the phenomenal success of his Platinum Collection (which has now
notched up over 200k sales to date), Phil Collins will release a new special
double-disc collection - Love Songs: A compilation...Old & New through
Virgin Records on 01 November 2004.
Spanning more than two decades, the set gathers Collins's most popular
signature ballads together with personal favourites, rarities, and
previously unreleased live performances.
"This is a collection of love songs that I've either written or co-written
and that I consider to be amongst my best work," says Collins, "in addition
to songs that have been written and admired by me from a distance, whilst
secretly wishing that I had written them! There are also some songs here
that I feel extremely close to, but were missed the first time around
because of circumstances beyond their control."
Songs is highlighted by such top-charting hits as One More Night,
Against All Odds, A Groovy Kind Of Love, Two Hearts,
Do You Remember?, Can't Stop Loving You and a live version of
Separate Lives. The set also includes You'll Be In My Heart (from
the Walt Disney film, Tarzan), which earned Collins the triple crown
of an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy.
This 25-song collection features Collins's moving renditions of standards by
other composers, including his version of Leonard Bernstein/Stephen
Sondheim's Somewhere from West Side Story, a cover of Curtis
Mayfield's I've Been Trying, live performances of the Temptations'
My Girl, Irving Berlin's Always, the Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields
classic, The Way You Look Tonight and a sound check recording of
the other highlights is the previously unreleased Tearing And Breaking,
co-written by Scottish singer/songwriter John Martyn and Collins and
originally recorded in 2001 during the sessions for the Testify
album. Love Songs also gives fans the opportunity to revisit some
perhaps less famous but certainly no less favoured moments – among them such
gems as This Must Be Love, If Leaving Me Is Easy (both from
Collins's first solo album, 1981's Face Value), Don't Let Him
Steal Your Heart Away, Can't Turn Back The Years, I've
Forgotten Everything, and Testify.
The career of Phil Collins is one that, by any measure, stands among some of
the most prolific in modern music history due to his talents as drummer,
singer, composer and producer. From art rock beginnings to huge pop stardom
and from big band leader to soundtrack master it has been an exceptional
musical life spanning over three decades, some 100 million solo albums, (250
million if you count his work with Genesis), seven Grammy Awards and an
enviable string of hits.
The full album
track-listing is as follows:
01. Tearing and Breaking (New Track)
02. Do You Remember?
03. One More Night
04. Against All
05. Can't Turn Back The Years
06. Groovy Kind Of Love
08. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
09. Please Come Out
10. This Must Be
11. It's In Your Eyes
12. Can't Stop Loving You
02. True Colours (rehearsal)
03. You'll Be In My Heart
04. If Leaving Me Is Easy
05. I've Been Trying (Previously
06. I've Forgotten Everything
07. Somewhere (Previously
08. Least You Can Do
09. Two Hearts
10. Separate Lives (Live)
11. My Girl (Live)
12. Always (Live) (Previously Unreleased)
13. The Way You Look Tonight (live)
Love Songs: a compilation...old & new is released
in the UK through Virgin Records on 01 November 2004.
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