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Invisible Touch

April 28, 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: June 11, 1986
  • Release Date: April 28, 2009
  • Label: Atlantic Records
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  • Total Length: 41:10
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  • ASIN: B0018APLR8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,653 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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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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Format: Audio CD
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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By Gary on February 11, 2010
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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When it comes to great music reunions, this past year has shown to really be the best year for it. With acts like Led Zepplin, and The Police which have shown so much promise and delivered on stage again for the first times in years. That also has shown as well for Genesis. With Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks returning to the stage for the first time in over 15 years, the group really showed more promise than they've ever done. It wasn't alone just a live reunion from the VH1 Rock Honors concert, but a reunion tour, and a series of their classic albums remastered and reissued to the public, and it that also includes a new touch to listen to.

The 2007 MP3 edition of the classic Genesis masterpiece, Invisible Touch, brings back the classic sound of a delightful album, to a whole new generation. The songs sound refreshingly great in a remastered 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound, which brings more heart to a innovative album. The album includes a lot of great classic tracks to new life like their only #1 smash Invisible Touch, the innovative Land Of Confusion, the soulful and somber In Too Deep, and many other great songs. While the album shines well, there is one big disadvantage to the MP3 album, unlike the actual CD re-release of the album. The track Tonight, Tonight, Tonight was shortened to the single edition, instead of the near epic 9 minute edition which was highlighted on the re-released Rhino CD/DVD re-release.

Overall, despite that one big flaw, Invisible Touch is a still a great album to listen to, past and present. If you haven't heard any record from Genesis yet, than you should give this one a sampling. Even after all these years, Genesis still the touch to make great music, and that isn't completely something that is throwing it all away for.

Songs: B

Price: B-

Remastering: B+

Overall: B 1/2-
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