Melodiously laid-back adult pop

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Carly Simon

Pre-“You’re So Vain” and pre-marriage to James Taylor, the leggy, large-mouthed Park Avenue Simon made two pleasant 1971 albums. LA-flavoured and sprinkled with gems like “Alone”, Carly Simon and Anticipation (with its irresistibly come-hither cover) are tailor-made for admirers of Tapestry or Streisand’s Stoney End. Piano, pedal-steel and Russ Kunkel drums abound, while strings circle about Simon’s nice, folkish voice like her gauzy Anticipation skirt wafting around those endless legs.