Wonderful (Adam Ant album)

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Studio album by Adam Ant
Released 7 March 1995
Recorded Spring 1994
Studio Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock
Length 46:44
Label EMI
Producer David Tickle
Adam Ant chronology
B-Side Babies
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Trouser Press unfavourable[3]

Wonderful is Adam Ant's fifth solo studio album and the eighth LP overall of his career. It peaked at #143 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band for this album included Ant's long-time collaborator Marco Pirroni, along with ex-Ruts drummer Dave Ruffy and Morrissey's guitarist Boz Boorer.

This album included more acoustic songs than Ant's previous albums. This album repositioned Adam as a more mature pop-rocker, with crafted songs that featured acoustic guitars as prominently as electrics. The album was a moderate hit in the US and UK, as was the single "Wonderful" which became Ant's third ever US Top 40 hit single. This was the first Adam Ant album to be released in the US before the UK.

Its working title was Slapdash Eden and 25 tracks had been written for the project, of which eleven appeared on the final product. The Japanese release came with a mini poster. Promotional cards were released, each card related to one of the album's tracks including Ant's real meanings behind the lyrics of the track.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni, Boz Boorer except as indicated.

  1. "Won't Take That Talk" [3:59]
  2. "Beautiful Dream" [4:12] (Ant, Pirroni, Kevin Mooney, John Reynolds)
  3. "Wonderful" [4:22] (Ant, Pirroni, Bonnie Hayes)
  4. "1969 Again" [4:18]
  5. "Yin and Yang" [4:33]
  6. "Image of Yourself" [4:02]
  7. "Alien" [3:39]
  8. "Gotta Be a Sin" [4:13]
  9. "Vampires" [4:35]
  10. "Angel" [4:39]
  11. "Very Long Ride" [4:39] (Ant, Pirroni, Mooney, Reynolds)


  • Adam Ant - vocals
  • Boz Boorer, Marco Pirroni - acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Bruce Witkin - bass, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Dave Ruffy - drums (tracks 1-9)
  • John Reynolds - drums, drum programming on "Beautiful Dream", "Angel" and "Very Long Ride"
  • Chris Lawson - engineer
  • Guy Massey - assistant engineer