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The Beloved / Happiness SIGNED 2LP vinyl

The Beloved / Happiness SIGNED 2LP vinyl

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Happiness 2LP vinyl

Signed by The Beloved's Jon Marsh and Steve Waddington

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.

Happiness Special Edition has been remastered from the original analogue studio masters (by John Davis at Metropolis Studios) and has a significantly louder and clearer audio than the original release. 

Side A

1. Hello
2.Your Love Takes Me Higher
3.Time After Time

Side B

1. Don't You Worry
2. Scarlet Beautiful
3. I Love You More

Side C

1. The Sun Rising
2. Wake Up Soon

Side D

1. Up Up & Away
2. Found

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