Phil Collins announces ‘The Singles’ collections

Phil Collins’ recent “Take A Look At Me Now” retrospective campaign was a huge success which inspired a critical re-evaluation of his back catalog as several of his albums returned to the charts. Now he turns his attention to the biggest tracks throughout his career with the release of The Singles collection on October 14th.

The Singles charts Collins’ entire solo career from his smash hit 1981 debut “In The Air Tonight” to the title track from his most recent studio album, 2010’s Going Back. It encompasses seven US #1s (“Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now),” “Sussudio,” “One More Night,” “Separate Lives,” “A Groovy Kind of Love,” “Two Hearts,” and “Another Day In Paradise”) plus a further seven Top 10 hits (“You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Easy Lover” with Philip Bailey, “Don’t Lose My Number,” “Take Me Home,” “I Wish It Would Rain Down,” “Something Happened On The Way To Heaven,” and “Do You Remember?”)

It also includes numerous other highlights from his story so far, such as his first Grammy-nominated single “I Don’t Care Anymore,” “You’ll Be In My Heart” which won an Oscar for Best Original Song after featuring in the Disney film Tarzan, and numerous songs which became staples of his live shows.

As with the “Take A Look At Me Now” campaign, the album mastering process has been overseen by Nick Davis who earned a Grammy nomination for Best Surround Sound album for his work on the Genesis 1970-1975 box set. Davis has also worked on all of the Genesis retrospective reissues.

The Singles will be available on three formats. The 3 CD Deluxe Edition compiles his 45 hit singles from all over the world in chronological order for the first time, while the 2 CD/4 LP boxed set compiles the 33 key tracks from his career. Both editions will also be available digitally.

The Singles coincides with the release of Phil Collins’ long-awaited autobiography Not Dead Yet: The Memoir. Set to be published by Penguin Random House on October 20th, this is the rollercoaster journey from his beginnings as a child actor to his domination of the charts both as a solo artist and part of Genesis.

3 CD2 CD | 4 LP

CD 1:

1. In The Air Tonight
2. I Missed Again
3. If Leaving Me Is Easy
4. Thru These Walls
5. You Can’t Hurry Love
6. I Don’t Care Anymore
7. Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
8. Why Can’t It Wait ’Til Morning
9. I Cannot Believe It’s True
10. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
11. Easy Lover
12. Sussudio
13. One More Night
14. Don’t Lose My Number
15. Take Me Home

CD 2:

1. Separate Lives
2. A Groovy Kind Of Love
3. Two Hearts
4. Another Day In Paradise
5. I Wish It Would Rain Down
6. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
7. That’s Just The Way It Is
8. Hang In Long Enough
9. Do You Remember?
10. Who Said I Would
11. Both Sides Of The Story
12. Everyday
13. We Wait And We Wonder
14. Dance Into The Light
15. It’s In Your Eyes

CD 3:

1. No Matter Who
2. Wear My Hat
3. The Same Moon
4. True Colors
5. You’ll Be In My Heart
6. Strangers Like Me
7. Son Of Man
8. Two Worlds
9. Can’t Stop Loving You
10. The Least You Can Do
11. Wake Up Call
12. Look Through My Eyes
13. No Way Out
14. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
15. Going Back

Author: Buddy Iahn

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