So Damn Happy (Loudon Wainwright III album)

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So Damn Happy
SoDamnHappyalbumcover.jpg
Live album by Loudon Wainwright III
Released August 19, 2003
Genre Folk rock
Label Sanctuary
Producer Stewart Lerman,
Loudon Wainwright III
Loudon Wainwright III chronology
Last Man on Earth
(2001)Last Man on Earth2001
So Damn Happy
(2003)
Here Come the Choppers
(2005)Here Come the Choppers2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

So Damn Happy is the third live album by American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, released on August 19, 2003 on Sanctuary Records. The album was recorded at Largo in West Hollywood, California, and features, amongst others, Van Dyke Parks, Richard Thompson and Martha Wainwright.

So Damn Happy compiles mostly nineties-era Wainwright songs, particularly from Grown Man, and new songs.

Regarding So Damn Happy's lighter tone, in comparison to previous release, Last Man on Earth, Loudon states that:[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Much Better Bets" – 3:05
  2. "So Damn Happy" – 2:54
  3. "Between" – 1:23
  4. "The Picture" – 2:48
  5. "Cobwebs" – 3:09
  6. "Heaven" – 2:52
  7. "Something for Nothing" – 4:10
  8. "Dreaming" – 4:05
  9. "Westchester County" – 4:20
  10. "Tonya's Twirls" – 4:47
  11. "A Year" – 3:37
  12. "You Never Phone" (with Martha Wainwright) – 3:06
  13. "4 X 10" – 2:26
  14. "The Sh*t Song" – 4:18
  15. "Primrose Hill" – 4:17
  16. "The Home Stretch" – 5:09
  17. "Men" – 3:36

References[edit]

Release history[edit]

  • CD: Sanctuary 06076-84627-2