Walking Back to Happiness

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For the Helen Shapiro song, see Walkin' Back to Happiness.
Walking Back to Happiness
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Live album by John Cooper Clarke
Released 1979
Recorded Live, 1979
Genre Spoken word
Label Epic
Producer Martin Hannett
John Cooper Clarke chronology
Disguise in Love
Walking Back to Happiness
Snap, Crackle & Bop

Walking Back to Happiness is the third album by John Cooper Clarke,[1] originally released on 10" clear vinyl in 1979,[2] though it has long been out of print. All tracks were recorded live. The final track, "Gimmix", was re-recorded in studio and became a UK top 40 hit that year. The penultimate track refers to The Marble Index a 1969 album by Nico, with whom Clarke had a romance in the mid-1980s.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Cooper Clarke except where noted:
  1. "Gaberdine Angus"
  2. "Majorca"
  3. "Bronze Adonis"
  4. "Spilt Beans"
  5. "Twat"
  6. "The Pest"
  7. "Nothing"
  8. "Limbo"
  9. "Who Stole the Marble Index?"
  10. "Gimmix Play Loud"


  • John Cooper Clarke – vocals



  1. ^ "Walking Back to Happiness ". All Music, Retrieved 30 April 2016
  2. ^ "Walking Back To Happiness (1979)". JJC official site; 13th December 2009

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