Hello Big Man

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 081227988371
  • Catalog Number: 23886
  • Sales rank: 41,372

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Know What to Do (4:16)
  2. 2 Menemsha (4:42)
  3. 3 Damn, You Get to Me (3:18)
  4. 4 Is This Love? (4:14)
  5. 5 Orpheus (3:56)
  6. 6 It Happens Everyday (2:47)
  7. 7 Such a Good Boy (4:01)
  8. 8 Hello Big Man (5:31)
  9. 9 You Don't Feel the Same (2:45)
  10. 10 Floundering (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carly Simon Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, 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
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
Elliot Randall Electric Guitar, Soloist
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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