I Could Be Happy: The Best of Altered Images is an excellent, thorough collection covering all of the highlights from the band's three albums, adding several non-LP singles for good measure. All of the group's hits – "Happy Birthday," "I Could Be Happy," "See Those Eyes," "Love and Kisses" – are presented, usually in their single versions, plus many fine album tracks, making I Could Be Happy a definitive retrospective.
The Goo Goo Dolls are heading out on another summer tour this year, the Long Way Home tour (with Phillip Phillips) kicking off in July. But despite being 30 years and countless tours into their career, frontman Johnny Rzeznik suggests that this summer is going to be bigger and better than ever before. "I think the shows are going to be longer," he tells Billboard. "Obviously we’re going to play all the hits, but we’re going to go a lot deeper in the catalog." While they will be playing some of the classics, part of their set list will likely consist of the four new songs the rock band just released on Friday (May 12). Titled You Should Be Happy – a title with no true relevance; Rzeznik insists it just popped into his head – the EP features four new songs (along with a remix of their song "Boxes") that "goes back to the old Goo Goo Dolls," he says.
‘I Could Be Happy‘, the band’s fifth studio album and also an original track by Altered Images, does just that showcasing 6 more handpicked and carefully crafted reworkings of tracks from the likes of Brian Eno, The Ramones and The Cure to name a few. In contrast with previous releases ‘I Could Be Happy‘ is the first release to feature original material from Nouvelle Vague themselves and while these tracks don’t have the same “damn, I know this track, but do I…” feeling that their previous repertoire offered they remain accomplished and enjoyable within their own right.