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Posted By: Scrump
28-Nov-06 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: Help: Who sang 'What's it all about Alfie?'
Subject: RE: Help: Who sang 'What's it all about Alfie?'
In the UK, the Cilla Black version was the hit version (issued 25/03/66 according to her website. Her version was released on Capitol in the US in August 1966 (after Cher's version there) as far as I can tell, but presumably wasn't a hit there.

Movie details here: IMDB page

It does say the song didn't appear in the original film release. It also says "The Oscar nominated song, by Bacharach and David, was added for the American release, and to a British re-release." I guess these were sung by Cher and Cilla, respectively. Dionne Warwick's version was apparently not released until 1967.