Format: 2 X LP
Label: New State Music – NEW9239LP
Release type: Reissued/Remsatered 180 Gram Double Vinyl LP Pressing
Happiness was recorded from late 1988 to summer 1989, influenced by the band's immersion in the nascent UK Acid House scene. Originally a four-piece guitar/synth band, The Beloved MK1 parted ways late 1987 and founder members Jon Marsh and Steve Waddington were newly liberated by their electronic, machine-driven rhythm section. The perfect synchronicity of the Balearic stylings of the underground clubs and exposure to early Chicago House corresponded with a burst in songwriting and sonic adventure. The result: Happiness!
Recorded mostly with producer Martyn Phillips (who subsequently worked with Erasure, Jesus Jones, & Londonbeat) the band created a hybrid of British electronic pop music, US club beats, euphoric mood and consistently optimistic and uplifting lyrics.
- Hello 4:19
- Your Love Takes Me Higher 3:39
- Time After Time 4:12
- Don't You Worry 3:50
- Scarlet Beautiful 4:40
- The Sun Rising 5:04
- I Love You More 3:56
- Wake Up Soon 5:02
- Up, Up And Away 6:01
- Found 4:24