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The Yard Went On Forever

The Yard Went On Forever is the second album by Richard Harris, released in 1968 by Dunhill Records (DS-50042). The album was written, arranged, and produced by Jimmy Webb.[1]

The Yard Went On Forever
Studio album by Richard Harris
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Pop
Label Dunhill
Producer Jimmy Webb
Richard Harris chronology
A Tramp Shining
(1968)A Tramp Shining1968
The Yard Went On Forever
My Boy
(1971)My Boy1971



A review of the album in Billboard said "Webb's material is treated with class and finesse" by Harris. Album track "Lucky Me" was described in the magazine as "a shimmering gem."[2]

In his review on Allmusic, Bruce Eder praised the project, writing that "the lyrics are dazzling in their cascading imagery, the music is richer and more vividly conceived and recorded, and the entire album works magnificently."[3]

Track listingEdit

All songs were written by Jimmy Webb.

Side one
  1. "The Yard Went On Forever" – 5:43
  2. "Watermark" – 4:27
  3. "Interim" – 3:07
  4. "Gayla" – 3:19
Side two
  1. "The Hymns From The Grand Terrace" – 9:07
  2. "The Hive" – 3:59
  3. "Lucky Me" – 2:56
  4. "That's The Way It Was" – 3:00[1]



Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1969) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 27[4]


  1. ^ a b c "The Yard Went On Forever". Discogs. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Billboard Album Reviews". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 80 (44): 76. November 2, 1968. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Yard Went On Forever". Allmusic. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "The Yard Went On Forever - Billboard Albums". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved November 2, 2011.