrowing epic filled with rage, and no one could but Carly could sing this song in quite way she does. One is reminded of John Lennon's (primal scream) 'Plastic Ono Band' album from ten years before.
"The Desert" and "The Three of us in the Dark," are both haunting and moody, while "Jesse" is pure Top 40 material.
And of course, the standout track is the quiet and poignant "James," which is one of the most beautiful songs she's ever penned. It's a hidden gem, and one that deserves to be included on a retrospective collection.
Highly recommended for Carly Simon fans who might have missed it the first time around.
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By libby on Feb. 14 2003
Format: Audio CD
"Come Upstairs" reeks of the divorce-induced depression that Carly seemed to experience during and after her split from James Taylor. This is one of my favourites though, in that it's memorable and interesting melodically.
The most memorable song on this album was the Top 20 hit "Jesse", reminiscent of 60's pop/rock. It's sensitive and tailor-made for radio airplay and stands the test of time. Its b-side, "Stardust", seems like a weird commentary on the ups and downs of stardom, the weird key changes seeming to suggest delusion with fame. It's one of my favourites, even though the music borders on arrogant rock. "Come Upstairs", "Them", and "Take Me As I Am" are all fast-paced numbers. The title track suggests a semi-sleazy one night stand, "Them" is a creative, slightly robotic, edgy feminist anthem, and "Take Me As I Am" is a song with an edge but without sounding harsh or mean. "In Pain" screams and whimpers for over 6 minutes and is extremely effective in its lyrical content. It says what many pained people are thinking but without sounding innappropriately poetic or unreal. "The Three Of Us In The Dark", actually more about thinking about someone else while being with a lover than about a threesome, is another dark song with a memorable and pleasing harmony in the chorus. "The Desert" is eerie and humbling lyrically, but with a sort of pretentious melody.
At only 9 songs, this album is a little short in duration, but still works cohesively in the end. However, I would only recommend this for people wanting to get to know Carly Simon beyond her biggest hit songs.
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By Robin McDonald on July 23 2002
Format: Audio CD
Well when I first played this record I just knew "Take Me As I Am" was going to be a huge hit and of course it never got played. For reasons I don't understand they chose Jesse. I can't give this album 5 stars because even though I liked it there are some definite problems. For one "Them" is really an embarassing track. This continues a trend she began with Boys In the Trees. She makes one extremely strange pick for a tune on each album after.
Boys In the Trees - Da Bat Fly in Me Face
Spy - Memorial Day
Come Upstairs - Them
Spoiled Girl - My New Boyfriend
I like a couple of these tunes but they are like putting a clowns nose on a pretty girl. Its sort of cute but I like her real nose without the rubber ball.\
I had all her albums when this was released. I think the album was a ballsy all out effort but this is Carly's first attempt to remake herself into something other than a balladeer. "Take me" is one of her best and In Pain she really lets her voice break. But I can only recommend this album to Carly fans who want to hear her do anything. I am that sort of person but I don't think this album stands the test of time as well as "No Secrets", "Another Passenger" and "Boys '". She does have one of the best voices in the industry, but for what its worth, dance music doesn't fit her like a glove. She spends the next three albums trying on different sounds till she comes back to something not far off from where she started before finding a broad audience again. An interesting diversion for Carly enthusiasts.
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I'm sure I'm not alone in admitting that "You're So Vain" is my absolute favorite Carly Simon song of all time. How she had the balls to say "You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive" and get a #1 hit is nothing short of amazing. And time and time again, Carly has proven herself as a role model for the independent woman, even during her stormy marriage to fellow singer-songwriter James Taylor. By 1980, both Simon & Taylor were experiencing a bit of a downturn in their careers. But while Taylor pretty much stayed the same (and has even now), Carly decided to shake things up a bit by going new wave for her album COME UPSTAIRS. The result was the first album of hers you could dance to. The disco era was on its last legs, but dancing never went out of style and COME UPSTAIRS was and still remains a great soundtrack to kick up your heels. Songs like this include the sensual title track, the angry, syncopated rhythms of "Them" and my second favorite Carly Simon song "Jesse", which was her biggest self-penned hit since "You're So Vain" (her last big hit was the James Bond theme "Nobody Does It Better"). Vocally, Carly was at her most energetic in ages, and there are times when you can almost see the snarl in her famously-large lips. With female rockers like Pat Benatar coming into their own, Carly seemed to acknowledge that with hard rockers like "In Pain" (next to "Jesse", this is Carly's most impressive performance on COME UPSTAIRS) and "Stardust" (not a cover of the Hoagy Carmichael classic, although an album of covers was next on the agenda for Carly). But COME UPSTAIRS isn't a total rock-out for Carly. There are still some ballads that have always been the best way to hear Carly's voice. "James" was her plea for understanding to James Taylor as their marriage was beginning to crumble.Read more ›
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