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Revelations [Deluxe Edition, Double CD]

Gene Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Double CD
  • Label: Demon Music Group
  • ASIN: B00G7C0PK0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. As Good As It Gets
2. In Love With Love
3. Love Won't Work
4. The British Disease
5. Fill Her Up
6. Something In The Water
7. Mayday
8. Angel
9. The Looker
10. Little Child
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. You'll Never Walk Again
2. Fighting Fit
3. Mayday
4. Where Are They Now
5. As Good As It Gets
6. We Could Be Kings
7. Stop
8. Olympian
9. In Love With Love
10. The British Disease
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Edsel Records presents Deluxe 2CD Editions of the much loved and respected Gene, including ‘Olympian’, ‘To See The Lights’ ‘Revelations’, ‘Drawn To The Deep End’ and ‘Libertine’. Presented in 2CD casebound editions, and featuring a host of bonus tracks, rarities, and featuring contributions from the band, these are the definitive re-issues of the bands much loved catalogue. 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’s literate 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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The difficult, er, fourth album 4 Mar 2014
Ironically, Revelations was more or less the final chapter in Gene's association with Polydor, and far more of a "difficult album" than their third. Rossiter's severe new haircut was perhaps visual evidence of the depression he had been diagnosed with, but even if not the signs were there throughout this album: Love Won't Work, The British Disease, The Police Will Never Find You, You'll Never Walk Again... if these sound like bleak songs to you, you'd be right. There were moments of real beauty too though, no more so than on Little Child, penned by new father Rossiter and guaranteed to get something in the eye of any dad who listens to it. Also noteworthy is the contrast in recording methods found here - whereas Polydor had pumped serious resources into their previous album, in the absence of the hoped-for mainstream breakthrough they subsequently pulled the rug from under Revelations before it even got going, hence a very quick and comparatively cheap recording. Troubles aside though, there were plenty of other highlights, as good as anything in the Gene canon, not least As Good As It Gets, In Love With Love and the aforementioned Love Won't Work. Bonus material here is the most varied of any of the re-issues: the B-sides are, to be honest, of a generally lower standard than those that graced earlier Gene singles. Then there's a contemporary set from Sound City 98 which, though long (16 tracks) is conspicuously light on tracks from Revelations, relying more on past glories. And then there's a Jam cover, A Town Called Malice.
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Can it really be 20 years already? 20 years since Gene rose to promenence, with "For The Dead", and 10 since they quietly disappeared, mourned by a handful, and forgotten by many? At one point they could have been kings. Now, overlooked and ignored by Megador Records, the band have quietly faded from view to day jobs and memories. In time, the bands work - an elegant body that combined the majesty of The Smiths with the muscular strength of The Faces and 60's era Mod bands, has aged with dignity and power. Over four albums, and catch all b-sides compilation "To See The Lights", the band explored humanity with increasing effectiveness and skill. This reissue series finally gives the band the dignity they deserve, with expanded editions of each record, appended with every b-side, an enormity of radio sessions (almost every single one the band recorded for the BBC,), and several live shows from the period, showcasing embryonic and early versions of many songs from subsequent albums - are a fascinating insight. In terms of unreleased material, there is little until the time the band were released from their Polydor contract, at which point the band had control of their own recordings. Each of the editions is packed in a double CD set, with the original album appended by b-sides and extra songs. Disc 2 of each package generally tends to be a live radio session recorded for the BBC and live material.

"Revelations", released in 1999 after the Britpop ship had sunk and the icebergs melted, was the sound of defiant beauty.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 5 Sep 2014
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Good but not amazing
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5.0 out of 5 stars great reissue of their 1999 classic. 8 May 2014
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gene were one of the most underrated bands to emerge from the uk in the mid to late 90s. but isn't it always that way? pap gets bought and played and insanely great music like the work gene produced over 4 albums collects dust---it's a sad, disgusting shame. like all of the new edsel reissues, 'revelations' comes stacked and ready to blare with rarities b.sides and the like. although 'olympian' is usually regarded as their only and finest hour, 'revelations' is just that. a revelatory celebration of superb melodies, lyrically dense songs and intricate arrangements. although 'libertine' from 2001 completes this new collection, i will always have a secure place in my heart for 'rev', especially "you'll never walk again". get these now before these greedy sellers triple the price. highly highly recommended!!!!!
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