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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 868 ratings

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genbanks
4 stars Damned for most of the progressive fans, I don't think by the same way. This album, as the others 80`s Genesis albums should not be compared with their 70`s works, but yes should be compared with other bands 80`s albums. In this context (of Symphonic Rock Bands converted in Crossover prog bands) Genesis has much to say. After ATTWT the band gave in every album some progressive rock stuff, not in the vein of the 70`s, but progressive in my opinion. In the IT album, there is 6 world wide hits, between which 5 are high quality pop rock, and the other, Tonight, tonight, tonight is non pop nor prog or maybe arguable prog. The other two are what I call modern progressive rock. If I sum Domino, The Brazilian and Tonight, tonight... I have almost 25 minutes, more than a half of the album. So the most of the album is not pop rock, and that is the interesting thing.

Tonight, tonight, tonight is an almost 9 minutes song really strong, in the vein of Mama, but with a superb instrumental interlude dominated by a great keyboard job, wich flows into a different and agressive tune before returns to the initial melody line, and then finishing with a good guitar solo. Domino is the absolute highlight of the album, an almost 11 minutes epic, far better than much of the modern prog tracks from other great bands like Yes, Pink Floyd or ELP at the same years. The track has two sections conected by an unique story. It has not many instrumental parts, but has many change of rythms and other progressive elements. The track is really stunning, tells a good story and becomes far better in the live versions. The Brazilian is a good instrumental piece of 5 minutes long, with a non conventional drum job, and a great counterpoint between keyboards and guitars. Not the best instrumental from Genesis, but really good.

The rest is high quality pop rock, wich I enjoyed too much at that time.

The non pop half of the album, and the great progressive tracks as Domino and The Brazilian makes to me that this album is closer than four stars than three and I consider it a good addition to my progressive rock collection.

genbanks | 4/5 |

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