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GENERAL NOTES

Produced by David Hentschel and Hugh Padgham. Engineere By Hugh Padgham. All songs written and arranged by Genesis.

Written, recorded and mixed at The Farm, Surrey, 85/86.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisc N.Y.C.

SHORT FACTS

Invisible Touch on the CD was released by the two record labels:

  • Charisma Records (while the CD was actually distributed by Virgin Records. Charisma Records logo is not present on the label).
  • Atlantic Recording Corporation (USA and Canada)

Considering references for Charisma/Virgin CD issues, the following releases has been issued:

UK and central Europe - between 1986 an 1992 the CD has been distributed with "GEN CD2". After 1992 under the new EMI
catalogue number: "0777 7 86360 2 1")

Australia - the earliest CDs were distributed with "GEN CD2" on the label. Later on, the "GEN CD2" was replaced by
"786360" and "7863602".

Japan - the followed Virgin Japan/Charisma CD releases are known: "32VD-1023" (1987), "VJD-32011" (1987),
"VJCP-23122" (1991).

There are also "VJCP-3119" (1995) and "TOCP-53072" (1999) CD releases that were distributed by Toshiba/EMI Japan.

Considering references for Atlantic Recording CD issues, the following releases has been issued:

USA (Reference: "81641-2") distributed by Atlantic Recording Corporation
Canada (Reference: "CD 81641") distributed by WEA Music of Canada Ltd.


The CD has been released 9 of June 1986. My collection of this album ends on the late 1990s releases.

In the United States "Invisible Touch" has also been issued in a CD lon gbox packaging. For more information please click here.

Please note that the track Domino consists of two parts on an artwork. Both, Virgin and Atlantic CD sleeves have track 6 split in two parts. In fact, the actual track on the CD is not split.


PLEASE NOTE:

Further releases of this album after year 1999 are not presented. My collection of this album ends on the late 1990s releases. I also do not collect the remastered editions of the album.


SINGLES

Originally the album has been promoted by vinyl singles, however the CD single of the "Land Of Confusion" (CD Reference: Charisma "SNEG 3-12") was released in 1987 by Charisma Records. A year later Virgin Records released "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" CD singles (CD  Reference: "CDEP 1" and later "DRAW 412"). For more details please visit Land Of Confusion and Tonight, Tonight, Tonight CD singles entry.

Many years later, in 1992, Virgin Records in the UK has released a limited edition Genesis (Live) "Invisible Touch" CD single (CD Reference: Virgin "GENDX10"). For more information about this release please click here.

THE CD RELEASES

Below are the CD releases of Invisible Touch that I have in collection. Currently I have 75 different CD pressings.

The flag in the table (i.e. flag of the UK Germany) signifies the country of the CD release and NOT the country where the actual disc was manufactured.

REGION REFERENCE LABEL RELEASE YEAR NOTES VARIANT LINK
UK GEN CD2 Charisma / Virgin 1986 First U.K. NIMBUS CD pressing.
Silver disc with a green text
NIMBUS ENGLAND in the matrix
Variant A
Variant B
Details
UK GEN CD2 Charisma / Virgin 1986 Second U.K. NIMBUS CD pressing.
Silver disc with a green text
MASTERED BY NIMBUS in the matrix
No Details
UK GEN CD2 Charisma / Virgin 1987 Third U.K. NIMBUS CD pressing.
Silver disc with a black text
:MASTERED BY NIMBUS: in the matrix
No Details
UK GEN CD2 Charisma / Virgin 1987 Fourth U.K. NIMBUS CD pressing.
Silver disc with a green text
:MASTERED BY NIMBUS: in the matrix
No Details
UK GEN CD2 Charisma / Virgin 1987 U.K. "Virgin Megastore" CD pressing.
Manufactured with limited copies
:MASTERED BY NIMBUS: in the matrix
No Details
UK GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin 1991-1992 Re-release from the early 1990s.
Disc manufactured by EMI Swindon
Price code F: PM 527
No Details
UK GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin Unknown Re-release from the middley 1990s.
Disc manufactured by EMI Swindon
Price code F: PM 527
Variant A
Variant B
See
VARIANT
UK GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin 1993-1995 Nimbus re-press from the early 1990s.
Silver disc with black text
Price code F: PM 527
Variant A
Variant B
See
VARIANT
UK GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin 1991-1993 Nimbus re-press from the early 1990s.
Silver disc with green text
Matrix with "4:3" machinery codes
No Details
UK GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin 1995-1997 Re-release from the middle 1990s.
Disc manufactured by EMI Swindon
"PROMO" sticker on the jewel case
No Details
EU GENPCD 2 Charisma / Virgin 1988 SONY DADC (Austria) pressing.
Picture Disc. Released in Europe
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2 Charisma / Virgin 1987 SONY DADC (Austria) pressing.
Released in Europe
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2 Charisma / Virgin 1986-1987 West German SONOPRESS CD pressing.
Released only in Germany
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 257 750-222
Charisma / Virgin 1986-1987 SONY DADC (Austria) pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 257 750-222
Charisma / Virgin 1986-1987 West German SONOPRESS CD.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 257 750-222
Charisma / Virgin 1986-1987 First UK NIMBUS CD pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 257 750-225
Charisma / Virgin 1986 First UK NIMBUS CD pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 257 750-222
Charisma / Virgin 1986-1987 Third UK NIMBUS CD pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Austrian GENPCD 2
Sticker: 257 750-225
Charisma / Virgin 1988 SONY DADC (Austria) picture disc.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
EU GENPCD 2
Sticker: 257 750-222
Charisma / Virgin 1988 SONY DADC (Austria) picture disc.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 257 750
Charisma / Virgin possibly 1988 Fourth UK NIMBUS CD pressing.
Distributed by ARIOLA Service (ARIS)
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 37756-4
Charisma / Virgin Unknown First UK NIMBUS CD pressing.
Club Edition - Bertelsmann
Variant A
Variant B
See
VARIANT
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 032/37756-4
Charisma / Virgin Unknown First UK NIMBUS CD pressing.
Silver disc with green text
Club Edition - Bertelsmann
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 032/37756-4
Charisma / Virgin Unknown Third UK NIMBUS CD pressing.
Silver disc with a black text
Club Edition - Bertelsmann
No Details
Austrian GEN CD2
Sticker: 039529-3
Charisma / Virgin Unknown First UK NIMBUS CD pressing.
Silver disc with green text
Club Edition - Bertelsmann
No Details
Australia GEN CD2 Charisma / Virgin 1990-1992 First Disctronics Australia CD pressing.
Released in Australia in the early 1990s.
Variant A
Variant B
See
VARIANT
Australia 786360
UK GEN CD2
Charisma / Virgin Unknown EMI Swindon (glass master) CD pressing.
Manufactured in Australia by D.A.T.A.
No Details
Australia 7863602
GEN CD2
Charisma / Virgin Unknown Disctronics Australia CD pressing.
Released in Australia only.
No Details
South Africa CDVNC 5083 Virgin Records / RPM
Record Co. (Pty) Ltd.
Unknown South African CD pressing for South
African market. Distributed by
RPM Record Co. (Pty) Ltd.
No Details
Italy GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin 1994-1995 Re-release from the early 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Italy
Price code: F: PM 527 and I:082
No Details
Italy GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin 1995-1998 Re-release from the middle 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Italy
Price code: F: PM 570 and I:082
Minor var. Details
Europe GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin 1992-1993 Re-release from the early 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Holland.
First Holland CD pressing
Price code F: PM 527
Variant A
Variant B
Variant C
See
VARIANT
Europe GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin 1993-1994 Re-release from the early 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Holland.
Price code F: PM 500
No Details
Europe GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin later than 1995 Re-release from the middle 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Holland.
Price code F: PM 500
No Details
Europe GEN CD2
0 777 7 86360 2 1
Charisma / Virgin later than 1995 Re-release from the middle 1990s.
Disc manufactured in Holland.
Price code F: PM 570
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1986 Japanese JVC "Victor" pressing.
Released for the U.S.A market
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1986 Japanese DENON/NIPPON pressing.
Released for the U.S.A market
Minor var. Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1986 Japanese DAIO KOSAN CO. LTD. pressing.
Released for the U.S.A market
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording Unknown The U.S.A Disctronics Inc. pressing.
Released for the U.S.A market
No Details
USA 81641-2
DIDX 710
Atlantic Recording 1986 U.S.A SONY DADC pressing.
Released for the U.S.A market
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1987-1988 The U.S.A JVC Disc America pressing.
Released for the U.S.A market
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1991 DENON U.S.A re-pressing for
the U.S.A market. Early 1990s issue
No Details
USA 81641-2
153740D
DIDX 710R
Atlantic Recording 1987-1988 SONY DADC U.S.A pressing for
RCA/BMG Direct Marketing.
Small "D" present in the CD hub
No Details
USA 81641-2
153740D
Atlantic Recording 1986-1987 JVC Japan pressing for U.S.A
market. RCA Direct Marketing release
Variant inf. Details
USA 81641-2
153740D
Atlantic Recording 1987-1988 JVC Disc America pressing for domestic
market. RCA Direct Marketing release
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1987-1988 First generation WEA Mfg. / SRC
pressing. Released in the U.S.A
SRC-03
SRC-04
SRC-05
See
VARIANT
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1988-1989 Second generation WEA Mfg. / SRC
pressing. Released in the U.S.A (SRC+13)
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1988-1989 Second generation WEA Mfg. / ARC
issue. ARC stamped in the matrix
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1988-1989 Second generation WEA Mfg. / ARC
issue. ARC is a part of the matrix
No Details
USA 81641-2 Atlantic Recording 1997-1999 WEA Mfg. Olyphant pressing (RE-1).
This is a REVISION release
No Details
USA 81641-2
153740D
Atlantic Recording 1987-1988 First generation WEA/SRC pressing.
BMG Direct Marketing release (SRC-05)
No Details
USA 81641-2
153740D
Atlantic Recording 1988-1989 Second generation WEA/SRC pressing.
BMG Direct Marketing release (SRC-06)
No Details
USA 81641-2
153740D
Atlantic Recording 1988-1989 Second generation WEA/SRC pressing.
BMG Direct Marketing release (SRC-08)
Variant A
Variant B
See
VARIANT
USA A2-81641
DIDY 710
Atlantic Recording 1986 U.S.A SONY DADC pressing.
Released for Columbia House
No Details
USA A2-81641
DIDY 710
Atlantic Recording 1986 U.S.A ShapeOptimedia CD pressing.
Released for Columbia House
No Details
Canada CD 81641 Atlantic Recording 1988 First Canadian CINRAM pressing.
Released for the Canadian market
No Details
Canada CD 81641 Atlantic Recording 1991 Canadian CINRAM re-pressing.
Released for the Canadian market
Feb-1991
Nov-1991
See
VARIANT
Canada CD 81641 Atlantic Recording 1992 Canadian CINRAM re-pressing.
Released for the Canadian market
No Details
Japan 32VD-1023 Virgin Japan,
Charisma Records
1987 First Japanese release. Released
with an OBI and a Japanese insert
No Details
Japan VJD-32011 Virgin Japan,
Charisma Records
1987 Second Japanese release. Released
with an OBI and a Japanese lyrics
No Details
Japan VJCP-23122 Virgin Japan,
Charisma Records
1991 Third Japanese release. Released
with an OBI and a Japanese insert.
No Details
Japan VJCP-3119 Toshiba/EMI Japan 1995 Fourth Japanese release. Released
with an OBI and a Japanese insert.
Released in "Cool Price" series
PROMO
Retail
See
VARIANT
Japan TOCP-53072 Toshiba/EMI Japan 1999 Fifth Japanese release. Released
with an OBI and a Japanese insert.
Released in "Rock the 100" series
No Details