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Happy ? [Original recording remastered]

Public Image Limited Audio CD
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Public Image Ltd (PiL) are an English post-punk band formed by vocalist John Lydon, guitarist Keith Levene and bassist Jah Wobble, with frequent subsequent personnel changes. Lydon is the sole constant member of the band.

Lydon emerged after the break-up of the Sex Pistols with PiL's First Issue (1978). His new band had a more experimental sound: Wobble's "droning, ... Read more in Amazon's Public Image Limited Store

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  • Audio CD (16 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Virgin Catalogue
  • ASIN: B006697ADO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,909 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This 2011 edition of Happy? sees all of the original tracks from Public Image Ltd's sixth studio album remastered. The album represented a change in the band's songwriting style as it made the transition from being John Lydon backed by a group of musicians to being a fully fledged band.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy indeed 12 Feb 2012
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This album has been out of print for way too long. Fortunately with the reactivation of the band it's back on the radar and remastered to boot. Apparently the sound should be improved but I can't tell the difference; the original still sounds perfectly good to me. Maybe with more expensive speakers...
Happy? includes the singles 'Seattle' and 'The Body' and it's a decent album although not their finest. It was recorded by a(nother) new line-up who probably hadn't yet gelled as a band. The tour was well received and the following album '9' was better, but seen in the context of a total body of work that's among the finest by any band in the late 20th century then a slight dip in form doesn't sound so bad.
If you're new to PIL then buy the 'Greatest Hits So Far' album, not this. For people who (like me) find 'metal box' a bit inaccessible and prefer the more radio friendly middle-late period PIL then this is worth having once you've heard the others.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of the end 12 Mar 2013
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First of all...I like this release. Song for song its high quality, however this was PiL's real first attempt at 'pop structure' And a format that would be repeated on the, for me as a long time fan, disappointing 9.
Happy was supposed to be produced by the talent of Bill Laswell, but Lydon and Bill had different visions for the production, and they had a parting of ways. Like the previous reviewer states, this release was recorded by the 'new' PIL post Flowers Of Romance, and to a degree This Is What You Want. Lydon has gone on record to say, in the notes to Plastic Box, that 'Album' was pretty much a solo project from his point of view.
There is nothing that jumps out as being sloppy or bad in Happy. All the songs except Rules & Regulations are pretty short time wise, and they all have a unique sound. In my opinion Lydon tweaked his vocal delivery for Happy, just like he done for This Is What You Want, and to a much greater sense with 'Album' Is this a bad thing? Yes I think so. The track Open & Revolving for instance...I can barely understand a word let alone a line, still a great tune. In 'Album' the backing vocals worked superbly, they blended in with the concept of the album and complimented Lydon's vocals to the point of beauty. In Happy female backing singers are used, and for me it just doesn't work.
'Seattle' Being the standout track and lead single is a superb melodic song, but the 'pop' is written all over it. 'Body' is pretty good but with a chorus that goes on for to long. I have heard the USA 12" mix and it just works better. 'Save Me' is one of the weaker tracks, and on a release of a paltry 8 songs, can be considered filler. 'Hard Times' is as good as Seattle, the lyrics are some of Lydon's best imo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product 28 Feb 2014
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Great product. Well constructed with high quality materials. Arrived promptly in good condition. Holds phone securely with or without protective case. Adheres firmly to window without noticeable wobbling while the vehicle is in motion. Coupled with voice comands allows hands free operation of phone or use as a navigation device.
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy? 26 Sep 2013
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Yes. The continuation of the 'generic' album, which is the best of the non-original line-up. Picked this up for the first time in high school and loved it then as I do now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Remastered CD 6 Aug 2013
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PiL goes commercial! Johnny Rotten sold out! He hired professional musicians and sound engineers to make this album sound like the "lost" KC & The Sunshine Band that was believed to have perished in an unfortunate smelting accident.
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