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Phil Collins calls it a day

Post  misery guts on Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:30 am

Multi-millionaire drummer-turned-singer Phil Collins has confirmed he intends to retire in order to spend time with his children. The 60 year old has been suffering from deafness and other ailments in recent years, so it makes more sense for him to stop for the good of his health also. His last album, Going Back, consisted of covers of his favourite soul songs from his youth.

Though much derided by music critics, chiefly for the sin of success, he has contributed some great pop songs over the years:

Easy Lover
I Wish It Would Rain Down
In The Air Tonight
Against All Odds
Two Hearts

and others. I've got most of his solo albums, I'm something of a fan.
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Post  Adric on Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:41 pm

Don't blame him and he's brought some wonderful memories into our lives. For me, he could put out a hit or a flop. I feel he did his best in the 80's, especially with Genesis. Then I am an 80's child, so who am I to judge? My top five favs from Phil would go in this direction..... (1 being best)

1) --- I Dont Care Anymore
2) --- You Can't Hurry Love
3) --- Easy Lover
4) --- That's All (Genesis)
5) --- Land Of Confusion (Genesis)
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Post  misery guts on Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:19 am

Apparently, Phil is now talking about some sort of comeback in 2014, although quite whether anything will come of it given his health questions, we'll have to see. In the meantime, here's some reviews of his work:

Phil Collins: Going Back
His most recent album saw the former Genesis frontman covering a whole load of tunes from his youth, music (often Motown) that he listened to. And this was a 1.5 hour concert from New York (where else?) with Phil and a large band belting 'em out. I'm not totally sold on this project, but it was a good show.

Phil Collins: Live in Paris
I seem to think I've seen this before, but it's still good. From 1997, and thus leaning on his recent 'Dance into the Light' album, and rejoicing in a circular stage, Collins gets through an hour with a mix of old & new. He ended on 'Sussudio', oddly.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:27 am

Classic Albums: Face Value
Don't usually mention these because there are so many, but FV is one of those I can happily re-watch and enjoy. I don't wholly buy Phil's suggestion that the idea of it being all about his break-up is a myth, but there are some great songs there, and it set out the stall for his future career quite well.

Discovering: Phil Collins
UK critics love to hate him, in the main. It's easy to see that No Jacket Required built well on the foundation of Face Value, and that after the peak of But Seriously... he was never going to return to those sorts of heights. I can't say I blame him for pursuing an American sound and market - 7 US #1 singles against 3 UK #1's tells its own story. And his hip-hop admirers have their origins in his use of black horn sections even on FV.
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Post  misery guts on Sat May 31, 2014 12:36 pm

Phil Collins broke into his self-imposed retirement, for a good cause:

Phil Collins performs at school concert
The singer and drummer sang two songs with the middle school band at the Miami Country Day School, according to the Miami Herald.

He praised the school's musicians but admitted he was nervous about singing.

Collins announced his retirement in 2011, saying he wanted to spend more time with his young children.

At the time he said: "I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."

His former wife, Orianne Collins Mejjati, told the Miami Herald that Collins had agreed to the school performance after being asked by their children.

He performed renditions of In the Air Tonight and Land of Confusion.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:04 pm

Phil Collins - No Ticket Required
From the Reunion Theatre, Dallas, in 1985, as he reaps the benefits of American success. He mixes the big hits with lesser material, and spends a long time in the middle introducing the members of his band and entourage. He seemed more assured than appears to have been the case with some of his previous solo tours. Good show, though.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:57 am

Wouldn't you know, now he's saying his retirement is over.

The horse is out of the stable and I’m raring to go
The multimillion-selling artist is to record first new music since 2002, and intends to take on a world tour
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Post  misery guts on Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:26 am

He's back together with one of his ex-wives, and philosophical about a failed collaboration with Adele:

Phil grateful Adele didn't slay him in the press

But the collaboration might yet happen, though more when she wants it than when he does.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:56 am

He's got his autobiography coming in October:
In his memoir Phil talks honestly about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health but also describes the highs and lows of his career, and what it is like to work with other rock legends from Eric Clapton to Robert Plant.

Published to coincide with the release of a singles collection, Not Dead Yet will thrill fans and change minds.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:54 am

More details today of his "return from retirement" plans:

Phil Collins marks comeback with European tour
Rock veteran Phil Collins is coming out of retirement after 10 years with dates in London, Paris and Cologne.
The star, whose hits include In The Air Tonight and Against All Odds, will play a five-night residency at London's Royal Albert Hall next June.
That will be followed by two dates in Paris and two in Cologne.
He'll only be singing, drumming is something he's remaining retired from.
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Post  Adric on Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:52 am

Phil Collins Announces 2017 Comeback Concerts

There'll be no early retirement for star singer Phil Collins.

The 65-year-old former Genesis frontman Monday (Oct. 17) announced plans for gigs next summer in London, Paris and Cologne. The tour will be called: Not Dead Yet, Live.

He officially retired in 2002, but that didn't last. He last toured in 2007.

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Collins told reporters in London he initially retired to spend more time with his family but started to drink after his family split up.

"I've changed my mind," he said of leaving the stage for good. "I'm living with my young kids. They want me to go out on the road and do my thing, and why not?"

Collins says he's not likely to play drums on tour but might try performing the introduction to "In the Air Tonight."
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Post  misery guts on Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:25 am

One significant other is not happy with his autobiography:

Phil Collins sued by ex-wife
The Against All Odds singer married his first wife Andrea Bertorelli in 1975 and the marriage lasted for five years.
The couple had a son, Simon, and Collins adopted Bertorelli's daughter Joely.
In his latest autobiography Not Dead Yet, the 65-year old singer details his career at Genesis, his rise to fame as a solo artist as well as his personal life.
This included accounts of his marriages and divorces.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:11 am

misery guts wrote:He's got his autobiography coming in October:
In his memoir Phil talks honestly about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health but also describes the highs and lows of his career, and what it is like to work with other rock legends from Eric Clapton to Robert Plant.

Published to coincide with the release of a singles collection, Not Dead Yet will thrill fans and change minds.
Nice title Razz
Not Dead Yet, by Phil Collins
A lengthy and impressive read. More self-aware than some, and searingly honest at times, too. He tries to settle some scores, set a few facts straight, and explain how his health really is worse than it seems. His alcoholism was something unfamiliar from his usual story.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:53 am

He's had to cancel some gigs at the Royal Albert Hall after a nasty fall which caused a gash near his eye. His "drop foot" issue got the better of him, unfortunately Shocked Get well soon.
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