Donna Summer ~ The MacArthur Park Suite

20 04 2011

The last track(s) from Show 77 …

“MacArthur Park” was written by Jimmy Webb that was originally intended to be part of a bigger project. The song was rejected by The Association and then Richard Harris recorded it in 1968.

The multi-million selling Donna Summer version was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks during 1978. Donna’s recording, was included as part of the “MacArthur Park Suite” on her double album Live and More, and was eight minutes and forty seconds long on the album.

The 18-minute musical medley “MacArthur Park Suite” added the songs “One of a Kind” and “Heaven Knows”.

One Of A Kind and Heaven Knows written by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.

Heaven Knows” is Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams with lead vocals by Joe “Bean” Esposito.

and here’s a more recent live performance of MacArthur Park




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