Almost Happy

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Almost Happy
Ks choice-Almost happy (orig).jpg
Studio album by
Released26 October 2000
2002 (USA)
GenreIndie rock, folk rock
Length47:47
LabelDouble T, Epic
ProducerMarshall Bird & Steve Bush
K's Choice chronology
Cocoon Crash
(1998)
Almost Happy
(2000)
Echo Mountain
(2010)
Alternative cover
The cover of the 2002 release
The cover of the 2002 release
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Almost Happy is the fourth studio album by Belgian rock band K's Choice.

Music[edit]

Almost Happy was recorded at Real World Studio's, Box, Wiltshire (UK) and published in 2000. Singles were "Almost Happy", "Busy" and "Another Year". The lyrics of this album are more autobiographical than of the previous album (Cocoon Crash). The music is, when compared to earlier work, more melancholy and intimate. The American (2002) version included an additional live CD and was published with another cover, featuring a drawing by band member Gert Bettens, who had also drawn the album covers for the two previous albums.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Sam (as Sarah) and Gert Bettens.

CD 1
No.TitleLength
1."Intro" (a Dutch children's song from Gert and Sam's younger years)0:21
2."Another Year"3:30
3."Almost Happy"3:45
4."My Head"3:43
5."Live for Real"3:50
6."Somewhere"3:03
7."Home"2:51
8."Tired"3:40
9."Always Everywhere"4:10
10."Shadowman"6:26
11."Favorite Adventure"2:47
12."Busy"3:39
13."All" (including hidden track "Already There", an a cappella song)6:02
CD 2 (live)
No.TitleLength
1."Hide"4:20
2."Cocoon Crash"2:48
3."Breakfast"3:00
4."Winter"3:10
5."If You're Not Scared"5:09
6."I Smoke a Lot"2:55
7."Not an Addict"4:38
8."My Heart"3:28
9."Mr. Freeze"3:48
10."Elegia"4:08
11."Everything for Free"3:47
12."Believe"3:30
13."Butterflies Instead"3:41
14."Laughing as I Pray"1:29
15."God in My Bed"3:03

Personnel[edit]

Musicians:

Guest musicians:

  • Marshall Bird - keyboards

Mixed by Tchad Blake

Cover picture by Lieve Blanquaert

Charts performance[edit]

Country Peak position
[2]
BEL 3 (Flanders)
19 (Wallonia)
FRA 22
GER 81[3]
NED 7
SUI 36

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[4] Gold 25,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "K's Choice – Almost Happy". Ultratop. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Chartverfolgung / K'S CHOICE / Longplay". musicline.de (in German). Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2000". Ultratop. Hung Medien.