Wondrous Place

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"Wondrous Place" is a song written by Jeff Lewis and Bill Giant.[1] It was recorded by Billy Fury who cut several versions of the song during his career.[2][3][4][5] His original release of "Wondrous Place" reached #25 on the UK Singles Chart in late 1960.[5] The song gained further recognition forty years later when Fury's version was used on a UK television advertisement for Toyota.

The original version of "Wondrous Place" was released in the US by Jimmy Jones, but the single failed to chart.

The song was covered in 2008 by Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and The Rascals' Miles Kane for their project, The Last Shadow Puppets. It was released as B-side of the group's first single, "The Age of the Understatement".

Australian singer Jason Donovan also recorded the song for his album Let It Be Me (2008).[6] Marshall Crenshaw had earlier recorded a version for his 1996 album, Miracle of Science, variously titled "A Wonderous Place".[7][8]

A cover of the song, sung by British performer Alice Gold, was also used in an advert for beer brand Carling in September 2011.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wondrous Place (Digital Sheet Music)". Freehandmusic.com. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Label shot of original Billy Fury single
  3. ^ "Billy Fury - Wondrous Place". Discogs. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Billy Fury - Discography". 45cat. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 217. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ "Allmusic ((( Let It Be Me > Jason Donovan > Overview )))". 
  7. ^ "Allmusic Miracle of Science > Marshall Crenshaw > Overview". 
  8. ^ Freedom Spawns Marshall Crenshaw's 'Miracle'. Billboard. 1996. p. 13. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  9. ^ "Carling advert - Alice Gold".