Monkey on My Shoulder

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Monkey on My Shoulder EP
EP by James Blunt
Released 4 June 2006
Recorded 2004-2006
Genre Folk rock, pop rock
Length 16:15
Label Custard, Atlantic
James Blunt chronology
"Back to Bedlam"
"Monkey on My Shoulder EP"
"All the Lost Souls"

The Monkey on My Shoulder EP is a collection of demo songs written British singer-songwriter James Blunt. The EP was released on 4 June 2006, by Custard Records and Atlantic Records, exclusively through Target Stores in the US. The EP was also made available to download via iTunes. The EP features five demo recordings of songs which would later appear on Blunt's debut studio album, Back to Bedlam, or as B-sides to singles from that album. The EP contained a booklet which documents the changes from the original demo recordings, found here, to the finalised recordings. The EP was limited to certain numbers and was not available anywhere in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cry" (Demo) – 2:57 (James Blunt; Sacha Skarbek)
  2. "High" (Demo) – 3:43 (J. Blunt; Ricky Ross)
  3. "Sugar Coated" (Demo) – 3:50 (J. Blunt; S. Skarbek; Jimmy Hogarth)
  4. "Goodbye My Lover" (Demo) – 3:58 (J. Blunt; S. Skarbek)
  5. "Butterfly" (Demo) – 2:03 (J. Blunt)


Following copies of the EP becoming rare and unavailable, Target Stores offered a new, deluxe version of Back to Bedlam, containing an additional two acoustic tracks on Disc 1, and the EP as an exclusive bonus disc. This version of Back to Bedlam was sold exclusively in America.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Monkey On My Shoulder EP (From The Original Demo Collection)". Discogs. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "James Blunt Back To Bedlam - Target Version USA DOUBLE CD (369219)". 31 July 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2012.