7-89336 Land of Confusion
Produced by Genesis and Hugh Padgham
Released on October 1986
UK CHART POSITION #16 . . . US CHART POSITION #4 (charted Nov. 1, 1986 for 21 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
7-89336 wo. picture sleeve
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C ould’ve called the album Midas Touch. “Land of Confusion” was the fourth single from Invisible Touch and, conserving its bullets like the two before, featured a nonalbum track on the B side, “Feeding The Fire.” It’s the best of the three Touch-backs, probably written by Tony Banks and certainly better than the songs on Soundtracks. I took a stab at transcribing the lyrics myself, but somehow The (Data) Bank of the Dancing Aliens did a knifer job. (I’m referring to those ad-revenue-supported online databases of lyrics that are more public nuisance than public service. I mean, who wakes up the morning and says “Honey, I think I’ve found a way to combine my love for rock & roll with low mortgage rates.” Or whatever that would be in Moldovan.) Anyway back to the music, and then over it for the music video, which won a Grammy for Best Concept Music Video in 1988. Always thought it was over the top, not that I liked any of the Genesis videos. However, I am fascinated by the effect that music videos had on chart positions and sales. And string. That also.

TRACK LISTING

  1. LAND OF CONFUSION    (Anthony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)    4:45
  2. FEEDING THE FIRE    (Anthony Banks/Phil Collins/Mike Rutherford)    5:54

    UK 12-inch track listing
  3. LAND OF CONFUSION (EXTENDED REMIX)
  4. LAND OF CONFUSION
  5. FEEDING THE FIRE

    CD single track listing
  6. LAND OF CONFUSION
  7. LAND OF CONFUSION (EXTENDED REMIX)
  8. FEEDING THE FIRE
  9. DO THE NEUROTIC

    US 12-inch promo single (PR 968)
  10. LAND OF CONFUSION (EXTENDED REMIX)    6:55
  11. LAND OF CONFUSION    4:45

    US 12-inch promo single remix (PR 984)
  12. LAND OF CONFUSION (REMIX EDIT)
  13. LAND OF CONFUSION (LP VERSION)
  14. LAND OF CONFUSION (EXTENDED REMIX)

    US Atlantic Oldies Series reissue
  15. LAND OF CONFUSION
  16. TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT

CREDITS

Hugh Padgham -- engineer

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US October 1986 Atlantic 7" 7-89336 picture sleeve
US 1986 Atlantic 12PRO PR 968  
US 1986 Atlantic 12PRO PR 984  
UK/AUSL 1986 Virgin 7" GENS 3 picture sleeve
UK 1986 Virgin 12 GENS3-12  
UK 1986 Virgin CDS SNEG3-12  
CAN 1986 Atlantic 7" 78 96337  
CAN 1986 Atlantic 12 78 67610 see UK 12" listing
FRA 1986 Virgin 7" 9187  
GER 1986 Virgin 7" 108.632.100 picture sleeve
GER/NET 1986 Virgin 12 608632 see UK 12" listing
JPN 1986 Virgin CDS 20VD-1073 lyric insert
SAF 1987 Virgin 7" VS 698 picture sleeve
US   Atlantic Oldies Series 7" 7-84958  

 

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