Wonderful Life (Black album)

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Wonderful Life
Wonderful Life Black.jpg
Studio album by Black
Released 1987
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Label A&M
Producer Dave "Dix" Dickie,
Robin Millar on "I'm Not Afraid"
Black chronology
Wonderful Life
(1987)
Black
(1987)
Music sample

Wonderful Life is the debut album of English singer Black (the stage name of Colin Vearncombe), released in 1987. It peaked at #3 on the UK Albums Chart in September of that year.

Three of the songs were co-written with Vearncombe's friend and musical collaborator, keyboardist Dave "Dix" Dickie.

Professional ratings
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AllMusic 4.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Colin Vearncombe unless otherwise noted

LP version[edit]

  1. "Wonderful Life" — 4:46
  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

CD version[edit]

  1. "Wonderful Life" — 4:46
  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

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recorded at Powerplant Studios (London), Square One Studio (Bury).
  • Engineered by Stephen Boyce-Buckley, and Pink Studio (Liverpool).

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