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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.
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Above listed is UK release date
US release date was 4/25/79