For the very first time over 2 x 180 gram black vinyl LPs, Gene's 2001 album Libertine will be released alongside the new Edsel CD Deluxe Editions. The heavyweight vinyl package will also include a free download card for digital redemption of MP3s of the album. Gene were formed in London in 1993 by singer Martin Rossiter, guitarist Steve Mason, bassist Kevin Miles and drummer Matt James, Mason and James having previously played together in Sp!n. Inspired by the songs of The Smiths, The Jam and The Faces, Rossiter'sliterate vocals and Mason's fluid guitar lines were perfectly complemented by the intuitive rhythm section of Miles and James. They released four studio albums and a collection of B-sides and radio demos between 1995 and 2001, were named Best New Act at the inaugural NME awards in 1995, and went on to score 10 Top 40 hits.