- Released: March 6, 1990
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Atlantic Records
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Rolling Stone - 6/14/903 Stars
- Good "..Its pretty keyboards and multilayered ethnic-erotic-Euro-classical counterpoints exude a rich warmth no Anglo-disco group has dared since the last Pet Shop Boys set.."
- 2.Your Love Takes Me Higher
- 3.Time After Time
- 4.Don't You Worry
- 5.Scarlet Beautiful
- 6.The Sun Rising
- 7.I Love You More
- 8.Wake up Soon
- 9.Up, Up and Away
The Beloved: Jon Marsh (vocals, keyboards); Steve Waddington (guitar, keyboards).
Additional personnel: Gavin Wright, Wilfred Gibson (violin); Terry Disley (piano); Mark Fox (percussion); Leroy Osborne, Dee Lewis, Linda Lewis, Janette "Rose" Sewell, Margo Sagov, Chyna, Derek Green, Andy Caine (background vocals).
Personnel: Jon Marsh (vocals, keyboards); Steve Waddington (guitar, keyboards); Martin Phillipps (programming).
Recording information: Chiswick (07/1988-08/1989); D + D (07/1988-08/1989); First Protocol (07/1988-08/1989); Fulham (07/1988-08/1989); Holloway (07/1988-08/1989); Kensal Rise (07/1988-08/1989); Kilburn & Sarm West (07/1988-08/1989); Lillie Yard Studios, London, England (07/1988-08/1989); Master Rock (07/1988-08/1989); New York, NY (07/1988-08/1989); Notting Hill (07/1988-08/1989); Parsital (07/1988-08/1989); Sam Therapy (07/1988-08/1989); Skylight Suite (07/1988-08/1989); Southlands (07/1988-08/1989); Wapping (07/1988-08/1989).
Happiness, the Beloved's debut album, collects their four major hits -- "Hello," "The Sun Rising," "Love Takes Me Higher," and "Time After Time" -- and sprinkles in a few more club-oriented album tracks to fill out the LP. The post-rave synth-popsters are a bit too heavily tied to the heady days of ABC and Erasure, but Happiness suits its title with a set of undeniably pleasant dance-pop. ~ John Bush