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GENESIS - Berlin (2 CD)

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GENESIS - Berlin (2 CD)German broadcast from 1987 during the Invisible Touch tour including some of the classics!
Format: CD / Cat No: ZC2CD128 / Released: 14/04/2023

Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Mama (7:22) / 2. ABACAB (11:22) / 3. Domino (12:27) / 4. That’s All (5:02) / 5. The Brazilian (6:13) / 6. In The Cage (7:58) / 7. In That Quiet Earth (4:25) / 8. Afterglow (4:39) / 9. Land Of Confusion (5:17)

CD 2: 1. Band Introduction (1:40) / 2. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (9:10) / 3. Throwing It All Away (11:03) / 4. Home By The Sea (5:20) / 5. Second Home By The Sea (6:48) / 6. Invisible Touch (5:06) / 7. Drum Duet (5:48) / 8. Los Endos (9:18) / 9. Turn It On Again (13:33)

More information: In February 1984, following the conclusion of their Mama tour, Genesis took a break in activity to allow each member to continue with their solo careers. Rutherford formed his group Mike + The Mechanics, Banks worked on his solo album Soundtracks, and Collins released No Jacket Required, which achieved worldwide success and increased his popularity as a result. The music press took note that Collins' success as a solo artist made him more popular than Genesis. In June, Collins spoke of the band's intention to start work on a new album that year, ending rumours to a false announcement that aired on BBC Radio 1, suggesting Genesis had split.

Genesis reconvened at The Farm in October 1985 to start work on Invisible Touch, which lasted for six months. They continued their method of song writing used on their previous album, developing material from group improvisations. During the session, Rutherford began to play an improvised guitar riff to which Collins replied with an off-the-cuff lyric – "She seems to have an invisible touch" – which became the song's chorus hook.

Following its release in June 1986, the album spent three weeks at No. 1 in the UK and reached No. 3 in the US, and became the best-selling Genesis album with seven million copies sold.

The Invisible Touch Tour was the band's largest world tour in its history, which included 112 dates from September 1986 to July 1987. The tour concluded with four consecutive sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows were released in 1988 as The Invisible Touch Tour. When the tour ended, Genesis took a five-year break while each member committed again to their solo projects.

One of the latest shows on the Invisible Touch Tour was on 8th June 1987, when Genesis performed at the Platz Der Republik, in Berlin, which is now available on this new 2CD set.

Note: Recording quality can vary on FM broadcast releases.