Dying Happy

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Dying Happy
Studio album by Baby Bird
Released 27 May 1996
Recorded Recorded between 1988 & 1995 on a four track tape recorder
Genre Lo-fi/Indie
Length 42:01
Label Baby Bird Recordings
Producer Stephen Jones
Baby Bird chronology
The Happiest Man Alive
(1996)The Happiest Man Alive1996
Dying Happy
(1996)
The Greatest Hits
(1997)The Greatest Hits1997

Dying Happy was the fifth of five albums of home-made recordings, released by Stephen Jones under the name Baby Bird in 1996. It was originally a limited edition release, but is now available as part of the 2002 CD box set The Original Lo-Fi.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

"Halfway between songs and instrumentals, some of the tracks on Dying Happy just don't work at all, but some of them are riveting." - The Times

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Stephen Jones.

  1. "Losing My Hair" – 3:42
  2. "Tomorrow's Gone" – 5:36
  3. "Petrol Cigarette" – 2:34
  4. "When Everyone Speaks English, the World Will Explode" – 6:03
  5. "Homesick Satellites" – 2:34
  6. "TV" – 3:07
  7. "The Unemployable Rub Oil on Her Coffin" – 2:20
  8. "Grandma Begs to Be 18 Again" – 2:34
  9. "It's Alright Dad, Isn't It" – 2:35
  10. "Lead Cloud" – 2:34
  11. "Cheap Astronaut" – 5:15
  12. "Metal Waterpistol" – 3:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Stephen Jones – Recording, Artwork
  • Colin Bradley – Editing
  • Al Levy – Photography
  • Andrej Glusgold – Photography
  • DED Associates – Artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. Dying Happy at AllMusic