Who Sang The Windmills of Your Mind? Dizzy Gillespie

Release information
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop
length: 3:07
producer: Richard Carpenter
engineer: Dave Saunders
arranger: Don Sebesky
bass: Richard Davis and Chuck Rainey
conductor: Don Sebesky
membranophone & percussion: Ed Shaughnessy and Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
French horn: Earl Chapin and Don Corrado
guitar: Billy Butler, Bucky Pizzarelli and Carl Lynch
keyboard: Paul Griffin, Michael Abene and Richard Tee
trombone: Paul Faulise and Wayne Andre
trumpet: Dizzy Gillespie and Lew Soloff
woodwind: Jerome Richardson, Sol Schlinger and Stan Webb
Some other versions of "The Windmills of Your Mind"

Lyrics
Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain, or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that's turning running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!

Like a tunnel that you follow to a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving in a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!

Keys that jingle in your pocket, words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly, was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over you were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning to the color of her hair!
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind!

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Windmills of Your Mind
  • 2 My Cherie Amour
  • 3 Get Back
  • 4 Yesterday's Dream
  • 5 Lorraine
  • 6 Ann, Wonderful One
  • 7 Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet
  • 8 Oh Happy Day
  • 9 Tango-Rine
  • 10 Both Sides Now

  • Release information
    label: Solid State Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin