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➦ Genesis: Invisible Touch, Charisma/Virgin GEN CD2, First UK (green text) Nimbus CD - Variant A


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spine front rear insert
insert  insert
disc matrix

General notes

Label Charisma Records / Virgin Records IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Virgin Records LTD. IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference GEN CD2 Matrix numbers GEN CD2 • NIMBUS ENGLAND
Country of manufacture UK Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release UK
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1986 SPARS Codes (details) ADD
CD manufacturer Nimbus, UK Right society (details) Not present
CD variation Yes Barcode 5 012981 238520
Rear insert (print) Not present Booklet/print Manufactured in the U.K.
Packaging Ribbed sided jewel case (dot stoppers) Booklet 11 page insert with lyrics and photos

Release notes

The CD has been manufactured in the UK by Nimbus CD plant. This is the first UK pressing of this album that has been released in 1986.

The catalogue number of the album is GEN CD2. The CD was released by Charisma/Virgin and distributed across the UK by Virgin Records LTD.

The disc has silver label and a green text on it. Virgin logo is present on the bottom of the label. Note there is no Charisma logo on the label nor sleeves. There is no country of manufacture on disc whatsoever, but the CD was manufactured in the UK by Nimbus factory. The matrix numbers are "GEN CD2 • NIMBUS ENGLAND". Note the matrix has only one single dot. In my opinion, one dot representing the very first use of a given mastering. Later pressings would have more dots. Variant B entry showing a second batch (second use of the given glass master) of this album.

Please note that these Nimbus CDs are suffer from "sticky label issue". I already have mentioned this in No Jacket Required, Virgin CDV 2345, First UK Nimbus CD pressing - Variant A entry. Later pressings should be fine, but the early ones are very prone.

Artwork was printed in the UK. Booklet with lyrics and photos. Rear sleeve has barcode printed on an orange background. Text on spine is printed in three colours. Please also note that Virgin logo is printed in a circle.

This CD was manufactured in a very large quantity. It's relatively easy to find in the UK. I should mention that this CD was also sold in Europe, particularly in Central Europe, but this entry is for the UK CD issue.


Disc variation

There is also a minor variation of this CD. For more information, please see Variant B entry.

Rarity rating

★  ★  ☆  ☆  ☆ 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ➠ the CD is extremely hard to find
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  ➠ the CD is hard to find and present a challenge
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is not common and require searching
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is relatively common
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is very easy to find
Please be advised that the rarity rating is based only on my experience and may vary from others opinion. Please also consider that the CD rarity is changing. Some CD releases became more or less available over the years.