|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
[high resolution scan]
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.
Hugh Padgham -- engineer
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||October 1986||Atlantic||7"||7-89336||picture sleeve|
|UK/AUSL||1986||Virgin||7"||GENS 3||picture sleeve|
|CAN||1986||Atlantic||12||78 67610||see UK 12" listing|
|GER/NET||1986||Virgin||12||608632||see UK 12" listing|
|SAF||1987||Virgin||7"||VS 698||picture sleeve|
|US||Atlantic Oldies Series||7"||7-84958|
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