Saturday, March 26, 2011

Black - Wonderful Life (1987)

"Wonderful Life" is a song by British band Black from their 1987 album of the same name. Written by lead singer Colin Vearncombe, the song was released twice as a single and was successful the second time, becoming a top ten hit in Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Austria and Italy."

Black is the musical vehicle for British singer-songwriter Colin Vearncombe (born 26 May 1962, Liverpool, England). 1985 was a gloomy year for Vearncombe, causing him to write the ironically entitled minor key song "Wonderful Life". Released independently at first, this track got Black noticed by A&M Records who signed Vearncombe and launched his international career. At first, the singles "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Sweetest Smile" were moderately successful in the UK alone, but the third single, a re-release of "Wonderful Life", was a massive hit worldwide. The album of the same name, released in 1987, had similar success, reaping commercial and critical acclaim.

Wonderful Life
Colin Vearncombe

Bit rate: 320kbps

Track listing

1. "Wonderful Life" - 4:46 Outstanding Track
2. "Everything's Coming Up Roses" - 4:04
3. "Sometimes for the Asking" - 4:09
4. "Finder" - 4:12
5. "Paradise" (Dickie/Vearncombe) - 4:51
6. "I'm Not Afraid" (Dickie/Vearncombe) - 5:00
7. "I Just Grew Tired" - 4:15
8. "Blue" (Dickie/Vearncombe) - 3:38
9. "Just Making Memories" - 4:26
10. "Sweetest Smile" - 5:19
11. "Ravel in the Rain" (Dickie/Vearncombe) - 3:47
12. "Leave Yourself Alone" - 4:32
13. "Sixteens" - 3:56
14. "It's Not You Lady Jane" (Dickie/Vearncombe) - 3:25
15. "Hardly Star-Crossed Lovers" - 2:51


"Wonderfule Life" (HD)

Album Inlays (PDF)

Download Wonderful Life Album HD Inlay (pdf)

Line Up

Colin Vearncombe (vocals)
Roy Corkill (fretless bass)
Jimmy Hughes (drums)
Martin Green (saxophone)
Dave Dix (keyboards, programming)
The Creamy Whirls (Tina Labrinski, Sara Lamarra)(backing vocals)
Jimmy Samster (electric bass)
Doreen Edwards (additional backing vocals)
The Sidwell Brothers (brass section)
Recorded at Powerplant Studios (London), Square One Studio (Bury) and Pink Studio (Liverpool).


  1. Great stuff ... Thanks a lot for the link and for sharing this wonderful music


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