Belly, The TVD First Date
and Dove Vinyl Giveaway

“The first vinyl I ever bought with my own hard-earned babysitting money was The Go Go’s Beauty and the Beat.”

“I know the phrase ‘it changed my life’ is thrown around pretty freely, but I sat in my basement bedroom listening to this album for hours and hours that day, alternately cross-legged on the floor studying the cover and then dancing like crazy. It changed my life.”
Tanya Donnelly

“The first record I bought with my own money was the debut album by Boston. At that age it was probably birthday money.”

“I chose it over Kiss Destroyer. I’m not sure if it was the art that tipped the scales or because I already loved the track “More than a Feeling.” I can remember playing it over and over at my friend Nick’s house (his family had a serious stereo) and we beat the stuffing out of his couch with his brothers marching-band drum sticks.”
Chris Gorman

“I think the first LP I bought with Christmas or birthday money was a Jim Croce record—but I’m not really sure which one.”

“I had a teacher in 3rd or 4th grade who would pull out a guitar and lead a class sing-along sometimes, and among the songs she would play was “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” (along with the usual Peter, Paul & Mary, John Denver, and Simon & Garfunkel tunes) so it was a record that had either one or the other of those songs on it. I can’t really say it had a direct ‘influence’ on me, but at 8 or 9 I liked those songs for some reason. I suspect my parents may have steered me toward a Croce record because they wanted it!”
Tom Gorman

“I love flight, birds, and especially seagulls (and pigeons) so when the movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull came out my mom took Paula Dennis and me to see it.”

“I fell in love with the soundtrack by Neil Diamond, so my mom gave me money so I could buy it. It was my first record. Like my band mates, I wore the record out with repeated plays. I imagined myself as Jonathan. I was obsessed with the full orchestration (and believe that is why I am so drawn to Tom’s lush orchestral arrangements). This was my first introduction to Neil Diamond and was amazed to discover he was a Hot August Night type. And was thrilled with that sound too. He is a wunderkind. As the world knows.”
Gail Greenwood

Belly’s new LP, Dove arrived in stores this past May—their first in 20 years!—however we have three vinyl copies to arrive on your doorstep in no time at all.

Enter to win the vinyl edition of Dove by simply citing in the comments below your favorite track from the new LP. We’ll choose three enthusiastic winners with a North American mailing address one week from today, August 14, 2018. Winners will be notified directly via email.

BELLY ON TOUR:
8/8 – 8/9: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
8/10: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
8/11: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
8/12: Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
8/22: Portland, ME – Port City
8/23: Boston, MA – Royale
8/25: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
8/26: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/28: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
9/29: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/4: Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
10/5: Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Cafe
10/6: Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

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  • Jerimy Nelson

    Suffer the Fools!!!!

  • trudatman

    today it is Heartstrings. yesterday it was Suffer The Fools. what will tomorrow bring? hopefully a free vinyl copy. rock on.

  • Stephen Singer

    Mine!

  • Larry Pascal

    I’m digging the new record. From what I’ve heard so far, I’m liking to song “Shiny One”. I’m sure there’s a few gems on there I may like even more ;o)_~

  • Michael Jr Shreffler

    Like others, my favourite may change weekly or daily. Today, Suffer The Fools is resonating and still giving me chills while making me reminisce and long for future days with lines like “I’ll bring that terrible wine that you love”

  • 2Fred2Furious

    ‘Mine’ to me combines/hearkens back to both “King” and Throwing Muses. Never a bad thing.

  • buffee

    shiny one <3

  • William James Rudd

    ‘Mine’ has a great intro and how can you not sing-a-long to the “A Whoo Hoo, A Whoo Hoo!! A Wooo-A-Wooo Hoo!!!”

  • John Robideau

    Mine so far….

  • Jonathan Mikos

    Shiny One is the first track I heard off the new album, and it’s the one that has stuck with me the most. It definitely met, and exceeded my expectations after all these years of being a fan. You should have posted the video of them in their bird suits for Shiny One. 😍 It’s great to have Belly back making new music and touring.

  • Paul Pearson

    Suffer the Fools 🙂

  • Matt Smith

    Shiny One. I tried really very wicked hard to pick a deep cut, but I can’t lie to you guys. Shiny One it is.

  • Joey

    Faceless!! It has that classic Belly intro that could appear in the future on a different track and a whole new song. It has a lot of great lines you could use in everyday life. “Paint you on fire” “daring everyone to stare” it’s a fight song!! Then the way the song shifts into Tanya singing that head bobbing chours.
    Master piece!! Love it!

  • Lisa

    the first record in 20 years…seriously, how do you pick one track that is a favorite? as each new song starts it becomes a fave because its new material from Belly!! It’s hard enough to wrap my brain around it as it is with the time that has passed in between their gift of new tunes but if my arm is twisted to pick just one, at the moment, I’d be inclined to choose “Stars Align”

  • ttownscott

    Shiny One ever since I heard it on KEXP song of the day. Looking forward to seeing them tomorrow in Seattle.

  • Tom Fraher

    That’s tough for a great band putting out their first record in a very long time, so I’d probably have to say “Shiny One” if I had to pick a song!

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