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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 884 ratings

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Easy Livin
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2 stars Invisible talent

The title of the seventh track "Throwing it all away" is so appropriate here, since that's exactly what Genesis were doing. While the music they were making by this time was unquestionably popular, the band appearing to have had the ability to create hit singles at will, all the credibility the band had worked so hard to acquire was being unceremoniously abandoned.

The title track is not for me at all, it might have been OK performed by Collins & Bailey ("Easy lover"), but as a Genesis track it's entirely inappropriate, bordering on the sacrilegious. The dance beat and banal lyrics would have been laughed out of the studio just a few years previously.

Of the two longer tracks "Tonight, tonight, tonight" is pleasant, but it's little more than an extended 3 minute song with little in the way of development beyond the basic form. "Domino" comes across as the best track, but even then, it does not stand up well against other Genesis pieces of this length. The track still has a very pop orientated basis, both lyrically and musically.

The only other track worthy of mention is "The Brazilian", which is very much in the "Los Endos", and "Duke's travels" mode, but falling someway short of their standard.

In all, a very disappointing album which signified once again that the days of Genesis as a credible prog rock band were seemingly well behind them, (or were they.?).

Easy Livin | 2/5 |

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