venerdì 24 luglio 2009

Gene "To See The Lights"







Un regalo, un omaggio ai fans. Ecco come lo vedo questo disco, che si trova tra il primo e il secondo album dei Gene. Versioni live che mostrano i "muscoli" di questa formazione, ma anche b-sides pazzesche, criminalmente relegate a lati b di singoli di non facile reperibilità e per questo ripresentati qui e poi versioni nuone di pezzi già conosciuti. Un disco fondamentale, non uso mezzi termini, per entrare ancora di più nel mondo magico dei Gene, un mondo fatto di romanticismo sofferto e malinconico, un mondo di cui noi, anime pop, non possiamo fare a meno. (1996 Costermonger)

The easy joke is, To See the Lights is Gene's Hatful of Hollow. True, the album is a collection of B-sides, non-album singles, radio sessions, and live tracks but, like the Smiths' Hatful of Hollow before it, the album illustrates the band's strengths more effectively than their debut album, Olympian. Several of Gene's greatest songs, including the roaring title track, the anthemic "Be My Light, Be My Guide," and the gorgeous "I Can't Decide If She Really Loves Me," are all rounded up on the album and they are frequently stronger than some of the material that appeared on the album. Also, the live versions of the Olympian singles are better, illustrating that the band can rock with a vengeance. It might appear to be an album designed solely for fans, but To See the Lights is a better, more compulsively listenable album than Olympian. (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide)

- Be My Light, Be My Guide
- Sick Sober & Sorry
- Her Fifteen Years
- Haunted By You (Live)
- I Can't Decide If She Really Loves Me
- To See The Lights
- I Can't Help Myself
- A Car That Sped
- For The Dead (US Version / Remix)
- Sleep Well Tonight
- How Much For Love
- London, Can You Wait
- I Can't Help Myself
- Child's Body
- Don't Let Me Down
- I Say A Little Prayer (Live (1995/Glastonbury Festival)
- Do You Want To Hear It From Me
- This Is Not My Crime
- Olympian (Live)
- Child's Body (Live (1995/The Forum, London) Incl. Hidden Track "For The Dead"


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