on 20 January 2014
How superb that we keep getting (largely) new Jellyfish releases to keep us satisfied until that glorious moment when they all get back around a mic to sing RJM's "You Were Right" (without any irony!) and create/tour/record/love again. This album sounds excellent and maintains the quality of the rest of their catalogue. It contains acoustic versions of the listed songs with guitars, a "piano" and some percussion. The vocals - and the harmonies - are great, freed up by the overall lack of instrumentation. The recordings come from live sessions made in either Holland or Australia. you can tell that I Can Hear The Grass Grow and Joining A Fan Club are from a different session to the others but not to the extent that it makes them any less listenable. There are marvellous moments when the live element of the performances conjures up something magical. What they do with The Man I Used To Be is just wonderful. Don't have any doubts about getting hold of this album - you can't be a fan of this sublime band and not love what you hear. One final point. I bought the vinyl version and it doesn't include a download code for a digital copy, so be aware.