Promise (Gene Loves Jezebel album)

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Promise
Promise (Gene Loves Jezebel album).jpg
Studio album by Gene Loves Jezebel
Released 1983
Recorded 1982-1983
Genre Gothic rock, post-punk, alternative rock, dark alternative
Length 37.13
Label Situation Two (UK), Geffen Records (US)
Producer John Brand
Gene Loves Jezebel chronology
Promise
(1983)
Immigrant
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Promise is the debut album by British gothic rock band Gene Loves Jezebel. Released in 1983 by Situation Two, it reached a peak of No. 8 on the UK Indie Chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Upstairs" (J. Aston, M. Aston, Hudson) – 3:18
  2. "Bruises" (J. Aston, M. Aston) – 3:38
  3. "Pop Tarantula" (J. Aston, M. Aston) – 3:10
  4. "Screaming for Emmalene" (J. Aston, M. Aston) – 2:58
  5. "Scheming" (J. Aston, M. Aston) – 6:26
  6. "Bread from Heaven" (J. Aston, M. Aston, Hudson) – 4:12
  7. "Influenza" (J. Aston, Hudson) – 3:42
  8. "Shower Me with Brittle Punches" (J. Aston, M. Aston, Hudson) – 2:50
  9. "Wraps and Arms" (J. Aston, M. Aston) – 4:00
  10. "Psychological Problems" (J. Aston, M. Aston, Hudson) – 3:45

Special Edition bonus disc

  1. "Shame" (Original Version) - 3:25
  2. "Influenza" (Relapse) - 3:48
  3. "Stephen" (Original Version) - 4:49
  4. "Walking in the Park" - 4:06
  5. "Wrap and Arms" (Version 2) - 4:00
  6. "Bruises" (Extended Single Version) - 4:49
  7. "Punch Drunk" - 2:23
  8. "Brando (Bruises)" [Extended Version] - 4:58
  9. "Scheming" (Original Version) - 3:33
  10. "Screaming for Emmalene" (Single Version) - 3:55
  11. "So Young (Heave Hard Heave Ho)" - 3:24
  12. "No Voodoo Dollies" - 3:02
  13. "Shaving My Neck" - 2:55
  14. "Sun and Insanity" - 3:37
  15. "Machismo" - 3:22
  16. "Glad to Be Alive" - 5:38

Production[edit]

  • John Brand: Producer, Engineer
  • Louis Austin: Engineer, Mixing
  • John Madden: Engineer
  • Nick Smith: Engineer
  • Robin Springall: Engineer

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael Aston - lead vocals
  • JP Aston - guitars, backing and lead vocals
  • Ian C. Hudson - guitars, bass
  • Albie DeLuca - guitars
  • Julianne Regan - bass, backing vocals, piano
  • Steve Marshall - bass

with:

  • Steve Goulding - drums, percussion
  • Richard Hawkins - drums, percussion
  • John "Johnny Genius" Murphy - drums, percussion

References[edit]