Taking Back Sunday gave us two awesome bits of info today. They released the official music video for the anthemic "All The Way," which gives a glimpse of their life on the road this past year with live and behind the scenes footage. They also announced Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings, which features the album's full recordings plus a handful of b-sides and acoustic renditions of popular tracks. Watch the video above, and find out more about the special edition record below.
“There was something real sentimental and warm feeling about the acoustic demo version of 'Like You Do,'” Adam Lazzara explains. “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, 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.”
Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings is slated for a February 24 release via Hopeless Records and will be pressed on limited edition vinyl. Pre-order a box set here.