Album of the Day
Though they had a successful run in the 1970s as progressive rockers, Genesis is perhaps best remembered as a pop hitmaking machine of the 1980s. With Phil Collins' appealing vocals leading the way and solid instrumental work from guitarist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks, there were few musical mountains they couldn't climb that decade, and Genesis reached a summit with INVISIBLE TOUCH. The title track provided the British band with its first American No.1 single, and “Throwing It All Away,” “Land Of Confusion” and “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight” all made the Top Ten stateside as well – all the more impressive for having emerged from jam sessions (“On day one, we had no songs, no ideas, and a blank bit of paper,” recalled Rutherford). Released 35 years ago today, the multi-platinum INVISIBLE TOUCH remains the group's all-time best seller.