Robyn Hitchcock

Invisible Hitchcock

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As the reference to the Soft Boys' rarities collection, Invisible Hits, suggests, Invisible Hitchcock gathers together a selection of obscurities and non-album tracks Robyn Hitchcock recorded between 1980 and 1986. Granted, the material is a bit uneven, but the album holds together well, as it emphasizes Hitchcock's gift for warped wordplay and appealingly convoluted melodies. Upon its original release, the running order for Invisible Hitchcock was considerably different in Britain and America; Rhino's 1995 reissue standardized the album, including all the material from both versions of the album (with the exception of "Grooving on a Inner Plane," which appeared as a bonus track on the company's reissue of Black Snake Diamond Role), as well as adding two songs that never appeared on either version of the record.

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