Big Life

Big Life

Profile:
Big Life Records was formed in 1986 by the partnership of Jazz Summers and Tim Parry.

Summers was previously involved in the development of the group Wham! and Parry was guitarist in the group Blue Zoo. The duo also formed Big Life Management and its publishing arm, Big Life Music, in 1987.

Big Life Records was a creative platform for the late 80's and early 90's 'underground' dance movement. Coldcut were one of the bands with Big Life, featuring guest vocalist Lisa Stansfield, which helped her build her career on this native cult success and sell 11 million records worldwide. Big Life helped establish a diverse stable of talent, such as; Soul II Soul, The Soup Dragons, Yazz, De La Soul, Coldcut, James Taylor Quartet, The Orb and more.

Big Life Records achieved over 50 top 40 UK hits before closing its doors after ten years. However, the self-administered publishing and management work of Big Life Music remains active in the industry, with a wealth of hits from their catalogue appearing in the UK charts. Summers became manager of The Verve and Snow Patrol and has involvement with The Power Amp Music Fund.

Raw TV Products, or Raw TV was a distributor, not a label, and used for catalogue reference - most notably on releases by The Soup Dragons.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Current in March, 2009;
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7554 2100
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7554 2101
E-mail: reception@biglifemanagement.com
Sites:
[l616]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2INA PROMO 1 2 In A Room Somebody In The House Say Yeah!(12", Promo) Big Life 2INA PROMO 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
2 MAD PROMO 3 2-MAD* Hey Hey Hey ( Let Your Body Pump )(12", Promo) Big Life 2 MAD PROMO 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
2PLAY067 Ben Preston Avoid Gravity / North To South(2xFile, MP3, 320) 2 Play Records 2PLAY067 Netherlands 2010
510 The Soup Dragons Full Meal(LP, Comp) Disc'Az 510 France 1987 Sell This Version
888BFLCD9 Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Butterfly Records 888BFLCD9 Portugal 1994 Sell This Version
1241 Yazz Where Has All The Love Gone?(7", Promo) Big Life 1241 France 1989 Sell This Version
1685 Heather Nova Glow Stars(CD, Single, Promo) Butterfly Records, Big Life 1685 France 1993 Sell This Version
2064 Yazz Where Has All The Love Gone?(12", Promo) Big Life 2064 France 1989 Sell This Version
7985 BLR De La Soul Say No Go(7", Single) Indisc, Big Life 7985 BLR Europe 1989 Sell This Version
31 066 The Orb U.F.Orb(CD, Album) Delabel, Delabel, Big Life, WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings 31 066 France 1992 Sell This Version
60 680 6 Yazz Wanted(LP, Album, Clu) Big Life 60 680 6 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
60842-1 Yazz Wanted(LP, Album) Big Life, Big Life 60842-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
847 91 2 Junior Reid Progress(LP) Big Life 847 91 2 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
0098665ULT Damage Love II Love(Minimax, Maxi) Ultrapop, Big Life 0098665ULT Germany 1997 Sell This Version
21 0181-4 Killing Joke Democracy(Cass, Album) Globus International 21 0181-4 Czech Republic 1996 Sell This Version
262 300 Lisa Stansfield Real Love(CD, Album) Arista 262 300 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
463234 1 Yazz Wanted(LP, Album) CBS, Big Life 463234 1 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
463234 2 Yazz Wanted(CD, Album) CBS, Big Life 463234 2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
466140 2 Yazz The 'Wanted' Remixes!(CD) Big Life 466140 2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
467117 2 Coldcut Some Like It Cold(CD, Album, Promo) CBS, Big Life, Ahead Of Our Time 467117 2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
511285-2 Various Young Soul Rebels(CD, Comp) Big Life, Big Life 511285-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
513 178-2 The Soup Dragons Hotwired(CD, Album) Big Life 513 178-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
513 178-4 The Soup Dragons Hotwired(Cass, Album) Big Life 513 178-4 Malaysia 1992 Sell This Version
519 172-2 System 7 777(CD, Album) Big Life 519 172-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
519 189-2 Heather Nova Glow Stars(CD, Album) Big Life, Butterfly Records 519 189-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
519 261-2 X (5) Hey Zeus!(CD, Album) Big Life 519 261-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
519 409-2 Mega City Four Magic Bullets(CD, Album) Big Life 519 409-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
519 423-2 Spiral Tribe Spiral Tribe Sound System (The Album)(CD, Album) Big Life 519 423-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
519 515-2 Drum Club Everything Is Now(CD, Album) Big Life, Butterfly Records 519 515-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
519 515-4 Drum Club Everything Is Now(Cass, Album) Big Life, Butterfly Records 519 515-4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
607520 Yazz Wanted(LP, Album) Big Life 607520 Portugal 1988 Sell This Version
613 992 Jeffrey Osborne If My Brother's In Trouble(12", Single) Arista 613 992 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
651596 6 Coldcut Doctorin' The House(12") CBS 651596 6 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
652981 6 Yazz And The Plastic Population Yazz And The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up(12") CBS, Big Life 652981 6 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
652981 7 Yazz And The Plastic Population Yazz And The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up(7", Single) CBS, Big Life 652981 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
653038 4 Yazz And The Plastic Population Yazz And The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up(Cass, Single) CBS 653038 4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
653096 6 Coldcut Featuring Junior Reid And The Ahead Of Our Time Orchestra* Coldcut Featuring Junior Reid And The Ahead Of Our Time Orchestra* - Stop This Crazy Thing(12") CBS, Big Life 653096 6 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
653115 8 Yazz Stand Up For Your Love Rights (The Remixes)(12") Big Life, CBS 653115 8 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
654633 4 Yazz Fine Time(Cass, Single) CBS 654633 4 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
654880 6 Coldcut Featuring Lisa Stansfield Coldcut Featuring Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On 654880 6 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
654880 7 Coldcut People Hold On(7") Big Life 654880 7 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
656085 4 Yazz Treat Me Good(Cass, Single) CBS 656085 4 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
656085 7 Yazz Treat Me Good(7") Big Life 656085 7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
656.784-2 Mega City Four Sebastopol Rd(CD, Album) Big Life, CNR 656.784-2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
836 736-1 Yazz Wanted(LP, Album) Fontana 836 736-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
836 736-2 Yazz Wanted(CD, Album) Fontana, Big Life 836 736-2 France 1988 Sell This Version
836 736-4 Yazz Wanted(Cass, Album, Dol) Fontana, Big Life 836 736-4 France 1988 Sell This Version
838 408-2 Coldcut What's That Noise?(CD, Album) Philips 838 408-2 France 1989 Sell This Version
842 189-1 Yazz The 'Wanted' Remixes! 842 189-1 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
842 189-2 Yazz The 'Wanted' Remixes!(CD) Big Life 842 189-2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
842 985-1 The Soup Dragons Lovegod (Album) 842 985-1 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
842 985-2 The Soup Dragons Lovegod (Album) 842 985-2 France 1990 Sell This Version
842 985-4 The Soup Dragons Lovegod(Cass, Album) Big Life 842 985-4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
843 209-1 Junior Reid One Blood(LP, Album) Big Life 843 209-1 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
843 209-2 Junior Reid One Blood(CD) Big Life 843 209-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
843 557-2 Junior Reid One Blood(CD) Big Life, Mercury 843 557-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
843 751-1 The It On Top Of The World(LP, Album) Black Market International, Big Life 843 751-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
843751-2 The It On Top Of The World(CD, Album) Black Market International, Big Life 843751-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
843 975-1 The It On Top Of The World(LP, Album) Big Life 843 975-1 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
843 975-2 The It On Top Of The World(CD, Album) Black Market International, Big Life 843 975-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
846 538-2 Coldcut Some Like It Cold(CD) Big Life 846 538-2 France 1990 Sell This Version
846 538-4 Coldcut Some Like It Cold(Cass, Album) Big Life 846 538-4 France 1990 Sell This Version
847405-1 Blue Pearl Naked(LP, Album) Big Life, Big Life, Big Life 847405-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
847405-2 Blue Pearl Naked (Album) 847405-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
847 405-4 Blue Pearl Blue Pearl(Cass, Album) Big Life 847 405-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
847912-2 Junior Reid Progress(CD, Album) Big Life 847912-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
847912-4 Junior Reid Progress(Cass, Album) Big Life 847912-4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
855 816-7 Killing Joke Millennium(7", Single, Cle) Butterfly Records, Big Life 855 816-7 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
861 035-2 The Soup Dragons Pleasure(CD, Maxi) Big Life 861 035-2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
861 319-1 KMFDM Sucks(12") Big Life 861 319-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
861 319-2 KMFDM Sucks(CD, Maxi) Big Life 861 319-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
861 632-7 Son Of Space Magic Fly(7") Big Life 861 632-7 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
861 633-2 Son Of Space Magic Fly(CD, Maxi) Big Life 861 633-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
861 707-1 System 7 7:7 Expansion(12") Big Life 861 707-1 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
861 707-2 System 7 7:7 Expansion(CD, Single) Big Life 861 707-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
861 711-1 JTQ* with Noel McKoy JTQ* with Noel McKoy - Love The Life(12") Big Life 861 711-1 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
861 711-2 JTQ* With Noel McKoy JTQ* With Noel McKoy - Love The Life(CD, Maxi) Big Life 861 711-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
861 795-1 Spiral Tribe Sound System* Sirius 23(12") Butterfly Records, Big Life 861 795-1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
861 821-2 X (5) Country At War(CD, Single) Big Life, Mercury 861 821-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
861 959-2 Mega City Four Iron Sky(CD, Single) Big Life 861 959-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
863 070-7 Blue Pearl Mother Dawn(7") Big Life 863 070-7 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
863 329-1 Urbanized Featuring Silvano Urbanized Featuring Silvano - Helpless (I Don't Know What To Do Without You) 863 329-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
863 329-2 Urbanized Helpless (I Don't Know What To Do Without You)(CD, Maxi) Big Life 863 329-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
863 508-7 The Soup Dragons Pleasure(7", Single, Promo) Big Life 863 508-7 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
863 653-1 The Orb Blue Room 863 653-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
863 877-2 The Orb Assassin(CD, Single, Promo) Big Life, Big Life 863 877-2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
863 909-2 AON (2) Quiet Joys(CD, Single) Big Life, Survival Records 863 909-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
865 139-1 The Orb Little Fluffy Clouds (Single) 865 139-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
865 139-2 The Orb Little Fluffy Clouds(CD, Maxi) Big Life, Mercury 865 139-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
865 458-7 Blue Pearl (Can You) Feel The Passion(7", Single) Big Life 865 458-7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
865 459-1 Blue Pearl (Can You) Feel The Passion(12") Big Life, Big Life 865 459-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
865 459-2 Blue Pearl (Can You) Feel The Passion(CD, Maxi) Big Life, Big Life 865 459-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
865 604-2 The Soup Dragons Divine Thing(CD, Single) Big Life 865 604-2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
865 604-7 The Soup Dragons Divine Thing (Single) 865 604-7 US 1992 Sell This Version
865 605-1 The Soup Dragons Divine Thing (Maxi) 865 605-1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
865 605-2 The Soup Dragons Divine Thing (Single, Maxi) 865 605-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
865 765-1 The Soup Dragons Divine Thing 865 765-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
865 765-2 The Soup Dragons Divine Thing(CD, Maxi) Big Life 865 765-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
867 046-7 Blue Pearl Alive(7") Big Life 867 046-7 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
867 047-1 Blue Pearl Alive(12") Big Life 867 047-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version