"Eddie Chacon experienced proper, peak-nineties acclaim in the soul duo Charles and Eddie: they scored a global No. 1 in 1992 with 'Would I Lie To You' appeared 3 times on Top of the Pops, and featured on soundtracks from True Romance to Super Mario Bros. Their crooning style was clearly pop-ready, but undeniably reverent: the pair first met when Eddie noticed Charles carrying a vinyl copy of Marvin Gaye’s 'Trouble Man' on a New York subway train. By that time, Chacon had already been navigating music in interesting ways, all the way back to his teen garage rock band with the late Cliff Burton (Metallica) and Mike Bordin (Faith No More). In the late ’80s, he released a full-length on Uncle Luke from 2 Live Crew’s label and signed to Columbia as a solo act. Through the course of his career, Chacon would write, sing, or produce ten Top 40 hits around the globe. Pleasure, Joy and Happiness is a thoughtfully considered album of quiet, confident R&B: it doesn’t jump out at you, but rather gets in you. Produced by John Carroll Kirby, it features restrained percussion from Kanye West’s Sunday Service drummer Lamar Carter. Celestial soul as a break from chaos, these are quietly challenging songs as timeless as they are contemporary." - Day End Records
"What a rare and cool challenge it was for me to help Eddie re-emerge after a long hiatus. I was excited to produce a record for him that captured the chill, laid-back wisdom and easy vocal mastery he has that you don’t see that much these days." - John Carroll Kirby
"Eddie Chacon is planet earth’s number one musician. Yesterday, today, and forever." - Mac Demarco
- mature comeback album from 80s pop star + songwriter Eddie Chacon, produced by John Carroll Kirby
- black vinyl pressing
- printed insert
- music label: Day End Records 2020
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