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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 898 ratings

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Erik Nymas
2 stars Don't laugh dad, PLZ!

Ok let's start from the beginning... it was the 2001 and I was a young stupid teen that were listen to MTv's trash (while doing homework mostly), and so in my dad's car was playing (every morning for a month I think) We Can't Dance... so my father began to talk about Genesis and their famous music, to a young teen that didn't known the difference between an electric guitar and a bass guitar... at home I had all the Genesis discogarphy and since I was listening We Can't Dance in the car I thought it was clearly a good step to listen Invisible Touch and when at evening my father (back from his work) started to laugh at me for listening another of his albums, PLZ dad, don't laugh I shouted at him...

But let's start the review...we have 8 tracks 7 are merely a pop mix of music from Banks/Collins/Rutherford, the last is an istrumental designed originally for a movie called When the Wind Blows and surprise that 8th song is the only one that is something prog-related even is a bit too redundant for me. Lyrics part: Ok we see for the fist time the trio writing song with a sideback (some political problems, or so), the kind of message that we never saw before in a Genesis album, eventually the lyrics and the way of singing them are a bit interesting and I like the intro of Domino (from 0:00 to 1:00), still the voice of Collins is clear and bring some nice points to the album... but it's not the performance of Elevent Earl of Mar or even Squonk so 1/3 for the good voice and the original copy from previous albums of Collins pop era (Face Value included). Total: 1/3 Music part: Ok nothing valuable here too, still nice mix of drums from Collins and a bit poor keyboard on the side of Banks that confirm the end of his poetic vein in favor of Collins pop era. Brazillian is a nice intrumental and the last try of old Genesis to come back but isn't enough to worth an entire album. 1/3 on music and ambience, for the nice background on Domino and some parts of Invisible Touch that keep togheter the parts when Collinc sing. Various: Nice video of Land of Confusion (I love the ugly face of Puppet-Collins), but it don't worth the bonus star 0/1...since the entire picture is nothing special. Total 2/5, a bit too low for Mr Collins & Co. ...back to my story

Erik Nymas | 2/5 |

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