- Audio CD (17 Feb. 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Polydor
- ASIN: B000024I4I
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,455 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Drawn to the Deep End
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Top Customer Reviews
It begins with 'New Amusements', a rocky and sinister romp, almost jubilantly plaintive and demanding in both words and crunching chords.
'Fighting Fit' is for me one of the highlights of the album, a fantastically frisky innuendo laden rhapsody about sex, basically, it has a beautiful tune but a very tough heart.
'Where Are They Now' conjures images of autumn and is the first truly melancholy song on the record. I think this song is incredibly insightful, with great lyrics like: 'The sky seems a little lower, but for that a normal day'.
'Speak To Me Someone' takes the emotional appeal to the next level. The slightly REM-ish chord patterns may sound a bit unoriginal at first but once the song kicks in, the product is a stunning vocal performance from Martin Rossiter and a stirring, evocative interpretation of depression.
If all that wasn't enough to start with, 'We Could Be Kings' is my personal favourite. It is a magnificent, anthemic song, a kind of nod to the British stiff-upper-lip attitude: continuing through the hard times and imagining what could be. Each part of the song is brilliant and perfectly conjured, from the superb guitar and rhythm, vocals which speak what everyone is feeling and the haunting melody. With a semantic field of getting in a car and going away somewhere, this song is good driving music!
'Why I Was Born' is a beautiful mellow ballad, seamlessly led in by piano at the end of 'We Could Be Kings'. The emotion on this song is so raw and open, it is literally a song to fall in love to.Read more ›
"Drawn To The Deep End", the bands second album 'proper', was the masterwork : at the time, despite costing £300,000 and selling half a million copies worldwide, the label saw it as a failure. (For heavens sake, those kind of sales were significant at the time, and few bands play the Albert Hall without some promise, or appeal).Read more ›
The album opens with the dark 'New Amusements', before going into Gene's particular brand of rock with 'Fighting Fit'. 'Where are they Now?', 'Speak to me Someone', and 'We Could be Kings' explore Rossiter's vulnerable side. 'We Could be Kings' is the epitome of a Gene song - a majestic pop song in several movements and a rollercoaster of emotion.
'Why I was Born' is a plain old fashioned love song - done very well mind you and 'Save me, I'm Yours' has a gorgeous guitar hook. In short, there is not a bad song on this album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
By far they're best album
Does anybody know who the female vocalist is on the track accidental is ?What a great voice to complement Martin rossitors
Craving to get hold of all the Gene reissues I was glad to hold this beloved Gene album in my hands. Read morePublished 17 months ago by 60's Fanatic
After purchasing Olympian recently for a song and really liking it I bought Drawn to the Deep End for an equally ludicrous low price. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Phil Murray
What came next for Gene, after quite a long gestation, was Drawn To The Deep End, for my money their most cohesive album. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Martin P
This was a breakup album for me - wish they'd kept it going. Found them by accident and they lost me the same way.Published on 6 Feb. 2010 by John Macleod
Released 12 years ago now then 'Drawn To The Deep End' was Gene's 3rd LP (2nd proper) and their first for new label Polydor (i.e. Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2009 by R.Cooper