THE TITLE of Carly Simon's new album, "Have You Seen Me Lately," seems a bit rhetorical; anyone who's been paying attention has seen, and heard, plenty of the singer-songwriter during the past year.
The album is Simon's second release of 1990; it was preceded by "My Romance," a record of standards by Rodgers and Hart, Dietz and Schwartz and others. She also appeared on an HBO concert special with Harry Connick Jr., which was turned into a home video, contributed music to the film "Postcards from the Edge" and penned her second children's book, "The Boy of the Bells."
"It's been a very busy year," Simon, 45, says by telephone from her Manhattan apartment she shares with her husband, Jim Hart, and her two children Ben and Sally -- from her marriage to singer James Taylor. "I'm just beginning to feel the effects of it now. I'm not exhausted," she adds with a laugh, "just confused."