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2.45 | 1224 ratings

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1 stars If you think things went downhill with the group's 1983 self-titled release, their 1986 album Invisible Touch proved that Genesis had much further to fall. Most likely the band was enjoying their belated pop stardom and indeed it would seem that their audience had shifted. Thus they apparently made this album for them and only briefly paid tribute to their old die-hard fans with Domino and maybe Tonight, Tonight, Tonight. Die-hard fans were most likely insulted as can be seen with the vast number of one-star reviews here at Prog Archives.

Basically, Invisible Touch is full of pop songs. They even took Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (a tribute to electronic drums no doubt) and made it into a shorter single. Domino is the only song closely resembling prog rock, although it is more of a "prog tendencies" kind of thing rather than actual prog rock. In fact the second part of this two-part suite is quite dark, musically and lyrically with references to "blood on the windows" and a "river of blood." Another point worth making is that this song is also full of electronic drums. If they get on your nerves, it's best to avoid this release.

This is quite a poor release. If you can get it for free, it might be worth the time just for the Domino suite. Otherwise, this is a good candidate for the trash can. By the way Mr. Collins, where are all those fans that loved this stuff now?

progaardvark | 1/5 |


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