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    MARGINAL CAVE MUSIC

    POPULAR MUSIC THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND

    Part 1 1968 to 1989

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    SONG BACKGROUND:

    Song written with music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman for the 1968 thriller film "The Thomas Crown Affair." The first four verses of the second stanza or third stanza depending on which transcription you see –

    Like a tunnel that you follow To a tunnel of its own Down a hollow to a cavern Where the sun has never shone.

    One of the song writers, Alan Bergman recalled – "Michel [Legrand] played us [i.e. Alan and Marilyn Bergman] seven or eight melodies. We listened to all of them and decided to wait until the next day to choose one. We three decided on the same one, a long baroque melody... The lyric we wrote was stream-of-consciousness. We felt that the song had to be a mind trip of some

    kind" (Bergman n.d.) The song (with the English lyrics) was introduced in the film The Thomas Crown Affair (1968),

    and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in the same year. At least 59 vocal cover versions were recorded before 2005: most of which are by male

    crooners or female pop divas and some by choral groups. Though first performed by Noel Harrison in 1968 for the film, “The Thomas Crown Affair,” it wasn’t until the following year that the song really became a hit with the Dusty Springfield version. In 1969 eleven other known versions were released, some of which also became minor hits for Petula Clark and José Feliciano. Since 2000 there has been a huge proliferation of 21 versions, all except two by women.

    This song discography is by no means complete and no attempt will be made to make it complete. For several cover versions not mentioned here go to the popflock site.

    Several popular easy listening orchestras made numerous instrumental versions: Michel Legrand (the composer), Ray Conniff, Percy Faith, André Kostelanetz, Henry Mancini, and Montovani. A few jazz musicians also improvised on it: George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Bud Shank, and Phil Woods. Ref: Bergman n.d., The Windmills of Your Mind, Wikipedia The Windmills of Your Mind, Lyrics, Noel Harrison, Genius & Dusty Springfield, Genius The Windmills of Your Mind, Different versions, popflock The Windmills of Your Mind, Different versions, secondhandsongs Mills, Martin 1986, Caves in Music, Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal, Series 8, n. 1, p. 26 The Thomas Crown Affair (1968 film), Plot, Wikipedia

    http://caveinspiredmusic.com/rubriques/11_marginal_cave_music/11_marginal_cave_music.htmlhttp://www.popflock.com/learn?s=The_Windmills_of_Your_Mindhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Windmills_of_Your_Mindhttps://genius.com/Noel-harrison-the-windmills-of-your-mind-lyricshttps://genius.com/Dusty-springfield-windmills-of-your-mind-lyricshttp://www.popflock.com/learn?s=The_Windmills_of_Your_Mindhttps://secondhandsongs.com/performance/1443https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thomas_Crown_Affair_(1968_film)

  • VARIOUS VERSIONS OF

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND In chronological order

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-1 United States 1968

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Rts: United Artists Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP) Arr. & Cond: Michel Legrand

    Perf: Noel HARRISON (vocal) Prod. Co: Rerise Records; Burbank, CA Time: 2:20 A. American Releases: 1. Original Single 45:

    Reprise.0758 Flip Sd: Leitch on the Beach

    2. Reissue on Compilation CD: LIFE IS A DREAM (2003) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7848 (Tk 6) B. British Single 45:

    Reprise RS.20758 C. Spanish Single 45: (1969) Reprise/ Hispavox H471 Spec: (Nos. A1, B, & C) 7" 45rpm Notes: Title song from the film, “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968). Performed with full orchestra, this was the original version of the song. But it was the Dusty Springfield version, which became the best known. Ref: Noel Harrison, Bio, Wikipedia Spanish Pic Cover Noel Harrison, The Windmills of Your Mind, Spanish 45, 45cat Noel Harrison, The Windmills of Your Mind 45, Discogs & Discogs Noel Harrison, The Windmills of Your Mind, (2:22), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE) The Thomas Crown Affair (1968 film), Plot, Wikipedia

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-2 United States 1968

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Jazz – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Grady TATE (vocal) Herbie Hancock (organ) Prod. Co: Skye Records; New York, NY Time: 4:08 1. LP: WINDMILLS OF MY MIND

    Skye SK-4D 12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 1)

    2. Reissue on Compilation CD: EARLY MORNING JAZZ FOR LOVERS (1999) DCC Compact Classics DZS 7012 (Tk 10) Notes: Grady Tate was an American jazz and soul-jazz drummer and baritone vocalist. Here he is rated a “smooth, elegant crooner.” (Henderson 2019)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Harrisonhttp://www.45cat.com/record/h471https://www.discogs.com/fr/the-windmills-of-your-mind-leitch-on-the-beach/release/5898163https://www.discogs.com/fr/Noel-Harrison-The-Windmills-Of-Your-Mind-Leitch-On-The-Beach/release/6136729https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubxahb0he5ohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thomas_Crown_Affair_(1968_film)

  • Ref: Grady Tate, Bio, Wikipedia Grady Tate, Windmills of Your Mind LP, Discogs Grady Tate, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:58), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE) Henderson, Alex 2019, Review, Grady Tate, Windmills of Your Mind, Allmusic (◄AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-3 United States 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Rts: United Artists Music Inc. (ASCAP)

    Perf: Dusty SPRINGFIELD (vocal) with Orchestra Cond: Gene Orloff Prod. Co: Atlantic Records Rec. Co: American Studios; Memphis, TN Rec. Date: Sept. 1968 Time: 3:48 A. American Releases: 1. Original Single 45: Atlantic 45-2623 (mono)

    Flip Sd: I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore

    2. LP: DUSTY IN MEMPHIS Atlantic SD-8214 12" 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 2) 3. Reissue on Compilation CD: GOIN’ BACK: THE VERY BEST OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (1998) Polygram International 848789 (2XCDs) (Disc 2 – Tk 5) B. German 45: Philips 326 972 BF German 45 Spec: (Nos. A1 & B) 7" 45rpm Notes: This British pop diva came to Memphis to record this album with American musicians. The song quickly became a major international hit. For the year 1969, it is placed ahead of the versions by other artists (in alphabetical order for that year) because it was recorded in 1968 and was released first in 1969 and soon after covered by all the others. “‘Dusty in Memphis’ remains her masterpiece, a perfect marriage of pop and soul stunning in its emotional complexity and earthy beauty.” (Ankeny 2019) The original LP received the Grammy Hall of Fame award in 2001. Ref: Ankeny, Jason 2019, Dusty Springfield, Artist Biography, Allmusic Dusty Springfield, Bio, Wikipedia Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis LP, Discogs Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis, Wikipedia Dusty Springfield, The Windmills of Your Mind 45, Discogs Dusty Springfield, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:55), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-4 United States 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Ed AMES (vocal) Prod. Co: RCA Victor Records Time: 2:32

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grady_Tatehttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Grady-Tate-Windmills-Of-My-Mind/release/2435430https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bos58veu12Ahttps://www.allmusic.com/album/windmills-of-my-mind-mw0000039365https://www.allmusic.com/artist/dusty-springfield-mn0000159214/biographyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Springfieldhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Dusty-Springfield-Dusty-In-Memphis/release/564264https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_in_Memphishttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Dusty-Springfield-The-Windmills-Of-Your-Mind/release/5929974https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn1zCffJo1s

  • LP: THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND RCA Victor LSP-4172 12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 1)

    Notes: Ed Ames is an American popular singer and actor. “The title track sounds just like the kind of thing that you would want to hear Ed Ames sing. Unfortunately, he sings it rather quickly here, and Jim Foglesong attempts a bit of psychedelic production work. It's not bad, but it is definitely one of the weaker tracks on the album.” (Ezreal 2016) Ref: Ed Ames, Bio, Wikipedia Ed Ames, The Windmills of Your Mind, Amazon (◄AUDIO SAMPLE) Ed Ames, The Windmills of Your Mind LP, Discogs Ezreal 2016, Ed Ames, The Windmills of Your Mind, Review, rateyourmusic

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-5 United States 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Choral – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: THE ANITA KERR SINGERS Anita Kerr (soprano vocal) Jackie Ward (alto vocal) Gene Morlino (tenor vocal) Bob Tebow (bass vocal) Prod. Co: Dot Records Time: 2:45 1. LP: VELVET VOICES AND BOLD BRASS Dot DLP-25951

    12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 3) 2. Reissue on Compilation CD: REFLECT ON THE HITS OF BERT BACHARACH & HAL DAVID/

    VELVET VOICES AND BOLD BRASS (1999) Collectors’ Choice Music CCM-083-2 (Tk 22) Notes: “In the 1950s and '60s, The Anita Kerr Singers were one of the most popular group of backup vocalists in all of country music, appearing on countless recordings by renowned Nashville artists.” (Prato 2019) Ref: Anita Kerr, Bio, Wikipedia The Anita Kerr Singers, Velvet Voices & Bold Brass LP, Discogs The Anita Kerr Singers, The Windmills of Your Mind, (2:47), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE) Prato, Greg 2019, The Anita Kerr Singers, Artist Biography, Allmusic

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-6 United Kingdom 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Petula CLARK (vocal) Prod. Co: Pye Records Ltd. Time: 2:58 A. British Releases: 1. LP: PORTRAIT OF PETULA: HAPPY HEART

    Pye NPL 18292 (mono) Pye NSPL 18292 (stereo)

    2. Reissue on LP: THE PETULA CLARK ALBUM (1972) Pye PET 1 (Sd 1 – Bd 3) 3. Reissue on Compilation CD: PETULA (The Pink Album)/ PORTRAIT OF PETULA (2000)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Ameshttps://www.amazon.com/Windmills-Your-Mind-Ed-Ames/dp/B07P8WVGG9https://www.discogs.com/Ed-Ames-The-Windmills-Of-Your-Mind/release/3903432https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/ed-ames/the-windmills-of-your-mind/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Kerrhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/The-Anita-Kerr-Singers-Velvet-Voices-And-Bold-Brass/release/4970287https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuDmJs_Z5-Yhttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-anita-kerr-singers-mn0000025634/biography

  • Castle Music CMRCD 062 (2XCDs) (Disc 2 – Tk 12) B. American Releases: 1. LP: PORTRAIT OF PETULA (1969) Warner Bros. WS 1789 (stereo) 2. Reissue on Compil. CD: PINK ALBUM/ PORTRAIT (2000) Sanctuary 062 (2XCDs) (Disc 2 – Tk 12) C. French Releases: 1. LP: PORTRAIT OF PETULA (1969) Vogue CLD 731 (stereo) 2. Compilation LP: LE DOUBLE DISQUE D’OR DE

    PETULA CLARK (1974) Vogue LDA 16013

    12” 33rpm (2XLPs) (Disc 1 – Sd 1 – Bd 4) Spec: (A1, B1, & C1) 12” 33rpm (Sd 2- Bd 6) Notes: Another British pop diva quickly covered the song. Ref: Kotzky, Bruce 1979, Petula Clark, Goldmine, n. 38, July 1979, Fraser, MI, p. 18-21 Petula Clark, Bio, Wikipedia Petula Clark on Vinyl, 1968, petulaclark; 1972, petulaclark; 1974, petulaclark; & 2000 petulaclark Petula Clark, Portrait of Petula LP, Discogs Petula Clark, Petula (The Pink Album)/ Portrait of Petula CDs, Discogs Petula Clark, Le Double Disque d’Or de Petula Clark LPs, Discogs Petula Clark, The Windmills of Your Mind, with Lyrics, (2:56), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-7 United States 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Latin – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: Jose Feliciano & Al Capps

    Perf: José FELICIANO (vocal) Prod. Co: RCA Victor Records Time: 3:50 A. American Releases: 1. Original 45: RCA Victor 1939 2. LP: 10 TO 23 (1969) RCA Victor LSP 4185 12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 3) 3. Reissue on Compilation CD: THE BEST OF JOSÉ FELICIANO (1990) RCA Victor ND 89561 (Tk 4) B. British Single 45: RCA Victor 1939 (1970)

    Flip Sd: Sleep Late, My Lady Friend C. West German Single 45: RCA Victor 47-16005

    Flip Sd: I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight Spec: (A1 & B1) 7" 45rpm Notes: José Feliciano is a Puerto Rican guitarist, singer and composer. He recorded a Latin pop version here with full orchestra. Ref: José Feliciano, Bio, Wikipedia José Feliciano, 10 to 23 LP, Discogs José Feliciano, The Best of José Feliciano CD, Allmusic José Feliciano, The Windmills of Your Mind, German 45, Discogs José Feliciano, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:44), YouTube & YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLES)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-8 United Kingdom 1969

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petula_Clarkhttps://www.petulaclark.net/discography/discog6971.htmlhttps://www.petulaclark.net/discography/discog7274.htmlhttps://www.petulaclark.net/discography/discog7274.htmlhttps://www.petulaclark.net/discography/cd9700.htmlhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Petula-Clark-Portrait-Of-Petula/release/2633909https://www.discogs.com/fr/Petula-Clark-Petula-The-Pink-Album-Portait-Of-Petula/release/6950586https://www.discogs.com/fr/Petula-Clark-Le-Double-Disque-Dor-De-Petula-Clark/release/2358725https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfrcBQU8oh0https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Felicianohttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Jose-Feliciano-10-To-23/release/438419https://www.allmusic.com/album/release/the-best-of-jose-feliciano-rca-mr0000661075https://www.discogs.com/fr/Jos%C3%A9-Feliciano-The-Windmills-Of-Your-Mind/release/1117397https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeyFTNUQ_VQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gn9_vAxmwI

  • PO – Choral – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: Johnny Arthey

    Perf: THE GÜNTER KALLMANN CHORUS (vocal) Prod. Co: Universal Music Group Time: 2:59 A. British LP: ONCE IN EACH LIFE Polydor 583 573

    12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 5)) B. German Reissue on Compilation CD: THE MAD, MAD WORLD OF

    SOUNDTRACKS – VOL. 2 (2001) Universal Jazz 520 942-1 (Tk 18) Notes: A full choral version. Ref: Günther Kallmann, Bio (in German), Wikipedia Günther Kallmann Chorus, Once in Each Life LP, Discogs The Mad, Mad World of Soundtracks – Vol. 2 CD, Discogs José Feliciano, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:01), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    _________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-9 United States 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Johnny MATHIS (vocal) Prod. Co: Columbia Records; New York, NY Time: 3:30 LP: LOVE THEME FROM ROMEO & JULIET Columbia CS 9909

    12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 3) Notes: Johnny Mathis recorded the song for the first time for this album. He went on to make at least two other recordings of the song in 1993 (see various versions of “The Windmills of Your Mind” – Part 2). Johnny Mathis also recorded his version of “We’re All Alone” (see under Popular Music – We’re All Alone). Ref: Johnny Mathis, Bio, Wikipedia Johnny Mathis, Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet LP, Discogs Johnny Mathis, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:30), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    _______________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-10 United States 1969

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Ginette RENO (vocal) Prod. Co: Parrot Records Time: 3:27 A. American & Canadian LP: GINETTE RENO Parrot PAS 71032

    12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 4) B. British LP: EVERYTHING THAT I AM (1970) Decca LK-R 5027

    12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 4) Notes: This French-Canadian singer recorded her first album in English in London in 1969.

    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BCnter_Kallmannhttps://www.discogs.com/The-Gunter-Kallmann-Chorus-Once-In-Each-Life/release/1665457https://www.discogs.com/fr/Various-The-Mad-Mad-World-Of-Soundtracks-Volume-2/release/2374484https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aYLWsna8owhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Mathishttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Johnny-Mathis-How-Do-You-Keep-The-Music-Playing-The-Songs-Of-Michel-Legrand-And-Alan-Marilyn-Bergman/release/3522395https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgNkK-P_Ea4

  • Ref: Ginette Reno, Bio (in French), Site Officiel, ginettereno Ginette Reno, Bio (in French), Wikipedia & (in English), Wikipedia Ginette Reno, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:30), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE) Ginette Reno, Ginette Reno LP, Discogs

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-11 United States 1969

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Country – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: Mort Garson

    Perf: Jimmie RODGERS (vocal) Prod. Co: A&M Records; Santa Monica, CA Time: 2:29 1. Original LP: WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND

    A&M SP 4187 12" 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 1)

    2. Reissue on Compilation CD: CHILD OF CLAY/ WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND (2003) Collector’s Choice Music CCM-419-2 (Tk 17) Notes: Jimmie Rodgers is not related to the earlier country singer Jimmie C. Rodgers, who coincidentally died the same year the younger Rodgers was born. Ref: Jimmie Rodgers (pop singer), Bio, Wikipedia Jimmie Rodgers, Windmills of Your Mind LP, Discogs Jimmie Rodgers, Child of Clay & Windmills of Your Mind LP, Discogs Jimmie Rodgers, The Windmills of Your Mind, (2:36), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-12 United States 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: THE SANDPIPERS (vocal) James Brady (vocal) Michael Piano (vocal) Richard Shoff (vocal) Prod. Co: A&M Records; Santa Monica, CA Time: 2:48 LP: THE WONDER OF YOU A & M SP-4180 12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 3) Notes: A midtempo rendition of the song sung a cappella with orchestra backup. Ref: The Sandpipers, Bio, Wikipedia The Sandpipers, The Wonder of You LP, Amazon (◄AUDIO SAMPLE) The Sandpipers, The Wonder of You LP, Discogs

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-13 United States 1969

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Jazz – Combo – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: Jay Hill

    http://www.ginettereno.com/biographie_fr.htmlhttps://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginette_Renohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginette_Renohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lknboj_4I48https://www.discogs.com/fr/Ginette-Reno-Ginette-Reno/release/2942180https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Rodgers_(pop_singer)https://www.discogs.com/fr/Jimmie-Rodgers-Windmills-Of-Your-Mind/release/3788465https://www.discogs.com/fr/child-of-clay-windmills-of-your-mind/release/9045423https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4QgbMAbPnshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandpipershttps://www.amazon.com/Wonder-You-Sandpipers/dp/B0046E0D3Khttps://www.discogs.com/The-Sandpipers-The-Wonder-Of-You/release/2965587

  • Perf: Mel TORMÉ (vocal) Prod. Co: Capitol Records Inc.; Hollywood, CA Time: 3:58 1. LP: A TIME FOR US Capitol ST-313 12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 4) 2. Reissue on Compilation CD: THE BEST OF MEL TORMÉ (1993) Curb 77618 (Tk 1) Notes: A jazzy rendition of the song. Ref: Mel Tormé, Bio, Wikipedia Mel Tormé, A Time for Us LP, Allmusic (◄AUDIO SAMPLE) Mel Tormé, A Time for Us LP, Discogs Mel Tormé, The Best of Mel Tormé CD, Discogs Mel Tormé, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:58), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ____________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-14 United States 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: George Tipton

    Perf: Billy VAUGHN (vocal) Prod. Co: Dot Records Time: 2:24

    1. 45: Dot 45-17229 Flip Sd: Way That I Live 7” 45rpm

    2. LP: THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND Dot DLP 25,937 12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 1) Notes: Just another cover of the many in 1969.

    Billy Vaughn was an American singer, orchestra leader, and A&R man for Dot Records. Ref: Billy Vaughn, Bio, Wikipedia Billy Vaughn, The Windmills of Your Mind 45, Discogs Billy Vaughn, The Windmills of Your Mind LP, Discogs Billy Vaughn, The Windmills of Your Mind, (2:33), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ______________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-15 United States 1969

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND Rock – Psychedelic – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: Vanilla Fudge

    Perf: VANILLA FUDGE Mark Stein (vocal & keyboards) Vince Martell (guitar) Tim Bogert (bass) Carmine Appice (drums) Prod. Co: Atco Records; New York, NY Time: (LP) 8:52 & (45) 4:15 1. LP: ROCK & ROLL Atco SD 33-303

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Torm%C3%A9https://www.allmusic.com/album/a-time-for-us-love-theme-from-romeo-juliet-mw0000945896https://www.discogs.com/fr/Mel-Torm%C3%A9-A-Time-For-Us/release/4006186https://www.discogs.com/Mel-Torme-The-Best-Of-Mel-Torme/release/6476879https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc-V5-EVKc4https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Vaughnhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/the-windmills-of-your-mind/release/6376567https://www.discogs.com/fr/Billy-Vaughn-The-Windmills-Of-Your-Mind/release/2106748https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUvzXMMN0ok

  • 12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 1) 2. 45: Atco 45-6728 (1970)

    Flip Sd: Lord of the Country 7” 45rpm

    Notes: An extended psychedelic rock treatment set at a slow pace with a long instrumental intro with some quiet passages and then at 2:46 an emotional delivery.by Mark Stein increasing in intensity then slowing and fading. The shorter single version got released worldwide. Ref: Vanilla Fudge, Bio, Wikipedia Vanilla Fudge, Rock & Roll LP, Discogs Vanilla Fudge, The Windmills of Your Mind 45, Discogs Vanilla Fudge, The Windmills of Your Mind, (8:55), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ____________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-16 United States 1970

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Soul – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Barbara LEWIS (vocal) (with guitar & orchestra)

    Prod. Co: Enterprise Records Time: 3:58 1. LP: THE MANY GROOVES OF BARBARA LEWIS Enterprise ENS 1006 12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 2) 2. Reissue CD: THE MANY GROOVES OF BARBARA LEWIS (1992) Stax SCD-8576-2 (Tk 2) Notes: Barbara Lewis is an American soul singer and songwriter whose smooth style influenced Rhythm and Blues. Ref: Barbara Lewis, Bio, Wikipedia Barbara Lewis, The Many Grooves of Barbara Lewis LP, Allmusic Barbara Lewis, The Many Grooves of Barbara Lewis LP, Discogs Barbara Lewis, The Many Grooves of Barbara Lewis CD, Discogs Barbara Lewis, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:53), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-17 United States 1970

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Jim NABORS (vocal) Prod. Co: Columbia Records; New York, NY Time: 3:46 LP: EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL Columbia SC 30129

    12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 5) Notes: Jim Nabors was an American actor, singer, and comedian. Ref: Jim Nabors, Bio, Wikipedia Jim Nabors, Everything Is Beautiful LP, Discogs Jim Nabors, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:46), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-18 United States 1970

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Lewishttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Vanilla-Fudge-Rock-Roll/release/521114https://www.discogs.com/Vanilla-Fudge-Lord-In-The-Country/release/3862047https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGr3RyvLNWUhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Lewishttps://www.allmusic.com/album/many-grooves-of-barbara-lewis-mw0000092068https://www.discogs.com/fr/Barbara-Lewis-The-Many-Grooves-Of-Barbara-Lewis/release/4711030https://www.discogs.com/fr/the-many-grooves-of-barbara-lewis/release/8727806https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C__aiVIAmjghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Naborshttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Jim-Nabors-Everything-is-Beautiful/release/2773747https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_76VXuPZ8gA

  • WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Soul – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Billy PAUL (vocal) Prod. Co: Neptune Records Time: 8:00 LP: EBONY WOMAN Neptune 201

    12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 3) Notes: Billy Paul, a Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, was from Philadelphia. He delivers a slow soulful version. Ref: Billy Paul, Bio, Wikipedia Billy Paul, Ebony Woman LP, Discogs Billy Paul, The Windmills of Your Mind, (7:57), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

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    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Soul – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: Al Capps

    Perf: Paige CLAIRE (vocal) Prod. Co: MGM Records; Hollywood, CA Time: 3:07 LP: PAIGE CLAIRE MGM 4738

    12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 4) Notes: Paige Claire is an American soul singer. Ref: Paige Claire, Paige Claire LP, Discogs Paige Claire, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:07), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

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    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Jack JONES (vocal) Prod. Co: RCA Victor Records Time: 4:14 A. American Releases: 1. LP: JACK JONES SINGS MICHEL LEGRAND RCA Victor LSP 4480 12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 3) 2. CD: JACK JONES SINGS MICHEL LEGRAND (1993) Delta 12141 (Tk 3) Notes: Another slow treatment performed with full orchestra. Ref: Jack Jones (singer), Bio, Wikipedia Jack Jones, Jack Jones Sings Michel Legrand CD, Amazon Jack Jones, Jack Jones Sings Michel Legrand LP, Discogs Jack Jones, The Windmills of Your Mind, (4:13), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Paulhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Jim-Nabors-Everything-is-Beautiful/release/2773747https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNegk1QCAz0https://www.discogs.com/Paige-Claire-Paige-Claire/release/5198347https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYQRNAUmBOohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Jones_(singer)https://www.amazon.com/Jack-Jones-Sings-Michel-Legrand/dp/B000001V30https://www.discogs.com/fr/Jack-Jones-Sings-Michel-Legrand/release/524126https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCfcg6VSPmc

  • MM-PO-WM-P1-21 United Kingdom 1972

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Val DOONICAN (vocal) Prod. Co: Jam Records Ltd. Time: 2:23 LP: ROCKING CHAIR FAVORITES Philips 6326 035

    12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 3) Notes: Val Doonican was an Irish crooner of traditional pop, who was

    noted for his warm and relaxed style. Ref: Val Doonican, Bio, Wikipedia Val Doonican, Rocking Chair Favorites LP, Discogs Edward Woodward, The Windmills of Your Mind, (2:23), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

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    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Choral – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: Chris Walker

    Perf: THE KING’S SINGERS Nigel Perrin & Alastair Hume (countertenor vocals) Alistair Thompson (tenor vocal) Anthony Holt & Simon Carrington (baritone vocals) Brian Kay (bass vocal) Prod. Co: Columbia Records Time: 2:18 A. British LP: THE KING’S SINGERS Columbia SCX 6531

    12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 2) B. American Reissue on CD: THIS IS THE KING’S SINGERS (1990) EMI CDC-7 49118 2 (Tk 3) Notes: The King's Singers is a British a cappella vocal ensemble founded May 1, 1968 in Cambridge,

    England. This famous group performs the song a cappella. Ref: The King’s Singers, Bio, Wikipedia The King’s Singers, The King’s Singers LP, Discogs The King’s Singers, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:05), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

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    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: Johnny Arthey

    Perf: Edward WOODWARD (vocal) Prod. Co: Jam Records Ltd. Time: 3:03 LP: THE EDWARD WOODWARD ALBUM

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_pop_musichttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Doonicanhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Val-Doonican-Rocking-Chair-Favourites/release/5685092https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9PUiNbyz8shttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King%27s_Singershttps://www.discogs.com/fr/The-Kings-Singers-The-Kings-Singers/release/12067651https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq1aF5mhtvE

  • Jam JAL 103 12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 4)

    Notes: Edward Woodward was an English stage and screen actor and singer. Ref: Edward Woodward (singer), Bio, Wikipedia Edward Woodward, The Edward Woodward Album LP, Discogs Edward Woodward, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:03), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

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    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Maureen McGOVERN (vocal) Prod. Co: 20th Century Records; Los Angeles, CA Time: 3:02 A. American LP: ACADEMY AWARD PERFORMANCE 20th Century T-474

    12” 33rpm (Sd é – Bd 1) B. British Releases: 1. LP: ACADEMY AWARD PERFORMANCE 20th Century BT-474

    12” 33rpm (Sd é – Bd 1) 2. 45: 20th Century BTC 2283

    Flip Sd: You’ll Never Know 7” 45rpm Notes: Maureen McGovern is an American singer and Broadway actress. She recorded a longer version in 1997 (see under “The Windmills of Your Mind” – Part 2). Ref: Maureen McGovern, Bio, Wikipedia Maureen McGovern, Academy Award Performance LP, Discogs Maureen McGovern, Academy Award Performance LP, Wikipedia Maureen McGovern, The Windmills of Your Mind 45, Discogs

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    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN Arr: John Rodby

    Perf: Dinah SHORE (vocal) Prod. Co: Stanyan Record Co.; Los Angeles, CA Time: 3:24 LP: ONCE UPON A SUMMERTIME Stanyan SR 10125 (Sd 1 – Bd 4) Notes: Dinah Shore rose to prominence as a recording artist during the Big Band era, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television. Ref: Dinah Shore, Bio, Wikipedia Dinah Shore, Once Upon a Summertime LP, Discogs

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-26 United States 1977

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Woodwardhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Edward-Woodward-The-Edward-Woodward-Album/release/1745666https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaGTfhEZlBwhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maureen_McGovernhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Maureen-McGovern-Academy-Award-Performance/release/2741239https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_Performance:_And_the_Envelope,_Pleasehttps://www.discogs.com/fr/you-ll-never-know/release/9403442https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Woodwardhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Edward-Woodward-The-Edward-Woodward-Album/release/1745666

  • PO – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: THE ARBORS Ed Farran (vocal) Fred Farran (tenor vocal) Scott Herrick (baritone vocal) Jack Ransom (bass vocal) Prod. Co: Self-released by The Arbors Time: 2:56 LP: THE ARBORS The Arbors AR-67701

    12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 4)

    Notes: The Arbors were American pop group formed in 1964 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ref: The Arbors, Bio, Discogs The Arbors, The Arbors LP, Discogs The Arbors, The Arbors LP, secondhandsongs

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-27 United States 1982

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Orchestral Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Vic DAMONE (vocal) Prod. Co: Applause Records Inc. Time: 3:42 to 3:50 A. American Releases: 1. LP: OVER THE RAINBOW Applause ALPL 1018 12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 1) 2. Reissue on CD: OVER THE RAINBOW (2005) Hallmark 31210 (Tk 4) B. British LP: OVER THE RAINBOW (1983) British LP Applause ALPL 1 12” 33rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 1) Notes: Vic Damone was an American traditional pop and big band big singer, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer. He performs here with a full orchestra. Ref: Vic Damone, Bio, Wikipedia Vic Damone, Over the Rainbow LP, Discogs Vic Damone, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:41), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-28 United Kingdom 1984

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: Elaine PAIGE (vocal) Prod. Co: K-Tel Records; London Time: 3:15 1. LP: CINEMA K-Tel NE 1282

    12” 33rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 1)

    https://www.discogs.com/fr/artist/805349-The-Arborshttps://www.discogs.com/fr/The-Arbors-The-Arbors/release/1813306https://secondhandsongs.com/release/150541https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Woodwardhttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Vic-Damone-Over-the-Rainbow/release/7082108https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ierl4omZuE

  • 2. CD: CINEMA WEA 240 511-2 (Tk 1) 3. Reissue on Compilation CD: THE BEST OF ELAINE PAIGE – MEMORIES (1987) Telstar TCD 2313 (Tk 5) Notes: Elaine Paige is an British singer and actress best known for her work in musical theater. Ref: Elaine Paige, Bio, Wikipedia Elaine Paige, Cinema LP, Discogs Elaine Paige, The Best of Elaine Paige – Memories CD, Discogs Elaine Paige, The Windmills of Your Mind, (3:15), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-29 United Kingdom 1985

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Choral – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: CÔR MEIBION PONTARDDULAIS

    (PONTARDDULAIS MALE CHOIR) (vocals) Prod. Co: Grasmere Music Ltd.; Coulsdon, Surrey Time: 2:05 CD: SOFTLY AS I LEAVE YOU Grasmere GRALP 8 12” 3rpm (Sd 1 – Bd 5) Notes: A very large Welsh male choir is performing mostly religious hymns & Welsh songs on this album.

    Ref: Pontarddulais Male Choir, Bio, Wikipedia Pontarddulais Male Choir, Softly As I Leave You, Amazon (◄AUDIO SAMPLE) Pontarddulais Male Choir, Softly As I Leave You, Discogs

    ________________________________ MM-PO-WM-P1-30 United Kingdom 1989

    WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND PO – Electronic – Jazz – Vocal & Instrumental Mus: Michel LEGRAND Lyr: Marilyn & Alan BERGMAN

    Perf: SWING OUT SISTER Connie Drewery (vocal) Andy Connell (keyboards) Prod. Co: Fontana Records Time: (Nos. A1 & A2) 3:02 & (No. A3) 2:54

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaine_Paigehttps://www.discogs.com/Elaine-Paige-Cinema/release/1351349https://www.discogs.com/fr/Elaine-Paige-The-Best-Of-Elaine-Paige-Memories/release/3643488https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myzrovoeDSkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontarddulais_Male_Choirhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZGG7F0/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dphttps://www.discogs.com/fr/Pontarddulais-Male-Choir-Softly-As-I-Leave-You/release/11957793

  • A. Brirish Releases: 1. Sampler CD: SERIOUSLY Fontana BETCD 2 (Tk 5) 2. 12” 45: WHERE IN THE WORLD (1989) Fontana SWING 712 12” 45rpm (Sd 2 – Bd 3) 3. Reissue on Compilation CD: THE BEST OF SWING

    OUT SISTER (1996) Fontana 532471-2 (Tk 16) Notes: An electronic jazz vocal version. The Swing Out Sister jazz trio recorded another version of the song live that was released in 2003 (see under “The Windmills of Your Mind” – Part 2). Ref: Swing Out Sister, Bio, Wikipedia Swing Out Sister, Seriously, Sampler CD, Discogs Swing Out Sister, Windmills of Your Mind, Maxi Single CD, Discogs Swing Out Sister, Where in the World 45, Discogs Swing Out Sister, Windmills of Your Mind, (3:02), YouTube (◄COMPLETE AUDIO SAMPLE)

    ADDITIONAL VERSIONS OF

    THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND This discography continues in Part 2 – 1970 to 2005

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_Out_Sisterhttps://www.discogs.com/Swing-Out-Sister-Seriously-CD-Sampler/release/4998359https://www.discogs.com/fr/Swing-Out-Sister-Windmills-Of-Your-Mind/release/548997https://www.discogs.com/fr/Swing-Out-Sister-Where-In-The-World/release/124488https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgD10dOhdaohttp://caveinspiredmusic.com/rubriques/11_marginal_cave_music/pdf/11o_Windmills_1990_2005.pdfhttp://caveinspiredmusic.com/rubriques/11_marginal_cave_music/11_marginal_cave_music.html
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caveinspiredmusic.com MARGINAL CAVE MUSIC POPULAR MUSIC THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND Part 1 1968 to 1989 _____________________________________ SONG BACKGROUND: Song written with music by Michel Legrand and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman for the 1968 thriller film "The Thomas Crown Affair." The first four verses of the second stanza or third stanza depending on which transcription you see Like a tunnel that you follow To a tunnel of its own Down a hollow to a cavern Where the sun has never shone. One of the song writers, Alan Bergman recalled "Michel [Legrand] played us [i.e. Alan and Marilyn Bergman] seven or eight melodies. We listened to all of them and decided to wait until the next day to choose one. We three decided on the same one, a long baroque melody... The lyric we wrote was stream-of-consciousness. We felt that the song had to be a mind trip of some kind" (Bergman n.d.) The song (with the English lyrics) was introduced in the film The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in the same year. At least 59 vocal cover versions were recorded before 2005: most of which are by male crooners or female pop divas and some by choral groups. Though first performed by Noel Harrison in 1968 for the film, “The Thomas Crown Affair,” it wasn’t until the following year that the song really became a hit with the Dusty Springfield version. In 1969 eleven other known versions were released, some of which also became minor hits for Petula Clark and José Feliciano. Since 2000 there has been a huge proliferation of 21 versions, all except two by women. This song discography is by no means complete and no attempt will be made to make it complete. For several cover versions not mentioned here go to the popflock site. Several popular easy listening orchestras made numerous instrumental versions: Michel Legrand (the composer), Ray Conniff, Percy Faith, André Kostelanetz, Henry Mancini, and Montovani. A few jazz musicians also improvised on it: George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Bud Shank, and Phil Woods. Ref: Bergman n.d., The Windmills of Your Mind, Wikipedia The Windmills of Your Mind, Lyrics, Noel Harrison, Genius & Dusty Springfield, Genius The Windmills of Your Mind, Different versions, popflock The Windmills of Your Mind, Different versions, secondhandsongs Mills, Martin 1986, Caves in Music, Shepton Mallet Caving Club Journal, Series 8, n. 1, p. 26 The Thomas Crown Affair (1968 film), Plot, Wikipedia
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