R.E.M. ‎– Shiny Happy People

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 19242-4, 4-19242 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(Cass, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 19242-4, 4-19242 US 1991 Sell This Version
7-19242 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People / Forty Second Song(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7-19242 US 1991 Sell This Version
W0027T, W 0027 (T), 9362 40078-0, 9362-40078-0 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027T, W 0027 (T), 9362 40078-0, 9362-40078-0 UK 1991 Sell This Version
9362-40078-0, W0027T R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-40078-0, W0027T Europe 1991 Sell This Version
W0027T, W 0027 (T), 9362-40078-0 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027T, W 0027 (T), 9362-40078-0 UK 1991 Sell This Version
W0027T, W 0027 (T), 9362 40078-0 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027T, W 0027 (T), 9362 40078-0 UK 1991 Sell This Version
9362-40078-0, W0027T R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(12", Single, MP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-40078-0, W0027T Europe 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-A-5060 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(12", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-5060 US 1991 Sell This Version
W0027, W 0027, 5439-19307-7 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027, W 0027, 5439-19307-7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7-19242 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 7-19242 Philippines 1991 Sell This Version
80165, 19242-7 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 80165, 19242-7 Ecuador 1991 Sell This Version
5439-19307-7, W0027 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 5439-19307-7, W0027 France 1991 Sell This Version
W0027, 5439-19307-7 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027, 5439-19307-7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
W0027, 5439-19307-7 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027, 5439-19307-7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
W0027, W 0027, 5439-19307-7 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single, Lar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027, W 0027, 5439-19307-7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
W 0027 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single, M/Print) Warner Bros. Records W 0027 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1378 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single, Promo) WEA Records, S.A. 1378 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
5439-19307-7, W0027, W 0027 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(7", Single, Sol) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 5439-19307-7, W0027, W 0027 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-5060 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Maxi, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-5060 US 1991 Sell This Version
W0027CD, 9362 40078-2 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027CD, 9362 40078-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
9362-40078-2, W 0027 CD, W0027CD R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-40078-2, W 0027 CD, W0027CD Europe 1991 Sell This Version
W0027CDX, 9362 40079-2 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Single, Ltd) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027CDX, 9362 40079-2 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
9362-40079-2, W 0027 CDX R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Single, Ltd) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-40079-2, W 0027 CDX Europe 1991 Sell This Version
9362-40079-2, W 0027 CDX, W0027CDX R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Single, Ltd) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-40079-2, W 0027 CDX, W0027CDX Europe 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4888 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-4888 US 1991 Sell This Version
W0027C, 5439 19307-4 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(Cass, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W0027C, 5439 19307-4 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
5439-19307-4 R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(Cass, Single) Warner Music France 5439-19307-4 France 1991 Sell This Version
9362-40078-2, W 0027 CD, W0027CD R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Single, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-40078-2, W 0027 CD, W0027CD Europe 2003 Sell This Version
9362-40078-2, W 0027 CD, W0027CD R.E.M. Shiny Happy People(CD, Single, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9362-40078-2, W 0027 CD, W0027CD Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

October 1, 2018
referencing Shiny Happy People, CD, Maxi, Promo, PRO-CD-5060
This is one of those cases where I had NO idea remixes of this song existed until a few years ago, when I stumbled upon this at a used record store! Some very rare remixes here which only appear on this CD, and on this promo 12".

So how are the mixes? Well the Dance To The Music Mix is actually quite impressive...it has the familiar string arrangement intro, but then kicks into this pseudo-breakbeat-house rhythm track that features a wicked bass drum. The bass line is also modified slightly, and the familiar chorus guitar hook has been moved to the background, with strings playing the same notes over top of it...acting as the 'feature' instrument instead of the guitar. Thankfully all the vocals were kept intact, along with some additional vocal stabs over some of the breaks. It's also worth noting that unlike the original version, the string arrangement from the intro isn't replayed after the second chorus refrain (instead it's a drum break, and...true to the name of the mix...a little bit of bass line sampling from Sly & The Family Stone's 'Dance To The Music').

Overall, a solid remix that doesn't have a lot of flash and doesn't try too hard to mess with the original. Which makes sense considering Scott Litt, who also produced the original, did this remix as well.

As for the other 2 mixes, they seem to just contain bits and chunks of the Dance To The Music mix and not much else...
babajaro

babajaro

July 31, 2017
referencing Shiny Happy People, CD, Single, Ltd, W0027CDX, 9362 40079-2
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FunkyBeak

FunkyBeak

September 17, 2016
edited 7 months ago
referencing Shiny Happy People, 12", Single, Promo, PRO-A-5060
This is one of those cases where I had NO idea remixes of this song existed until a few years ago, when I stumbled upon this at a used record store! Some very rare remixes here which only appear on this 12" and on this promo CD.

So how are the mixes? Well the Dance To The Music Mix is actually quite impressive...it has the familiar string arrangement intro, but then kicks into this pseudo-breakbeat-house rhythm track that features a wicked bass drum. The bass line is also modified slightly, and the familiar chorus guitar hook has been moved to the background, with strings playing the same notes over top of it...acting as the 'feature' instrument instead of the guitar. Thankfully all the vocals were kept intact, along with some additional vocal stabs over some of the breaks. It's also worth noting that unlike the original version, the string arrangement from the intro isn't replayed after the second chorus refrain (instead it's a drum break, and...true to the name of the mix...a little bit of bass line sampling from Sly & The Family Stone's 'Dance To The Music').

Overall, a solid remix that doesn't have a lot of flash and doesn't try too hard to mess with the original. Which makes sense considering Scott Litt, who also produced the original, did this remix as well.

As for the other 2 mixes, they seem to just contain bits and chunks of the Dance To The Music mix and not much else...