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Gene: The John Peel Sessions 1995-1999 (BBC Version)


Download links and information about Gene: The John Peel Sessions 1995-1999 (BBC Version) by Gene. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:23:50 minutes.

Artist: Gene
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:23:50
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No. Title Length
1. Speak to Me Someone (John Peel 14/12/95) 3:56
2. Save Me, I'm Yours (John Peel 14/12/95) 4:32
3. Fighting Fit (John Peel 14/12/95) 3:35
4. Drawn to the Deep End (John Peel 14/12/95) 2:42
5. As Good As It Gets (John Peel 24/2/98) 3:50
6. The Looker (John Peel 24/2/98) 3:22
7. I Need You (John Peel 24/2/98) 2:39
8. Little Child (John Peel 24/2/98) 3:31
9. Love Won't Work (John Peel 31/1/99) 4:12
10. As Good As It Gets (John Peel 31/1/99) 3:56
11. Something In the Water (John Peel 31/1/99) 3:52
12. Save Me, I'm Yours (John Peel 31/1/99) 3:47
13. Little Child (John Peel 31/1/99) 3:58
14. Fill Her Up (John Peel 31/1/99) 3:00
15. Dirty Old Town (John Peel 31/1/99) 3:56
16. Still Can't Find the Phone (John Peel 31/1/99) 2:56
17. The British Disease (John Peel 31/8/99) 3:21
18. For the Dead (John Peel 31/8/99) 4:27
19. Undressed (John Peel 31/8/99) 3:41
20. You'll Never Walk Again (John Peel 31/8/99) 5:46
21. Where Are They Now? (John Peel 31/8/99) 4:28
22. As Good As It Gets (John Peel 31/8/99) 4:23



The arrival of a new Gene set, even a flawed one like this, is still ample reason to celebrate. Gene were adored by the press, and continually feted by Radio One DJ John Peel, yet the pop masses never particularly took to them. Only two of their singles broke into the U.K. Top 20 and, while their albums charted considerably higher, they still remain one of the most under-rated bands of the '90s. This two-CD set opens early in their career, with the group's first Peel session in December, 1995. The songs are all mostly works in progress, several of which will reappear fully fledged on the subsequent Drawn to the Deep End. Disc One then fast forwards to 1998, with the band then previewing songs from their soon to be released Revelations album. The rollicking, raucous, rockabilly tinged "I Need You" didn't make the cut, however, and appears here on CD for the first time. That's not much of a bonus though, considering the disc clocks in at a particularly parsimonious 28 minutes. Gene recorded a variety of other sessions for Radio One, and there's no reason, bar the title, that this compilation couldn't have drawn from one or more of them.

Thus, the set's real meat is found on Disc Two, which is given over to a pair of live performances from 1999. You get 14 songs in all, as Gene trawl through their career with a series of crowd-pleasers. Unfortunately the band work far too hard to re-create the sound of their recordings, but even so, frontman Martin Rossiter's sublime and emotive performances set every number alight. This disc also includes a previously unreleased gem — the saloon styled "Dirty Old Town." So, not the be all and end all of collections, but a grand reminder of a band that gave intelligence, emotion, and substance to an otherwise fairly bland decade.