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Phil Collins Revisits Solo Career On 35th Anniversary Of Face Value Debut

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dallas, TX - January 27, 2016.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands catches up with drummer, singer/songwriter Phil Collins on the 35th anniversary of his solo debut Face Value , a five million seller in the US and a worldwide hit.

The club of rock singing drummers is particularly exclusive. But when you add in qualifiers 'songwriter' and 'bandleader', the universe reduces to three: Don Henley, Dave Grohl, and Phil Collins.

On the 35th anniversary of his Cinderella solo debut Face Value, Phil recalls the real-life betrayal and heartbreak which inspired 'In the Air Tonight', 'I Missed Again' and why he did not include another original, 'How Can You Sit There?', on Face Value nor it's follow-up, Hello I Must Be Going, but opted instead to give it to the soundtrack of the 1984 movie Against All Odds, going on to become Phil's first # 1 hit.

Phil shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard what really inspired him to write and record his first solo album.

'My marriage broke up... I said that I was leaving to go live in Vancouver. The guys (Genesis) said  'Hang on, don't leave, let's just put things on ice for a bit, we'll do our solo albums.' Now when they had finished their solo albums and I had come back from Vancouver with nothing having changed with regard to my personal situation, I had a lot more time and energy because it  (solo album) was something for me to do. My marriage hadn't repaired itself, so I was looking for things to channel my energies into.'  - Phil Collins

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