Happy End of the World

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Happy End of the World
Happy end of the world cover.jpg
Studio album by Pizzicato Five
Released June 21, 1997
Genre Shibuya-kei
Length 62:39
Label Readymade Records, Matador Records
Pizzicato Five chronology
Great White Wonder
Happy End of the World
Porno 3003 EP
Matador Records version
2006 reissue version
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10 link

Happy End of the World is a 1997 Pizzicato Five album.

"Love's Theme", "It's a Beautiful Day" and "Mon Amour Tokyo" were released as singles. "My Baby Portable Player Sound" is a mostly instrumental remix of a previous single, "Baby Portable Rock".

A companion remix album, Happy End of You, was released in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Yasuharu Konishi except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The World Is Spinning at 45 RPM"   4:40
2. "The Earth Goes Around" Yamagami (words); Shogi (music) 2:55
3. "Trailer Music"   1:50
4. "It's a Beautiful Day"   4:26
5. "Love's Prelude"   2:18
6. "Love's Theme"   4:16
7. "My Baby Portable Player Sound"   5:05
8. "Mon Amour Tokyo"   4:55
9. "Collision And Improvisation"   4:35
10. "Porno 3003" (I: Music For Sofa; II: Galaxy One; III: It's All Too Beautiful)   9:51
11. "Arigato We Love You" Gary Arling, Richard Cameron, Konishi 5:15
12. "Ma Vie, L'ete De Vie"   5:05
13. "Happy Ending" (4:52, followed by silence; hidden track begins at 6:41) Konishi, Yukihiro Fukutomi 7:29