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What You Want (originally titled "Far Away") is the second commercially available single/EP by Australian jam band the John Butler Trio from the album Sunrise Over Sea. It was released on 9 August 2004 and is a curious blend of roots and alternative rock.

What You Want
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EP by
Released9 August 2004
RecordedWoodstock Studios - Melbourne, Victoria
GenreRoots, Alt, Rock
Length31:36 (Worldwide)
15:42 (AUS)
Lava Records (Worldwide)
ProducerTracks 1-3: John Butler
Track 4: Martin Armiger
John Butler Trio chronology
What You Want
Something's Gotta Give
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

"What You Want" was ranked #51 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.

The title track was originally released on the 2003 album Sunrise Over Sea, as was the original version of "Treat Yo Mama"; while "Pickapart" was included on the JBT EP. It is also featured in the movie ‘In Her Skin’ directed and written by Simone North and released in 2009.

The release includes a version of "Betterman" which is a previously unreleased re-recorded version with John Butler's current band, "Treat Yo Mama" is also a previously unreleased country funk version that was recorded during the '"Betterman" (US Version)' sessions. "Across the Universe" is the John Butler Trio's take on the Beatles Classic.

The Australian release of the CD single included the video clip of "Treat Yo Mama".


Track listingEdit

All tracks written by John Butler unless otherwise noted.

Worldwide release:

  1. "What You Want" - 5:20
  2. "Somethings Gotta Give" - 3:07
  3. "Treat Yo Mama (Country Funk Version)" - 4:43
  4. "Pickapart" - 3:01
  5. "Across the Universe" - 3:51 (written by Lennon/McCartney)
  6. "Betterman (Live)" - 12:14

Australian release:

  1. "What You Want (Radio Edit)" - 4:21
  2. "Betterman (US Radio Version)" - 3:43
  3. "Treat Yo Mama (Country Funk Version)" - 4:41
  4. "Across the Universe" - 3:47 (written by Lennon/McCartney)


John Butler TrioEdit

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Danielle Caruana - backing vocals - "What You Want"

String section on "What You Want"

  • Shannon Birchall
  • Ceridwen Davies
  • Fiona Furphy
  • Helen Ireland
  • Amanda Rowarth
  • Jane Mason
  • Stephanie Lindner
  • Andrea Keeble
  • Caerwen Martin
  • Airlie Smart