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Carly Simon – Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 16th, 2012



“Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)” is a 1978 disco song by Carly Simon from the album Boys In Trees.

Released only as a single sided 12″ promo this is the rare extended version of the magnificent “Tranquillo (MeltMy Heart)”. Produced by the acclaimed Arif Mardin, who also worked with such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, Esther Philips and Donny Hathway, this 1978 classic rides soulful disco-tinged waves of blissful strings, heady horns and cosmic guitars with a rich orchestral feel. The song also features backing vocals by Cissy Houston and James Taylor.

Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) (Disco Mix) 5:11

Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) Disco Mix) 5:11

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

Label: Elektra – AS-11399-A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Disco
Credits: Engineer – Lew Hahn
Producer – Arif Mardin
Written-By – Arif MardinCarly SimonJames Taylor (2)

For Promotion Use Only
From Her Album “Boys In The Trees”
Same mix on both sides

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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11 Responses to “Carly Simon – Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Rick RBG Says:

    Great! Rare and in this quality!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Rick RBG 🙂


  2. Jan Says:

    Wonderful song and mix! What a nice surprise. Thank you Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jan 🙂


  3. Dale Says:

    What a wonderful find! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dale!


  4. Erwin Says:

    This is fantastic … thanks for unearthing.
    Ciao Erwin


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Erwin 🙂


  5. Davy Says:

    Hola! Thanks for sharing this and all the songs you had shared all this time… Could be possible you consider Let The River Run including the choral version from the original soundtrack of Working Girl?
    Besides of it… Keep your health in good way… [reference to your recent problems with it – and I wanted mentioned despite it was a fem months, but I wanted you knew that my best wishes are with you – sorry for delay in comment this affair…]
    Un Abrazo
    Davy Paul


  6. musicbeing Says:

    Thanks for sharing!! There is also an amazing and very bad 80’s song that had 12” mixes called “My New Boyfriend”. They are worth pursuing! The video features a cameo from the robot in “Rocky IV” ha


  7. Cuppadan Says:

    Carly is one of my all time favorite female singer/songwriters. Her songs range from very serious to campy-funny. But they all have a serious message to convey to whoever is really listening. I’d like to say I have a favorite song or album of hers but I can’t because all of them are.

    P.S. I would love to find a copy of “My New Boyfriend”. If you do, give it the loving treatment you are so good at and post please.

    Thank you Paul for helping to keep her music going.



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