It was classified as being in the sunshine pop genre. In the Torrence version, The last two lines in the bridge section of the song did not exist until after the recording was done. Those two lines from the bridge Jan & Dean - Yellow Balloon were used in the Yellow Balloon's version of the song. The song is noted for its key change from F to G. Zekley was proud of the song, but didn't like Torrence's recording, so Zekley shopped the song to different labels.
Among those whom Zekley visited was Ken Handler of Canterbury Records, who was very excited about the song and immediately set about having it recorded. Handler brought in noteworthy studio vocalists and musicians to add circular keyboard lines and a slight tremolo effect on the guitar.
The single was released under the group name The Yellow Balloonin direct competition with Torrence's version of the song. The B-side was the song played backwards, entitled "Noollab Wolley". However, several radio stations banned the song in Jan & Dean - Yellow Balloon that the song was about yellow hallucinogenic pills for Hurdles - David Grahame - Shout Heard Round The World drug trip, just like the Donovan song "Mellow Yellow".
The single generated enough fan interest for the band to make an album and to perform at various shows. The problem was that there was no actual Yellow Balloon band.
Grady knew several other musicians, and enlisted Alex Valdez lead vocalsPaul Kanella lead guitarDon Braucht bass guitarAlan DeBoer, studio only drumsand Forrest "Frosty" Green keyboards to record the self-titled album.
Zekley produced the album and co-wrote eight of the eleven tracks. The Yellow Balloon album has long been considered a sunshine pop classic, although "Yellow Balloon" is the only song that charted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song.
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