The tour spawned the live album Serious Hits It became the band's fifth consecutive No. Collins performed on their tour. Collins worked on his fifth studio album, Both Sidesin and It marked a departure from his more polished and up-tempo songs on recent albums to material more experimental in nature, with Collins performing all the instruments and producing the record himself, because the songs written Lullaby - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD) becoming so personal, so private, I didn't want anyone else's input".
The decline of his second marriage was a focal point of the album. It marked a drop in sales in the latter when compared to his previous records, only reaching a single platinum certification by the end of the year.
Its two biggest singles were " Both Sides of the Story " and " Everyday ". Collins turned down the chance to contribute to Tower of Songan album of covers of Leonard Cohen songs, due to his touring commitments. In the months Lullaby - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD) his departure from Genesis, Collins formed the Phil Collins Big Bandseating himself on the drums.
He had wanted to undertake the project for some time and felt inspired from the Burning for Buddy project that drummer Neil Peart had put together. Having moved to Switzerland, an invitation to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival led to the band to come together, which featured Quincy Jones as conductor and Tony Bennett on vocals.
To learn his parts, Collins devised his own notation on sheets. In OctoberCollins released his sixth solo album, Dance into the Light. The album was received negatively by the music press and sold less than his previous albums. Entertainment Weekly reviewed by saying that "even Phil Collins must know that we all grew weary of Phil Collins". Collins toured the album through with his Trip into the Light World Tour, covering 82 dates.
In OctoberCollins released his first compilation album In the mids Collins was recruited to write and perform songs for its adventure film Tarzanintegrated with a score by Mark Mancina. Collins also sang his songs in French, Italian, German, and Spanish for the dubbed versions of the film's soundtrack. On 11 NovemberCollins released his seventh solo album, Testify.
Metacritic 's roundup of album reviews found this record to be the worst-reviewed album at the time of its release, though it has since been surpassed by three more recent releases. Testify soldcopies in the US by year's end. The tour took place during summerand played in twelve countries across Europe, followed by a second leg in North America. In Octoberit was reported that Collins was to record a Motown covers album. He told a German newspaper, "I want the songs to sound exactly like the originals", and that the album would feature up to 30 songs.
He also revealed that Collins managed to play the drums on the album despite a spinal operation. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. Hits re-entered the US charts, reaching No. In NovemberCollins told German media that he was considering a return to music and speculated that this could mean further live shows with Genesis, stating: "Everything is possible. We could tour in Australia and South America.
We haven't been there yet. On 24 JanuaryCollins announced in an interview with Inside South Florida that he was writing new compositions with fellow English singer Adele.
I live in a cave. I really love her voice. I love some of this stuff she's done, too. He ultimately missed the concert due to illness. In MayCollins signed a deal with Warner Music Group to have his solo albums remastered and reissued with previously unreleased material.
A review in The Telegraph stated: "Unlike the body, the voice is largely unravaged by time. Tour in November which was subsequently rescheduled twice, initially to April and later to September in response to the COVID pandemic. It will feature his son Nic on the drums. In his book on the "legends" who defined progressive rock drumming, American drummer Rich Lackowski wrote: "Phil Collins's grooves in early Genesis recordings paved the way for many talented drummers to come.
His ability to make the drums bark with musicality and to communicate so convincingly in odd time signatures left many a drummer tossing on the headphones and playing along to Phil's lead. Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins cites Collins as one of his drumming heroes. Anyone who wants to be good on the drums should check him out — the man is a master. He said, "Phil is almost like John Bonham to me.
I hear his personality, his perspective. Inhe was voted as Big Band drummer of the year. Inhe was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Past kits he used were made by Pearl and Premier. He often mentioned the film, though an appropriate script never materialised.
Collins's music is featured in the satirical black comedy film American Psychowith psychotic lead character Patrick Bateman played by Christian Bale portrayed as an obsessive fan who reads deep meaning into his work, especially with Genesis, while describing his solo music as " He also appeared in an episode of the series Miami Viceentitled " Phil the Shill ", in which he plays a cheating con-man.
InCollins was one of several celebrities who were tricked into appearing in a controversial British comedy series, Brass Eyeshown on public service broadcaster Channel 4.
In the episode, Collins endorsed a hoax anti- paedophile campaign wearing a T-shirt with the words "Nonce Sense" and warned children against speaking to suspicious people. Collins was reported by the BBC to have consulted lawyers regarding the programme, which was originally pulled from broadcast but eventually rescheduled. Collins said he had taken part in the programme "in good faith for the public benefit", believing it to be "a public service programme that would be going around schools and colleges in a bid to stem child abduction and abuse".
Collins also accused the makers of the programme of "some serious taste problems" and warned it would prevent celebrities from supporting "public spirited causes" in the future. The final mission occurs during his concert, where the player must defend the scaffolding against saboteurs while Collins is performing "In the Air Tonight".
After this, the player is given the opportunity to watch this performance of "In the Air Tonight" for the cost of 6, in-game dollars. Many believed that Collins himself was the drummer. When asked about GorillaCollins jokingly commented that "Not only is he a better drummer than me, he also has more hair. Can he sing too?
The show's creators admitted resenting losing to Collins, as they felt their other competitors were more worthy. The Phil Collins character returns once more and gets killed off in the episode Collins appears briefly in the Finnish animated sitcom Pasila in the episode "Phil Collins Hangover". It Was Murdered! According to a BBC biography of Collins, "critics sneer at him" and "bad publicity also caused problems", which "damaged his public profile".
Strong wrote that Collins "truly polarised opinion from the start, his ubiquitous smugness and increasingly sterile pop making him a favourite target for critics". Nice guypatron saint of ordinary blokes ", to someone accused of "blandness, tax exile and ending a marriage by sending a fax".
Caroline Sullivan, a music critic of The Guardianreferred to his cumulative negative publicity in her article "I wish I'd never heard of Phil Collins", writing that it was difficult for her to hear his work "without being riven by distaste for the man himself". Several critics have commented on Collins's omnipresence, especially in the s and early s. Naming Collins as one of the ten most disliked pop stars in the world, he wrote: "[Collins] performed at Live Aidplaying first at Wembley, then flying over to Philadelphia via Concordejust to make sure no one in the U.
By the early s, Phil phatigue [ sic ] had really set in. According to author Dylan Jones in his publication on s popular music, many of Collins's peers "despised" him. Informer Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters criticised Collins's "ubiquitous nature", including his involvement in the Who 's reunion tour.
Look at Phil Collins. He described them as "horrible" and stated: "They're rude and not as talented as they think they are. I won't mince words here, but they've had a go at me personally. Collins acknowledged in that he had been "omnipresent". He said of his character: "The persona on stage came out of insecurity I'm sorry that it was all so successful.
I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that! He said: "I have ended up sounding like a tormented weirdo who thinks he was at the Alamo in another life, who feels very sorry for himself, and is retiring hurt because of the bad press over the years. None of this is true. Paul Lester of The Guardian wrote in that Collins is one of several pop acts that "used to be a joke" but are "now being hailed as gods".
Lucia  and Sleigh Bells electronica artist Lorde and soul singer Diane Birchwho said in"Collins walks a really fine line between being really cheesy and being really sophisticated. He can seem appalling, but at the same time, he has awesome production values and there's a particular richness to the sound. It's very proficient in the instrumentation and savvy about melodies. Genesis bandmate Mike Rutherford has praised Collins's personality, saying that "he always had a bloke-next-doorhappy-go-lucky demeanour about him: let's have a drink in the pub, crack a joke, smoke a cigarette or a joint ".
Considine wrote: "For a time, Phil Collins was nearly inescapable on the radio, and enormously popular with the listening public — something that made him an obvious target for critics. Despite his lumpen -pop appeal, however, Collins is an incisive songwriter and resourceful musician.
According to McGee: "The kids don't care about 'indie cred' anymore. To them, a great pop song is just that: a great pop song. In this time of revivals, nothing is a sacred cow anymore, and that can only be a good thing for music.
Collins is a world-class drummer whose songs immediately lend themselves to being sampled. InGary Mills of The Quietus made an impassioned defence of Collins: "There can't be many figures in the world of pop who have inspired quite the same kind of hatred-bordering-on-civil-unrest as Collins, and there can't be too many who have shifted anything like the million plus units that he's got through as a solo artist either The disgrace of a career bogged entirely in the determined dross of No Jacket Required however is simply not justified, regardless of how Collins gained either his fortune, or his public image.
Rolling Stone journalist Erik Hedegaard expressed disapproval of the widespread criticism which Collins has received, suggesting that he has been "unfairly and inexplicably vilified". Strong stated in that "the enigmatic and amiable Phil Collins has had his fair share of mockers and critics over the years, although one thing is sure, and that is his dexterity and undeniable talent".
You've air drummed to 'In the Air Tonight', and loved it. Collins has been married and divorced three times. From tohe was married to Canadian-born Andrea Bertorelli. They married in England when both were InCollins married his second wife, American Jill Tavelman.
They have one daughter, Lily Collins b. The two were previously engaged, but the relationship ended before they married. Collins married his third wife, Orianne Cevey, a Swiss national whom he met on tour and who worked as his translator,  in In they divorced. Collins published his autobiography, Not Dead Yetinwhich chronicled his marriages. InBertorelli, his first wife, took legal action against Collins pertaining to his account of their relationship in his autobiography.
From toCollins was in a relationship with American news anchor Dana Tyler. Collins recalled: "I went through a few bits of darkness; drinking too much. I killed my hours watching TV and drinking, and it almost killed me. Collins' brother Clive is a cartoonist. Phil appeared at his brother's investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in when he was awarded an MBE for services to art, with Phil stating, "I shared a bedroom with him when we were boys and he was always drawing.
He used to do Christmas cards and birthday cards for the family. InCollins was estimated to be the second wealthiest drummer in the world, surpassed only by Ringo Starr. Louis Satterfield62, and Rahmlee Davis, 51, claimed their contract entitled them to 0. World Tour in Their claim was they were an integral part of the whole album, but Collins responded the two should only receive royalties from the five tracks in which they were involved.
The amount that Collins was seeking was halved, and Satterfield and Davis who originally brought the suit forward in California would not have to Lullaby - Olivia Newton-John - The Platinum Collection (CD) any of it. The judge agreed with Collins' argument that Satterfield and Davis should have been paid for only the five tracks on which they performed, including the hit " Sussudio ". InCollins developed sudden hearing loss in his left ear following a recording session in Los Angeles.
He consulted three doctors, who told him that there was nothing they could do and that the chance of a full recovery was slim. Two years later, he had recovered most of his hearing. In AprilCollins had surgery to repair dislocated vertebrae in his upper neck, which arose while drumming on the Genesis tour. Following the operation, he lost feeling in his fingers and could only grip drum sticks if they were taped to his hands.
His doctor advised him that if he wanted to play the drums again, he would need to practise as long as he took it step by step. In his autobiography, Collins acknowledged that he had struggled with an alcohol problem following his retirement and third divorce.
He also stated that he had been sober for three years. In JanuaryCollins said he was a type 2 diabetic and had received treatment with a hyperbaric chamber after he developed a diabetic abscess on his foot that became infected. The fall was caused by his drop footdeveloped as a result from his back operation. InCollins began to use a cane to assist with walking,  and performs on stage while sitting in a chair.
Collins has received several honorary degrees in recognition of his work in music and his personal interests. Inhe received an honorary doctorate of fine arts at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Collins has often been mentioned erroneously in the British media as being a supporter of the Conservative Party and an opponent of the Labour Party.
Collins is sometimes reported in the British press to have left the UK and moved to Switzerland in protest at the Labour Party's victory in the general election.
If you don't and the Tories get in, Phil Collins is threatening to come back and live here. And let's face it, none of us want that. He said of Gallagher: "I don't care if he likes my music or not.
I do care if he starts telling people I'm a wanker because of my politics. It's an opinion based on an old, misunderstood quote. Despite his statement that he did not leave Britain for tax purposes, Collins was one of several wealthy figures living in tax havens who were singled out for criticism in a report by the charity Christian Aid. He also wrote that Collins's reported comments and subsequent move to Switzerland led to "accusations of hypocrisy" since he had "bemoaned the plight of the homeless in the song 'Another Day in Paradise'", making him "an easy target when future elections came round".
Questioned about his politics by Mark Lawson in an interview for the BBC, broadcast inCollins said: "My father was Conservative but it wasn't quite the same, I don't think, when he was alive. Politics never loomed large in our family anyway. In Australia, Festival Records re-released the album on CD in and also in a digitally remastered edition along with other albums of Newton-John's discography in In this latter case, at least the first run of the remastered CD release Festival Cat.
Further, three of the latter songs on this release were mis-sequenced. However, the CD labeling lists all 12 original songs in their original sequence.
However, the overall sonic quality of the remastered edition was praised. All songs produced by John Farrar and Bruce Welch. Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Olivia Newton-John. Festival Records.
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