Wonderful Life (Cliff Richard album)
|Soundtrack album by Cliff Richard with The Shadows|
|Recorded||EMI Studios, London|
|Cliff Richard with The Shadows chronology|
|Singles from Wonderful Life|
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 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 Shadows recording line-up included Brian Locking on bass guitar although by the time filming commenced John Rostill had replaced him.
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.
- "Wonderful Life" (Bennett/Welch) - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
- "A Girl in Every Port" - Cliff Richard, and A.B.S. Orchestra
- "Walkin'" (Marvin/Welch) - The Shadows
- "A Little Imagination" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
- "Home" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
- "On the Beach" (Marvin/Richard/Welch) - Cliff Richard and The Shadows
- "In the Stars" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
- "We Love a Movie" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
- "Do You Remember" (Marvin/Welch) - Cliff Richard, The Shadows, and The Norrie Paramor Strings
- "What've I Gotta Do" - Cliff Richard and The Shadows
- "Theme for Young Lovers" (Welch) - The Shadows
- "All Kinds of People" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
- "A Matter of Moments" (Welch) - Cliff Richard, The Shadows, and The Norrie Paramor Strings
- "Youth and Experience" - Cliff Richard and A.B.S. Orchestra
- Cliff Richard with the Shadows
- Cliff Richard – lead vocals
- Hank Marvin – lead guitar
- Bruce Welch - rhythm guitar
- Brian Locking – bass guitar
- Brian Bennett – drums
|UK Albums (OCC)||2|
|Australian Albums (Kent)||5|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||4|
- Thompson, Dave. Swingers Paradise at AllMusic. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
- "Cliff Richard | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
- Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book 1940–1969 (doc). Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-44439-5.
- Gilde, Torre (1994). Den Store Norske Hitboka: en komplett guide til populaermuikken i norge 1958-1993 (doc). Oslo: Exlex. ISBN 82-7776-000-0.
- http://www.cliffandshads.co.uk/ Cliff Richard discography