No Jacket Required Phil Collins
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- 2Only You Know And I Know04:22
- 3Long Long Way To Go04:23
- 4I Don't Wanna Know04:16
- 5One More Night04:49
- 6Don't Lose My Number04:49
- 7Sussudio Who Said I Would04:02
- 8Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore04:19
- 9Inside Out05:16
- 10Take Me Home05:54
- 11We Said Hello Goodbye04:16
Info for No Jacket Required
'No Jacket Required' features fine song writing and a superb sense of musicianship. A perfect blend of his signature drum beats and the soulful grooviness of his supporting cast, Phil uses the drum machine and concentrates on the keyboard and it really works. The recording features guest vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. The sound of Phil Collins was the sound of the 80's and this is where his trademark vocals and big percussion come together to produce one of the soundtracks to that era. Four singles were top-ten hits, 'Sussudio,' 'One More Night,' 'Who Said I Would,' and 'Don't Lose My Number.'
'No Jacket Required is not an album that waits to be liked.' (Rolling Stone)
Phil Collins, vocals, keyboards, drums, drum machine, percussion
Helen Terry, vocals, background vocals
Peter Gabriel, vocals
Daryl Stuermer, guitar, banjo, keyboards
Arif Mardin, strings
Don Myrick, saxophone
Gary Barnacle, saxophone
Don Mynck, saxophone
Michael Harris, trumpet
Rahmlee Michael Davis, trumpet
Louis Satterfield, trombone
David Frank, keyboards, Moog synthesizer
Nic Greene, synthesizer
Recorded at AIR Studios, Old Craft, Surrey and The Townhouse, London, England
Engineered by John Jacobs, Hugh Padgham
Produced by Hugh Padgham, Phil Collins
ascent to the status of one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the '80s and beyond was probably as much of a surprise to him as it was to many others. Balding and diminutive, Collins was almost 30 years old when his first solo single, "In the Air Tonight," became a number two hit in his native U.K. (the song was a Top 20 hit in the U.S.). Between 1984 and 1990, Collins had a string of 13 straight U.S. Top Ten hits.
Long before any of that happened, however, Collins was a child actor/singer who appeared as the Artful Dodger in the London production of Oliver! in 1964. (He also has a cameo in A Hard Day's Night, among other films.) He got his first break in music at the end of his teens, when he was chosen to be a replacement drummer in the British art rock band Genesis in 1970. (Collins maintained a separate jazz career with the band Brand X as well.)
Genesis was fronted by singer Peter Gabriel. They had achieved a moderate level of success in the U.K. and the U.S., with elaborate concept albums, before Gabriel abruptly left in 1974. Genesis auditioned 400 singers without success, then decided to let Collins have a go. The result was a gradual simplifying of Genesis' sound and an increasing focus on Collins' expressive, throaty voice. And Then There Were Three... went gold in 1978, and Duke was even more successful.
Collins made his debut solo album, Face Value, in 1981, which turned out to be a bigger hit than any Genesis album. It concentrated on Collins' voice, often in stark, haunting contexts such as the piano-and-drum dirge "In the Air Tonight," which sounded like something from John Lennon's debut solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.
During the '80s, Collins was enormously successful in balancing his continuing solo work with his membership in Genesis. In 1992, Genesis released We Can't Dance and began an extensive tour. Upon its completion Collins released Both Sides in 1993, and the record became his first album not to produce a major hit single or go multi-platinum. In 1995, he announced that he was leaving Genesis permanently. The following year, he released Dance into the Light. Although the album was a flop, its subsequent supporting tour was a success.
The Hits collection followed in 1998, and a year later Collins made his first big-band record, Hot Night in Paris. The song cycle Testify arrived in 2002, and his next studio-recorded solo release was 2010's Going Back, which saw Collins revisiting the Motown hits that so influenced him and featuring three of the surviving Funk Brothers — guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette and bassist Bob Babbitt.
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