1981 Adrian Snell – The Virgin

The Virgin is the title of the seventh solo album by British singer-songwriter Adrian Snell.

Adrian Snell (born 1954 in Northwood, Middlesex, England) is an English pianist, keyboard player, singer and composer. Classically trained at the Leeds College of Music and with a music diploma to his name (LGSM), Adrian’s musical career spans nearly four decades. During this time he has produced twenty-three original albums: seventeen solo albums and six major concept works. His major commissions include: ‘The Virgin’ from the BBC, ‘The Passion’, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and premièred on BBC Radio One, ‘The Cry: A Requiem for the Lost Child’, premièred at St Paul’s Cathedral in aid of Save the Children, and numerous Dutch commissions including HTV’s special musical documentary ‘Song of an Exile’ recorded at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem. He has performed extensively in the United Kingdom, Israel, the United States, Australia, and throughout Europe, and has had many TV and radio performances worldwide.


1  Light Of The World–Part 1 (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 03:05
2  Love In My Life (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 02:46
3  The Promise (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 03:20
4  How Can I Explain (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 03:08
5  What A Love! (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 03:52
6  What Do You Mean, A Baby- (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 02:43
7  All For Nothing (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 03:09
8  Joseph’s Dream (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 01:52
9  My Heart Sings (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 02:29
10  Journey To Bethlehem & No Room, We’re Full (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 06:34
11  Look At Us Now! (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 03:51
12  The Warning & Kill All The Children & Return (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 04:31
13  Simeon’s Song & Son Of The World (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 04:01
14  Light Of The World–Part 2 (Adrian Snell; Phil Thomson) 03:13


BassJohn Gerald Perry
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarDzal Martin
GuitarPaul Keogh
Acoustic GuitarPaul Keogh
OrganRon Edwards
PianoAdrian Snell
SynthesizerAdrian Snell
ProgrammingRon Edwards
PercussionClive Bunker
Background VocalsAnnie McCraig
Background VocalsDebi Doss
Background VocalsGary Edwards
Background VocalsMo McCafferty
Background VocalsPaul Field
Background VocalsRon Edwards
Background VocalsShirlie Roden

Other Musicians

2 Love In My Life

SaxNick Pentelow

5 What A Love!

OrganJohn Lawry

11 Look At Us Now!

DrumsClive Bunker
KeyboardsRon Edwards
PercussionClive Bunker

13 Simeon’s Song & Son Of The World

SynthesizerRon Edwards

14 Light Of The World–Part 2

Guitar (solo)Dave Bainbridge

Liner Notes

Producer – Jon Miller
Arranged By (Keyboards) – Rod Edwards
Arranged By (Strings) – Rod Edwards, Roger Hand
Engineer – Rod Edwards
Engineer (Assistant) – Johnny Schinas

Design – James Kessell
Illustration – Conegliano

Recorded At – Redan Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) Pilgrim Records
Copyright (c) Coronation Music Ltd