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HAPPINESS Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

by The Beloved

Release Date: 17 August 2020

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: NEW STATE ENTERTAINMENT

£18.99

THE BELOVED HAPPINESS Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Overview:

After this January's reissue of their 1987 indie - facing compilation of early singles - 'Where It Is', The Beloved are back with a 30th Anniversary Reissue of this 1st album proper - Happiness.
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.

Four singles were released: 'The Sun Rising', which gave The Beloved their first Top 40 hit in October 1989; 'Hello', released January 1990, which peaked at No.19 and led to the band's first appearance on Top Of The Pops; 'Your Love Takes Me Higher', which became their third Top 40 hit in 1990; and final single 'Time After Time'.,

Featured Tracks:

Hello
Your Love Takes Me Higher
Time After Time
Don't You Worry
Scarlet Beautiful
I Love You More
The Sun Rising
Wake Up Soon
Found
Wake Up Soon
Found
Up Up & Away

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