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Hello There Big Boy (1979) - Danny Kirwan

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Danny Kirwan

    Tracklisting »
Wings Of A DoveLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 2:52
Gettin' The Feelin'Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 3:46
End Up CryingLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 3:51
CarolineLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 3:08
YouLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 3:42
Only YouLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 3:52
CaliforniaLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 2:35
SpacemanLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 3:18
Summer Days And Summer NightsLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1979, Running Time: 3:32
    Guest Appearances »

Fran Byrne, Stuart Calver, Tex Comer, John Cook, Chris Fletcher, Dana Gillespie, (Graham) Kirby Gregory, Kevin Kitchen, John (G.) Perry, Tony Rivers, Bob Weston

    Released »


    Format »

Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

    Other Appearances »
Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Songwriter), Randy Edelman (Songwriter), Dana Gillespie (Songwriter), (Graham) Kirby Gregory (Songwriter), Danny Kirwan (Songwriter), Danny Kirwan (Songwriter), Tony Rivers (Songwriter), Seabrook/Graves/Aslett (Sleeve Design), Seabrook/Graves/Aslett (Photography), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Produced By), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Arranged By), Louie Austin (Recording Engineer), Louie Austin (Mixing Engineer), Bob Broglia (2nd Engineer), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Additional Arrangements By), Tony White (Additional Arrangements By), Bob Irving (Model's Hair), Yoshiro Kuzumaki (CD Mastering Engineer), Yumie Takei (CD Artwork Coordinator)

    Record Label »
DJM Records/AMR (Air Mail Recordings)

    Catalogue Number »

DJM-22 (Vinyl) DJMC-22 (Cassette) DJM8-22 (8-Track) AIRAC-1177 ('06 Japan CD Reissue)

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    Liner Notes »

Recorded at Kingsway Recorders.

Mixed at D.J.M. Studio

Also available on Musicassette & 8-Track Tapes

Printed in England by Robert Stace

(C) & (P) 1979 DJM Records (And Tapes) Limited
119 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

James House
5 The Obald's Road

Manufactured and marketed by Phonogram, Inc., a Polygram Company
1 IBM Plaza
Chicago, IL 60611

Distributed by Polygram Distribution, Inc.

Copyright subsists in all recordings issued under this label.

Any unauthorised broadcast, public performance, copying or re-recording in any manner whatsoever will constitute infringement of such copyright.

This stereo record can be played on mono reproducers provided eith a compatible or stereo cartridge wired for mono is fitted. Recent equipment may already be fitted with a suitable cartridge. If in doubt, consult your dealer.



2006 Japan CD reissue notes:

24 Bit Remaster

Licensor: Clifford Adams Music, Ltd.

Cover Printing: Ichikudo Printing Co., Ltd.

(P) & (C) 1979 Clifford Adams Music

AMR Archive

Compact Disc Digital Audio



Made in Japan

Manufactured & distributed by Air Mail Recordings, Tokyo, Japan. Under exclusive license from Clifford Adams Music, UK.

All rights reserved.

Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

    Reviews »
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christ, please hold tightly onto this angel , and heal him
Review written by james prichard, April 25th, 2013

we get two fabulous songs - 'spaceman' and 'caroline', one fine remake in 'only you', and 3 excellent songs in 'getting the feeling', wings of a dove' , and 'end up crying'. 3 more would be fine if they were danny unplugged. so i am happy to have these songs.i prefer these songs to almost all of the john lennon solo efforts, same for mccartney ,clapton, green, recent paul simon, most of bob dylan, rolling stones after sticky fingers, pink floyd after wish you were here ,springsteen,leonard cohen, van morrison, jimi hendrix and obviously lindsay buckingham, and fleetwood mac after danny .this is danny at his most vulnerable, struggling ,and likely scared of an unknown future . bless this sweet darling angel; he gave everything for his music, and even at a disadvantage he stands taller than everyone in modern music. this folks, is a true supergiant. he will forever be second to none

Depressingly, this was Danny's last solo album
Review written by John Fitzgerald, August 21st, 2004

Although slightly better production than Danny's last two albums, this still seems to be the weak card in the deck, but Kirwan's master penmanship has worked up to it's very sad premature end with this release, his swan song to this day. "Wings of a dove" is a great catchy opener, "Spaceman" grabs you right away and the closer "Summer days and Summer Nights" has beautiful Beach Boys style harmonies and pairs Danny up very nicely with British blues diva Dana Gillespie. She helps out with writing on "California" too and also appears on the moving "You" which Bob Weston also gets some chiming six strings on to as well as "Gettin' the feelin'" which is another highlight. The spooky acoustic "Caroline" contrasts well with the rocking "Only you" which you may remember from the Mac days although ominously, it features the infamous "Bogus" Mac lead guitarist Kirby Gregory (a.k.a. (Rick) Kirby). It's amazing how many singable songs Kirwan has written no matter what the production is like. We miss you Danny.

Where it ended
Review written by Jon Dickinson, August 21st, 2004

Sadly, this is where it ended, Hello There Big Boy has a few good moments, but overall it is uninspired and unfocused, Danny was in a state of personal degeneration and probaly would not have made the album, the record was made to satisfy his contract with DJM and Clifford Davis, and all that great talent wasted.

    Comments »

Above listed is UK release date

US release date was 4/25/79

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    Tracklisting »
Discography entry submitted by Christy Valkman, Steve Fairhead, Fin Costello & bretonbanquet.