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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

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2.39 | 880 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars In too deep (into the 80's)

The 80's was a weak period for Genesis which is generally agreed by fans of progressive Rock. While Abacab is the worst album they ever did, Invisible Touch offers some competition for that position! However, there are some good songs here too, one of which is at least semi-progressive. I'm thinking, of course, of the 10 minute plus, two-part Domino. This song was played on all tours following the release of this album, is understandably a live favourite. It is not as good as the similarly structured Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea from the previous album, but if you like that one you should like Domino. I know I do! I do, however, prefer live recordings of these songs. The live concert DVD Live At Wembley, that was recorded on the tour in support of Invisible Touch, features all but one of this album's tracks and all of these songs sound better live than in their studio versions. So, if you are choosing between buying the studio album or buying this DVD, I would definitely go for the DVD.

The title track from the Invisible Touch album is possibly Genesis' worst song ever (but even that song sounds slightly better live than on the studio album). Tonight, Tonight, Tonight is a decent song in the same style as Mama. Land Of Confusion is a good song that can be said to be this albums' Abacab, bouncy and catchy. In Too Deep, on the other hand, is a sugary ballad that would fit better on a Phil Collins solo album. Anything She Does is a throwaway; a completely useless Pop song. Throwing It All Away is also not very good and would also fit better on a Phil Collins solo album. The album ends with an instrumental called The Brazilian. It is a nice display of Tony Banks 80's technology.

Invisible Touch is one of Genesis least good albums, approach with caution

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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