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.
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Current in March, 2009

BIG LIFE MANAGEMENT
67/69 CHALTON STREET
LONDON
NW1 1HY

Tel: +44 (0) 207 554 2100
Fax: +44 (0) 207 554 2101

E-mail: reception@biglifemanagement.com
Sites:
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1GA 0357/1 Eye Know  album cover De La Soul Eye Know(7", Single) Grabaciones Accidentales 1GA 0357/1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
2INA PROMO 1 Somebody In The House Say Yeah!  album cover 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 Hey Hey Hey ( Let Your Body Pump )  album cover 2-MAD* Hey Hey Hey ( Let Your Body Pump )(12", Promo) Big Life 2 MAD PROMO 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
2PLAY067 Avoid Gravity / North To South  album cover Ben Preston Avoid Gravity / North To South(2xFile, MP3, 320) 2 Play Records 2PLAY067 Netherlands 2010
26 Expand-O CD Tune Up 26  album cover Various Expand-O CD Tune Up 26(CD, Comp, Promo) The Album Network 26 US 1992 Sell This Version
28K 80 KIRAっとジェネレーション  album cover All Nighters (2) KIRAっとジェネレーション(LP, Album) Big Life 28K 80 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
510 Full Meal  album cover The Soup Dragons Full Meal(LP, Comp) Disc'Az 510 France 1987 Sell This Version
888BFLCD9 Pandemonium  album cover Killing Joke Pandemonium(CD, Album) Butterfly Records 888BFLCD9 Portugal 1994 Sell This Version
1241 Where Has All The Love Gone?  album cover Yazz Where Has All The Love Gone?(7", Promo) Big Life 1241 France 1989 Sell This Version
1685 Glow Stars  album cover Heather Nova Glow Stars(CD, Single, Promo) Butterfly Records, Big Life 1685 France 1993 Sell This Version
2064 Where Has All The Love Gone?  album cover Yazz Where Has All The Love Gone?(12", Promo) Big Life 2064 France 1989 Sell This Version
7985 BLR Say No Go  album cover De La Soul Say No Go(7", Single) Indisc, Big Life 7985 BLR Europe 1989 Sell This Version
31 066 U.F.Orb  album cover 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 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(LP, Album, Clu) Big Life 60 680 6 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
60842-1 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(LP, Album) Big Life, Big Life 60842-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
66732-2 The Only Way Is Up  album cover Yazz And The Plastic Population Yazz And The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up(CD, Mini, Maxi) Elektra, Big Life 66732-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
0098665ULT Love II Love  album cover Damage Love II Love(Minimax, Maxi) Ultrapop, Big Life 0098665ULT Germany 1997 Sell This Version
1-25974 What's That Noise?  album cover Coldcut What's That Noise?(LP, Album) Tommy Boy, Reprise Records, Tommy Boy, Ahead Of Our Time, Big Life, Reprise Records 1-25974 US 1989 Sell This Version
21 0181-4 Democracy  album cover Killing Joke Democracy(Cass, Album) Globus International 21 0181-4 Czech Republic 1996 Sell This Version
262 300 Real Love  album cover Lisa Stansfield Real Love(CD, Album) Arista 262 300 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
463234 1 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(LP, Album) CBS, Big Life 463234 1 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
463234 2 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(CD, Album) CBS, Big Life 463234 2 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
463234 4 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(Cass, Album) CBS, Big Life 463234 4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
466140 2 The 'Wanted' Remixes!  album cover Yazz The 'Wanted' Remixes!(CD) Big Life 466140 2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
467117 2 Some Like It Cold  album cover Coldcut Some Like It Cold(CD, Album) CBS, Big Life, Ahead Of Our Time 467117 2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
507580 The Only Way Is Up  album cover Yazz And The Plastic Population Yazz And The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up(7", Single) World, Edisom 507580 Portugal 1988 Sell This Version
511285-2 Young Soul Rebels  album cover Various Young Soul Rebels(CD, Comp) Big Life, Big Life 511285-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
511 573-1 Absolute - J.T.Q. Live  album cover The James Taylor Quartet Absolute - J.T.Q. Live(LP, Album) Big Life, Big Life 511 573-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
511 573-2 Absolute - J.T.Q. Live  album cover The James Taylor Quartet Absolute - J.T.Q. Live(CD, Album) Big Life, Big Life, Big Life 511 573-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
513 178-2 Hotwired  album cover The Soup Dragons Hotwired(CD, Album) Big Life 513 178-2 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
513 178-4 The Soup Dragons Hotwired (Album) 513 178-4 Malaysia 1992 Sell This Version
513749-4 U.F.Orb  album cover The Orb U.F.Orb(Cass, Album) Big Life 513749-4 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version
519 161-4 Aon  album cover AON (2) Aon(Cass, Album) Big Life 519 161-4 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
519 172-2 777  album cover System 7 777(CD, Album) Big Life 519 172-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
519 189-2 Glow Stars  album cover Heather Nova Glow Stars(CD, Album) Big Life, Butterfly Records 519 189-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
519 190-4 Supernatural Feeling  album cover JTQ* With Noel McKoy JTQ* With Noel McKoy - Supernatural Feeling (Album) 519 190-4 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
519 261-2 Hey Zeus!  album cover X (5) Hey Zeus!(CD, Album) Big Life 519 261-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
519 409-2 Magic Bullets  album cover Mega City Four Magic Bullets(CD, Album) Big Life 519 409-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
519 423-2 Spiral Tribe Sound System (The Album)  album cover Spiral Tribe Spiral Tribe Sound System (The Album)(CD, Album) Big Life 519 423-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
519 515-2 Everything Is Now  album cover Drum Club Everything Is Now(CD, Album) Big Life, Butterfly Records 519 515-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
519 515-4 Everything Is Now  album cover Drum Club Everything Is Now(Cass, Album) Big Life, Butterfly Records 519 515-4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
590075 Everything's Gonna Be Alright  album cover Naughty By Nature Everything's Gonna Be Alright(12", Maxi) Fnac Music 590075 France 1992 Sell This Version
607520 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(LP, Album) Big Life 607520 Portugal 1988 Sell This Version
613 992 If My Brother's In Trouble  album cover Jeffrey Osborne If My Brother's In Trouble(12", Single) Arista 613 992 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
652981 6 The Only Way Is Up  album cover 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 The Only Way Is Up  album cover 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 The Only Way Is Up  album cover 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 Stop This Crazy Thing  album cover 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
653096 7 Stop This Crazy Thing  album cover Coldcut Stop This Crazy Thing(7", Single) CBS, Big Life 653096 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
653115 4 Stand Up For Your Love Rights  album cover Yazz Stand Up For Your Love Rights(Cass, Single, Dol) CBS 653115 4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
653115 6 Stand Up For Your Love Rights  album cover Yazz Stand Up For Your Love Rights(12", Single) CBS 653115 6 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
653115 8 Stand Up For Your Love Rights (The Remixes)  album cover Yazz Stand Up For Your Love Rights (The Remixes)(12") Big Life, CBS 653115 8 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
654633 4 Fine Time  album cover Yazz Fine Time(Cass, Single) CBS 654633 4 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
654633 6 Fine Time  album cover Yazz Fine Time(12", Single, Promo) CBS 654633 6 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
654880 6 People Hold On  album cover Coldcut Featuring Lisa Stansfield Coldcut Featuring Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On 654880 6 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
654880 7 People Hold On  album cover Coldcut People Hold On(7") Big Life 654880 7 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
654930 6 Where Has All The Love Gone?  album cover Yazz Where Has All The Love Gone?(12") CBS 654930 6 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
656085 4 Treat Me Good  album cover Yazz Treat Me Good(Cass, Single) CBS 656085 4 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
656085 7 Treat Me Good  album cover Yazz Treat Me Good(7") Big Life 656085 7 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
656.784-2 Sebastopol Rd  album cover Mega City Four Sebastopol Rd(CD, Album) Big Life, CNR 656.784-2 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
663 992 If My Brother's In Trouble  album cover Jeffrey Osborne If My Brother's In Trouble(CD, Single) Arista 663 992 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
7-69365 The Only Way Is Up  album cover Yazz And The Plastic Population Yazz And The Plastic Population - The Only Way Is Up (Single) 7-69365 US 1988 Sell This Version
836 736-1 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(LP, Album) Fontana 836 736-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
836 736-2 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(CD, Album) Fontana, Big Life 836 736-2 France 1988 Sell This Version
836 736-4 Wanted  album cover Yazz Wanted(Cass, Album, Dol) Fontana, Big Life 836 736-4 France 1988 Sell This Version
838 408-2 What's That Noise?  album cover Coldcut What's That Noise?(CD, Album) Philips 838 408-2 France 1989 Sell This Version
840 009-1 NRJ La Plus Belle Des Compilations  album cover Various NRJ La Plus Belle Des Compilations(LP, Comp, P/Mixed) PolyGram Distribution 840 009-1 France 1988 Sell This Version
840 531-2 Mega Dance Party  album cover Various Mega Dance Party(CD, Comp, Mixed) Yo! (2), Phonogram 840 531-2 France 1989 Sell This Version
842 189-1 The 'Wanted' Remixes!  album cover Yazz The 'Wanted' Remixes! 842 189-1 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
842 189-2 The 'Wanted' Remixes!  album cover Yazz The 'Wanted' Remixes!(CD) Big Life 842 189-2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
842 985-1 Lovegod  album cover The Soup Dragons Lovegod (Album) 842 985-1 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
842 985-2 Lovegod  album cover The Soup Dragons Lovegod (Album) 842 985-2 France 1990 Sell This Version
842 985-4 The Soup Dragons Lovegod (Album) 842 985-4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
843 209-1 One Blood  album cover Junior Reid One Blood(LP, Album) Big Life 843 209-1 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
843 209-2 One Blood  album cover Junior Reid One Blood(CD) Big Life 843 209-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
843 557-2 One Blood  album cover Junior Reid One Blood(CD) Big Life, Mercury 843 557-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
843 557-4 Junior Reid One Blood(Cass, Album) Big Life 843 557-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
843 751-1 On Top Of The World  album cover The It On Top Of The World (Album) 843 751-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
843751-2 On Top Of The World  album cover The It On Top Of The World(CD, Album) Black Market Records (4), Big Life 843751-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
843 975-1 On Top Of The World  album cover The It On Top Of The World(LP, Album) Big Life 843 975-1 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
843 975-2 On Top Of The World  album cover The It On Top Of The World(CD, Album) Black Market Records (4), Big Life 843 975-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
843 975-4 On Top Of The World  album cover The It On Top Of The World(Cass, Album, chr) Big Life 843 975-4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
846 538-2 Some Like It Cold  album cover Coldcut Some Like It Cold(CD, Album) 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 Naked  album cover Blue Pearl Naked(LP, Album) Big Life, Big Life, Big Life 847405-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
847405-2 Naked  album cover Blue Pearl Naked (Album) 847405-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
847 405-4 Blue Pearl  album cover Blue Pearl Blue Pearl(Cass, Album) Big Life 847 405-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
847 91 2-1 Progress  album cover Junior Reid Progress(LP, Album) Big Life, Big Life, Big Life 847 91 2-1 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
847912-2 Progress  album cover Junior Reid Progress(CD, Album) Big Life 847912-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
847912-4 Progress  album cover Junior Reid Progress(Cass, Album) Big Life 847912-4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
859 648-2 Sugar Tree  album cover Charlotte Sugar Tree(CD, Single, Car) Big Life 859 648-2 UK 1993 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 Sucks  album cover KMFDM Sucks(12") Big Life 861 319-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
861 319-2 Sucks  album cover KMFDM Sucks(CD, Maxi) Big Life 861 319-2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
861 632-7 Magic Fly  album cover Son Of Space Magic Fly(7") Big Life 861 632-7 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
861 633-2 Magic Fly  album cover Son Of Space Magic Fly(CD, Maxi) Big Life 861 633-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
861 707-1 7:7 Expansion  album cover System 7 7:7 Expansion(12") Big Life 861 707-1 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
861 707-2 7:7 Expansion  album cover System 7 7:7 Expansion(CD, Single) Big Life 861 707-2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
861 711-1 Love The Life  album cover 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 Love The Life  album cover JTQ* With Noel McKoy JTQ* With Noel McKoy - Love The Life(CD, Maxi) Big Life 861 711-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version