Quantity:1
Immigrant has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by rocktrade
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Posted from an independent UK Supplier! Nice Condition - Booklet & CDs look in great shape. A fine addition to the collection!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £13.09

Immigrant


Price: £13.55 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
5 new from £8.99 4 used from £6.93
£13.55 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
4:29
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
3:46
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
4:43
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
3:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
Cow
Cow
4:47
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
3:36
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
5:05
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
4:00
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
4:32
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
Disc 2
1
30
5:44
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
5:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
4:49
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
4:08
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
3:41
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
3:27
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
4:00
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
4:46
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
3:11
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
3:44
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
3:57
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 

Product Description

This re-issue of GLJ's second album is available in a de-luxe, expanded two-disc edition. The first disc is the original UK album, newly remastered from the studio analog tapes. The second disc consists of singles, extended mixes, unreleased alternate takes and two BBC session tracks, 'Waves' and 'Five Below'. The 20 page booklet is comprehensive with reproduction of the vinyl sleeve and inner bag, full track details, lyrics, photos and new sleeve notes by J.A.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: HASH(0x9a686c18) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a81703c) out of 5 stars The Jewel in Their Crown . . . 26 Jan. 2006
By Rich Latta - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
IMMIGRANT is by far the best album I've heard from this band. Before these guys went off the glam-Duran-disco-whatever deep end, they actually rocked - on this album at least. PROMISE, their first album, is kind of a warm-up for IMMIGRANT, in my view. Someone made an apparently last minute addition of "Bruises," originally on PROMISE, to IMMIGRANT (the song title doesn't appear on the original album sleeve, which I have on vinyl). "Bruises" is the best song on PROMISE but almost pales in comparison to the best songs on IMMIGRANT. I haven't heard PROMISE in a while though, and I'm not sure if "Bruises" is the same version on each album.

The songwriting (which could qualify as "gothic," your imagination permitting) is better on IMMIGRANT and the playing is tighter and punchier. The music itself is pretty distinctive, incorporating Middle Eastern touches. I find the quivering, high-pitched voices of the twin Aston brothers to be deliciously vampiric, although I think a lot of others (particluarly girls) just find them sexy. However you hear them, these guys do sound pretty unique.

The best tracks:

The opening rocker "Always A Flame"

The gorgeous, hovering "Stephen"

The evocative, propulsive "The Immigrant"

And the more easy-going closer, "Coal Porter"

But my absolute favorite is the bizarre and slinky "The Rhino Plasty." That one's really out there.

4 stars because some of the other tracks don't quite measure up as well. "Worth Waiting For" is the weakest in my view and "Cow" doesn't turn me on so much either. But "Shame" is good and I do actually like "Bruises."

An aside: I won't say this band's name is as dog-awful as, say, Marcy Playground, but I think the choice to call themselves Gene Loves Jezebel probably turned off some people who might have liked them otherwise. Can't say that it really bothers me though! Too bad, but they pretty much lost me after their next release DISCOVER came out.

Can't comment on the bonus CD as I haven't heard it. I'll have to break down and get this version at some point, in which case I will probably update my review.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9aba2f18) out of 5 stars Odd, forgotten gem of sorts 9 Jan. 2015
By Shawn - Published on Amazon.com
I was surprised when I looked this classic alternative album up here on Amazon, and there were only two reviews thus far. Back in the 80s, this was definitely considered "out there" and "alternative" before those terms got hijacked and watered down by the mainstream. Many of the tracks are five-star songs ("Always a Flame," "The Immigrant," "Shame") with a couple that maybe only garner three stars, but all in all, the whole album is a unique, enjoyable, and genuinely interesting sound. It's probably a take-it or leave-it sort of record, but at least you can actually listen to it as a consistent piece of art (which was often lacking in the 80s when records seemed to be geared toward having one or two really catchy songs with a lot of filler).

The lyrics here I think are very good. Gene Loves Jezebel had this sort of Gothic, Celtic, mysterious, androgynous, vampire thing going on that really came together on this second album of theirs. Also, I always felt they flirted with being vaguely homoerotic (are they or aren't they?) with their look, album art, and gorgeous songs such as "Stephen" and "Coal Porter." Back when I was a kid in the 80s these two songs sounded really beautiful to me, but I didn't truly understand them as much as I do now when I read the lyrics. Funny how age and experience change your perceptions.

The band certainly didn't hold back with their quirky bird call, back-and-forth style of singing and their oftentimes cryptic yet thoughtful lyrics. I had bought the import cd back in the 80s from a local record shop, and this included three bonus tracks ("One Someone," "Thin Things," and "Gorgeous"), all of which were probably "weirder" than anything on the regular album, yet still good (or perhaps at least interesting), especially back in the 80s when everything was so pop-oriented (think of Michael Jackson and Madonna in their glory days).

After this record, Gene Loves Jezebel started to go downhill. The follow-up album "Discover" was sort of a strained cross between the style on Immigrant and a new focus on a more mainstream pop sound. It felt like the beginning of the end to me. After "Discover," they totally exploded into regular pop, hair band drivel, almost painfully so, losing all their mystique and Gothic flair, and it's at that point I wrote them off in my mind as sellouts. I remember seeing a video for a song called "Motion of Love" on MTV, and I was stunned with disappointment. It sickened me, to be honest.

So, it was strange that I decided to give this a listen decades later, and I was able to enjoy it for what it is. I now see it as a moment in time when a couple of musicians (who are twin brothers, I believe) stretched and let their musical ideas run free without worrying about necessarily appealing to the masses. I guess with time my disappointment with the band has lessened where I can now enjoy their better earlier efforts, which includes their first (rather dark) album "Promise" and its great opening track "Upstairs." This first album has some great moments too and is sort of a lead up to the more cohesive sound on Immigrant.

The difference, to me, between the early days of the band and when they suddenly switched to pop is like night and day. I have read online that some of their much later solo work (when the brothers apparently started feuding and separated) is of a respectable quality, but I have yet to listen to any of it.
HASH(0x9ad2bd8c) out of 5 stars The Perfect Balance of Sublime and Ridiculous 27 Jun. 2011
By A Blues In Drag - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ah, the cackling, caterwauling histrionics of the Aston twins. A strictly take-it-or-leave-it affair, the music of Gene Loves Jezebel is just as likely to alienate as it is to enamor (especially the early records).

Immigrant, the Welshmen's sophomore album, is the band's first work of true greatness, if you ask me. The Jezebels really got it right here -- this time, the twins wrap their crazy, yelping vocal stylings around indelible melodies, while the band lock down on airtight, dancey art punk rhythms, invoking Bauhaus, the Banshees, even U2.

Somewhere, a future Perry Farrell was studying this stuff very closely.

PS - the re-issue version of Immigrant is totally worth the purchase, as its second disc teems with historical artifacts from GLJ's fascinating musical story.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback