Classic Albums is a Music programme.

Classic Albums is a 4 star programme

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Classic Albums

Documentary series focusing in a unique way on the great albums that have influenced the course of music and touched generations. This edition looks at Carly Simon's 1972 album No Secrets. In a new interview Carly ties together her life and work on No Secrets - she is at her most honest, sometimes defiant, but with a wit and wisdom that comes from her rich and turbulent life. Carly had a number of highly public affairs in the early 70s and her experience fed into the album's most famous song, the global hit You're So Vain. She performs the missing fourth verse on the piano - the first time she has ever sung it along with the melody. Carly tells of how her producer made her do the vocal track on You're So Vain over and over, and how Mick Jagger ended up on backing vocals. Finally, the film includes footage of Taylor Swift and Carly Simon performing You're So Vain together.

Genre: Music

4/5 Stars

When is Classic Albums next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 May 5th, 10:00pm and on BBC 4 May 6th, 1:30am. See more...

Main Cast

Tom Petty