Introducing Happiness

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Introducing Happiness
Introducing happiness album cover.jpg
Studio album by Rheostatics
Released 1995
Genre Indie rock
Label Sire
Producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda
Rheostatics chronology
Music from The Motion Picture Whale Music
(1994)Music from The Motion Picture Whale Music1994
Introducing Happiness
Music Inspired by the Group of Seven
(1995)Music Inspired by the Group of Seven1995
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Introducing Happiness is a 1994 album by Rheostatics.

The album includes "Claire", the band's only Top 40 hit. That song is also featured on the Whale Music soundtrack album.

Introducing Happiness was the band's second and final album for Sire Records. Sire found the band's quirky indie rock too quirky and too indie to market effectively despite having a Top 40 hit, and dropped the band from the label.

It was also Dave Clark's last album with the band. Following this album, he left to concentrate on The Dinner Is Ruined, and was replaced for the next several years by Don Kerr.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fan Letter to Michael Jackson" (Dave Bidini, John Critchley) – 3:59
  2. "Introducing Happiness" (Tim Vesely) – 2:28
  3. "One More Colour" (Jane Siberry) – 3:45
  4. "Claire" (Vesely, Paul Quarrington) – 4:09
  5. "Digital Beach" (Martin Tielli) – 1:54
  6. "Earth/Monstrous Hummingbird" (Bidini) – 4:50
  7. "Row" (Vesely) – 4:52
  8. "Full Moon Over Russia" (Dave Clark) – 2:19
  9. "Take Me in Your Hand" (Tielli) – 3:13
  10. "Jesus Was Once a Teenager Too" (Bidini, Tielli) – 4:25
  11. "Me and Stupid" (Bidini) – 2:33
  12. "Fish Tailin'" (Tielli) – 3:10
  13. "The Woods Are Full of Cuckoos" (Bidini) – 1:16
  14. "Cephallus Worm/Uncle Henry" (Bidini) – 4:44
  15. "In This Town" (Tielli) – 3:19
  16. "Alomar" (Rheostatics) – 1:52
  17. "You Are a Treasure" (Tielli) – 3:22
  18. "Onilley's Strange Dream" (Bidini, Tielli) – 6:26