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Taking Back Sunday Confirm Super Duper Deluxe Version Of ‘Happiness Is’

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Rock Sound 19 November 2014 at 10.34

Oh, and there's a new live video for 'All The Way', too.



Taking Back Sunday have confirmed the release of a deluxe version of their latest album, 'Happiness Is'.

'Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings' is set for release on February 24 through Hopeless and will include the original album, plus a bunch of B-sides and reimagined tracks from the studio sessions spread across eight seven-inch records. What's one each disc? Take a look at this:

Record 1: 'Flicker, Fade' / 'Stood A Chance'

Record 2: 'All The Way' / 'Beat Up Car'

Record 3: 'It Takes More' / 'They Don't Have Any Friends'

Record 4: 'Better Homes And Gardens' / 'Like You Do'

Record 5: 'We Were Younger Then' / 'Nothing At All'

Record 6: 'How I Met Your Mother' ^/ 'This Is Happening' ^

Record 7: 'Can You Feel That (Here I Am)' ^ / 'Stood A Chance (Acoustic)' *

Record 8: 'Better Homes And Gardens (Acoustic)' * / 'Like You Do (Acoustic)' *

^ Studio B-sides
* Acoustic reinterpretations



Speaking of the release, vocalist Adam Lazzara has said: "
There was something real sentimental and warm feeling about the acoustic demo version of 'Like You Do'. Ed (Reyes) and I were staying in the saddest hotel in all of Long Island while the band was writing what would later become most of Happiness Is. This place was as close to one of those 1970s New York City hotels as I had seen in the movies and on the news growing up as you could get, the only exception being that it was on Long Island. Motel style, with ladies of the night, yelling at all hours, the works. It was the worst. I was missing home something awful and it was the worst it had been. That’s where 'Like You Do' happened. In that smoky room, at that seedy hotel. I played it back on my voice recorder and it took me someplace else. I think we came pretty close to that feeling with this recording. At first we even talked about just leaving it as an acoustic song. Now we have both.”

You can pre-order 'Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings' now from hopelessrecords.com/happinessistcr

Taking Back Sunday are in the UK this December, with Marmozets and Blitz Kids in tow:

DECEMBER
07 - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
08 - BRISTOL Academy
09 - LONDON Roundhouse
11 - BIRMINGHAM Institute
12 - MANCHESTER Ritz
13 - GLASGOW ABC
14 - OXFORD Academy

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