Lovely Day

~ Recording by Bill Withers

Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.1 Lovely Day 4:15 Menagerie Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 34903, JC 34903
2.3 Lovely Day ?:?? The World Is Full of Married Men Various Artists Ronco Records RTD 2038
1.4 Lovely Day 4:17 Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) FC 37199
1.4 Lovely Day 4:17 Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 491719 6
1.4 Lovely Day 4:17 Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 37199
1.2 Lovely Day (original version) 4:16 Lovely Day (Sunshine mix) Bill Withers CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 653001 3
1.5 Lovely Day 4:15 25 Jaar Popmuziek: 1978 Various Artists CBS Special Products 29.982104.10, LSP 982104 2
1.5 Lovely Day 4:14 Unforgettable 2 Various Artists EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) CDP 7 92235 2
6.16 Lovely Day 4:16 Great Romantic Hits of the 70s and 80s Various Artists Reader’s Digest RDCD 151-156
1.2 Lovely Day 4:08 Commercial Breaks Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 469048 2
2.1 Lovely Day 4:13 Dance Classics Gold IV Various Artists Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 01 8030 62
1.10 Lovely Day 4:17 Lean On Me: The Best of Bill Withers Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 52924
1.10 Lovely Day 4:17 Lean on Me: The Best of Bill Withers Bill Withers Legacy (Legacy Recordings) CK 52924
1.8 Lovely Day 4:13 100% Summer Jazz Various Artists Telstar Records (UK, mostly compilations) TCD2781
1.12 Lovely Day 4:12 100% Summer 95 Various Artists Telstar Records (UK, mostly compilations) TCD 2777
1.10 Lovely Day 4:17 Lean On Me - The Best Of Bill Withers Bill Withers
1.14 Lovely Day 4:13 The Very Best of the 80's: 1988, Volume 2 Various Artists
1.5 Lovely Day 4:15 Time Trip: Hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s Various Artists Sony Music Entertainment (Holland) B.V. (Sony Music Entertainment's NL subsidiary until 2004) 29-984944-10
1.8 Lovely Day 4:16 Solid Gold Soul 1978 Various Artists Time-Life Music R838-17
1.8 Lovely Day 4:15 Music in Black, Volume 1 Various Artists EastWest 9548-36221-2
2.15 Lovely Day 4:11 Superwoman: The Soundtrack to a Perfect Day Various Artists Virgin EMI (mid-90s UK compilations) 7243 8 45645 2 0, VTDCD179
2.18 Lovely Day (original version) 4:14 Starsky & Hutch Presents: 70's Funksouljazzdisco Various Artists Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) VTDCD205
1.1 Lovely Day 4:16 The Best of: Lovely Day Bill Withers
1.3 Lovely Day 4:15 Disco knallers uit de seventies! Various Artists Sony Music Special Products LSP 985773 2
1.16 Lovely Day 4:16 Audio’s Audiophile, Volume 10: Power of Pop Various Artists Sony Music Media CD 2700000071 D
2.10 Lovely Day 4:17 Body + Soul: Love Under Cover Various Artists Sony Music Special Products, Time-Life Music A2 30145, R794-06
2.6 Lovely Day 4:14 The Power of Love: Heart & Soul Various Artists Time-Life Music TL629/20
2.6 Lovely Day 4:15 The Sound of Magic Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 564 479-2
1.6 Lovely Day 4:15 Venezia Soul Various Artists
1.4 Lovely Day 4:17 Smooth Grooves: Jazzy Soul, Volume 1 Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 78024
1.1 Lovely Day 4:12 The Best of Bill Withers: Lean on Me Bill Withers Legacy (Legacy Recordings) CK 63852
1.3 Lovely Day 4:13 The Ultimate Bill Withers Collection Bill Withers Legacy (Legacy Recordings)
1.1 Lovely Day 4:17 Pottery Barn: Cool Grooves Various Artists Rock River PB21
1.1 Lovely Day 4:12 The Best of Bill Withers: Lean on Me Bill Withers
1.2 Lovely Day 4:15 A Year in Your Life: 1978, Volume Two Various Artists Definitive Records ("A Year in Your Life" series, et al.) 50437
2.18 Lovely Day 4:12 School Disco.com: Summer Holiday Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 508463 2
1.8 Lovely Day 4:12 Body + Soul: Smooth + Silky Various Artists Time-Life Music R794-23
1.15 Lovely Day 4:13 Body Talk - Magic Moments Various Artists Time-Life Music TL BYC/09
2.9 Lovely Day 4:15 Club Tropicana Various Artists Sony Music TV STVCD145
1.15 Lovely Day 4:11 Feel So Good Various Artists
1.9 Lovely Day 4:14 Summertime Party Pack Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) A3K-59734
1.3 Lovely Day 4:13 Tropical Nights Various Artists Rock River Communications
1.1 Lovely Day 4:15 Menagerie Bill Withers Legacy (Legacy Recordings) CK 86647
1.11 Lovely Day 4:15 Always and Forever II Various Artists Sony Music TV STVCD170
1.2 Lovely Day 4:17 Just The Two Of Us - Best Bill Withers Phono Music Zounds (German Label releasing digitally remastered "Best Of CDs" within the ZOUNDS Best Of Series.) 2700020122 B
1.3 Lovely Day 4:16 Tele Atlas – Drivers’ Choice – Pop Various Artists Sony Music Entertainment (Holland) B.V. (Sony Music Entertainment's NL subsidiary until 2004) LSP 988356 2
1.3 Lovely Day 4:18 Timeless Various Artists DMG TV DMGTV009
1.6 Lovely Day 4:14 80's Disco Non Stop Dancing Various Artists Sony Music Special Products 990585 2
2.4 Lovely Day 4:14 Body & Soul: Night Moods Various Artists Time-Life Music TL BAS/04
1.13 Lovely Day 4:16 Lean on Me Various Artists Sony Music Custom Marketing Group 29686
2.8 Lovely Day 4:16 Old School Jams 5 Various Artists SPG Music Ltd. SPG-7016
1.1 Lovely Day 4:15 Original Hits Bill Withers Sony Music Media
1.3 Lovely Day 4:18 Timeless - A Collection Of 54 Classic Performances Various Artists DMG TV DMGTV 009
1.1 Lovely Day 4:12 The Best Smooth Jazz...Ever! Various Artists Blue Note 72438 60392 2 4
3.13 Lovely Day 4:13 The Complete 80's Soul Weekender Various Artists Warner Special Marketing WSMCD 207
2.1 Lovely Day 4:15 Smooth Summer Soul Various Artists Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) 82876705332
1.9 Lovely Day 4:13 Roll Bounce Various Artists Sanctuary Urban 06076-87544-2
1.1 Lovely Day 4:15 Lovely Day: The Very Best of Bill Withers Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 520146 2
1.1 Lovely Day 4:14 Lovely Day: The Very Best Of Bill Withers Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 520146 2
1.1 Lovely Day 4:15 Lovely Day: The Very Best of Bill Withers Bill Withers Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) 82876845522
1.2 Lovely Day 4:11 Mastercuts Gold: Best of Bill Withers Bill Withers Pinnacle
1.2 Lovely Day 4:11 Mastercuts Gold: Best of Bill Withers Bill Withers Apace Music MCUTGCD02
1.1 Lovely Day 4:15 Menagerie Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 86647
2.1 Lovely Day 4:14 Ain't No Sunshine: The Best Of Bill Withers Music Club Deluxe MCDLX078
2.15 Lovely Day 4:12 Essential: The 80s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697582402
5.9 Lovely Day 4:11 100 Essential Tracks: 70s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697607412
1.13 Lovely Day 4:15 Body & Soul: Die grössten Black Music Kuschelballaden Various Artists Sony Music Catalog (a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH, as well as its imprint) 88697521742
4.21 Lovely Day 4:15 Le 100 canzoni di sempre internazionali Various Artists
1.19 Lovely Day 4:15 Lovely Day: The Best Of Bill Withers Bill Withers
3.1 Lovely Day 4:12 Essential: Summer Breeze Various Artists Sony CMG (subsidiary of SME UK, add only UK releases) 88697702052
1.5 Lovely Day 4:16 127 Hours A. R. Rahman Interscope Records
1.5 Lovely Day 4:16 127 Hours: Music From the Motion Picture A. R. Rahman Interscope Records B0015076-02
1.11 Lovely Day 4:11 Come Dine With Me Presents: Dinner Party Songs Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)
2.8 Lovely Day 4:13 Terry Wogan: The Collection Various Artists Rhino UK (a division of Warner Music UK Ltd.) WMTV159
1.5 Lovely Day 4:16 127 Hours A. R. Rahman Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)
3.16 Lovely Day 4:13 The Workout Mix - Beach Fit! Various Artists Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music")
4.17 Lovely Day 4:13 Pure… 70s Dance Party Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 886979069022
1.9 Lovely Day 4:13 Dinner Music Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88697 96343 2
2.15 Lovely Day 4:15 Totally 70s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified), Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music")
2.3 Lovely Day 4:12 Return to Soul City Various Artists Universal Music TV (UK) 5340403
7.1 Lovely Day 4:15 Bill Withers: The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums Bill Withers Legacy (Legacy Recordings)
2.8 Lovely Day 4:16 The Essential Bill Withers Bill Withers Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88883771572
4.2 Lovely Day 4:16 100 Hits: 70s Chartbusters Various Artists 100 Hits DMG 100 117
3.1 Lovely Day 4:16 The Real Bill Withers Bill Withers Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 88843054952
2.5 Lovely Day 4:13 It Had to Be Y♥u: The Ultimate Love Songs Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) 88843027302
1.6 Lovely Day 4:11 Original Soul Classics Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88843075652
1.22 Lovely Day 4:11 When A Man Loves A Woman Various Artists Warner Music TV 0825646171064
2.7 Lovely Day 4:12 30 Stars: 70s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88875075032
1.10 Lovely Day 4:15 Happy: Music to Make You Smile and Feel Happy Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88875 11689 2
1.22 Lovely Day 4:11 Coffeehouse Classics, Vol. 1 Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) [none]
1.15 Lovely Day 4:13 Ultimate Love Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 88875085572
1.4 Lovely Day 4:17 Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits Bill Withers Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2155
3.17 Lovely Day 4:11 Anthems: Soul Classics Various Artists Ministry of Sound MOSCD456
1.57 Lovely Day 4:11 Anthems: Soul Classics Various Artists Ministry of Sound
1.4 Lovely Day 4:13 NOW That’s What I Call 70s Various Artists Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified) 89853 68742
3.7 Lovely Day 4:13 100 Hits: Car Song 2 Various Artists 100 Hits DMGN 100 183
4.17 Lovely Day 4:14 100 Hits: Feeling Good Various Artists 100 Hits DMGN 100 179
Promotion
1.7 Lovely Day 4:13 Pop Rock Selects Various Artists Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) CSK 85178
1.1 Lovely Day 4:10 100.4 smoothfm Go With the Flow Various Artists smoothfm smoothcd001
Bootleg
1.5 Lovely Day 4:16 Love! Various Artists

Relationships

bass guitar: Jerry Knight
drums and shakers: Russ Kunkel
guitar: Ray Parker Jr.
Bill Withers
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
keyboard: Clarence McDonald
arranger: Clarence McDonald
conductor: Charles Veal Jr.
producer: Clarence McDonald
Bill Withers
vocals: Bill Withers
DJ-mixes: Lovely Day (www.McMario.com remix)
remixes: Lovely Day (12" Sunshine mix)
Lovely Day (7″ Sunshine mix)
sampled by: It's Gonna Be... (A Lovely Day) (Bedrock vocal mix) by Brancaccio & Aisher
Minute Man by Harlem World
recording of: Lovely Day (1977)

Lovely Day

writer: Skip Scarborough
Bill Withers
is the basis for: It's Gonna Be... (A Lovely Day)
later versions: It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day