Jimmy Webb wrote this song. He was a prolific songwriter who wrote "MacArthur Park
," as well as many of Glen Campbell's hits. In our interview with Jimmy Webb
, he said of recording this song, "It was the greatest experience of my life in a way, because it was the first time I had been really set free. I had been working in the studio with Johnny Rivers and Mark Gordon co-producing, and I was just kind of a gopher. I went around and did everything. I did rhythm parts for my songs. But I had a good friend in Marty Paich, and he was teaching me the basics - I guess you would say the fundamentals of orchestration. And finally when we got in to do (second album) Magic Garden
with Bones Howe that was the first album that I was ever given complete freedom to do my own orchestration. And it turned out great."