This album was where I came in (reminds me of the quote about The Stones: "I've been a fan for ages...ever since Some Girls") and it remains, hands down, one of their most consistent efforts in my opinion.
After establishing a musical chemistry and a new direction on Duke, Genesis had practically re-invented themselves for the eighties with a leaner, punchier sound. From album to album they displayed an uncanny knack for having hit singles and yet there was still a likeable quirkiness to their music which ensured they remained a unique musical force. Every band who puts in enough graft should have their moment in the sun and for Genesis Invisible Touch was that time.
From the unashamed r'n'b pop of the title track, which wears its Prince/Sheila E influence on its proverbial sleeve, to the cerebral meanderings of Domino, Invisible Touch is a solid collection of tunes, five of which became hit singles. The success of the album resulted in a ten month world tour, ending with four nights at London's Wembley Stadium.
Interestngly enough, Peter Gabriel was also enjoying huge commercial success at the time with So whilst Steve Hackett found the lure of a more commercial sound hard to resist with the short-lived GTR project. And of course Phil Collins had recently had massive success with No Jacket Required while Mike had formed the band Mike And The Mechanics as an outlet for his solo material. High times indeed for the Genesis boys!