Sunday, May 16, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 7 : MacArthur Park

MacArthur Park - Richard Harris (1968)

Although I came to this song via Weird Al, it has never left my heart since hearing the original version by the late, great Albus Dumbledore. Jimmy Webb's surreal telling of a love affair gone wrong is complemented by strings, horns, and oh, that instrumental break!! However, what makes it is Harris' reading: at times melancholy, but never without strength and an actor's eye for showmanship. Greatest....One-Hit Wonder.....Ever!!!

Here's a video of the song featuring film clips from the illustrious career of Mr. Harris.

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