'Wings of a dove' was released by Madness in 1983 as a stand-alone single. In 1984 it was included on the American version of their album 'Keep moving'. The single spent 10 weeks in the UK singles chart, peaking at number 2.
"Wings of a Dove" was written by Suggs and Chas Smash and they also share lead vocals here. The song is quite unusual for Madness, featuring steel drums by Creighton Steel Sounds and a gospel choir from the First Born Inspirational Church of the Living God. The song enjoyed a brief resurgence in popularity in 1999 when it was featured in the movie '10 things I hate about you'.
My collection: 7" single no. 5239
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 19, 2011
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Wings of a dove' / 'Behind the ball'