RED BALLOON

Latest update on 29/01/2013

Artist: Bobby Darin
Author: Tim Hardin
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1966

On his first (pop) folk rock attempt If I Were A Carpenter with the emphasis on Tim Hardin & John Sebastian material. In this case with a song preseding the author's version. (see also: If I Were A Carpenter). Ode to heroin, which was sold in latex balloons.

Covers:

1967:

Tim Hardin [author on Tim Hardin 2]

1969:

Small Faces [on their lp Autumn Stone, along with If I Were A Carpenter]

1969:

Rick Nelson [in concert]

2012:

Mark Lanegan [on Tim Hardin tribute]

Much ado about Darin's use of Hardin's demo's: even his production seemed a blueprint of Tim Hardin's orchestration. For Dave Clark Five's Red Balloon, see: Callow La Vida.

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