Wonderful Life (Cliff Richard album)

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Wonderful Life
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Soundtrack album by Cliff Richard with The Shadows
Released July 1964
Label Columbia (EMI)
Producer Norrie Paramor
Cliff Richard with The Shadows chronology
When in Spain
(1963)
Wonderful Life
(1964)
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
(1964)
Singles from Wonderful Life
  1. "Theme for Young Lovers"
    Released: March 1964
  2. "On the Beach"
    Released: June 1964

Wonderful Life is a soundtrack album by Cliff Richard with The Shadows to the 1964 film Wonderful Life. The album was very successful reaching #2 in the UK Albums Chart as well as #5 in the Australian Album Chart. Released in the US with title Swingers Paradise[1] it was not so successful.

Curiously, some of the recordings on the album are not those used on the actual film soundtrack, including the title song. The vocal takes are different and in some cases the orchestrations are also altered slightly. The recordings on the album are generally more polished than the soundtrack ones

The vinyl LP released on the Columbia label in the UK featured an inner sleeve with a storyline outlining the plot and the position of each of the musical numbers, illustrated with stills from the film.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wonderful Life" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
  2. "A Girl in Every Port" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
  3. "Walkin'" - The Shadows
  4. "A Little Imagination" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
  5. "Home" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
  6. "On the Beach" - Cliff Richard and The Shadows
  7. "In the Stars" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
  8. "We Love a Movie" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
  9. "Do You Remember" - Cliff Richard, The Shadows and The Norrie Paramor Strings
  10. "What've I Gotta Do" - Cliff Richard and The Shadows
  11. "Theme for Young Lovers" - The Shadows
  12. "All Kinds of People" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
  13. "A Matter of Moments" - Cliff Richard, The Shadows and The Norrie Paramor Strings
  14. "Youth and Experience" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra

Personnel[edit]

Cliff Richard with the Shadows

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (1964) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 2
Australian Albums (Kent)[3] 5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[4] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. Swingers Paradise at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Cliff Richard | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book 1940–1969 (doc). Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. 
  4. ^ Gilde, Torre (1994). Den Store Norske Hitboka: en komplett guide til populaermuikken i norge 1958-1993 (doc). Oslo: Exlex. ISBN 82-7776-000-0. 

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