Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Talks About Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute to Jellyfish

You may know that I recorded a cover of Jellyfish’s “I Wanna Stay Home” for “Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute To Jellyfish”. See below for my video.

Here’s a note from the Sensory Lullabies MySpace profile (

We love Roger Manning, and you probably do, too.  We were honored to present Roger with a copy of  “Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute to Jellyfish.”  Here is what he had to say about it:

“One of the unforeseen rewards of my years of investment in the world of Jellyfish has been the creation and release of the Sensory Lullabies tribute CD. Of the countless acts of gratitude our dedicated fans have given us over the last 17 years this is easily the grandest compliment. An affirmation that all of our hard work was not in vain and to the contributing artists I am forever grateful. So glad that Alan and Steve have provided a way to share these works of passion with the whole Jellyfish family!”


Sensory Lullabies No. 35 on Amazon!

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Here’s a note from Burning Sky Records – apparently the Jellyfish Tribute album is number 35 on the compilation charts at Amazon!

It would be great if some of you good people who have purchased it would head over there and write a quick review, too.

Cheers – DC

Jellyfish fans,

As of 9pm US Eastern Standard time tonight, “Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute to Jellyfish” had reached number 3,408 overall at Amazon, and number 35 in Music Compilations!  This is great news!

The numbers move around a lot, but I’m still kind of blown away.  I honestly believe that if people give “Sensory Lullabies” a chance, they’re really going to like it.  Hopefully, the good news will continue.

If you have already received your copy of “Sensory Lullabies,” you might want to leave a review of the Album at Amazon – you’d be amazed how many people see those reviews.  There are a couple of great reviews posted already – thank you, Dave and Tim!!!

McFly’s “Baby’s Coming Back” rockets to number 1 in the UK in May, “Sensory Lullabies” hits number 35 at Amazon, “Beatnik Beatch” gets re-released next month, Sextus’ debut Album is coming out soon, and we here at Burning Sky Records may be releasing a bunch of incredible unreleased Imperial Drag material soon – it’s a great time to be a Jellyfish fan!

Cheers, and thank you so much for all of your support!

Alan and the Burning Sky Records Jellyfish Tribute Album Team

Sensory Lullabies-Tribute To Jellyfish featuring DC Cardwell
Sensory Lullabies CDs featuring DC Cardwell and many other artists!

Here it is! The Ultimate Jellyfish Tribute Album!

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My copy of the Jellyfish Tribute album (“Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute To Jellyfish“) arrived in the mail today!

This is a big moment for me – the first ever proper album with me on it!

Up until now the only thing available is my own “Way With Words” CD but,  because I lovingly hand-make the copies myself, it doesn’t quite have that sense of achievement. The personal touch, perhaps, but no feeling of a milestone having been reached.

But “Sensory Lullabies” has a BARCODE! And is actually on a real RECORD LABEL!

I know it’s sad, but I took some photos of the album – here it is, perched on the back of the violin bass which underpins my version of  I Wanna Stay Home

Sensory Lullabies-Tribute To Jellyfish featuring DC Cardwell
Sensory Lullabies CDs featuring DC Cardwell and many other artists!

DC Cardwell’s version of I Wanna Stay Home “a bit weak”

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Current mood:cheerful

Someone on the Jellyfish Mailing List wrote, regarding “Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute To Jellyfish”:

“Excellent stuff. Though I do find DC Cardwell’s version of I Wanna Stay Home to be a bit weak. (Sorry).
Samples of the EP on NotLame sounded great so I’ve order a copy of that already.”

He may be right about my contribution (see the video on my profile and make up your own mind), but the good news is, he still liked the tracks on the EP! And I’m telling you – all the other tracks that I’ve heard from the main double-CD are absolutely top-class!

So… buy the EP now and when you get the full album my track comes in pretty early so you can go and make yourself a cuppa while it’s playing and then sit back to enjoy the remaining 30 tracks!

Cheers – DC

PS: Here are some details about the EP from Alan Heaton, the man behind the project:


The 5-track Preview EP titled “Hello! A Tribute to Jellyfish” is finally available at:

The EP is available for purchase RIGHT NOW, so order your copy now while supplies last! The is the first-ever release from Burning Sky Records, and it is destined to be a Collector’s Item. Get your copy before Warner Brothers or someone buys us out! 🙂

The EP features The Sonic Executive Sessions’ incredible cover of the unreleased Jellyfish song “Hello,” which I have posted on our MySpace jukebox. Here is the complete track listing:

Jellyfish Tribute EP (Hello)

1. Hello – The Sonic Executive Sessions
2. Bedspring Kiss* – Tommi Zender
3. Joining a Fan Club – threads
4. Calling Sarah – Ken Morrison
5. Glutton of Sympathy* – Edison Gower

*EP-only tracks

The cost of the EP is $6.99, which I hope you’ll think is a fair price for 5 way cool covers of Jellyfish songs. Again, the EP is meant to serve as a preview of “Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Tribute to Jellyfish,” which will be a 35-track, 2-CD release that is scheduled to come out sometime this Summer. It will likely be a few months before “Sensory Lullabies” is ready to be released, so we wanted to have something great to tide you over until then – all five of these tracks rock!

This is a huge day for all of us on the Burning Sky Records Jellyfish Tribute Album Team. Many of you have been with us since the very beginning last fall, and you know how much work it’s taken to finally get to this point. We are honored to be releasing the first proper tribute to Jellyfish, and we hope that you enjoy it.

Alan and the Burning Sky Records Jellyfish Tribute Album Team

New video – Jellyfish cover “I Wanna Stay Home”

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Current mood:


There’s a new video of me singing “I Wanna Stay Home” by top power-pop band of yore Jellyfish, originally on their first album, “Bellybutton”. The song will be released on Sensory Lullabies: The Ultimate Jellyfish Tribute Album.That’s me in my rec room at home where I do all my recording. Not much to look at – me or the room, but you get to see my guitars and some of my books. And the shirt… the shirt…

DC Cardwell Bookcase