MacArthur Park by Richard Harris

“That voice. That orchestration. That bit where it starts to really gallop about 4'50" in. AND THAT IT IS TOTALLY BONKERS.”

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That voice. That orchestration. That bit where it starts to really gallop about 4'50" in. AND THAT IT IS TOTALLY BONKERS.

moleitau 17 Mar 2015

Tribute to the Late Richard Harris and his performance of Jimmy Webb's 'MacArthur Park'. Shot actually in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles early one May morning whilst on holiday in 2007. One of the classics. Now where is my cake ?   9

robertsilvestri 31 May 2014

On the Simpsons last night, Homer pretended to be a telephone call queueing system by singing Wichita Lineman and a bit of MacArthur Park. My wife did not believe me when I sang along. "No way is that a proper song; the lyrics are ridiculous!" she declared. "All the sweet, green icing flowing down...Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don't think that I can take it, because it took so long to bake it, and I'll never have that recipe again, oh no!". So I found it online, and - if you can get past the 1st few verse-choruses, you may hear influences for Live and Let Die and the pa-pa-pa cinema advert tune for Pearl and Dean...and loads more! Good clean fun for all the family". #wetcake #cheesecakeintherain   2

daved 15 Jul 2015

The very day one writes something as beautiful as this, there's an incredibly violent storm that falls down from the sky on his head, splices him in two, then he becomes two awesome tunesmithes who in turn write things as outstanding before becoming four and penning otherworldly stuff and become eight, etc, and so on. I just wanted to make sure you were actually reading.

OncleRRRouliane 24 Aug 2015

Bakeoff final + pissing down with rain + Jimmy Webb... it's got to be MacArthur Park, hasn't it? #JimmyWebbWeek   6

tomdwilly 22 Oct 2013

The most bonkers lyric, the most ridiculous choice of vocalist, and yet this is always majestic.

Andyshortwave 27 Feb 2012