Hello Big Man

Hello Big Man

by Carly Simon
     
 

Hello Big Man, Carly Simon's first new studio album of original material in more than three years, followed on from her 1981 album of standards, Torch, and the British Top Ten success of her collaboration with Chic, "Why." Both experiences (plus, perhaps, her 1980 hit "Jesse") seemed to have reinvigorated her…  See more details below

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Hello Big Man, Carly Simon's first new studio album of original material in more than three years, followed on from her 1981 album of standards, Torch, and the British Top Ten success of her collaboration with Chic, "Why." Both experiences (plus, perhaps, her 1980 hit "Jesse") seemed to have reinvigorated her taste in pop music, if Hello Big Man was any indication. The sound was a return to the style of Anticipation and No Secrets after years of following trends -- the songs were romantic, with the erotic edge that had charged much of Simon's best material. The album was typically uneven, what with its reggae material (including a redundant cover of Bob Marley's "Is This Love"), but also typically personal and compelling. The title track was a winning account of her parents' courting, complete with a happy-ever-after ending that didn't occur in real life.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2008
Label:
Rhino Flashback
UPC:
0081227988371
catalogNumber:
23886
Rank:
52284

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carly Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Andy Summers   Electric Guitar
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Don Grolnick   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Synthesizer Drums
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,fairlight
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Elliott Randall   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Kate Taylor   Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Jimmy Bralower   Drums,Linn Drum
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Eric Gale   Electric Guitar
Lynn Goldsmith   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Tony Levin   Bass
Julie Levine   Background Vocals
Mike Mainieri   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Chimes,Marimbas
Lou Marini   Alto Saxophone
Rick Marotta   Cymbals,Drums,Tom-Tom
Hugh McCracken   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sid McGinnis   Electric Guitar
Marcus Miller   Bass,Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Electric Guitar
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Jim Ryan   Acoustic Guitar
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass,Background Vocals
Lucy Simon   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ben Taylor   Background Vocals
Hugh Taylor   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sally Taylor   Background Vocals
Fonzi Thornton   Background Vocals
Peter Wood   Piano,Moog Synthesizer,Memory Moog
Elizabeth Witham   Background Vocals
Rachel Zabar   Background Vocals
Jimmy Ryan   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Williams   Synthesizer Flute
Larry Andrew Williams   Synthesizer Flute

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Carly Simon   Composer
Rob Mounsey   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Neil Dorfsman   Engineer
James Farber   Engineer
Jeff Hendrickson   Engineer
Julie Levine   Contributor
Scott Litt   Engineer
Mike Mainieri   Composer,Producer
Marty Paich   String Arrangements
Leon Pendarvis   Horn Arrangements
Robbie Shakespeare   Composer
Gary Starr   Engineer
Ben Taylor   Contributor
Sally Taylor   Contributor
Peter Wood   Composer
Elizabeth Witham   Contributor
John Wright   Engineer
Jacob Brackman   Composer
Paula Greif   Art Direction
Rachel Zabar   Contributor
John Elijah Wright   Engineer
Arlyne Rothberg   Management

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