Four tracks from the album were released as singles in the UK: "Lucky You", "Marvellous", "Change" and "Perfect". The album attracted positive reviews. It peaked at number 12 in the UK Albums Chart, and gained platinum certification in December 1995.
In 1989 Ian Broudie began recording alone under the name Lightning Seeds and achieved success with the psychedelic and synthpop hit "Pure", from the album Cloudcuckooland, which reached the UK Top 20. The same year "Joy" and "All I Want" were also released but failed to make an impression. "Pure" had some success in the United States Billboard Top 40, reaching No. 32. Both "Pure" and "All I Want" also reached the Modern Rock Tracks top 10. In 1991 Broudie returned to song-writing and moved labels from Rough Trade to Virgin.
By the end of 1993, Broudie had completed the third Lightning Seeds album Jollification, which included contributions from Terry Hall, Simon Rogers, Alison Moyet and Ian McNabb. A promotional tour began in August 1994 with their line-up consisting of, guitarist Paul Hemmings, drummer Chris Sharrock, bassist Martyn Campbell and keyboardist Ali Kane. The tour benefited from the success of the second single from the album "Change", which reached No. 13 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming Lightning Seeds' second UK top twenty hit. The album Jollification became a critical success and the other singles taken from this album ("Lucky You", "Marvellous" and "Perfect") all made noticeable impact. Mark Farrow's album cover featured the use of computer graphics to create an enormous strawberry and depicting seeds with superimposed human faces.
Jollification was released in the UK on 5 September 1994 and in the US on 20 December 1994. The album attracted positive reviews. Rating the album 4 out of 5, Jason Damas for AllMusic commented:
Ian Broudie wrote his strongest batch of songs yet and managed to return to the top of the British charts. At ten tracks, Jollification is overly brief; eight of the ten tracks are genuine keepers and rank amongst the band's best work. "Lucky You," "Marvelous," "Perfect," and "Change" ... were all modern British pop gems that arrived at the height of Brit-pop. While the album is occasionally too produced – this is especially pronounced in the more synthesizer-driven songs – the melodies dominate despite their occasional stiffness. Jollification is Broudie's most cohesive and consistent album to date.
The track "Change" got some recognition in the US due to its appearance in the 1995 film Clueless and on the film's soundtrack album.