1) Genesis "Home by the Sea" (1983). The lyrics of the song are actually not very summery and related to the sea: it talks about a thief, who breaks into a house only to find out that she is haunted. The thief is captured by ghosts, which force him to listen to their stories for the rest of his life.
2) Peter Gabriel "Red Rain" (1986). Again the sea is rather disturbing. In fact, the text was inspired by a recurring dream in which Gabriel swam in a sea of red water. Gabriel explained to the magazine "Mojo" in September 2013: "Red Rain" was written after a dream I had had in which the sea was divided by two walls. There were these glass figures, which screwed into each wall, filled with red blood and then were lowered onto the sand, where they unloaded the blood. I had these extremely vivid dreams that scared me to death. "
3) Mike + The Mechanics "Beggar on a Beach of Gold" (1995). The beach is a metaphor, also underlined by the cover, in which Mike is sitting barefoot on an expanse of gold coins. As if to say that it is about appreciating what we have here and now and not looking for what we cannot get anyway. Appreciate what we have, even the little things.
4) Phil Collins "Too Many Fish in the Sea" (2010). It is a hit song from 1964 recorded by the singing group Motown The Marvelettes. It was the group's first hit, in the top 40 for almost a year, reaching number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was one of the first hit singles written by Norman Whitfield and Eddie Holland. It was also the first single produced by Whitfield. In 2010 Phil Collins inserted it in "Going Back", her eighth studio solo album, with cover of the Motown of the 60s and soul standards. "Too Many Fish in the Sea" was given a free preview to new users registered on the renewed Phil website. Then he was part of the bonus tracks of the DVD and of "The Essential Going Back", a reissue released on June 10, 2016. Here too the fish of the title are a metaphor.
5) Ray Wilson "Song for a Friend" (2016). In the song Ray he lets himself go to the memories: "If you look over there, that's where I was born". The song is based on simple flashes of memories about his mother: "She was just the best mom in the world", which is compared to the fresh and clear sea air.
6) Steve Hackett "Loving Sea" (2015). Steve explained it in this video, published on July 26, 2020:
7) Anthony Phillips "The Sea and the Armadillo" (1984). It is part of the album "Private Parts and Pieces IV: A Catch at the Tables", Ant's ninth studio work and fourth chapter of his "Private Parts & Pieces" series. The piece is instrumental. In the album, between sea and lake ("Down Over The Lake"), water is very present, even on the cover:
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Genesis' thirteenth studio album "Invisible Touch" was released first in the US on June 6, 1986, then in the UK and the rest of the world on June 9.
The album has reached the number one on the UK album chart for three weeks starting June 21 and has reached number 3 on the US Billboard 200.
Chart (1986–87) Peak position (by Wikipedia )
Australian Kent Music Report 3
Austrian Albums Chart 5
Canadian RPM Albums Chart 1
Dutch Mega Albums Chart 2
Finnish Albums Chart 2
French SNEP Albums Chart 8
Italian Albums Chart 5
Japanese Oricon LP Chart 14
New Zealand Albums Chart 1
Norwegian VG-list Albums Chart 3
Spanish Albums Chart 26
Swedish Albums Chart 4
Swiss Albums Chart 4
UK Albums Chart 1
US Billboard 200 3
West German Albums Chart 2
Genesis have become the first band ever to stay on the singles charts for a whole year with songs from the same album, "Invisible Touch", in fact.
Singles from Invisible Touch:
"Invisible Touch" Released: May 19, 1986
"In Too Deep" Released: 18 August 1986 (UK) January 18, 1987 (US)
"Land of Confusion" Released: 10 November 1986 (UK) October 31, 1986 (US)
"Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" Released: March 23, 1987
"Throwing It All Away" Released: June 8, 1987 (UK) August 8, 1986 (US)
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