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''This Kind of Love'' is an album by American singer/songwriter Carly Simon, released in April 2008. It is Simon's 31st album, her 24th studio album, and her first album of original material since ''The Bedroom Tapes'' in 2000.
The album was released via the Starbucks-owned label Hear Music, and was to be sold in Starbucks outlets as well as by general music retailers. To Simon's disappointment, Starbucks announced that it had ceased day-to-day operations of Hear Music five days before the release date of ''This Kind of Love''. ''This Kind of Love'' was meant to be Simon's final album but due to poor sales she was unable to retire. Starbucks reneged on its agreement to stock the album in stores and reduced her advance after Simon had spent $100,000 on recording sessions in Martha's Vineyard. In 2009 Simon's attorney sued Starbucks for “concealment of material facts,” “tortious interference” with Simon’s contract, and “unlawful, unfair and fraudulent business practices.”
Simon has cited Brazilian music as an influence for the 13 track album. She worked on the album for two years.
''This Kind of Love'' debuted at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 23,000 copies in its first week. By late 2009 the album had sold 124,000 copies. - Wikipedia