Release date: January 20, 2015
All the bands we worshiped harmonized and wrote catchy hooks. That’s what we want to do. It’s very natural.—Andy Sturmer
Jellyfish’s two critically acclaimed and influential releases—Bellybutton and Spilt Milk—have found new life, being rediscovered and appreciated by generations new and old. Omnivore Recordings goes ’Fishing again with deluxe editions of these landmark albums, just in time for the anniversary of Bellybutton, which was originally released in August of 1990.
Bellybutton contains the original 10 track album in full, plus a whopping 26 bonus tracks. This 2-CD set, housed in a digipak, features material fans have been looking for, most of which has been unavailable for over a decade. In addition to demo and live versions of both released and unreleased tracks, in true Jellyfish fashion, the extra material includes covers of Paul McCartney & Wings, The Archies, and Donovan songs.
The full color booklet with rare photos and memorabilia features an essay from noted music writer Ken Sharp (author of books on KISS, Eric Carmen and John Lennon & Yoko Ono, among others), utilizing recent interviews with the band’s Andy Sturmer, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and the album’s producers. Sturmer and Manning also chime in with track by track commentary on the original album tracks.
From the demos to the album to the tour, this deluxe edition of Bellybutton is the ultimate Jellyfish experience!
The Man I Used To Be That Is Why The King Is Half-Undressed I Wanna Stay Home She Still Loves Him All I Want Is Everything Now She Knows She’s Wrong Bedspring Kiss Baby’s Coming Back Calling Sarah The King Is Half-Undressed(Live at the Roxy, Los Angeles) Sugar And Spice(Live at the Roxy, Los Angeles) Mr. Late(Live at the Roxy, Los Angeles) All I Want Is Everything(Live at the Roxy, Los Angeles) Jet(Hard Rock Café, San Francisco) The King Is Half-Undressed(Live at Wembley Stadium, London) Baby’s Coming Back(Live at Wembley Stadium, London) I Wanna Stay Home(Live at Wembley Stadium, London) She Still Loves Him(Live at Wembley Stadium, London) All I Want Is Everything(Live at Wembley Stadium, London) The Man I Used To Be(Demo) The King Is Half-Undressed(Demo) I Wanna Stay Home(Demo) She Still Loves Him(Demo) All I Want Is Everything(Demo) Now She Knows She’s Wrong(Demo) Bedspring Kiss(Demo) Baby’s Coming Back(Demo) Calling Sarah(Demo) Deliver(Demo) Queen Of The U.S.A.(Demo) Always Be My Girl(Demo) Let This Dream Never End(Demo) Season Of The Witch(Demo) That Girl’s A Man(Demo) Bye Bye Bye(Demo)