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INVISIBLE TOUCH - LIVE AT WEMBLEY (DVD)

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FalconBleck
3 stars #38 Review

Any genesis concert is aweosome, what about every genesis recorded concert? There's always something missing or a different problem, in this case, the band wasn't at their best shape, after consecutive nights, it was just too much and it can be noted on Phil's voice. That's not all, this release has missing songs, probably the smallest setlist from the entire tour was recorded like this.

There's something interesting that i must say, and that is that in an interview Genesis said that they hired a company to record the best concert that they did but the video recording went missing, idk about you but that sounds suspicious, as a side note, if you want to hear the better redorded version of this tour (even though is audio only) i recommend you to check the 10/15/1986 show, wich you can find on youtube by Orlando Bootlegs or in The Movement if you wish to get it.

So, what about what's in there? For starters, the show is well recorded, it has some added style to it, like when the camera flips at the start of Abacab, those little touches make this recording likable, however, the fact that half the show was shot at day poses a little problem as some of the visual flare gets lost there. Now, about the sound, it's not the best, the mixing of the instruments make them feel weaker in comparison to other recordings, not only that but the timing between audience sound and concert seems to be a little off.

About the music played here, as i said earlier, the set is incomplete, it misses some key songs like In Too Deep, Follow You Follow Me and some extra parts from the Turn it on Again medley, and talking about that one, the Turn it on Again medley could be one of the bigest offenders in this concert, i take it as an ok for a bonus, but as something on a concert, i would've rater listened to I Know What I Like for the 11th time than a poppy sloppy un-special medley. There's also one very big event missing from this concert and that is... IN THE CAGE, not even the one that finishes with Afterglow is here, its just gone, that are none good complete video recordings of 1986 Genesis playing the end of Supper's Ready and i find it amazing that they even played stuff like this to an audience that only came for an Invisible Touch something, yet the audience was still captivated by Los Endos.

As a side note, Genesis also played "Your Own Special Way" only in Australia and with the added invisible string section, one of the most beautyful interpretations of the song, and really exciting to hear 10 years later.

Special Highlights from this concert: - Home by the Sea on the IT tour they played the best version they could, i also like the stage banter before the song. - Los Endos is fantastic, the new lights used, the sound, i could say that it is the best version captured in video of this song. - Abacab was also really cool here, i specially like the hype of the people, in this video they look like they are going crazy, that's a little bit scary, but i just like to point out the fact that people where so positive to these older songs with long instrumental parts like its the case here with half of this song, special mention to The Brazillian (wich is an instrumental) and the songs that i mentioned early obviously, one is half instrumental and the other is an entire instrumental, the hype on Los Endos can't be beaten, except for the people that recognized Supper's Ready on The Cage medley but that wasn't featured here sadly.

So in the end i think that is a must watch, probably not entirely but even then you'll probably find fascinating the stuff that this band was doing at the time, i actually really enjoyed this concert, specially the 60fps conversion done by a fan on youtube, but if you want the best experience in audio and best version of the concert, then i redirect you to audio/video mentioned earlier, wich i think is better must watch (or listen) than this one. 3 Stars.

FalconBleck | 3/5 |

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