(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice

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"(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" is a popular 1969 single by Amen Corner. Originally written by the Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti for La Ragazza 77, alias Ambra Borelli, in 1968 as "Il paradiso della vita" ("The paradise of the life"), and later in 1969 for Patty Pravo as "Il Paradiso" ("The paradise"), it was translated into English by Jack Fishman. When it was offered to The Tremeloes as a potential single, they rejected it. Dave Clark 5 also wanted to record it. It was recorded by Amen Corner as their debut single for their new record label, Immediate Records, and was produced by Shel Talmy. The most successful of the band's six hit singles, it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in February 1969, and number 34 when it was reissued in 1976. There are two differing versions of the song by Amen Corner; one with orchestra and a prominent horn through the middle eight, and one version without either. However, the basic track and vocals appear the same in both. In 1978, Northern Irish pop rock band Rosetta Stone recorded the song and released it as a single. In 1987, Bucks Fizz member Cheryl Baker recorded the song and released it as a single. 


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If paradise is half as nice as heaven that you take me to
Who needs paradise I'd rather have you
They say paradise is up in the stars
But I needn't sigh because it's so far
'Cause I know it's worth a heaven on earth
For me where you are

A look from your eyes, a touch of your hand
And I seem to fly to some other land
When you are around my heart always pounds
Just like a brass band

If paradise is half as nice as heaven that you take me to
Who needs paradise I'd rather have you
Oh yes I'd rather have you

If paradise is half as nice as heaven that you take me to
Who needs paradise I'd rather have you
Oh yes I'd rather have you

They say paradise is up in the stars
But I needn't sigh because it's so far
'Cause I know it's worth a heaven on earth
To me where you are

A look from your eyes a touch of your hand
And I seem to fly to some other land

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Amen Corner

Amen Corner were a successful Welsh rock group, formed in late 1966 in Cardiff, Wales. more »

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Written by: Giulio Rapetti Mogol, Jack Fishman, Lucio Battisti

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