The Beloved ‎– Happiness

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Tracklist

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 (39)

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 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 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) EastWest 2292-46253-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
WMC5-62 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) WEA, Wea Music WMC5-62 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CD 46253 The Beloved Happiness(CD, Album) WEA, EastWest CD 46253 Canada 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
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
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, 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
CPNI-6943 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) WEA CPNI-6943 Mexico 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
246253-4, WX 299C The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) EastWest, WEA Records Ltd. 246253-4, WX 299C Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
WX 299C, 2292 46253-4, 2292-46253-4 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album) EastWest, EastWest, EastWest WX 299C, 2292 46253-4, 2292-46253-4 Europe 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
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
4281 The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album, Unofficial) WEA 4281 Thailand 1990 Sell This Version
none The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album, Unofficial) PMT (2) none Indonesia 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
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
82047-1, 7 82047-1 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 82047-1, 7 82047-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
LPNI-6943 The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) WEA LPNI-6943 Mexico 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
none The Beloved Happiness (Special Edition)(2xCDr, Promo, RE, RM, S/Edition) New State Music none UK & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
NEW9373CD The Beloved Happiness (Special Edition)(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + S/Edition) New State Music NEW9373CD UK & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
NEW9239LP The Beloved Happiness(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) New State Music NEW9239LP Europe 2020 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 Unknown Sell This Version

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kraftwerk100

kraftwerk100

September 1, 2021
referencing Happiness (Special Edition), CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + S/Edition, NEW9373CD
hmm, why is the new remastering of "Happiness" vinyl not contain all the new stuff demos, or the brilliant track "Paradise ("my darling, me angel")?

XETSOF

XETSOF

June 24, 2021
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP

Sounds pretty damn fine on my system. Not sure what all the bitching is about?
jamesbreeze

jamesbreeze

May 30, 2021
referencing Happiness (Special Edition), CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp + S/Edition, NEW9373CD
What's going on with the beginning of the remastered "Up, Up And Away"? Some kind of error? A couple seconds of something before the track starts. Not on the original album version. I'm surprised nobody else has commented on this.
pologeezer

pologeezer

March 28, 2021
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP
I have a test pressing of this for sale anyone interested - PM ME (note i cant seem to add test pressings - or else i would list it!)
turntable1

turntable1

February 15, 2021
edited 10 months ago
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP
I agree with GDJS. Spreading this album over 2LP's should have meant an amazing sounding record.

The reissue has taken one of the best ever recordings and squashed/compressed it way too much which has reduced overall dynamic range.

Everything is now LOUD and forward with very little ambience, space and depth that is on the original Euro German pressing.

It still sounds good, but could and should have been so much better.

The beautiful synth sound that flicks in and out about 5 feet above the speakers on Time After Time in the left channel is now just buried in the midrange.
The upper frequencies on Scarlet Beautiful have been squashed so now they are in your face, not extended like on the original pressing.
the Sun Rising has incredible depth on the original pressing, everything is in your face on the reissue.
Wake Up Soon has incredible keyboard dabs shooting around like shooting stars in the upper frequencies - in this reissue, they are just shoved into the midrange again so all the subtlety is gone.
GDJS

GDJS

February 12, 2021
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP
Either my press is different or people are not listening.

What on earth has happened with side 3, it's been destroyed.

foobar2000 1.3.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-02-08 04:32:39

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Analyzed: The Beloved / Happiness {2020 EU}
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -1.69 dB -14.27 dB 4:20 01-Hello
DR9 -2.03 dB -13.15 dB 3:40 02-Your Love Takes Me Higher
DR9 -2.45 dB -13.33 dB 4:14 03-Time After Time
DR10 -2.56 dB -14.14 dB 3:52 04-Don't You Worry
DR9 -2.39 dB -13.14 dB 4:41 05-Scarlet Beautiful
DR10 -2.30 dB -13.75 dB 3:56 06-I Love You More
DR7 -6.22 dB -14.00 dB 5:06 07-The Sun Rising
DR7 -5.37 dB -14.76 dB 5:05 08-Wake Up Soon
DR9 -2.44 dB -13.40 dB 6:03 09-Up, Up And Away
DR9 -2.56 dB -12.77 dB 4:26 10-Found
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3030 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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This is a terrible press. All sides were recorded and raised the same.

Was a great idea to spread it over 4 sides, but somebody messed up badly.
djphineart

djphineart

December 27, 2020
referencing Happiness (Special Edition), 2xCDr, Promo, RE, RM, S/Edition, none
Just got the full release version of this on CD [New State Music P&C 2020] - The demo's of the tracks are SO much better than the one's that ended up on the Album and over produced to the point where their Shoom club honesty and E-vibe was lost. I am only reviewing disc 2 because the existing album is already well known. I love you more (demo) has a baseline straight out of chicago which is joined by a ringing indie guitar line that captures the unholy indie/dance marriage that permeated through the UK underground music scene. Everyone it seemed was under the spell of ecstasy at that time so the normal influences of rainy cobbled northern streets and standard black clothed gothic infused angst got totally swept away. This opener could well be a New Order track of the same vintage and it sounds just like their club/indie collisions. Jackie won't you please come home is a downtempo chugger that is more like their pre-E-iphany stuff and mostly forgettable. Sally on the other hand has a much better song underneath it but is still a long way from the eventual sound of the Beloved that emerged on the album. The cut my hearts desire is another forgettable indie-by-numbers-cut... Then it all changes - the thumping 909 intro of the demo version of your love takes me higher leads us into a tough club track with and indie vocal over it - I could play this out at any house club and it would still do the damage. I can only imagine what the record company thought had gone in the water upon hearing the pain/303 demo version which is straight out of a Chicagoan basement sweat box - Brilliant stuff. Wake up soon's wah wah infused downtempo groover and dubs demo is SO much better than the eventual album cut, more minimal, more funky and more credible. Acid Love could have come from TRAX or DJ International. Jon Marsh is channeling E-washed mantras and Jamie Principle Vocali delivery and it sounds bloody brilliant. Oh if only this had been released instead of that "Aciiiiiieeeed" D-Mob track we might have had a more credible Shoom anthem in the charts. Acid Love (Acid Dream) is less tough mix but still a quality track. Paradise (My Darling, My Angel) is a great Acid House croon choon. "I will show you paradise" - no doubt with a dove imprinted pill - breathes Jon Marsh to his intended initiate he has seen through the smoke and strobe lights of the Shoom dance floor. The time after time demo is close to the eventual album cut but its lower-fi sound is more in keeping with its timestamp than the eventual version. I would play this one in preference at a Pikes Hotel afternoon session or Cafe Del Mar Sunset Set. The extended demo dub has a brooding cello line and lighter synth melody which gives way to an instrumental mid section that builds its layers into a nice Ibizan poolside comedown song. I like to think Jennifer Smiles is written ironically about the infamous Shoom Club doorway gatekeeper - of all the indie sounding stuff on this disc this is best of the bunch. Pablo that follows is a straight up Piano House track that will raise hands in the right club and morphs into a late set chugger that wouldn't be out of place in the right clubs today. Love it and can't wait to play it out. The Evening session remix of the seminal Sun Rising track toughens up the beat and tempo of the classic chill out classic.
All in all an amazing time capsule that freeze a band mid-way through one of the best metamorphosis in pop history. Recommended
Drawdel

Drawdel

December 14, 2020
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP
I have to agree with the other comments on this, the re-mastered vinyl is epic and puts the album in a whole new context. I liked the original issue all those years ago but it comes alive on here....amazing sound quality, really beautiful.
Hauntology

Hauntology

October 27, 2020
referencing Happiness, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, NEW9239LP

This is absolutely fantastic.
The mastering and pressing are both second to none. There's nothing about this release that I can fault.
One of the best I've bought this year.
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