MACARTHUR PARK

Latest update on 18/04/2014

Artist: Richard Harris
Author: Jimmy Webb
Label: Dunhill
Year: 1968

Irish actor, personal friend of Jimmy Webb. Commisioned by producer Bones Howe (Elvis, Tom Waits), who envisioned a symphonic lp side for his band The Association. The real MacArthur Park is a place in L.A. near Jimmy's house. The basic track (with Jimmy's voice) was cut in Hollywood. Richard's voice was overdubbed in London.

Covers:

1968:

Monk Higgins

1968:

Nicoletta [as Le Luxembourg]

1968:

Ray Charles Singers

1968:

Richard Anthony [as Séverine]

1969:

Waylon Jennings

1969:

Tony Bennett

1970:

Glen Campbell

1971:

Four Tops

1972:

Andy Williams

1972:

Sammy Davis Jr.

1972:

Beggar's Opera

1977:

Camouflage feat. Mystic [Donna Summer's German disco example]

1978:

Donna Summer [n°1 US]

1979:

Frank Sinatra

1989:

Justin Hayward

1997:

Jimmy Webb [author on cd Ten Easy Pieces]

Jimmy Webb also wrote Highwayman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix (see there), Up Up And Away (My Beautiful Balloon) and Wichita Lineman.

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