Remastered • Bonus disc of demos, B-sides and remixes
British electronic group The Beloved‘s first ‘proper’ album Happiness is reissued as a two-CD deluxe edition in July.
Largely recorded with producer Martyn Phillips, Happiness was issued in February 1990 making this reissue a 30th anniversary edition. The album contains three top 40 hit singles including ‘Hello’ and ‘Your Love Takes Me Higher’.
This new two-CD deluxe (the label are calling it a ‘special edition’) has been remastered from the original analogue studio masters (by John Davis at Metropolis Studios) and includes a bonus CD dubbed ‘The Wolf Studio Recordings’. This is a 15-track bonus disc of Happiness demos, B-sides, remixes as well as four previously unreleased songs recorded in Brixton between 1988 and 1990.
The CD booklet includes new sleeve notes written by the band themselves. Happiness is reissued on 31 July 2020, via New State Entertainment.
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Happiness - 2CD special edition
2. Your Love Takes Me Higher
3. Time After Time
4. Dont You Worry
5. Scarlet Beautiful
6. The Sun Rising
7. I Love You More
8. Wake Up Soon
9. Up Up & Away
1. I Love You More [demo]
2. Jackie (Won’t You Please Come Home?)
4. My Heart’s Desire
5. Your Love Takes Me Higher [demo]
6. Your Love Takes Me Higher [piano/303 Demo]
7. Wake Up Soon [demo]
8. Acid Love (7″ Mix)
9. Acid Love (Acid Dream)
10. Paradise (My Darling, My Angel)
11. Time After Time [demo]
12. Time After Time [extended Demo Dub]
13. Jennifer Smiles
14. Pablo (7 Inch Mix)
15. The Sun Rising (Evening Session Remix)