Phil Collins' new boxset, “Plays Well With Others”, highlights 59 songs over 4CDs that showcases his talents not only as a guest drummer, but also producer and live musician. The boxset is due out on Friday, Sept 28 and features performances throughout his career starting with his very first late-60s band, Flaming Youth to Genesis, Brand X, Robert Fripp, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Frida, Howard Jones, Tears for Fears and MUCH more…
For more details and tracklist, see here: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/phil-collins-plays-well-with-others/
I put together a playlist of songs from this collection, which you can listen to and crank up here:
Peter Banks - "Knights (reprise)" - feat. the late John Wetton of Asia and King Crimson on bass
Brand X - "Nuclear Burn" - great jazz/fusion band which Phil joined in the mid-70s that continues to this day with a revolving door of very talented musicians.
Robert Fripp - "North Star", feat. lead vocals from Daryl Hall and Tony Levin of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel's band on bass. This song would later become King Crimson's "Matte Kudasai". I couldn't find this song on YouTube so my playlist features a version Daryl Hall performed on his excellent "Live From Daryl's House".
Peter Gabriel - "Intruder" - possibly the most important song Collins did outside of Genesis since it literally defined his drum sound going forward.
Robert Plant - “Pledge Pin”
Philip Bailey - “Walking On The Chinese Wall”
Paul McCartney - “Angry”
Genesis - "No Son Of Mine"
Eric Clapton - "Behind The Sun" ... I also added "Tearing Us Apart" from Clapton's "August" album, which Collins also produced. This song is NOT on the boxset but thought I'd throw it in for fun. This hot track also features Tina Turner.
George Martin - Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
CD4 is live performances with George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennon, Joe Cocker
Here are 5 Songs from the Boxset which were hit singles from the 80s/90s:
1. Robert Plant - “In The Mood”
2. “Do They Know It’s Christmas” - charity single
3. Frida - “I Know There’s Something Going On” - Formerly of Abba, Frida desired a mainstream route for her next solo album and so enlisted Phil Collins to produce the project. He brought along guitarist Daryl Stuermer and producer Hugh Padhgam to round out the sessions to much success.
4. Howard Jones - “No One Is To Blame”
5. Tears for Fears - “Woman In Chains” (1991). Also features great vocals from Oleta Adams.
What do you think of the boxset? Any other songs that you would include?
Phil Collins kicks off his US tour next week, will you go see him?
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