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Invisible Touch

April 28, 2009

Song Title
Invisible Touch
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
Land Of Confusion
In Too Deep
Anything She Does
Domino (Part 1 & 2)
Throwing It All Away
The Brazilian

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  • Original Release Date: June 11, 1986
  • Release Date: June 11, 1986
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 1986 Gelring Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 41:10
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  • ASIN: B0018APLR8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,249 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I'm writing this review for people who are actually trying to decide whether to buy the album. No doubt, reading the reviews here is confusing because half the people love it and half the people hate it. Genesis is one of the biggest acts of the rock-pop era...and that's without the solo work of its members, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford (of Mike and the Mechanics) and various more obscure projects. THIS album is the band's biggest POP album success. It's got FIVE top 10 singles and two more songs that charted in the top 40. How many albums can you say that about?? So why do some people hate it? Well, Genesis started as a progressive rock band that focused on long (10 to 20 minute), complicated songs that displayed a huge degree of musicianship. Unlike most prog bands, the vocals were always good. Still, the poetic, complicated lyrics about mythical creatures, etc, do turn off general audiences. When Phil Collins took over on lead vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel (Phil had just been the drummer up to that point), the band stayed prog for a while, but in the 80s, drifted into more melodic, romantic, shorter, and, yes, poppier songs. Some musical snobs pretend that the Gabriel era was all about art and the Collins era was all about selling out. It's just not true. Some of the Gabriel stuff still sounds great, but some of it is hopelessly dated. Gabriel stopped making that kind of music when Genesis did. It ran its course. And make no mistake: EVERY Genesis album, including this one, ALWAYS features great musical playing and some progressive elements (the big prog track here is Domino, a three part song). Not only was Phil a great singer; he was one of the best rock drummers of all time. Read more ›
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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I can't remember the last time I so well spent $20 on an album. And, an album that I already own and probably could replay in my mind, too!
This isn't just a remastered version of Invisible Touch: it's remixed as well, and listeners familiar with the original 1986 release will quickly notice the differences. In my opinion, Invisible Touch has never sounded better. It's really incredible. I have several copies of the original U.S. release on vinyl, the best of which I keep meticulously clean. Now that I have this CD, I won't be spinning the record anymore, well, that is, unless I want to demonstrate the dramatic difference between the two! I guarantee you will hear notes you have never heard before--partially because of the remastering, but also, I suspect, because the notes were buried in the original release's mix, assuming they were even there.
I read a review of the new box set that said Phil Collins' vocals seemed more prominent in the remix. I don't know about that, but my wife did perceive a lot of harshness in the higher frequencies, and Phil sings fairly high sometimes. The treble range does not seem harsh to me, but I am used to the clean sound that digital playback provides. High frequencies (including the human voice) can be harsh, and there is nothing like vinyl groove noise on a compact disc to smooth them out. When you listen to digital recordings through earbuds or bass-shy headphones, you'll hear what treble sounds like naked, so, it is more important than ever to have high quality, full range loudspeakers. Anyway, whether or not you perceive any harshness, you should still appreciate the benefits of increased dynamic range and detail retrieval--not to mention the convenience of compact discs over LP records.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clean Remaster February 11, 2010
By Gary
Format:Audio CD
First, let me say that the Rhino CD/DVD 2 disc Invisible Touch 2007 remaster DOES contain the full 8+ minute version of Tonight, Tonight, Tonight. It's the MP3 version that has the shortened version. The remastering job is good. Bass is improved. Highs are clean. It sounds as if there has been a little subtle remix to it. Some elements seem to be more to the front than before, some to the back of the mix. Some of Phil Collins vocal tracks sound to have a bit more pronounced reverb. Some of the adjustments are hard to pinpoint, but noticeable. After several listenings, I believe it is a worthwhile update; faithful to the original, with only minor tweaks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genesis' best selling album gets a sonic makeover December 24, 2007
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English progressive rockers Genesis released their 16th overall album entitled Invisible Touch in June of 1986.
By 1986, lead singer and drummer Phil Collins was a solo superstar with his 1985 solo album No Jacket Required which hit #1, spawned singles and won him Grammies. Plus had hits with the soundtrack songs "Against All Odds" in 1984 and "Separate Lives" (with Marilyn Martin) in 1985. Plus he produced Earth Wind and Fire singer Philip Bailey's album Chinese Wall (which featured the two Phil's duet Easy Lover) and songs for Adam Ant's Strip album. Keyboard player Tony Banks had done the film score to the Kevin Bacon movie Quicksilver. Guitarist/bass player Mike Rutherford started his side project called Mike and the Mechanics which released its self-titled debut which spawned three singles.
In late 1985, the band plus co-producer Hugh Padgham recorded the follow-up to the 1983 self-titled effort. When the album was released, would fans embrace it or turn its back on the band. Read on and find out.
We kick things off with the chart-topping title track which has one of the best Rutherford riffs I ever heard and is still a great pop number today. Next is the first of two epics "Tonight Tonight Tonight". This track speaks about the evils of drugs and the seedy parts of life and with the drum machine loop, created a masterpiece. The song was released as a single with over FOUR MINUTES chopped from this classic and was another US Top 10 hit. We follow with "Land of Confusion" which was a great rocker. Who cannot forget the video where the puppets of the band and the late Ronald Reagan are dominating the clip. This track was another Top 5 hit here in the US. The album's first side closed with another Top 10 hit "In Too Deep" which was a nice ballad to close the first half.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing CD
I got this as a gift for my boyfriend. This is all he listens to in the car now, it is awesome. Definitely recommend to buy!
Published 26 days ago by Mojito
5.0 out of 5 stars Invisible Touch
I could sit and listen to Phil Collins and Genesis all day long without stopping. They are such a great band of entertainers and anything I have bought of their music has been the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pepper
5.0 out of 5 stars A good album
I really enjoyed the extras that came with this cd. I wasn't expecting anything more than just the normal tracks but the dvd was greay. thanks for the fast and secure shipping
Published 1 month ago by hruss63
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Classic Rock Music CD That Made A Nice Gift
This is a very nice classic rock music CD that made a nice Christmas gift as requested by a family member.
Published 1 month ago by Jeff Lichtenstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Living in the ageless era....
This album is simply timeless. I remember this playing live on the radio in the 80's, still a teenager in high school, and thinking "this is is some powerful **** ". Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. Narjes
1.0 out of 5 stars This whole album is a joke!
This band had such great talent to put out albums like the The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway Selling England By The Pound [New Stereo Mix] and Foxtrot However that talent left and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by thissucks
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite group
ahhh what can I say? I had this in a cassette tape and wanted to add it to my MP3 player for going to the gym. The music brings back happy memories and is upbeat and energizing.
Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A good album that could have been great
As it comes, Inivible Touch is not a bad album; it mixes fairly straight-forward pop songs with just a couple of progressive numbers. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tnahpellee
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that made Genesis an international super band
Genesis made this album in 1986 and immediately afterwards, radio stations from all over the world began to play these songs time after time... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Joe Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic from my younger days
timeless and just rocks and love the memories it brings back from my high school days .. Phil is da man
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