Hello Big Man
|Hello Big Man|
|Studio album by Carly Simon|
|Released||August 31, 1983|
|Recorded||1983 at 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 commercial disappointment upon release, despite a positive reception from critics. The album featured Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare on a number of tracks, including one Bob Marley cover.
The title of the album is an allusion to the reply that Simon's mother, Andrea Simon, gave to her father, Richard Simon, when they first met. He said "hello little woman", and she replied "hello big man".
The music video for the lead single "You Know What to Do" was directed by Dominic Orlando, from a concept by Simon. It was filmed on location in Martha's Vineyard, at her home and in the surrounding woods. The video received moderate airplay on MTV in the autumn of 1983.
Simon also filmed a music video for the title track, "Hello Big Man", which features photos and film footage of her parents. Simon's mother appears at the end of the video. The video also includes the American actor Al Corley.
The music video for the song "It Happens Everyday" was played in movie theaters during "coming attractions".
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|