The Beloved ‎– Happiness

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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

Versions (35)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WX 299, WX299, 229 246 253-1, 2292-46253-1 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) WEA, WEA, WEA, WEA WX 299, WX299, 229 246 253-1, 2292-46253-1 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
90260 The Beloved Felicidad(Cass, Album) WEA 90260 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
80260 The Beloved Felicidad(LP, Album) WEA 80260 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
2292-46253-2 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) WEA 2292-46253-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
2292-46253-2, 2292-46253-2 YS The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) EastWest, EastWest 2292-46253-2, 2292-46253-2 YS Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7 82047-2, 82047-2 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82047-2, 82047-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
7 82047-2, 82047-2 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82047-2, 82047-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
CD 46253 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) WEA, EastWest CD 46253 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
WMC5-62 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) WEA, Wea Music WMC5-62 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
2292-46253-2 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) EastWest 2292-46253-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
82047-2 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album, Lon) Atlantic 82047-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
WMC5-62 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album, Promo) WEA, Wea Music WMC5-62 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
WX 299C, 246 253-4, 46253-4 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) EastWest, WEA, WEA WX 299C, 246 253-4, 46253-4 Malaysia 1990 Sell This Version
CPNI-6943 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) WEA CPNI-6943 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
246253-4, WX 299C The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) EastWest, WEA Records Ltd. 246253-4, WX 299C Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
WX 299C, 229 246 253-4 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) WEA, WEA WX 299C, 229 246 253-4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
WX 299C, 2292 46253-4, 2292-46253-4 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) WEA, WEA, EastWest WX 299C, 2292 46253-4, 2292-46253-4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
246253-4 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) WEA 246253-4 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
24 62534 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album, Dol) WEA 24 62534 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
82047-4 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album, Promo) Atlantic 82047-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
82047-4, 7 82047-4 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album, SR,) Atlantic, Atlantic 82047-4, 7 82047-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
none The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album, Unofficial) PMT (2) none Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
4281 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album, Unofficial) WEA 4281 Thailand 1990 Sell This Version
82047-1, 7 82047-1 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 82047-1, 7 82047-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
WX299, 2292-46253-1, WX 299, 229 246 253-1 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) EastWest, EastWest, WEA, WEA WX299, 2292-46253-1, WX 299, 229 246 253-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LPNI-6943 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) WEA LPNI-6943 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version
670.9166, 229246253-1, 01001 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) EastWest, EastWest, EastWest 670.9166, 229246253-1, 01001 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
246 253-1 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) WEA 246 253-1 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
246 253-1 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album, W/Lbl) WEA 246 253-1 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
2292-46253-2, 2292-46253-2 YS The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album, RP) EastWest, EastWest 2292-46253-2, 2292-46253-2 YS Europe 1999 Sell This Version
none The Beloved Happiness(10xFile, AAC, Album, RE, 256) New State Music none UK 2018
none The Beloved Happiness (Special Edition)(25xFile, ALAC, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition, 24 ) New State Music none 2020
none The Beloved Happiness (Special Edition)(25xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition, 24 ) New State Music none 2020
NEW9239LP The Beloved Happiness(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) New State Music NEW9239LP Europe 2020 Sell This Version
NEW9373CD The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + S/Edition) New State Music NEW9373CD UK & Europe 2020 Sell This Version

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ChangeLog

ChangeLog

October 19, 2020
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP
so an example of a record properly mastered and pressed, fess up who did this, you need to give lessons
ispace

ispace

September 22, 2020
referencing Happiness, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + S/Edition, NEW9373CD
Destroyed dynamic range (original CD = DR13).

foobar2000 1.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-09-22 21:39:24

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Analyzed: The Beloved / Happiness [UK 1990/2020 CD]
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR6 -0.45 dB -8.25 dB 4:20 01-Hello
DR5 -0.59 dB -7.30 dB 3:40 02-Your Love Takes Me Higher
DR5 -0.59 dB -7.37 dB 4:13 03-Time After Time
DR6 -0.64 dB -8.22 dB 3:50 04-Don't You Worry
DR5 -0.62 dB -7.07 dB 4:41 05-Scarlet Beautiful
DR5 -0.29 dB -6.62 dB 5:05 06-The Sun Rising
DR6 -0.69 dB -8.05 dB 3:55 07-I Love You More
DR5 -0.64 dB -7.30 dB 5:04 08-Wake Up Soon
DR6 -0.01 dB -7.22 dB 6:03 09-Up, Up And Away
DR5 -0.48 dB -6.83 dB 4:26 10-Found
DR6 -0.38 dB -8.99 dB 4:25 01-I Love You More (Demo)
DR6 -0.47 dB -8.30 dB 5:11 02-Jackie (Won't You Please Come Home?)
DR6 -0.32 dB -8.56 dB 4:28 03-Sally
DR6 -0.33 dB -7.02 dB 4:19 04-My Heart's Desire
DR5 -0.53 dB -6.53 dB 4:39 05-Your Love Takes Me Higher (Demo)
DR5 -0.48 dB -7.09 dB 5:45 06-Your Love Takes Me Higher (Piano/303 Demo)
DR5 -0.39 dB -7.05 dB 5:45 07-Wake Up Soon (Demo)
DR6 -0.32 dB -7.79 dB 4:03 08-Acid Love (7" Mix)
DR6 -0.03 dB -7.29 dB 5:01 09-Acid Love (Acid Dream)
DR5 -0.40 dB -6.99 dB 4:39 10-Paradise (My Darling, My Angel)
DR6 -0.58 dB -7.59 dB 4:21 11-Time After Time (Demo)
DR6 -0.56 dB -9.06 dB 6:59 12-Time After Time (Demo Dub)
DR6 -0.50 dB -7.39 dB 3:42 13-Jennifer Smiles
DR7 -0.48 dB -8.61 dB 4:18 14-Pablo
DR6 -0.59 dB -7.95 dB 5:04 15-The Sun Rising (Evening Session Remix)
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Number of tracks: 25
Official DR value: DR6

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 1067 kbps
Codec: ALAC
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david_carter1969

david_carter1969

September 11, 2020
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP
Flawless pressing and a beautiful package overall, not heard the album in years so really enjoyed listening to it again and sounding so good.
pologeezer

pologeezer

September 3, 2020
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP
there was a signed version available of this as ell
kittens69

kittens69

August 28, 2020
referencing Happiness, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + S/Edition, NEW9373CD
Sounds wonderful compared to the original CD. Fuller sound. Literally a different album. Wonderful album from an underrated band.
Bavvers

Bavvers

August 12, 2020
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP

The quality of this 2020 release is immense! Through the thick card inner sleeve to the both thick flawless sounding vinyl. It's just quality throughout.
dobbin_the_horse

dobbin_the_horse

August 7, 2020
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP
why the change of track ordering? frustrating for people used to hearing it in the original order.
simonali6819

simonali6819

May 29, 2020
referencing Happiness, LP, Album, WX 299, WX299, 229 246 253-1, 2292-46253-1
Two disc reissue coming in July 2020 with some demos and B sides as the extra tracks.
jensby01

jensby01

December 7, 2017
referencing Happiness, LP, Album, WX 299, WX299, 229 246 253-1, 2292-46253-1
Here is a link to the 5 track EU 'Happiness' sampler..... The Beloved - Happiness
lcb10

lcb10

April 4, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Happiness, LP, Album, WX 299, WX299, 229 246 253-1, 2292-46253-1
Though I understand the pop appreciation of this album, really it's nearly all about deep house and seriously so. The significance of this album to the dancefloor in the UK and Balearic Islands can't be overemphasized. Still, Happiness is not the remixes and there were so many of those from these album tracks, I know it can seem like dance influenced pop music. Sorry to say it, you just had be to be there - in the clubs, in the fields, in the warehouses to know how central these chart friendly, Balearic tracks were in the underground dance worlds. I guess volume and context also had a lot to do with it! A perfect understanding of the times in dance music.

While "Found" has that perfect hippy vibe which was also so important to the 2nd summer(s) of love. And maybe it could have been the kind of thing Danny Rampling or whoever would just slip in, like the odd Minnie Ripperton (before The Orb), Jimi Hendrix, you name it, maybe The Eagles or Captain Beefheart.
Hello was kind of a joke to do with certain feelings one would get at times because of certain contexts. I hated it after a while, but it was also meant to be hated and laughed at from the start, as well as appreciated. There are one or two instrumental mixes of Hello somewhere which are still worthy to me, but it's the one track you have to put up with on Happiness. Still some love it.

Time After Time I thought was beautiful, but it's a shame of time, place and people rather than the song itself that it now sounds dated. But Jon and Steve did describe it as their partial attempt at throwaway pop as The Pet Shop Boys. Still, the arrangement has great elements for a mix as does Hello.

I guess every decade has their top 5 or so albums. This classic has to be one in the 90s, the material so good and distinguished, and with such an effect that I'd suggest its successor, its remixes album "Blissed Out" one of the top 20 albums of the 1990s, released a year later.

Some feat.

As with others, The Beloved did not hold my interest after this period, except for some, odd tracks and remixes. Sweet Harmony was a real let down to me, after thinking they were getting better with the follow up single after Happiness , "It's Alright Now".

5 stars for Happiness of course, after all these years.

My God, it is getting to 30 years later!!!
And did anything ever happen again after those ensuing years in which house as we knew it kind of died - 90 to 93-ish?
I don't think so.
It must make this album so much more important still.