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Olympian

Gene

Olympian

Gene

Olympian

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 03/02/2014 Cat#: EDSK7063 • Barcode: 740155706333 • Genre: Alternative, Indie, Rock Sub Genre: Britpop

Track Listing

  1. Haunted By You
  2. Your Love, It Lies
  3. Truth, Rest Your Head
  4. A Car That Sped
  5. Left-Handed
  6. London Can You Wait?
  7. To The City
  8. Still Can’t Find The Phone
  9. Sleep Well Tonight
  10. Olympian
  11. We’ll Find Our Own Way
  12. For The Dead
  13. Child’s Body (BBC Radio Session 18/5/94)
  14. This Is Not My Crime (BBC Radio Session 18/5/94)
  15. Left-Handed (BBC Radio Session 1/2/95)
  16. We’ll Find Our Own Way (BBC Radio Session 1/2/95)
  17. Olympian (Single Version)
  1. Left-Handed
  2. Be My Light, Be My Guide
  3. Haunted By You
  4. A Car That Sped
  5. Truth, Rest Your Head
  6. Sleep Well Tonight
  7. London Can You Wait?
  8. Sick, Sober & Sorry
  9. I Can’t Help Myself
  10. Olympian
  11. To The City
  12. Sleep Well Tonight
  13. Haunted By You
  14. Trust, Rest Your Head
  15. Sick, Sober & Sorry
  16. London Can You Wait?
  17. Speak To Me Someone
  18. Left-Handed
  19. Olympian
  20. Be My Light, Be My Guide
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About this release

Edsel Records presents Deluxe 2CD Editions of the much loved and respected Gene. Presented in 2CD casebound editions, andfeaturing a host of bonus tracks, rarities, and featuring contributions from the band, these are the definitive re-issues of the bands much loved catalogue.

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.

The debut album Olympian originally released in 1995 reached number 8 in the charts and went on to sell 80,000 copies. It features the hit singles Sleep Well Tonight, Haunted By You & Olympian and the original 1994 single version of For The Dead. Included in this 2CD reissue are 6 bonus tracks plus two full BBC concerts. The package includes new sleeve notes by Terry Staunton following an interview with 3 members of the band plus lots of cuttings and memorabilia from the time.

CD1 – Olympian, Bonus Tracks
CD2 – Live at Sound City 18/04/905 (tracks 1-10), Live at The Forum 06/07/95 (tracks 11-20)