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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 914 ratings

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russellk
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4 stars This album is a splendid return to form after the weak 'Abacab' and the slightly stronger 'Genesis' albums.

Now, you'll read a great deal of opinion on this and other review sites suggesting that there is no progressive music on this album, that it consists entirely of commercial pop, and that it might as well be a PHIL COLLINS solo album. Wrong, in my opinion, on all three counts.

'Tonight, Tonight, Tonight,' 'Land of Confusion', 'The Brazilian' and 'Domino' are as progressive as anything done in the 1980s. There is nothing like these tracks on any of PHIL'S solo recordings. The other tracks - apart from the appalling 'Invisible Touch' - are decent pop songs. There are no fillers here, just one bad, three good and four excellent tracks. I'll take seven out of eight anyday. It seems to be an acceptable ratio for lovers of 'Selling England By The Pound', for example.

PHIL COLLINS is the star of this album: his voice, already outstanding, achieves new levels of excellence. Of course, it also acheived new levels of overexposure on rapid rotation radio, so thousands of people eventually equated his voice with fingernails on a chalk board. That's a tragedy, and why I don't listen to high rotation radio stations. As an aside, in the pre-recorded music era, the most number of times a person wold hear their favourite music played in their life would be between five and eight times. Songs weren't intended to be overplayed. Don't ruin music for yourself - exercise temperance!

Rather than the nadir of GENESIS' catalogue that so many consider, I argue that this is an excellent album. Just a pity it opens with such a poor track.

russellk | 4/5 |

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