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The Happenings - 'The Happenings' (1966) + 'Psycle' (1967) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2003 [Re-Up]

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The Happenings - 'The Happenings' (1966) + 'Psycle' (1967) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2003 [Re-Up]

The Happenings - 'The Happenings' (1966) + 'Psycle' (1967) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Genre: AM Pop, Sunshine Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Collectables | # COL-CD-7499 | 01:04:10

The Happenings are best-known for their hit single "See You in September," which is a sunny slice of sunshine pop featuring happy, bouncy vocals and intricate harmonies reminiscent of great white doo wop groups like the Four Seasons and the Tokens, who were not-so-coincidentally the Happenings' mentors and producers. Collectables has reissued both of the Happenings' records on one disc: 1966's The Happenings and 1967's Psycle. Both discs feature the stunning vocal gymnastics of their hit single and their updated doo wop sound coated with an easy listening gloss of strings on a not-very-thick Wall of Sound. Most of the songs on their debut were written by the members of the Tokens and are not bad but not that memorable, as they follow the formula of their hit but pale in comparison. An exception to this is the strange "You're in a Bad Way," which is a spooky track filled with death-related imagery that sports a surprisingly funky backbeat. Their second album is markedly inferior to their debut. The music is pitched even further into easy listening territory and the vocals are softer and bland. The songs written by the Tokens are still fairly solid, but the group covers some standards like "I Got Rhythm" and "Bye Bye Blackbird" that sound destined strictly for elevators. Another harmony group, Harpers Bizarre, was also covering standards at this time, but unlike the Happenings, they were interpreting them in an interesting fashion. The mock-gospel number "Growing Old (Lord, I Must Be Growing Old)" is embarrassing, but not as much as their Beach Boys-meets-Four Seasons version of "My Mammy." There is one sunshine pop gem hidden near the end of Psycle, the melancholy "When the Summer Is Through," but it is not enough to offset the disappointment of the rest of the album. The Happenings set the bar very high with the amazing "See You in September" and failed to come anywhere near those heights again. Die-hard fans of late-period white doo wop may find this record to be an OK purchase, but anyone else should just seek out the hit on a compilation and forget about this disc.

Review by Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com

The Happenings impress me with their sophisticated phrasing, timing and their excellent diction. They consistently handled complex tempo and key changes like the pros they were and still remain and that's grand. Indeed, they are touring to this day with original member Bob Miranda. Catch them in concert if you can!

On this twofer CD we get the songs from two of their record albums entitled "Bye, Bye, So Long, Farewell" and "Psycle." The melodies to these songs are catchy with a distinct `60s flavor that is simply irresistible! "See You in September" is a wonderful ballad especially when The Happenings perform it; this song has a lush musical arrangement as do many of their tunes. I also like "Girl on a Swing" and "If You Love Me Really Love Me." "Go Away Little Girl" showcases their fine ability to take a classic pop vocal song and give it a soft rock twist while "Sealed with a Kiss" and "Tea Time" charm me with their beauty. "I Got Rhythm" has The Happenings doing this one up right; I love every minute of their rendition of this classic ballad! "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" is also very well done; the key modulations create a great sound for this tune and it highlights The Happenings' ability to perform faultlessly.

"I Believe in Nothing" has these men singing squarely front and center; the music that accompanies their vocals fits in perfectly with the lyrics to this song. Listen also for The Happenings to outdo even themselves on "When I Lock My Door;" "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" and "When the Summer Is Through."

The CD ends strong with The Happenings performing "Bye Bye Blackbird." Terrific!

Review by Matthew G. Sherwin, Amazon.com

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Tracklist:

The Happenings (1966):

01. See You In September (02:28)
02. Tonight I Fell In Love (02:17)
03. Girl On A Swing (02:29)
04. If You Love Me, Really Love Me (02:41)
05. What To Do (02:41)
06. You're Coming On Strong, Babe (02:54)
07. Go Away Little Girl (02:19)
08. The Same Old Story (02:23)
09. Sealed With A Kiss (02:24)
10. You're In A Bad Way (02:41)
11. Girls On The Go (02:29)
12. Tea Time (02:43)

Psycle (1967):

13. I Got Rhythm (02:56)
14. Why Do Fools Fall In Love (02:47)
15. That Cold Feeling (02:28)
16. Down, Down, Down (02:30)
17. Growing Old (Lord, I Must Be Growin' Old) (03:21)
18. I Believe In Nothing (02:37)
19. My Mammy (02:56)
20. When I Lock My Door (02:37)
21. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (02:35)
22. When The Summer Is Through (02:31)
23. Every Year About This Time (02:26)
24. Bye, Bye Blackbird (03:06)


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DR11 0.00 dB -14.10 dB 2:19 02-Tonight I Fell In Love
DR12 0.00 dB -15.13 dB 2:31 03-Girl On A Swing
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The Happenings - 'The Happenings' (1966) + 'Psycle' (1967) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2003 [Re-Up]

The Happenings - 'The Happenings' (1966) + 'Psycle' (1967) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2003 [Re-Up]

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