Random Acts Of Happiness is a live album by Earthworks, with a new line-up, featuring Tim Garland. The material on the album is both old and new. In a May 2004 interview, Bruford explained that re-visiting older pieces was Garland's idea: "That was a request from Tim. He grew up with some of the Bruford/Holdsworth stuff and said, 'We've got to do some of that.' I said, 'Not really because the sound of it isn't going to work in this context,' but we did find two or three pieces that did sit well."
Track 1 is from Earthworks, Track 6 is from Bill Bruford's Feels Good To Me, 10 & 11 are from Bruford's One Of A Kind, 3 and 12 are from Tim Garland/Geoff Keezer/Joe Locke's Storms Nocturnes. However, there is also new material here, including Track 4 which began as Hamilton's live spot.
Track Listing Edit
- My Heart Declares A Holiday (5:12)
- White Knuckle Wedding (7:28)
- Turn And Return (2:49)
- Tramontana (7:49)
- Bajo Del Sol (8:28)
- Seems Like A Lifetime Ago (Part 1) (3:55)
- Modern Folk (6:08)
- With Friends Like These... (2:47)
- Speaking With Wooden Tongues (7:38)
- One Of A Kind (Part 1) (2:09)
- One Of A Kind (Part 2) (4:02)