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Genesis – Invisible Touch (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 27th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Invisible Touch” is the title track of the 1986 Genesis album of the same name. It is the most successful single in the band’s lengthy history and was their first and only #1 single in the United States. It went to number four in Canada, but only reached number 15 in the United Kingdom.

Its B-side is the second part of “Domino”, titled “The Last Domino”. (The album includes both parts of “Domino” combined together.)

“Invisible Touch” came about during a jam for the second part of “Domino,” Rutherford playing a riff while Collins improvised the line “She seems to have an invisible touch”. It was recorded at The Farm in Surrey during 1984, 1985 and 1986.

In the summer of 1986, “Invisible Touch” was succeeded in the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 by the Multi-Grammy nominated “Sledgehammer”, performed by Genesis’ former lead singer, Peter Gabriel.

SIDE A:
Invisible Touch (Special Remix Version) 5:55
Engineer – Tokes*
Remix – John Potoker

SIDE B:
Invisible Touch 3:26
Engineer – Hugh Padgham

The Last Domino 6:15
Engineer – Hugh Padgham

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Invisible Touch U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1986 Invisible Touch U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
1986 Invisible Touch U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86816
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – GenesisHugh Padgham
Written-By – M. Rutherford*, P. Collins*, T. Banks*

NOTES:
From the Atlantic album “Invisible Touch”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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27 Responses to “Genesis – Invisible Touch (US 12″)”

  1. Wayne Says:

    A big THANKS for this one Paul…love the Genesis and Phil Collins releases from the 80s!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Wayne!

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  2. Dan Says:

    Another classic 12″ mix. Thank you. Have we got other Genesis 12″ singles to look forward to in due course?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dan. I will have more Genesis in the future. Is there one in particular that you are hunting?

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    Dan Reply:

    Anything from the Invisible Touch / We Can’t Dance era, as none of the 12″ mixes made it on to the Extra Tracks disc of the last box set. The b-sides did, but not the extended mixes. A bit like the Peter Gabriel SO fiasco!

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  3. JohanErikson Says:

    Thanks again Paul. Let me suggest “Mama” for the next Genesis post, as it had extended versions of both Mama and It´s gonna get better, both unavailable on cd. The 12″ mixes from Invisible touch were not on the 83-98 box set, but are available on the Archives vol 2 set. The remixes from We can´t dance would be interesting, but I don´t know if those singles were cd only, or if they were released on vinyl as well? Another Genesis 12″ that would be welcome is Throwing it all away (european version at least) which has live versions of that song and Invisible touch that are not available anywhere else (of course, other live versions of those songs are, but it would be very welcome to have these versions in good quality as well).

    /Johan in Sweden

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    Dan Reply:

    Hi Johan

    You’re right that the 12″ mixes appear on Archive 2, but the remastering done on the 83-98 box set is great and a 24-bit FLAC rip of the 12″ mixes from pristine vinyl will sound better than Archive 2 in my most humble opinion.

    I completely forgot about the Mama 12″ so it’s a +1 from me too. To answer your We Can’t Dance question, all the singles were released on vinyl, but Hold On My Heart and Jesus He Knows Me were on 7″ only – no 12″ maxi.

    Best wishes,
    Dan

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Looks like I will have to do some Genesis shopping 🙂 I was never a huge fan so I didn’t buy many of their singles but that will have to change. I’ll see what I can do 🙂

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    Sailer Reply:

    You can check “Land of Confusion” off your list sometime soon 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I just bought a copy of the 12″ Promo today.

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    Alessandro Reply:

    That’s really cool!
    I hope you’ve bought the 3-track edition (Atlantic PR 984), which includes a Remix Edit not available anywhere else.
    That’s basically the version they played live from then on.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s the one 🙂

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    JohanErikson Reply:

    Hi Dan,
    I am sure you are correct in assuming that a DJ Paul vinyl rip will blast the Archives 2 mastering to pieces. Since Land of confusion and Tonight tonight tonight are the best remixes those are the ones to long for.

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    Sailer Reply:

    The “Mama/It’s Gonna Get Better” 12″ has always been one of my favorites as both tunes contain an additional verse missing from all other releases, and as previously stated have not been rounded up on any recent collections.

    My copy of ‘Mama’ has recently found a new home, where I hope it can be treated better than I was able to.
    🙂

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    J Reply:

    Actully “Mamma” was released as a cd-single, I have it. Never the less I would like to hear the vinyl version.

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  4. spoinny Says:

    I believe the only other 12″ singles much radically different than the Album versions are: “Tonight Tonight Tonight” ; “Land of Confusion”, and “I can’t Dance”.

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  5. Alessandro Says:

    Thanks Paul for this classic 12” single!!
    For the next Genesis singles my vote goes to Mama as well, both its a-side and b-side are longer versions, unavailable elsewhere except for a rare 1989 3” cd-single. Anyway, your 24-bit rip will easily beat the mini-cd sound :-))

    Then, i would love to hear your rip of Man On The Corner (have you got that one?), which is a special remix version, available as a european 7” and US promo 12”, and i would also like Land Of Confusion and Tonight, Tonight, Tonight.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re wlcome Alessandro!

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  6. J Says:

    Ive never heard the Man On The Corner remix so thats the one I would vote for.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Looks like “Man On The Corner” is pretty rare I am not able to find a Near Mint copy anywhere.

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    J Reply:

    I saw a few 12″ promos on Gemm

    http://www.gemm.com/album/Genesis/Man%20On%20The%20Corner%20-l-%20Paperlate

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Does the 12″ Promo contain the “Special Mix”?

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    Alessandro Reply:

    I *believe* it includes the special mix as its lenght is 3:40, just like the 7” version (which is the special mix)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    On the UK 7″ it lists the Special Mix as 3:56 so I’m confused.

    http://www.discogs.com/Genesis-Man-On-The-Corner/release/1023618

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    Alessandro Reply:

    I seem to remember that the US 12” promo is the special mix only a little bit (if actually) shorter

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  7. ric Says:

    Thanks Paul for this rip.
    Another 12″ in my collection but not yet able to have it on Lossless till now!
    This era was surely their most successful, but I do have a soft spot for the “horny” No Reply At All and also the pretty That’s All. But alas, no remixes for those! LOL!

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  8. Eduardo Montenegro Says:

    Thanks for this great Maxi-single.

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