Letting Off the Happiness

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Letting Off the Happiness
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Studio album by Bright Eyes
Released November 2, 1998 (US)
Recorded Mar 1997-Mar 1998
Genre Indie rock
Length 57:02
Label Saddle Creek (US)
Producer Mike Mogis
Bright Eyes chronology
A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997
Letting Off the Happiness
Fevers and Mirrors
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10) Pitchfork review

Letting Off the Happiness is the second album released by the indie rock band Bright Eyes. The album was released on November 2, 1998. It was the first release by Bright Eyes to feature and be produced by Mike Mogis, who is now a permanent member of the band. A vinyl re-release of the album was included in the Bright Eyes Vinyl Box Set. Guest musicians include members of Neutral Milk Hotel, Tilly and the Wall, and Of Montreal.

This album is the 23rd release of Saddle Creek Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "If Winter Ends" – 3:25
  2. "Padraic My Prince" – 3:48
  3. "Contrast and Compare" – 3:57
    • Conor Oberst - Singing, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Drums, Electric Drums
    • Mike Mogis - Production, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Melodica, Air Organ
    • Matt Oberst - Guitar
    • Neely Jenkins - Background Singing
  4. "The City Has Sex" – 2:11
  5. "The Difference in the Shades" – 4:23
  6. "Touch" – 3:42
  7. "June on the West Coast" – 3:34
  8. "Pull My Hair" – 4:10
  9. "Empty Canyon, Empty Canteen" (Japanese bonus track) - 2:47
  10. "A Poetic Retelling of an Unfortunate Seduction" – 4:24
  11. "Tereza and Tomas" – 25:46

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