Invisible Men

Originally released: 24th October 1983 (US), March 1984 (UK)

A collaboration between Ant and Richard Scott

Produced by Trevor Vallis, Anthony Phillips & Richard Scott

Invisible Men was first re-issued on CD by Virgin Records in 1991 and for that release Ant chose to change the running order of the album to the originally intended one rather than the order used on the vinyl release.  In addition, three extra tracks (Trail of Tears, The Ballad of Penlee and Alex) were also included.

For the 2 CD Expanded Edition released by Esoteric Recordings in October 2017, the running order from the Virgin CD has been retained but the extra track of Alex on CD One has been replaced by the full instrumental version of the track recorded at Atmosphere Studios.  In addition, CD Two (subtitled Out-takes & Demos) contains 16 previously unreleased tracks from the Invisible Men era.


CD Track Listing

CD One CD Two

1. Golden Bodies (3:16)

1. Gimme Love (3:48)

2. The Women Were Watching (4:46)

2. Falling For Love (alternate version) (3:21)

3. Traces (4:49)

3. My Time Has Come (Instrumental mix) (4:55)

4. Exocet (3:19)

4. Golden Bodies (demo) (3:26)

5. Love In A Hot Air Balloon (3:42)

5. Mysterious Constitution of Comets (4:25)

6. Going For Broke (3:30)

6. She's Gone (3:37)

7. Falling For Love (3:33)

7. Graciella (3:06)

8. Sally (3:53) Lyrics

8. Over and Over Again (5:16)

9. I Want Your Heart (3:51)

9. Tonight (3:53)

10. Guru (4:42) Lyrics

10. Alien (4:25)

11. It's Not Easy (4:47)

11. Refugee From Love (3:58)

12. My Time Has Come (4:46) Lyrics

12. Something Blue (5:02)

13. Trail of Tears (5:31)

13. Holding You Again (4:09)

14. The Ballad of Penlee (3:35)

14. Darling (3:38)

15. Alex (5:39)

15. Shadow in the Desert (3:15)
  16. Finale (Atmosphere Studios version) (4:51)
All tracks composed by Anthony Phillips and Richard Scott
except Sally, Guru and My Time Has Come - composed by Anthony Phillips
All tracks composed by Anthony Phillips and Richard Scott
except My Time Has Come and Finale - composed by Anthony Phillips




Anthony Phillips: Vocals, Strat, Polymoog, Bass, ARP 2600, Organ, Piano, Colorama Electric Guitar, Yari Classical Guitar, Jupiter 8, Rickenbacker Electric 12-String, Mellotron, Editing Block, Tubular Bells, Fender Rhodes, Les Paul Guitar.

Richard Scott: Roland 808, Vocals, Scamp, Strat, Vocoder, Switches, Gate, Street Noises, Binoculars, Windows.

Paul Robinson: Drums

Bimbo Acock: Saxes

Morris Pert: Tambourine, Kalimba,

Joji Hirota: Marimabas, Wood Blocks, Tambourine, Timps, Shakers, Jawbone, Cabasa, Bell-Tree

Martin Robertson: Soprano Saxophone

Uti Koofreh: Backing Vocals

Jeff Dunne: Drums

Martin Drover: Trumpet, Flugelhorn solo

Vic Stench: Bass, Contrabass, Camp Bass

Malcolm Griffiths: Trombone

Ralph Bernascone: Sarrusaphone

Jonathan Snowden: Piccolo

The Vicar: Church Organ.

Jack Emblow: Accordian on Darling

Kitty Grant: Backing vocals on Gimme Love and Refugee From Love


Note: Both the US and the UK release of the album had one track different on each release and the CD re-issue has a totally different running order.  To accommodate these variations, the track listing for each format is listed here.

Original UK/US album release details

LP issues

Country of Release

Record Label Catalogue Number
US (October 1983) Passport Records PB 6023
UK (March 1984) Street Tunes Records STLP 0013

NB: The US and UK LP releases had different cover designs.

Cassette issue

Country of Release

Record Label Catalogue Number
US (October 1983) Passport Records PBC 6023

LP Track Listing

Side One:    Side Two:
Sally (3:53)    I Want Your Heart (3:51)    
Golden Bodies (3:16)   Falling For Love (3:33)
Going For Broke (3:30) Guru (4:42)
Exocet * (3:19)   The Women Were Watching (4:46)
Love in A Hot Air Balloon (3:42) My Time Has Come (4:46)
Traces (4:49)

* Replaced by It´s Not Easy (4:47) on UK release

CD re-issues:

Country of Release Record Label Catalogue Number
UK (1991) Virgin Records CDOVD 323
Japan (1991) Virgin Records VJCP-23050
UK (1995) Blueprint Records BP211CD
Japan (July 2007) Arcangelo Records ARC7243 (limited edition mini-vinyl sleeve)

2 CD Expanded Edition

Country of Release Record Label Catalogue Number
UK (October 2017) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 22603



12" Single released from this album

A: Sally

B: The Women Were Watching / Exocet

Country of Release Record Label Catalogue Number
UK Street Tunes Records JJ 102-12 (picture sleeve)

NB: There was no corresponding 7" single release 

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