Carly Simon – “No Secrets” Album Cover Location

The Portobello Hotel in London where Carly Simon was photographed for her album cover for "No Secrets."

The Portobello Hotel in London where Carly Simon was photographed for her album cover for “No Secrets.”

22 Stanley Gardens, London, UK.

Carly Simon’s breakthrough album, No Secrets, cover was photographed by Ed Caraeff in front of the Portobello Hotel in London, England. The album, released in November, 1972 featured Simon’s mega-hit “You’re So Vain.” The album spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts and “You’re So Vain” spent three weeks at #1.

The subject of “You’re So Vain” has been long held mystery that Simon has never officially divulged. Simon has confirmed that it’s a composite of several men. Some have speculated it to be about Mick Jagger (who sings background vocals on the track) and Warren Beatty. On August 5, 2003, Simon auctioned off the information to the winner of a charity function for $50,000, with the condition that the winner (TV exec, Dick Ebersol) never reveal who it is.

Required Listening:

  1. You’re So Vain
  2. The Right Thing To Do
  3. We Have No Secrets
  4. When You Close Your Eyes



Carly Simon No Secrets Album Cover

Carly Simon No Secrets Album Cover.

 

he wrought Iron spires at the Portobello Hotel as seen in th ebackground of Carly Simon's album cover for "No Secrets."

The wrought Iron spires at the Portobello Hotel as seen in th ebackground of Carly Simon’s album cover for “No Secrets.”

 

Map of the Portobello Hotel in London, UK.

Map of the Portobello Hotel in London, UK.