Hello Big Man
|Hello Big Man|
|Studio album by Carly Simon|
|Released||August 31, 1983|
|Recorded||Power Station Studios, New York City|
|Carly Simon chronology|
Hello Big Man is singer-songwriter Carly Simon's eleventh studio album (twelfth overall), released in 1983. It is also her last album for Warner Bros. Records (and for what became the Warner Music Group, having also spent time with Elektra Records), as it was a failure commercially despite some reasonable critical reviews. The album featured Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare on a number of tracks, including one Bob Marley cover.
At the time of release, Carly Simon gave an interview to a music magazine (either Stereo Review or Circus Magazine) in which she spoke about the title of the album. When her father met her mother for the first time, he said to her "Hello there, little woman". Carly's mother replied "Hello, big man".
The music video for the single "You Know What to Do", directed by Dominic Orlando from a concept by Simon, was filmed on location in Martha's Vineyard, at her home and in the surrounding woods.
All tracks composed by Carly Simon, except where indicated.
- "You Know What to Do" (Simon, Jacob Brackman, Peter Wood, Mike Mainieri) - 4:16
- "Menemsha" (Simon, Wood) - 4:39
- "Damn You Get to Me" - 3:16
- "Is This Love?" (Bob Marley) - 4:13
- "Orpheus" - 3:50
- "It Happens Everyday" - 2:44
- "Such a Good Boy" (Simon, Robbie Shakespeare, Mainieri) - 4:01
- "Hello Big Man" (Simon, Wood) - 5:29
- "You Don't Feel the Same" - 2:43
- "Floundering" - 3:46
Album - Billboard (North America)
|1983||The Billboard 200||140|
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1983||"You Know What to Do"||Adult Contemporary||36|
|1983||"You Know What to Do"||Pop Singles||83|