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Gene: To See The Lights (2LP)

Gene: To See The Lights (2LP)


  1. Be My Light, Be My Guide
  2. Sick, Sober & Sorry
  3. Her Fifteen Years
  4. Haunted By You (Live - Helter Shelter 6/7/95)
  5. I Can't Decide If She Really Loves Me
  6. To See The Lights
  7. I Can't Help Myself
  8. A Car That Sped (Radio 1 Session 1/2/95)
  9. For The Dead (Version)
  10. Sleep Well Tonight (Live - Forum 31/3/95)
  1. How Much For Love
  2. London, Can You Wait? (Radio 1 Session 18/5/94)
  3. I Can't Help Myself (Radio 1 Session 18/5/94)
  4. Child's Body
  5. Don't Let Me Down (Radio 1 Session 1/2/95)
  6. I Say A Little Prayer (Live - Glastonbury 25/6/95)
  7. Do You Want To Hear It From Me
  8. This Is Not My Crime
  9. Olympian (Live - Forum 31/3/95)
  10. Child's Body (Live - Forum 31/3/95)

About this release

Original 1996 compilation by Gene acts as a fine album in it’s own right. Featuring early tracks such as ; ‘For the Dead’, ‘Be My Light, Be My Guide’, early live performances from Glastonbury, Radio 1 Session and The Forum and stand out cover versions of ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Down’. Double LP pressed on 180g Heavyweight vinyl, with original artwork and printed inner sleeve.

Inspired by the songs of The Smiths, The Jam and The Faces, Martin Rossiter’s literate vocals and Steve Mason’s fluid guitar lines were perfectly complemented by the intuitive rhythm section of Kevin Miles and Matt 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.