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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use British English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" is a popular 1969 single by Amen Corner.

Originally written by the Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti<ref name="Discogs"/> for La Ragazza 77, alias Ambra Borelli, in 1968 as "Il paradiso della vita" ("The paradise of the life"), and later in 1969 for Patty Pravo as "Il Paradiso" ("The paradise"), it was translated into English by Jack Fishman.<ref name="Discogs"/> When it was offered to The Tremeloes as a potential single, they rejected it. It was recorded by Amen Corner as their debut single for their new record label, Immediate Records, and was produced by Shel Talmy.<ref name="Discogs">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The most successful of the band's six hit singles, it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in February 1969,<ref name="British Hit Singles & Albums">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> and number 34 when it was reissued in 1976.<ref name="British Hit Singles & Albums 2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

There are two differing versions of the song by Amen Corner; one with orchestra and a prominent horn through the middle eight, and one version without either. However, the basic track and vocals appear the same in both.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

In 1987, Bucks Fizz member Cheryl Baker recorded the song and released it as a single.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}


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