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PostSubject: Simon comes clean about who's so vein!!!   Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:07 am

So Carly Simon finally gave up who was "so vein". It sure wasn't who I thought...

Carly Simon has ended nearly 40 years of speculation by finally naming the man who inspired her hit "You're So Vain" - her target was record label boss David Geffen.

The song, which catapulted the singer to fame in 1972, was rumored to be about one of her ex-boyfriends, which include Hollywood legend Warren Beatty and rocker Sir Mick Jagger, but she has persistently refused to name the man behind the track.

But Simon has now revealed who was so vain by giving fans a cryptic clue in an acoustic version of the song, which features on her upcoming album "Never Been Gone."

She tells Uncut magazine, "You know what, I'm just going to tell you this. The answer is on the new version of 'You're So Vain,' on my new record 'Never Been Gone.' There's a little whisper and it's the answer to the puzzle."

The singer whispers Geffen's name backwards in the track, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.

Geffen ran Simon's Elektra record label at the time of the song's release and instead of being about a failed relationship, the lyrics are now thought to hint at the singer's lingering resentment after Geffen allegedly put more effort into promoting rival star Joni Mitchell.


I totally thought Warren Beatty!

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PostSubject: Re: Simon comes clean about who's so vein!!!   Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:27 pm

So now the plot thickens...


You’re So Wrong: Carly Simon Song NOT About David Geffen
By: Roger Friedman // Friday February 26, 2010

The British papers have gone crazy over a 38-year-old story. And they’ve got it all wrong, of course.

For years, Carly Simon has teased the public that “You’re So Vain,” her signature record, was about Warren Beatty. She always said the character– who flew his Lear Jet to Nova Scotia “to see a total eclipse of the sun” — was a combination of egotistic former dates.

Now, Simon has re-recorded “You’re So Vain” in an “unplugged” style for a new album called “Never Been Gone.” As a nod of the hat to the Beatles, Carly says the word “David” backwards as a red herring. She’s let it slip that it might be a clue about the song’s real-life inspiration.

The British papers decided this must be David Geffen. They stole that idea from a blog by Brandon Kim posted last November here.

Brandon Kim made a mistake, and the Brits followed it. Listen to me carefully: He said that Simon was mad at Geffen because he ran her record company and paid too much attention to labelmate Joni Mitchell.

Wrong.

David Geffen had nothing to do with Carly Simon in 1972. He ran Asylum Records. She was on Elektra. Jac Holzman ran Elektra and was in charge of the album “No Secrets” and the song “You’re So Vain.”

It wasn’t until the next year that Elektra was merged with Asylum. In 1974, Carly released another album, called “Hot Cakes,” on Elektra. Joni Mitchell released “Court and Spark.” Says a friend of Simon: “Carly was upset that Geffen paid more attention to Joni, but that was well after ‘You’re So Vain.’ He is not the man in the song.”

SCOOP: According to someone who worked on the “Never Been Gone” there are two other names spoken backwards and hidden in the new recording. They are clues. One is Warren. The other, I can’t figure out. I haven’t had to play a record backwards since Paul McCartney “died” in 1969. Good luck, everyone. This column remains steadfast that Beatty is the guy. But you never know.

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