"Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David track

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"Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David track

Postby blueonblue » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:53 pm

Rare Burt and Hal song from 1965 recorded by (Sir) Cliff Richard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3xpvLppihs

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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby Blair N. Cummings » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:20 pm

Wow, thanks, Blue! I`d never even heard OF that song. It reminds me of the later "As Long as There`s an Apple Tree."

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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby ron hertel » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:03 pm

Blair! ....... It IS CLEARLY REMINISCENT of "As Long As There's An Apple Tree" ....... Got me to thinking how difficult it would be for Burt to NOT incorporate elements of his very best songs into his subsequent and current compositions! .... Thanks for posting that "blue"

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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby blueonblue » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:19 am

It's hard to imagine that this song was "buried" on the B-side of one of Cliff's more obscure singles "Wind Me Up (And Let Me Go)" ???
Such a shame !

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PS
Great lyric by Hal David.....as always.

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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby Blair N. Cummings » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:50 pm

Blue, do you have any production notes for this song? I don`t think Burt produced or arranged it, but the vocal harmony is lovely and must have been part of the composition. Is the female singer credited?
The more I listen, the more I think that it`s a minor gem.

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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby blueonblue » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:40 pm

Blair, I'm sorry but the only information I could find on this song was from Serene Dominic's
Bacharach book "Song By Song"
I haven't a clue who arranged and produced or it ?
I don't think it was Burt...but then I'd just be guessing ?
If any members of the forum can shed any light, please feel free....thank you.

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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby pljms » Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:55 am

I have Donna Marie's recording of this song from 1966 produced by Charles Calello. It was the B side of 'The Whole Wide World is Watching us', a song not written by B&D. I haven't played it for a while but I remember that the arrangement is more small group than the Cliff Richard recording with electric guitar very much to the fore. I'll give it another listen once I've dug it out.
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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby steveo_1965 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:18 pm

I like the minor 7th chords shifting back and forth on the "hook" ("through The eye of a needle")

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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby helcio mazzuco » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:46 pm

Hello Blue!
"Through the Eyes of a Needle", just like the other Bacharach & David track, "Everyone Needs Someone to Love" were recorded by Cliff in New York, in 1965 (for his album "Love is Forever"), produced by Bob Morgan (Bobby Vinton's producer) and they were arranged and conducted by Gary Sherman.
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Re: "Through The Eye Of A Needle"...rare Bacharach / David t

Postby blueonblue » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:17 am

Hi Helcio,
Thank you for the info, greatly appreciated !

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