Voodoo Dollies: The Best of Gene Loves Jezebel

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Looked at in the cold light of day and from some years' distance, Gene Loves Jezebel would seem like the last band whose work would stand the test of time. Weird thing, though -- in all their "everything goes" exuberance, from abstract goth wailing to balls-out Sunset Strip rock, the Aston brothers, much like their labelmates in the Cult, made everything work somehow. Not all the time, certainly, but Voodoo Dollies wisely draws on the best and biggest hits of the group, not to mention a couple of rarer items for the hardcore fanbase, to make an enjoyable career overview certainly better than Some of the Best of Gene Loves Jezebel. Following a straight chronological order ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Looked at in the cold light of day and from some years' distance, Gene Loves Jezebel would seem like the last band whose work would stand the test of time. Weird thing, though -- in all their "everything goes" exuberance, from abstract goth wailing to balls-out Sunset Strip rock, the Aston brothers, much like their labelmates in the Cult, made everything work somehow. Not all the time, certainly, but Voodoo Dollies wisely draws on the best and biggest hits of the group, not to mention a couple of rarer items for the hardcore fanbase, to make an enjoyable career overview certainly better than Some of the Best of Gene Loves Jezebel. Following a straight chronological order and enjoying the usual high quality of Beggars Banquet remastering, the 18-track collection is a fine treat. Besides the obvious numbers like "Desire Come and Get It," "The Motion of Love" appearing here in a single mix, and "Jealous," the less well-known songs help to really flesh out the band's freaked-out, glammed-up appeal. There's the psychotic drama of "Upstairs" and "Always a Flame," the self-descriptive, perfect FM radio cut "Gorgeous," the attractive psych-shimmer of "Kiss of Life," and the underrated single "Josephina," which would have given the band a hit in earlier days, but didn't connect with the 1993 zeitgeist. The most obscure cut is an interesting one -- an alternate version of Promise's "Influenza," the entrancing and moody instrumental here given striking lyrics sung by Michael Aston and a slightly faster tempo. It would have worked excellently on the original album, and is a definite highlight here. Appreciative liner notes and a slew of photographs from throughout the band's career complete this collection, which will satisfy most casual fans' desires to a T.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/1999
  • Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
  • UPC: 607618201623
  • Catalog Number: 82016
  • Sales rank: 68,196

Tracks

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

Performance Credits
Gene Loves Jezebel Primary Artist, Group
Jay Aston Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Aston Vocals, Background Vocals
Marcus Gilvear Drums
Ian C. Hudson Guitar
Steve Marshall Bass
Pete Rizzo Bass
James Stevenson Guitar, Background Vocals
Robert Curran Vocals
Matthew Aston Vocals
Richard Hawkins Drums
Robert Adam Drums
John Murphy Drums
Chris Bell Drums
Technical Credits
Gene Loves Jezebel Producer
Betty Composer
Jay Aston Composer
Michael Aston Composer
John Brand Producer
Paul Fox Producer
Jimmy Iovine Producer
John Leckie Producer
Gary Lyons Producer
Julian Mendelsohn Remixing
Tim Palmer Producer
John Dent Remastering
Dave Thompson Liner Notes
Peter Walsh Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Music

    Gene Loves Jezebel started in the eighties with songs such as "Desire" and "Motion of Love" that quickly went up the alternative charts. All the musicians on the C.D. are incredible.

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