Wonderland

(Moulding)

cover of the #\#i#/#Wonderland#\#/i#/# 7" single

cover of the Wonderland 7" single

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Single version (edited from album version), 3'50.
    Recorded at Genetic Studios, winter 1982.
    Produced by XTC and Steve Nye.
    Remixed by Alex Sadkin, remix engineer Phil Thornalley.
    Remixed at RAK Studios, London.
    Released on 24 June 1983 as a single in the U.K.
    Terry Chambers - drums
    Steve Nye - mini-korg
  2. Promotional video, edit?.
    Recorded in July, 1983.
    Broadcast as part of XTC Play At Home on 16 October 1984 on Channel 4 (C4).
    Not commercially released.
  3. Album version, 4'43.
    Recorded at Genetic Studios, winter 1982.
    Released on Mummer.
    Andy: “We were trying to get a tropical sound.” Colin: “Do you remember that cheap echo chamber. . .?” Andy: “We dragged out the mono Korg synth again.”
  4. Demo version.
    Recorded in the bedroom of 565 Ferndale Road, Swindon, in Summer 1982.
    Engineered by Colin Moulding.
    Released on 25 March 2002 on Coat of Many Cupboards in the U.K.
    Colin Moulding - All instruments and Vocals
    Andy: “Across Swindon, in a carbon copy universe, Colin was also putting his new four track to work. This, I believe, was its first outing. We'd bought a new keyboard for ourselves, a Prophet V, and it was polyphonic, meaning you could play more than one note at a time, in this case five at once (wow!). Myself or Dave shared the new Prophet and Colin snaffed the old faithful Korg, I think he's still got it. This demo's cascading bloops were made on Old Faithful. Incidentally, I think this is one of Colin's more beautiful melodies, and so complete, that my only suggestion to help it on its way, was the addition of tropical bird sounds for the finished article.”

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

#\#i#/#Wonderland#\#/i#/# picture disc obverse

Wonderland picture disc obverse

#\#i#/#Wonderland#\#/i#/# picture disc reverse

Wonderland picture disc reverse

UK #\#i#/#Wonderland#\#/i#/# acetate DJ version label

UK Wonderland acetate DJ version label

autographed #\#i#/#Wonderland#\#/i#/# single

autographed Wonderland single

#\#a href="http://youtu.be/vDKU8l_7CHU" target="churl"#/#“Wonderland” promo video#\#/a#/#

“Wonderland” promo video

 

Lyrics

Can't you see
Love and affection
When it's put
In your direction
Wrapped in your mysterious wonderland
No fast car
Can make you grow up
Gentlemen
You think you've sewn up
Locked in your wonderful wonderland
No dark horse like me can cramp all of your style
Too plain and simple I am for your file

One day you will break out of your spell
And some day you will want me for your own
And I'll say welcome to reality

All this talk
Of late night parties
Flirting with the lower gentry
Lost in your magical wonderland
Out of depth
Out of class
Phase of your life
Will come to pass
Caught in this tragical wonderland
All of the riches that shine will turn sour
Each moment you slip you will bring near the hour

And one day you will break out of your spell
And some day you will want me for your own
And I'll say welcome to reality

Wrapped in your mysterious wonderland
Caught in your superficial non-existent fairy story
Wonderland

© 1983 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 18:21:55 -0400
From: Kevin Brunkhorst <KB305 (at) aol dot com>
Subject: here's Mummer, plus some B-sides
Message-ID: <960726182155_246529032 (at) emout08 dot mail dot aol dot com>

Get your guitar, cue up the CD.
Proud to be on the website, looks good there.
What's next?

Wonderland

          Bb6
Can't you see
Love and affection
When it's put
In you direction
Db              Eb/F x8x886
Wrapped in your mysterious wonderland
Bb6
No fast car
Can make you grow up
Gentlemen
You think you've sewn up
Db             Eb/F
Locked in your wonderful wonderland

Cm7                       F7                Cm7    Dbsus Db
No dark horse like me can cramp all of your style
Cm7           F7                   Cm7     Dbsus Db7
Too plain and simple I am for your file

Chorus:
Gb  Abm Db                 Cb/Eb
One day you will break out of your spell
    Gb   Abm Db               Cb/Eb
And some day you will want me for your own
    Gb   Abm Db                        Bb
And I'll say welcome to reality

All this talk
Of late-night parties
Flirting with the lower gentry
Lost in your magical wonderland
Out of depth
Out of class
Phase of your life
Will come to pass
Caught in this tragical wonderland
All of the riches that shine will turn sour
Each moment you slip you will bring near the hour

Chorus
Db              Eb/F       Bb
Wrapped in your mysterious wonderland
Db             Eb/F
Caught in your superficial
Nonexistant
Fairy-story
      Bbmaj7
Wonderland

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