Tag: Phil Collins

Wednesday 11/16/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Phil Collins – Face Value (1981)

Face Value is the debut solo studio album by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins, released on February 13, 1981 by Virgin Records in the UK and Atlantic Records in the US and abroad. After his first wife filed for divorce in 1979, Collins began to write songs during a break in activity from his band Genesis with much of the material concerning his personal life. The album was recorded from mid-1980 to early 1981 with Collins and Hugh Padgham as producers. Additional musicians include the Phenix Horns, Alphonso Johnson, and Eric Clapton.

Face Value was an instant commercial success and reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart for three weeks and No. 7 on the US Billboard 200. It has since sold over 5 million copies in the US and over 1.5 million in the UK. The album received widespread praise from critics. Its lead single “In the Air Tonight”, released in January 1981, reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and became known for its drum arrangement and use of gated reverb. In January 2016, Face Value was reissued with bonus tracks and new photography in the style of the original but featuring a present-day Collins.

1. “In the Air Tonight” 5:34
2. “This Must Be Love” 3:55
3. “Behind the Lines” 3:53
4. “The Roof Is Leaking” 3:16
5. “Droned” 2:49
6. “Hand in Hand” 5:20
7. “I Missed Again” 3:41
8. “You Know What I Mean” 2:33
9. “Thunder and Lightning” 4:12
10. “I’m Not Moving” 2:33
11. “If Leaving Me Is Easy” 4:54
12. “Tomorrow Never Knows” 4:15

Phil Collins – vocals, drums, Roland VP-330 vocoder (1, 6, 10), CR-78 drum machine (1, 6, 12), Prophet-5 synthesizer (1, 2, 5–7, 10–12), Fender Rhodes (1, 2, 9, 11), percussion (2, 10), piano (4–8, 10), handclaps (5, 9), congas (5), marimba (6), acoustic guitar (13)
Daryl Stuermer – guitars (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12), banjo (4), 12-string guitar (5)
Eric Clapton – guitar (4, 11)
Joe Partridge – slide guitar (4)
John Giblin – bass guitar (1, 9, 10, 12)
Alphonso Johnson – bass (2, 3, 6, 7, 11)
L. Shankar – violin (1, 5, 7, 12), tamboura (5), “voice drums” (5)
J. Peter Robinson – Prophet-5 (3)
Stephen Bishop – background vocals (2)
Arif Mardin – string arrangements (8, 11)
EWF Horns – horns
Don Myrick – tenor saxophone (3, 6, 7, 9, 12), alto sax solo (11)
Louis Satterfield – trombone (3, 6, 7, 9, 12)
Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris – trumpets (3, 6, 7, 9, 12), flugelhorns (11)
Ronnie Scott – tenor saxophone solo (7)
Music preparation – Maurice Spears
Other background vocals on tracks 6 and 12 by several children’s choirs in Los Angeles
Strings on tracks 8 and 11 conducted by Martyn Ford
Violins – Gavyn Wright (leader), Bill Benhem, Bruce Dukov, David Woodcock, Liz Edwards, Irvine Arditti, Ken Sillitoe, Peter Oxen and Richard Studt
Viola – Roger Best, Brian Hawkins and Simon Whistler
Cello – Tony Pleeth, Clive Anstee and Nigel Warren-Green
Double bass – Chris Laurence


Sunday 8/7/22 2pm ET: Feature LP: Phil Collins – Face Value (1981)

Face Value is the debut solo studio album by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins, released on February 13, 1981 by Virgin Records in the UK and Atlantic Records in the US and abroad. After his first wife filed for divorce in 1979, Collins began to write songs during a break in activity from his band Genesis with much of the material concerning his personal life. The album was recorded from mid-1980 to early 1981 with Collins and Hugh Padgham as producers. Additional musicians include the Phenix Horns, Alphonso Johnson, and Eric Clapton.

Face Value was an instant commercial success and reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart for three weeks and No. 7 on the US Billboard 200. It has since sold over 5 million copies in the US and over 1.5 million in the UK. The album received widespread praise from critics. Its lead single “In the Air Tonight”, released in January 1981, reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and became known for its drum arrangement and use of gated reverb. In January 2016, Face Value was reissued with bonus tracks and new photography in the style of the original but featuring a present-day Collins.

1. “In the Air Tonight” 5:34
2. “This Must Be Love” 3:55
3. “Behind the Lines” 3:53
4. “The Roof Is Leaking” 3:16
5. “Droned” 2:49
6. “Hand in Hand” 5:20
7. “I Missed Again” 3:41
8. “You Know What I Mean” 2:33
9. “Thunder and Lightning” 4:12
10. “I’m Not Moving” 2:33
11. “If Leaving Me Is Easy” 4:54
12. “Tomorrow Never Knows” 4:15


Wednesday 6/22/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight we feature:

Elton John, Roy Orbison, Cheap Trick, Eric Clapton, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney & Wings, Ike & Tina Turner, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, Michael Stanley Band, Supertramp, Who, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Blondie, David Byrne, Phil Collins, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Jimi Hendrix and Creedence Clearwater Revival.


Thursday 6/2/22 6pm ET: Feature LP: Phil Collins – Both Sides (1993)

Both Sides is the fifth solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins. Featuring an adult-oriented soft rock-based sound, the release came out on November 8, 1993. Collins notably created the album entirely by himself, without any collaborations from outside songwriters and performers. The record received mixed-to-positive critical reviews, with Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic stating that the album’s “artistically satisfying” songs feature “troubled, haunting tales”.

The album achieved commercial success, reaching No. 1 in the U.K., No. 8 in Australia, and No. 13 in the U.S. Collins also went on the highly successful Both Sides of the World Tour upon its release. That effort involved over a hundred performances in a tour that went over a year.

A special two-disc edition of the album, featuring the Live from the Board – Official Bootleg EP, as a second disc, titled Far Side… of the World: Gold Souvenir Tour Edition, was released in Southeast Asia and Australia in 1995. It peaked at No. 13 in Australia. A newly remastered, two-disc deluxe edition of the album was released on January 26, 2016, as part of the Take a Look at Me Now series of Collins’s studio album reissues.

In a 2016 interview with The Guardian, Collins named Both Sides as his “favourite album from a songwriting and creative perspective”. Collins also said: “It was very much a solo album. I played everything, the songs just streamed out of me, and as a writer, that’s the kind of thing that you dream of. It was the second divorce! Personal relationships at that time were tangled, is a better way of saying it, and it all came very spontaneously.”

  1. “Both Sides of the Story” 6:42
  2. “Can’t Turn Back the Years” 4:40
  3. “Everyday” 5:43
  4. “I’ve Forgotten Everything” 5:15
  5. “We’re Sons of Our Fathers” 6:24
  6. “Can’t Find My Way” 5:09
  7. “Survivors” 6:05
  8. “We Fly So Close” 7:33
  9. “There’s a Place for Us” 6:52
  10. “We Wait and We Wonder” 7:01
  11. “Please Come Out Tonight” 5:46

All instruments performed by Phil Collins.

Thursday 1/27/22 7pm ET: Artist Countdown: Phil Collins Top 30 Hits

Philip David Charles Collins LVO (born January 30, 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is best known as the drummer/singer of the rock band Genesis from 1970 to 1996 and for his solo career which began in 1981. Between 1982 and 1990, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles as a solo artist. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totaled, he had more US top 40 singles than any other artist during the 1980s. His most successful singles from the period include “In the Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”, “Sussudio”, and “Another Day in Paradise”.

Born and brought up in west London, Collins played drums from the age of five and completed drama school training, which secured him various roles as a child actor, with his first major role, aged 13, as the Artful Dodger in the West End musical Oliver!. He then pursued a music career, joining Genesis in 1970 as their drummer and becoming lead singer in 1975 following the departure of Peter Gabriel. Collins began a successful solo career in the 1980s, initially inspired by his marital breakdown and love of soul music, releasing the albums Face Value (1981), Hello, I Must Be Going (1982), No Jacket Required (1985) and …But Seriously (1989). Collins became, in the words of AllMusic, “one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the ’80s and beyond”. He also became known for a distinctive gated reverb drum sound on many of his recordings. In 1985, he was the only artist to perform at both Live Aid concerts. He also resumed his acting career, appearing in Miami Vice and subsequently starring in the film Buster (1988). In 1996, Collins left Genesis to focus on solo work; this included writing songs for Disney’s Tarzan (1999) for which he received an Oscar for Best Original Song for “You’ll Be in My Heart”. He rejoined Genesis for their Turn It On Again Tour in 2007. Following a five-year retirement to focus on his family life, Collins released an autobiography in 2016 and completed his Not Dead Yet Tour in 2019. He then rejoined Genesis in 2020 for a second reunion tour, ending in March 2022.

  1. Another Day in Paradise 1989
  2. In the Air Tonight 1981
  3. A Groovy Kind of Love 1988
  4. You Can’t Hurry Love 1982
  5. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) 1984
  6. I Wish It Would Rain Down 1990
  7. Easy Lover (with Philip Bailey) 1984
  8. One More Night 1985
  9. Two Hearts 1988
  10. Both Sides of the Story 1993
  11. Sussudio 1985
  12. Can’t Stop Loving You 2002
  13. Separate Lives (with Marilyn Martin) 1985
  14. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven 1990
  15. You’ll Be in My Heart 1999
  16. Dance into the Light 1996
  17. Everyday 1994
  18. I Missed Again 1981
  19. Do You Remember? 1990
  20. Don’t Lose My Number 1985
  21. That’s Just the Way It Is 1990
  22. True Colors 1998
  23. Strangers Like Me 1999
  24. Take Me Home 1985
  25. We Wait and We Wonder 1994
  26. Hang in Long Enough 1990
  27. Thru These Walls 1982
  28. Look Through My Eyes 2002
  29. It’s in Your Eyes 1996
  30. Wear My Hat 1997

Thursday 1/13/22 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 8

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter H and begin I. We feature music from: Police, Peter Cetera, Lulu, Pretenders, Abba, The Who, Glen Campbell, Terri Gibbs, Foreigner, Ronnie Milsap, Phil Collins, Donald Byrd, Carly Simon, Bangles, U2, AC/DC, Santana and many more. . .

6pm to 10pm ET

Friday 1/7/22 3pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 4

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We continue with letter D. We feature music from: Frankie Smith, Men At Work, Robbie Paton, Phil Collins, Bill Squier, Little River Band, Replacements, Cars, Steve Winwood, Depeche Mode, Kim Carnes, Humble Pie and many more. . .

3pm to 6pm ET

Thursday 1/6/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Phil Collins – …But Seriously (1989)

…But Seriously is the fourth solo studio album by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins. It was released on November 7, 1989 in the United States by Atlantic Records and on November 24, 1989 in the United Kingdom by Virgin Records. After Collins finished touring commitments with the rock band Genesis in 1987 the group entered a four-year hiatus, during which Collins starred in the feature film Buster (1988). By the spring of 1989 Collins had written material for a new solo album which addressed more serious lyrical themes like socio-economic and political issues as opposed to his previous dance-oriented album, No Jacket Required (1985).

…But Seriously was a huge commercial success worldwide, reaching No. 1 in the UK and the US for 15 and 4 non-consecutive weeks, respectively. It was the best selling album of 1990 in the UK, eventually selling 2.75 million copies there and 4 million in the US. The lead single “Another Day in Paradise” won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Collins supported the album with the Seriously, Live! World Tour in 1990. In 2016, the album was remastered with additional studio, live, and demo tracks, and updated artwork.

  1. “Hang in Long Enough” 4:44
  2. “That’s Just the Way It Is” 5:20
  3. “Do You Remember?” 4:36
  4. “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven” 4:52
  5. “Colours” 8:51
  6. “I Wish It Would Rain Down” 5:28
  7. “Another Day in Paradise” 5:22
  8. “Heat on the Street” 3:51
  9. “All of My Life” 5:36
  10. “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning” 1:26
  11. “Father to Son” 3:28
  12. “Find a Way to My Heart” 6:08

Phil Collins – vocals (tracks 1–9, 11, 12), keyboards (1-9, 11, 12), drums (1, 4-12), percussion (2, 3, 10, 12), tambourine (6, 8)
Daryl Stuermer – guitar (tracks 1–4, 8, 11, 12)
Dominic Miller – guitar (tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 9)
Eric Clapton – guitar (track 6)
Nathan East – bass guitar (tracks 1, 4)
Leland Sklar – bass guitar (tracks 2, 5, 7-12)
Pino Palladino – bass guitar (tracks 3, 6)
The Phenix Horns (tracks 1, 4, 5, 10, 12):
Don Myrick – saxophone, alto sax solo (track 9)
Louis Satterfield – trombone
Harry Kim – trumpet
Rhamlee Michael Davis – trumpet
Steve Winwood – Hammond organ (track 9)
Alex Brown, Marva King and Lynne Fiddmont – backing vocals (tracks 1, 4, 8, 9)
David Crosby – vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Stephen Bishop – vocals (track 3)

Friday 9/3/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Various Artists – Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Released October 22, 1991. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

  1. “Border Song” Eric Clapton 4:21
  2. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” Kate Bush 4:57
  3. “Come Down in Time” Sting 3:38
  4. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” The Who 4:32
  5. “Crocodile Rock” The Beach Boys 4:21
  6. “Daniel” Wilson Phillips 4:03
  7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” Joe Cocker 3:57
  8. “Levon” Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
  9. “The Bitch is Back” Tina Turner 3:38
  10. “Philadelphia Freedom” Hall & Oates 5:12
  11. “Your Song” Rod Stewart 4:49
  12. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” Oleta Adams 6:02
  13. “Madman Across the Water” Bruce Hornsby 6:10
  14. “Sacrifice” Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
  15. “Burn Down the Mission” Phil Collins 6:11
  16. “Tonight” George Michael 7:23

Tuesday 11/17/2020 11:15pm ET: Feature LP: Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982)

Hello, I Must Be Going! is the second solo studio album by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins. It was released on November 5, 1982 on Virgin Records in the United Kingdom and on Atlantic Records in North America, and named after the Marx Brothers’ song of the same name. After his band Genesis took a break in activity in late 1981, Collins started work on a follow-up to his first solo album Face Value (1981).

Hello, I Must Be Going! received a more reserved commercial reaction than Face Value, but it nonetheless reached No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 8 in the United States. In total, Collins released eight singles from the album, with various tracks released as singles in different countries. The most successful was the first US and second UK single, a cover of “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes, which went to No. 1 in the United Kingdom and No. 10 in the United States. Collins supported the album with his 1982–1983 tour, his first as a solo artist. The album earned Collins a Brit Award nomination for British Male Artist in 1983, and “I Don’t Care Anymore” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male.

1. “I Don’t Care Anymore” 5:00
2. “I Cannot Believe It’s True” 5:14
3. “Like China” 5:05
4. “Do You Know, Do You Care?” 4:57
5. “You Can’t Hurry Love” 2:57
6. “It Don’t Matter to Me” 4:12
7. “Thru These Walls” 5:02
8. “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” 4:43
9. “The West Side” 4:59
10. “Why Can’t It Wait ‘Til Morning” 3:01

1. “I Don’t Care Anymore” (live 1982) 6:30
2. “I Cannot Believe It’s True” (live 1982) 5:29
3. “Like China” (live 1985) 5:41
4. “You Can’t Hurry Love” (live 1985) 3:04
5. “It Don’t Matter to Me” (live 1985) 4:23
6. “The West Side” (live rehearsal 1996) 7:37
7. “People Get Ready” (live 1982) 3:18
8. “Thru These Walls” (live 1982) 5:03
9. “It’s Alright” (live 1985) 2:22
10. “Oddball” (demo “Do You Know, Do You Care?”) 4:30
11. “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” (demo) 4:42

Phil Collins – vocals, drums, keyboards (1–4, 6, 7, 9), bass pedals (1, 4, 9), percussion (2, 6, 9), handclaps (3), timpani (4), trumpet (4), tambourine (5), marimba (7), piano (8, 10)
Daryl Stuermer – guitars (1–9)
John Giblin – bass guitar (2, 3, 5, 8)
Mo Foster – bass guitar (6, 7)
J. Peter Robinson – piano, vibraphone and glockenspiel (5)
The Phenix Horns – horns (2, 6, 9)
Michael Harris – trumpet
Rahmlee Michael Davis – trumpet
Don Myrick – alto and tenor saxophones, alto sax solo (2, 9)
Louis “Louie Louie” Satterfield – trombone
The Phenix Choir – additional vocals (2)
The Mountain Fjord Orchestra – strings (5, 8, 10)
Martyn Ford – string arrangements and conductor
Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader

 

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Bruce Willis, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Phil Collins, Daryl Hall and John Oates, John Fogerty, Van Halen, Lionel Richie, Journey, Corey Hart and many more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

In this installment of Sounds of The 80s.  Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Neil Young, 38 Special, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Rosanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Greg Kihn and more. . . 

Artist Countdown: Genesis – Top 30 Hits – 7pm ET

GenesisGenesis are an English rock band that formed in 1967. The band currently consists of its three longest-tenured members – Tony Banks (keyboards) and Mike Rutherford (bass, guitar), who were founder members; and Phil Collins (vocals, drums), who first joined in 1970. Past members Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett (guitar) and Anthony Phillips (guitar) also played major roles in the band in its early years. Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide.

In the late 1960s, with the release of their first album, Genesis’s music was initially regarded by the band and the fans as a pop experiment, referring to then-popular melodic pop. Then, over the course of a year, (beginning with their second album in mid-1970) they quickly evolved into a progressive rock band with the incorporation of complex song structures and elaborate instrumentation. Their concerts became theatrical experiences with innovative stage design, pyrotechnics, extravagant costumes and on-stage stories. This second phase was characterised by lengthy performances such as the 23-minute “Supper’s Ready” and the 1974 concept album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. In the late ’70s and early ’80s the band’s musical direction changed once again, becoming more pop oriented and commercially accessible. This resulted in their first top 40 single in the US with “Follow You Follow Me“, their first number one album in the United Kingdom, Duke, and their only number one single in the United States, “Invisible Touch”. – Wikipedia

1 No Son of Mine
2 I Can’t Dance
3 Mama
4 Land of Confusion
5 Follow You Follow Me
6 Jesus He Knows Me
7 Invisible Touch
8 That’s All
9 Abacab
10 Hold on My Heart
11 In Too Deep
12 Congo
13 Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
14 Paperlate
15 Throwing It All Away
16 Misunderstanding
17 Never a Time
18 Man on the Corner
19 No Reply at All
20 Tell Me Why
21 Match of the Day
22 Turn It on Again
23 Many Too Many
24 Illegal Alien
25 Your Own Special Way
26 I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
27 Keep It Dark
28 Shipwrecked
29 Duchess
30 Not About Us