Black (UK indie pop musician Colin Vearncombe)

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Legal name: Colin Vearncombe


Colin Vearncombe (26 May 1962 – 26 January 2016), known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He emerged from the punk rock music scene and achieved mainstream pop success in the late 1980s, most notably with the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987.

William Ruhlmann of AllMusic described Vearncombe as a "smoky-voiced singer/songwriter, whose sophisticated jazz-pop songs and dramatic vocal delivery place him somewhere between Bryan Ferry and Morrissey". Michael Hann of The Guardian described his voice as a "slightly frayed baritone".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Wonderful Life 4.5 7
1988 Comedy 4 2
1991 Black 3
1993 Are We Having Fun Yet? 1
1996 Master Series 1
2005 Between Two Churches 1
2015 Blind Faith 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 The Collection 1
2007 Black: CV 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1984 More Than The Sun 1
1987 I'm Not Afraid 1
1987 Sweetest Smile 2
1987 Wonderful Life 1
1989 Wonderful Life 1

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