- Audio CD (20 May 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Go Discs
- ASIN: B0000074JU
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 178,990 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Its catchy, melancholy, uplifting - thought provoking, brilliantly crafted, well recorded and all in all excellent!
The best albums grow slowly on you and this is no exception.
I drove to the Czech Republic with this in my car from London and it was the only disc I had with me.
I was still playing it when I got back!
It really is that good.
Ive been looking for another copy on CD for years but have never seen it for sale anywhere in the shops.
To be honest with you I get the impression that the record was never promoted properly which is criminal with a record this good.
An introspective exploration of the soul that ultimately triumphs with beauty, purpose and hope.
An essential uplifting purchase that restores your faith in music.
My only criticism is aimed at their record company - I'd never head of the Trash Can Sinatras before this CD came out and Ive never heard of them after it either.
What are the record company doing and why are they not promoting this excellent band?
I cant help but wonder where they are now.....
If anyone knows please tell...
If I had the luck (and it would be PURE LUCK) to write a song that was as good as almost any of the songs on A HAPPY POCKET, I'd put down my guitar forever. The instrumental OUTSIDE and the songs THE SAFECRACKER and THE THERAPIST are immediately accessable examples of incredible songwriting. Many of the other tracks, THE GENIUS I WAS, THE POP PLACE, I'LL GET THEM IN, THE SLEEPING POLICEMAN reveal their brilliance after repeated listenings.
This album was not released in the U.S., so it'll cost a little more, but it's worth it. If you're new to TCS, buy all three albums. If you already know and love TCS, beg, borrow or steal enough to buy A HAPPY POCKET.