1981 Simon's Torch
this album was a huge surprise, as it marked an unexpected musical turn for Simon.
a collection of classical torch songs and standards showcased her strong feeling
and understanding for a kind of music, she hadn't recorded before.
the album also highlighted Simon's development as a singer. she's always been
exceptional, but with this album she added a new dimension to her singing,
smokey and darker than ever before. once again produced by Mike Mainieri,
the album is immaculately arranged and features inspired performances
by a crowd of gifted musicians. Simon's own composition
"from the heart" perfectly fits into the collection of classical songs.