Editors’ Notes The gloriously syrupy drones of Gene Loves Jezebel's frontmen (twin brothers Jay and Micheal Aston) rose in the afterglow of such pop doomsayers as Bauhuas and Siouxsie & The Banshees. And it all worked together swimmingly. This set collects everything great the band did between the years 1983 and 1999, from their broody dance-club hurts (“Bruises,” “Influenza," and “The Cow”) to the stuff recorded after former Gen X guitarist James Stevenson had joined the fold (the big-lunged hits “Desire,” “The Motion of Love," and “Jealous”). Stevenson’s muscular modal riffs brought pop energy and concise songcraft; this helped the band’s fortunes rise, especially in the United States, throughout the mid- and late '80s. By 1993’s should’ve-been-big “Josephina,” the band were all but done—but not before they released the truly beautiful “Who Wants to Go to Heaven” in 1999, a tune that fittingly closes this set.

SONG
Upstairs
1
3:17
 
Bruises
2
3:39
 
Influenza (Relapse)
3
3:46
 
Always a Flame
4
4:32
 
The Cow
5
3:27
 
Stephen
6
4:47
 
Heartache
7
4:22
 
Desire (Come and Get It)
8
3:20
 
Sweetest Thing
9
3:12
 
Beyond Doubt
10
4:24
 
Gorgeous
11
3:45
 
The Motion of Love
12
3:52
 
Twenty Killer Hurts
13
3:34
 
Jealous
14
3:51
 
Kiss of Life
15
6:02
 
Josephina
16
4:03
 
Break the Chain
17
4:46
 
Who Wants to Go to Heaven
18
5:33
 

Music Videos

  • Bruises
    Bruises
    Gene Loves Jezebel
  • Jealous
    Jealous
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  • Sweetest Thing
    Sweetest Thing
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  • The Motion of Love
    The Motion of Love
    Gene Loves Jezebel
  • Desire
    Desire
    Gene Loves Jezebel

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