Lightning Seeds to celebrate 25 years of ‘Jollification’ with album reissue


To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Lightning Seeds are reissuing their seminal album Jollification, out September 6 via Sony Music.

The 1994 LP, which would go on to sell 900,000 copies, was the Liverpudlian outfit’s third album and spawned the singles ‘Lucky You’, ‘Marvellous’, ‘Change’ and ‘Perfect’.

To coincide with the re-release of the platinum record, Lightning Seeds will be performing Jollification in its entirety and in a way that it has never been performed live before, with the atmosphere and instrumentation of the original album very much to the fore.

Listen to ‘Lucky You’ by Lightning Seeds on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.

There will also be a Greatest Hits set, including ‘Pure’, ‘Life of Riley’, ‘Sugar Coated Iceberg’ and many of the other stand-out and most well-known tracks of their career. The shows will take place at the London Palladium on November 7 and the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on November 27.

The record will be remastered from the original analogue master tapes and will be released on heavyweight black vinyl and a limited edition strawberry red (and strawberry scented!) coloured vinyl, both of which will include a bonus 7” with two rare b-sides: ‘Perfect’ (acoustic version) and ‘Lucifer Sam’. There will also be a digital release and fans can pre-order the album to gain early access to show tickets.

A critical and commercial success, Jollification is widely regarded as one of the finest albums of the ‘90s era. As with the previous two albums Cloudcuckooland and Sense, Ian Broudie played most of the instruments on Jollification himself.

Recorded in an old laboratory in Liverpool City Centre alongside long time collaborators Simon Rodgers and Cenzo Townshend, the album features contributions from Terry Hall and Alison Moyet.

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