Release Date: 10 June 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|PHIL COLLINS THE ESSENTIAL GOING BACK Limited 180gram Vinyl LP
Phil Collins revisits a career that can boast over 100 million sales and numerous worldwide #1 albums. Both Sides will be remastered 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.
Entirely curated and compiled by Collins himself, his idea for the ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ concept is to examine how his songs have evolved over time, with the majority of the additional content throughout the series focused on live versions of the tracks. By contrasting the original studio versions of the material with later performances, the series demonstrates how Collins’ songs take on a life of their own once they’re freed from the confines of the studio.
Collins returned to #1 in 2010 with ‘Going Back’ which represented his first studio album since 2002’s ‘Testify’. ‘Going Back’ was a personal labour of love project that found him faithfully recreating the soul gems that played such an influential role in his musical life.
The concept, he said at the time, “Was not to bring anything ‘new’ to these already great records, but to try to recreate the sounds and feelings that I had when I first heard them.” That objective was achieved with the help of special guests including three surviving members of The Funk Brothers: Eddie Willis (guitar), Bob Babbitt (bass) and Ray Monette (guitar).
“I decided to call this version of ‘Going Back’ ‘The Essential Going Back’,” he explains. “In retrospect, I included too much music on the original version, and I believe that too much is not always a good thing. Hence this trimmed down selection of my favourite Motown songs.”
Therefore, this abridged track list features Collins’ essential 14 tracks from the original album, with a second disc of live versions available on CD for the first time.
1. Going Back
2. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
3. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
4. Some Of Your Lovin’
5. Going To A Go-Go
6. Papa Was A Rolling Stone
1. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
2. Something About You
3. Talkin’ About My Baby
4. Do I Love You
5. Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer
6. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me For A Little While)
7. Too Many Fish In The Sea
8. Uptight (Everything’s Alright)