What does it sound like?:
Back in early 2020, three of the original members of “Spilt Milk” era Jellyfish (Roger Manning Jr, Eric Dover & Tim Smith) got back together to record some music. Rather than a traditional album, they decided to release as a series of EPs with Vol. 1 coming out in May 2020 (which made my albums of the year poll, even though strictly speaking it wasn’t a full album….).
Now in January 2021, we see the release of Vol. 2, with four more tracks.
Up first is “Do You Feel Better” which has a definitive ELO vibe, with mellotrons, a bit of a psychedelic touch.
Next we have “Sovereignty Blues”, a more upbeat track with definite nods to the Beatles / Beach Boys / ELO. This is the track that reminds me most of the previous Jellyfish incarnation. You’ll be singing this all day.
A slight change of direction next with “The Dream That Took Me Over” which feels like an 80s pop song, with the bass straight out of Roxy Music’s “Love In A Drug”. Theres something else in there that I can’t quite place – and its still bugging me……
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