Editors’ Notes Josh Rouse's fans paid for his 10th album, The Happiness Waltz, in advance by pledging their money, and Rouse obliged by walking over to his private studio in the Spanish city of Valencia and recording these songs about how much he loves his life. "It's Good to Have You" is such joyful autobiography that you'll likely fill with envy and start planning your own move to Valencia, where you'll nap the day away. Rouse decides to stick with Spain on the Brooklyn-gazing "City People, City Things." This angst-free collection, produced by Rouse's old-time right-hand man Brad Jones, trends toward the laid-back AM radio pop and Americana of Rouse's most acclaimed albums, 1972 and Nashville. Rouse evokes Paul Simon's world of narrative pop with "This Movie's Way Too Long." "Our Love" eyes the aging process with a suspicion that life ends with a whimper, while "The Ocean" locates a drowning man who sinks to the bottom with the push of a gorgeous pedal steel guitar. 

SONG
Julie (Come Out of the Rain)
1
3:24
 
Simple Pleasure
2
4:22
 
It's Good to Have You
3
3:15
 
City People, City Things
4
3:18
 
This Movie's Way Too Long
5
3:46
 
Our Love
6
4:01
 
A Lot Like Magic
7
4:18
 
Start Up a Family
8
3:36
 
The Western Isles
9
3:02
 
Purple and Beige
10
4:03
 
The Ocean
11
4:39
 
The Happiness Waltz
12
2:44
 
Let the Love in (Bonus Track)
13
3:47
 
Julie (Come Out of the Rain) [Bonus Track]
14
3:46
 

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