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  • Audio CD (3 Feb. 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000026GJZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,401 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Man I Used To Be
2. That Is Why
3. The King Is Half Undressed
4. I Wanna Stay Home
5. She Still Loves Him
6. All I Want Is Everything
7. Now She Knows She's Wrong
8. Bed Spring Kiss
9. Baby's Coming Back
10. Calling Sarah
11. No Matter What
12. Let 'Em In/That Is Why
13. The King Is Half Undressed
14. Jet
15. Now She Knows She's Wrong

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Walpole on 26 Feb. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I stumbled across Jellfish completely by accident, they were supporting INXS at Wembley stadium, July 91, and performed a set that totally blew me away, with not a note out of tune nor a beat missed they performed the whole of what I was to discover was the Bellybutton album.

After being mesmerised I had to buy the album and was not disappointed, 10 tracks of pop perfection, elements of The Beatles, The Beach boys and a measure of Queen, Bellybutton is tonic for the ears.

Sadly Jellyfish were not to pleasure the world of music for long, but the glorious music lives on and can still make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, a true and rare treat for any fan of great music.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. H. McGowan on 7 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Just stunning. This album is a masterpiece. Witty lyrics, fantastic songs, beautiful melodies & harmonies, great instrumentation & arranging, superb playing and an overall amazing production. Its like the best bits of the beatles, queen, elo, the beach boys and supertramp all rolled into one. Whilst Noel Gallagher was trying to be a beatle, he'd have killed for songs this good. It is the album by which all other powerpop bands should be measured by and one of the most criminally overlooked albums ever. No duds, no duffers, just 45 minutes or so of pure genius. It will make you feel good about life, and to be frank, if you dont own this album then I honestly feel sorry for you. Buy it now.....and you want stop talking about it........
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Christopher J. Welch on 18 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
Songwriters Roger Manning Jr and Jason Falkner formed Jellyfish in the late 80's and, after just 2 critically lauded albums, split the American band and dissapeared. Whilst both still continue to record and release solo albums it's Bellybutton, and it's follow up Spilt Milk, with which the two built their reputation as cult powerpop gods.
Bellybutton is the sound of Wings, Beatles, Queen, Squeeze and Badfinger reworked and revamped for the early 90's. The influence of these bands runs through every track on the record and, propelled along by lashings of vocal harmonies, smart lyrics and gorgeous melodies, there really isn't a bad song on it.
'The King Is Half Undressed' and the bouncy 'Baby's Coming Back' were both minor UK hits but deserved much better,'Bedspring Kiss' is the kind of beautifully constructed ballad that Macca would kill for and 'Now She Knows She's Wrong' is a great uptempo rocker. The real pleasure is in the detail - the Penny Lane references on 'I Wanna Stay Home' and the lyrics - 'She dots her i's with a smiley face/a work of art/in all but taste' - Chris Difford would approve.
Bellybutton received the kind of rave reviews from the music press that should have ensured massive sales and sent their collective star into orbit. However it would take another 3 years before Britpop would kick in and Jellyfish's Beatley retro sound would become fashionable once more. By that time of course the band were gone.
Bellybutton is corker of a record and if you like Crowded House, The Feeling and the aforementioned Fabs then this will be the best investment you'll make all year. Classic stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Sach on 26 Jan. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
For all you people jumping up and down and saying how brilliant this release is, all I can say is that you haven't REALLY listened to it. I waited for this with baited breath. The sound, as one would expect, is glorious. The songs unbeatable. "What is the problem then mate" I hear you ask. Well, for a start, the mastering guy at Omnivore Records needs to be sacked. Everything was going beautifully until 'I Wanna Stay Home', then "WTF !". They have edited a far bars out of the intro, rendering the whole thing f@@@ed up. I have read about fifteen reviews of this release and no bugger has made a mention of this. So, all I can say is that all the mega fans who have previously review this edition don't know their ar@e from their elbow !
I have contacted Omnivore and asked them to let me know when the guy has been sacked.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phelix on 21 Jun. 2012
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I cannot fault the music on this release, a 5 star offering for sure. Beware with the 2012 vinyl release that A: The picture used by Amazon is for the limited initial run and shows the 'Tri-Fold' sleeve which is no longer available and B: This album has not been remastered and like it's sister release, Spilt Milk, is cut from the original masters and therefore, any sound quality issues that existed on the original vinyl release are still present on this 180gm repressing. Can't fault the packaging either, just the fact that the sound quality doesn't do this release any justice and therefore loses a star. See my review for Spilt Milk for a slightly more in-depth analysis!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By al-gee on 8 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Somebody mentioned it in an Amazon Discussion entitled "Please recommend a little known album" that I recently came across. After then checking out the reviews on this page I had no hesitation in ordering a copy, which arrived several days ago, since when I must have played it about twenty times. It was good the first listen, but it just keeps getting better and better! It's playing right now, probably for about the fifth time in a row. It's addictive! And I just love it. How could anyone NOT love it! Excellent!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By johndglynn on 1 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
The songs of Jellyfish are fabulously written, undulating wonderfully throughout. Each tells a story in a very modern way -the band are like a Californian Crowded House or '(Beach)Boys to Men' - wonderfully melodic, seriously slick production but not overly-stage-managed. There is space aplenty for dramatic lyrics to burst through - "this vodka does a memory clear, though it's too hard to imagine what these tears are for", and all in an upbeat pop song - great juxtaposition, high class.
I saw Jellyfish play live at the Town and Country Club in London in late Summer 1991 - what a gig. 4 guys standing in a line in front of the curtain, the drummer played standing up with just hihats, snare, floor tom and bass drum, and then proceeded to sing everything - blew my mind and they were incredibly tight. It was all over too soon, but thankfully 'this stubborn memory hadn't faded' when I wrote this and so I'm off to have another listen - buy it NOW!
I recently bought the edition with the 5 live tracks - hear their version of Paul McCartney's 'Someone's knocking at the door' into 'That is why' to know just how good they were.
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