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A World of Happiness

A World of Happiness is a compilation by Buena Vista Records.  Released on March 9, 2004, this compilation is comprised of “Fun Songs & Poems of Joy Performed by celebrities”.  Perry Farrell performs with Deborah Harry of the band Blondie on the track The Patience Bossa.

In 2009, an expanded version of this album was released.  The re-release includes Perry Farrell performing on the track New Moon.

A music video for The Patience Bossa, directed by actor/director Gary Oldman was created for this song and can be viewed here online.

Track Listing:

2004 Edition:

  1. Introduction
    Sydnie Leolani Hyams
  2. A World of Happiness
    Lou Rawls
  3. In the Details
    Lisa Loeb
  4. Just Ask
    Illeana Douglas & Gary Oldman
  5. The Grumps
    Isaac Hayes
  6. Don’tcha Wanna Know?
    Deborah Harry
  7. The Jiggles
    Bradley Whitford & Jane Kaczmarek
  8. Tatum The Toad
    Michael Wincott
  9. The Patience Bossa
    Perry Farrell & Deborah Harry
  10. Knowa’ the Cat
    Samuel L. Jackson
  11. What Could Be Better?
    Annette O’Toole & Michael McKean
  12. The Possibilities
    Rosanna Arquette
  13. Kassandra the Snake
    Gretchen Parlato
  14. Use Your Words
    George Wendt and the Velvet Snazzletones
  15. Little Me
    Magic Johnson
  16. The Same Ground
    Tor Hyams
  17. Syd and Lou Lullaby
    Gary Oldman & Gretchen Parlato
  18. A World of Happiness (Reprise)
    Lou Rawls and the kids
  19. Outro
    Lilli Elias and Luke Shmuger

2009 Edition:

  1. Introduction
    Sydnie Leolani Hyams
  2. A World of Happiness
    Lou Rawls
  3. In the Details
    Lisa Loeb
  4. Just Ask
    Illeana Douglas & Gary Oldman
  5. The Grumps
    Isaac Hayes
  6. Don’tcha Wanna Know?
    Deborah Harry
  7. The Jiggles
    Bradley Whitford & Jane Kaczmarek
  8. Tatum The Toad
    Michael Wincott
  9. The Patience Bossa
    Perry Farrell & Deborah Harry
  10. Knowa’ the Cat
    Samuel L. Jackson
  11. What Could Be Better?
    Annette O’Toole & Michael McKean
  12. The Possibilities
    Rosanna Arquette
  13. Kassandra the Snake
    Gretchen Parlato
  14. Use Your Words
    George Wendt and the Velvet Snazzletones
  15. Little Me
    Magic Johnson
  16. The Same Ground
    Tor Hyams
  17. Syd and Lou Lullaby
    Gary Oldman & Gretchen Parlato
  18. A World of Happiness (Reprise)
    Lou Rawls and the kids
  19. Outro
    Lilli Elias and Luke Shmuger
  20. Sleepytime In Kentucky
    Joan Osbourne
  21. Daddy Loves You
    Edwin McCain
  22. New Moon
    Perry Farrell

Release Date:  03/09/2004 (Original), 05/05/2009 (Re-Release)
Released By:  Buena Vista Records (2004), Koch Records (Re-Release)
ID Number(s):  61047-7
Mediums:  CD, iTunes (Re-Release), Amazon MP3 (Re-Release)
Time:  54:53 (Original), 65:29 (Re-Release)

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