Wonderful Land" is an instrumental piece written by Jerry Lordan recorded and released as a single by the Shadows in 1962 Lordan had previously written the hugely successful "Apache" for the Shadows in 1960, and "Wonderful Land" was recorded in May 1961 by the Shadows' original line up of Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan. The strings were added later by producer Norrie Paramor. English musician Mike Oldfield covered "Wonderful Land" on his 1980 Virgin Records album, QE2. Oldfield's version was also released as a single and as the B-side for his "Sheba" single; in some countries, "Wonderful Land" was the A-side. The Shadows later covered one of Oldfield's songs, "Moonlight Shadow".
Redirected from Sheba, Wonderful Land). Sheba" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1980. It is from the album QE2. In many countries the Shadows cover, "Wonderful Land", was the A-side, while the B-side was "Sheba". Vocals on "Sheba" were performed by Maggie Reilly, and drum parts were played by Phil Collins; Oldfield plays all other instruments. The lyrics to "Sheba" are simply vocalisations set to the backing track.
Sheba" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1980. Wonderful Land" is an instrumental, and is a cover, originally released as a single by The Shadows in 1962. YouTube Encyclopedic.
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Written-By – Jerry Lordan
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
- Published By – Francis, Day & Hunter GmbH
- Engineer – David Hentschel
- Producer – David Hentschel, Mike Oldfield
NotesUK labels on Irish 'single dip' / ridge centres
Different Run-off groove details to UK issue
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Hand etched): VS-387-A1
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Hand etched): VS-387-B-2
- Matrix / Runout (Both Sides Stamped): D
- Matrix / Runout (Both Sides Stamped): TOWNHOUSE
|VS 387||Mike Oldfield||Wonderful Land / Sheba (7", Single)||Virgin||VS 387||UK||1980|
|102 865||Mike Oldfield||Wonderful Land (7", Single)||Virgin||102 865||Germany||1981|
|VS387, MX194322||Mike Oldfield||Wonderful Land / Sheba (7", Single)||Virgin, Virgin||VS387, MX194322||Australia||1980|
|VV-45.056ES||Mike Oldfield||Wonderful Land / Sheba (7", Single)||Virgin||VV-45.056ES||Portugal||1980|
|VS 387||Mike Oldfield||Wonderful Land / Sheba (7", Single)||Virgin||VS 387||Germany||1980|