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


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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 (ball stoppers) Booklet 11 page insert with lyrics and photos

Release notes

This is a variation of the CD that has been presented in variant A entry. The CD has been released in the UK, in 1986. This CD came from the second batch, that has been manufactured by Nimbus factory, and it has two dots in the matrix ring.

The CD has silver label and a green text. Everything in this release is exactly the same as the CD from variant A entry. This CD is still considered as the first pressing CD of the album. Two small dots in the matrix would place this CD as the second use of the given mastering

Although only Virgin logo is present on disc, the album has been released by Charisma records and distributed via Virgin Records LTD. distribution.

This CD shouldn't be hard to find in the UK. It is also possible to find this copy in Europe. As the previous variant the CD suffer from "sticky label" issue.

I should also mention that I have seen a disc with three dots and NIMBUS ENGLAND in the matrix ring. This would be a CD from the third batch? It's highly possible. I have never seen, however, a disc with more than three dots and NIMBUS ENGLAND.

Disc variation

There is also another variation of this CD (three dots), but I don't have it. Previous variant is presented in Variant A 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.