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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Phil Collins - Going Back

I'm going to jump off and assume that Phil Collins needs no actual introduction. But one might ask, is this a classic rock review? Answer B Siders is no, Phil Collins is part of New Music Tuesday! First time he's dropped an album since 2002. First time he's seen number one on the album charts since his 1998 release of Hits, a compilation of his and Genesis's best of. This album is a bunch of covers of old 60's music. I think this is a really neat idea. Now, I'm not a big fan of that brand of music, and I wouldn't normally listen to it - but what's great, is I think Phil does the old tracks justice, while not significantly altering the standards. Best of both worlds kind of thing. This is certainly worth a listen. If you enjoy older motown and soul music, this will be right up your alley. And if you like Phil Collins, this sounds like stuff he could have written and arranged himself. Time will tell how this sells, but it wouldn't surprise me to see more imitations of this assuming it works. To this I salute Phil, and say to the harsh critics, get off your high horses. Even if this isn't my kind of tuneage (which it's not) I still think it's great. It's fun. And what is music if not fun? Yeah, that's what I thought. Check it out today. Jam like it's 1960. Happy Tuesday B Siders!

1. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
2. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
3. Uptight (Everything's Alright)
4. Some of Your Lovin'
5. In My Lonely Room
6. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me for a Little While)
7. Blame It on the Sun
8. Papa Was a Rolling Stone
9. Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer
10. Standing in the Shadows Of Love
11. Do I Love You
12. Jimmy Mack
13. Something About You
14. Love Is Here and Now You're Gone
15. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
16. Going to a Go-Go
17. Talkin About My Baby
18. Going Back

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Heat Wave
2. Girl
3. Papa Was A Rolling Stone

3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. while listening to Nights with Alice Cooper en route to presque isle this weekend, alice said that phil collins has some kind of spinal injury from years of drumming that has left him unable to hold a drumstick. sad, no?

    glad you reviewed this album, because alice cooper also mentioned this in the same show. might just check it out. did you know phil collins also put out a big band album awhile back? never checked it out but saw a few live tv performances of the big band and it was pretty good.

  2. Yeah...I heard about that. I guess that's part of the reason why he hadn't been touring or even making new stuff in the studio. From what I read, it sounds like he's getting better. Maybe able to hold a stick now...not sure.

    Heard about that album too...that was '02 or something I think? I enjoy Phil, this is worth checking out.