LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening

Label:DFA – DFA 2250-2, Virgin Music – DFA 2250-2
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Leftfield, Indie Rock, Disco, Post-Punk


A1Dance Yrself Clean
Mixed By [At DFA]JM*
Tom Tom [Toms], Congas, Bongos, Cowbell, Synthesizer [Casio PT-1], Synthesizer [Roland System 100], Synthesizer [Roland SH-101], Synthesizer [Fun Machine], Drums, Handclaps [Claps], VocalsJames Murphy
A2Drunk Girls
Mixed By [At Hillside]DS*
Piano [Acoustic Piano]Morgan Wiley
Synthesizer [EMS Polysynthi], Synthesizer [EMS Synthi A], Guitar, Bass, Handclaps [Claps], Vocals, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano], Piano [Acoustic Piano], Tambourine, DrumsJames Murphy
Synthesizer [EMS Polysynthi], VocalsGavin Russom*
VocalsPat Mahoney*
Written-ByRussom*, Murphy*, Mahoney*
B1One Touch
Drums, Synthesizer [Yamaha CS 60], Drum Machine [Roland TR-606], Noises [Noise], Vocals, Handclaps [Claps], Glockenspiel, Percussion, Synthesizer [EML 101], Synthesizer [Casio MT-68], Synthesizer [Casio CT-410V], GuitarJames Murphy
Mixed By [At DFA]JM*
Vocals [Whispers]Gavin Russom*
Vocals [Yells]Nancy Whang
Written-ByRussom*, Murphy*, Whang*
B2All I Want
Mixed By [At DFA]JM*
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano [Acoustic Piano], Drums, Handclaps [Claps], Synthesizer [Fun Machine], Synthesizer [EMS VCS3 Putney]James Murphy
B3I Can Change
Drum Machine [Roland TR-808], Synthesizer [Roland System 100], Synthesizer [Roland SH-101], Synthesizer [Korg Poly Ensemble], Synthesizer [Yamaha CS 60], Wood Block [Blocks], Scraper, Cowbell, Vocals, Electronic Drums [Simmons], Percussion [Clapper]James Murphy
Mixed By [At Hillside]DS*
Written-ByMurphy*, Mahoney*
C1You Wanted A Hit
Drums, Handclaps [Claps], Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer [EMS VS3 Putney], Synthesizer [EMS Polysynthi], Synthesizer [EMS Synthi A], Synthesizer [Moog Rogue], Electronic Drums [Synare], Synthesizer [Moog CDX], Synthesizer [Korg Poly Ensemble], Piano [Acoustic Piano]James Murphy
Guitar, Synthesizer [Yamaha CS 60]Al Doyle
Mixed By [At Hillside]DS*
Written-ByDoyle*, Murphy*
C2Pow Pow
BassTyler Pope
DrumsPat Mahoney*
Guitar, Electronic Drums [Simmons], Omnichord, Vocoder, Vocals, Handclaps [Claps], Congas, Cowbell, Electronic Drums [Synare]James Murphy
Mixed By [At DFA]JM*
Written-ByMurphy*, Whang*, Mahoney*, Pope*
D1Somebody's Calling Me
Finger Snaps [Snaps]Matt Thornley
Finger Snaps [Snaps], Synthesizer [Casio MT-68], Drum Machine [Wurlitzer Sideman], Synthesizer [EMS VCS3 Putney], Bass, Piano [Acoustic Piano], Synthesizer [Roland System 100], Vocals, Synthesizer [Korg Poly Ensemble]James Murphy
Mixed By [At Hillside]DS*
TromboneJason Disu
Drums, Percussion, Bass, Vocals, Handclaps [Claps], Synthesizer [Sequential Circuits Prophet-600], Guitar, Synthesizer [Casio MT 400], Programmed By [EMS VCS3 Putney Programming]James Murphy
Mixed By [At DFA]JM*
Synthesizer [EMS VCS3 Putney Playing]Matthew Cash

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Issued in a matte gatefold sleeve with full-color printed inner sleeves with artwork and a full-color 11.5"×11.5" printed insert with lyrics, credits and artwork.

℗ 2010 DFA LLC under exclusive license to Virgin Records
© 2010 EMI Records Ltd. under exclusive license to Virgin Records
Printed in U.S.A.
Made in the USA

℗ + © 2010 DFA Records

Produced for The DFA in 2009/2010
Recorded @ the Manshun and DFA
Mixed @ DFA and the Hillside Manor

Tracks A1, B1, B2, C2, D2 mixed @ DFA.
Tracks A2, B3, C1, D1 mixed @ Hillside.

Publishing: Guy with Head and Arms Music, 2009/2010

Label logos:
DFA on back cover, spine, labels.
Virgin Music on back cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 29732 22501 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 829732225013
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched): [DFA Logo]DFA-22502-A [CMS logo]DR. ORANGE 100328 amateur dance music 19069.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched): [DFA Logo]DFA-22502-B [CMS logo]DR. ORANGE 100328 beauty is a rare thing 19069.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout - etched): [DFA Logo]DFA-22502-C [CMS logo]DR. ORANGE get weird 19069.3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout - etched): [DFA Logo]DFA-22502-D [CMS logo]DR. ORANGE in loving memory of jerry fuchs 19069.4

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
This Is Happening (CD, Album, Digisleeve)DFA, ParlophoneDFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 6Europe2010
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This Is Happening (2×LP, Album)DFA, ParlophoneDFA 22502, 5099 309903 1 9Europe2010
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This Is Happening (CD, Album, Gatefold Cardboard Sleeve )DFA, VirginDFA 22501, 509993 09903 2 6US2010
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This Is Happening (CD, Album)Parlophone, DFA50999 640225 2 9Australia2010
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This Is Happening (CD, Album)EMI Records Ltd.TOCP-66945Japan2010



  • launderette's avatar
    too many folks listing the 2017/2023 reissue as 2010 mint sealed original. some folks who should know better.
    • pixelsandframes's avatar
      Very flat and a tad quiet. Not a good pressing at all. Very unfortunate!
      • Chewkamatic's avatar
        The instrumentation sounds fine but the vocals are a tad quiet, especially on the more hushed parts of the record (the intro to Dance Yrself Clean). Decent pressing overall, just think it was mixed a little off. Though considering the limited options for this release, it's still worth getting.
        • carscars's avatar
          Not great pressing. No surface noise, but it’s flat. Sharp in contrast to their other LPs


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