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Phil Collins / The Singles

October this year sees the release of Phil Collins The Singles, a new extensive, three-CD compilation…

The Singles charts Collins’ entire solo career from his 1981 debut In The Air Tonight to the title track from his most recent studio album, 2010’s Going Back. It takes in an impressive seven American number ones, plus numerous other Top 10 hits.

It also includes songs from films, such as the Oscar winning, You’ll Be In My Heart (from Disney’s Tarzan) and A Groovy Kind of Love from 1988’s Buster (Collins’ only transatlantic number one single).

In addition to the three-CD set, there will be a 33-track 4LP edition, which is also available as a two-CD set. Nick Davis is again the man at the helm when it comes to remastering. It has to be noted that like the Pure McCartney compilation, there’s little sign of any rarities or those 12-inch remixes that were missing from the deluxe ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ reissues.

Will there be a further ‘mopping up’ rarities set? Seems unlikely, but if you want to cling to hope then in May last year when the ‘Take A Look At Me Now’ campaign was announced, we were told that as well as the album reissues, we would be getting “uniquely curated titles from the vaults”. Note the ‘S’ on titles…

Singles is released on 14 October 2016.

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THE SINGLES (3CD Deluxe Edition)

Disc: 1
1. In The Air Tonight (2015 Remastered)
2. I Missed Again (2015 Remastered)
3. If Leaving Me Is Easy (2015 Remastered)
4. Thru These Walls (2016 Remastered)
5. You Can’t Hurry Love (2016 Remastered)
6. I Don’t Care Anymore (2016 Remastered)
7. Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away (2016 Remastered)
8. Why Can’t It Wait ‘Til Morning (2016 Remastered)
9. I Cannot Believe It’s True (2016 Remastered)
10. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) [2016 Remastered]
11. Easy Lover
12. Sussudio (2016 Remastered)
13. One More Night (2016 Remastered)
14. Don’t Lose My Number (2016 Remastered)
15. Take Me Home (2016 Remastered)

Disc: 2
1. Separate Lives (Love Theme From White Nights) [2016 Remastered] – Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin
2. A Groovy Kind Of Love (2016 Remastered)
3. Two Hearts (2016 Remastered)
4. Another Day In Paradise (2016 Remastered)
5. I Wish It Would Rain Down (2016 Remastered)
6. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven (2016 Remastered)
7. That’s Just the Way It Is (2016 Remastered)
8. Hang In Long Enough (2016 Remastered)
9. Do You Remember? (2016 Remastered)
10. Who Said I Would (2016 Remastered)
11. Both Sides Of The Story (2015 Remastered)
12. Everyday (2015 Remastered)
13. We Wait And We Wonder (2015 Remastered)
14. Dance Into The Light (2016 Remastered)
15. It’s In Your Eyes (2016 Remastered)

Disc: 3
1. No Matter Who (2016 Remastered)
2. Wear My Hat (2016 Remastered)
3. The Same Moon (2016 Remastered)
4. True Colors (2016 Remastered)
5. You’ll Be In My Heart
6. Strangers Like Me
7. Son Of Man
8. Two Worlds
9. Can’t Stop Loving You (2016 Remastered)
10. The Least You Can Do (2016 Remastered)
11. Wake Up Call (2016 Remastered)
12. Look Through My Eyes – Brother Bear
13. No Way Out (Theme from Brother Bear) – Brother Bear
14. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave (2016 Remastered)
15. Going Back (2016 Remastered)

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THE SINGLES (4LP Boxed Set)

Track List

Side 1
1. Easy Lover
2. Two Hearts (2016 Remastered)
3. Sussudio (2016 Remastered)
4. I Missed Again (2015 Remastered)
5. Wear My Hat (2016 Remastered)

Side 2
1. Don’t Lose My Number (2016 Remastered)
2. You Can’t Hurry Love (2016 Remastered)
3. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven (2016 Remastered)
4. We Wait And We Wonder (2015 Remastered)

Side 3
1. Can’t Stop Loving You (2016 Remastered)
2. Dance Into The Light (2016 Remastered)
3. It’s In Your Eyes (2016 Remastered)
4. Hang In Long Enough (2016 Remastered)

Side 4
1. Thru These Walls (2016 Remastered)
2. I Wish It Would Rain Down (2016 Remastered)
3. Both Sides Of The Story (2015 Remastered)
4. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave (2016 Remastered)

Side 5
1. Going Back (2016 Remastered)
2. In The Air Tonight (2015 Remastered)
3. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) [2016 Remastered]
4. If Leaving Me Is Easy (2015 Remastered)

Side 6
1. One More Night (2016 Remastered)
2. Separate Lives (Love Theme From White Nights) [2016 Remastered] – Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin
3. A Groovy Kind Of Love (2016 Remastered)
4. That’s Just the Way It Is (2016 Remastered)

Side 7
1. Do You Remember? (2016 Remastered)
2. Everyday (2015 Remastered)
3. True Colors (2016 Remastered)
4. You’ll Be In My Heart

Side 8
1. The Least You Can Do (2016 Remastered)
2. Look Through My Eyes – Brother Bear
3. Another Day In Paradise (2016 Remastered)
4. Take Me Home (2016 Remastered)

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The SINGLES (2CD Edition)

Disc: 1
1. Easy Lover
2. Two Hearts (2016 Remastered)
3. Sussudio (2016 Remastered)
4. I Missed Again (2015 Remastered)
5. Wear My Hat (2016 Remastered)
6. Don’t Lose My Number (2016 Remastered)
7. You Can’t Hurry Love (2016 Remastered)
8. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven (2016 Remastered)
9. We Wait And We Wonder (2015 Remastered)
10. Can’t Stop Loving You (2016 Remastered)
11. Dance Into The Light (2016 Remastered)
12. It’s In Your Eyes (2016 Remastered)
13. Hang In Long Enough (2016 Remastered)
14. Thru These Walls (2016 Remastered)
15. I Wish It Would Rain Down (2016 Remastered)
16. Both Sides Of The Story (2015 Remastered)
17. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave (2016 Remastered)

Disc: 2
1. Going Back (2016 Remastered)
2. In The Air Tonight (2015 Remastered)
3. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) [2016 Remastered]
4. If Leaving Me Is Easy (2015 Remastered)
5. One More Night (2016 Remastered)
6. Separate Lives (Love Theme From White Nights) [2016 Remastered] – Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin
7. A Groovy Kind Of Love (2016 Remastered)
8. That’s Just the Way It Is (2016 Remastered)
9. Do You Remember? (2016 Remastered)
10. Everyday (2015 Remastered)
11. True Colors (2016 Remastered)
12. You’ll Be In My Heart
13. The Least You Can Do (2016 Remastered)
14. Look Through My Eyes – Brother Bear
15. Another Day In Paradise (2016 Remastered)
16. Take Me Home (2016 Remastered)

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[…] further variant of Phil Collins‘ The Singles will be issued in June. In late 2016 three formats were issued: 33-track two-CD and 4LP vinyl packages and a 45-track three-CD set. A […]

Philip Birtwistle

I sort of think that this and the basic albums box will do for a Phil Collins collection very nicely. Don’t need all the B-Sides and remixes and live tracks and demos and stuff.

Chris S

Finally picked this up, and was disappointed that many of the songs were the album version, not the single mix. Well, looks like I will hunt down the bootleg of Phil’s A’s & B’s.

Carl

The 3 CD version was only available at FYE in the United States.

Elijah

Strange that it’s so hard to find a hits compilation that includes “I Don’t Care Anymore”.

RichardB

As titles go, “A compilation of the album versions of the songs that I have released as singles” isn’t as succinct as “Singles” but it’s unfortunately a lot more accurate. I know that many PC single releases were the same as their album counterparts, but to not include the single versions as issued is lazy, poor and disappointing.

Matthew Legg

Dissapointing CD. Just got it today, not only are the songs NOT the single edit versions but both Do You Remember & Who Said I Would are the standard album versions and NOT the Live single versions. Really poor

Brian Stanbrook

All you really need is Face Value!

What would be nice is an anthology of all Phil’s sessions for other artists. Starting with Phil’s amazing conga playing on All Things Must Pass and including his work with Peter Banks, Steve Hackett, Brian Eno, Anthony Phillips…

And maybe some Brand X?

Gisabun

Go figure that the numbskulls at Amazon Canada have the 3CD priced cheaper than the 2CD edition.
Well, at least with the 3CD edition you can sell off probably a half dozen previous compilations. :-)

Justin Isbell

I’m not sure boring is a fair comment Paul. If it’s boring it’s because the quality declines but in all other respects this hits the spot for me because I love ‘singles’ collections if they are both complete and in the correct (original release) sequence (which this is). So this 3xCD collection makes me very interested and the price is first rate. I just need to decide if I really need 45 Phil Collins tracks as I don’t often listen to my homemade mp3 ‘singles’ album :-) I probably do because the physical release will prompt me to re-listen to his catalogue… there I’ve talked myself into it :-)

Justin Isbell

A few years ago I made an effort to get hold of the first 5 Phil Collins studio albums on CD. Then I ran out of shelving space and had to get rid of a couple hundred CDs (eBay, Music Magpie etc.). I gave Phil’s albums a fair chance but they didn’t make the cut so they went and I just kept Face Value and Hits. So the contents of the reissues passed me by. I did like the new covers though…very clever.

ZACH

OKAYYY… Someone doesn’t know what their doing here. Hits didn’t have all the hits, now the singles doesn’t have all the singles. This 2 CD set is a mess. I Don’t Care Anymore (US #39) is not on here for no apparent reason, but is on the 3 CD. At least 10 random tracks are here that shouldn’t be. Not in Chronological order, should be. Was waiting years for an updated compilation, but I’ll pass on this. This is what it should be..

The Very Best of Phil Collins

1. In The Air Tonight
2. This Must Be Love
3. I Missed Again
4. You Can’t Hurry Love
5. I Don’t Care Anymore
6. Against All Odds
7. Easy Lover
8. Sussudio
9. One More Night
10. Don’t Lose My Number
11. Take Me Home
12. Separate Lives
13. A Groovy Kind Of Love
14. Two Hearts
15. Another Day In Paradise
16. I Wish It Would Rain Down
17. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
18. Do You Remember?
19. Both Sides Of The Story
20. Everyday
21. Dance Into The Light
22. True Colors
23. You’ll Be In My Heart
24. Can’t Stop Loving You
25. Going Back

Kevin J hill

Very good list

Steven

3CD version only £9.99 on Amazon now. 2CD still £15.99.

Steven

3disc back up to £15.99 now still same price for 2disc. Strange.

Gisabun

Oh judging by the fact that the remasters weren’t cheap [for a 2CD set] I don’t expect this to be cheap either.

Gisabun

I am guessing most [all?] the tracks listed were release as singles in the UK or the US and a few maybe from other territories. But If he released We Said Hello Goodbye as a single in Iran or Syria only, it wouldn’t be included. :-) [You get my drift…?]
Not really surprised there are no extras as it is a singles collection – maybe unless there is a singles mix somewhere.
I guess you can sell off the previous compilations…

Michael Fortin

I’ll probably pick this up since the 2-CD version can replace my older ‘Hits…’ compilation. Everything on ‘Hits…’ is on the 2-CD plus more. Looking forward to his book in late October. Also, a Brian Wilson memoir is supposed to be coming around the same time.

JudeMac

Gentlemen
I seriously doubt the Japanese versions will be different, the only Japanese version of anything worthwhile was 12″ers 12″ vinyl that had a different version of “Take Me Home” only found on that 12″ which I now have in FLAC format in my collect. Even the single mix of tracks would be nice on the collection (when different) I’ll know right off if they used album versions when I hear “Another Day In Paradise”. which was only found on the US Promo CDS. The timing will give it away without even playing the CD which is simple for me & don’t even have to listen to it. ;-)

Marc

Be interesting to see if the Japan release of this contains any bonus tracks.

Mark Franklin

Someone mentioned David Crosby’s “Hero” to be missing… also true of “The Quiet’s Too Loud” Lamont, Dozier and Holland. Why is “Easy Lover” not remastered?

Julian H

Perhaps because “Easy Lover” was already remastered by Nick Davis for the Genesis R-Kive compilation?

JudeMac

It appears Phil was never pleased with any of his 12 Inch releases. None were on his remasters as bonus tracks. They even missed his great demo of “In The air Tonight” on his first album remaster as it never appeared as a bonus track. Nevertheless, I have all his 12 inch / CDS / promos in my collection so I personally am not worried if he ever does ;-) but can see why others would want them if they do not have any of them.

RJSWinchester

I think a lot of artists when looking back are probably not too happy with 12″ remixes. It was just a fashion at the time when singles were released in multiple formats. The chart eligibility rules changed in the early ninties and 12″ extended megamixes eventually fell out of fashion.

Fré Nieuwenhuis

Why not the ’88 remix from In the air tonight? Was also a single and contains a beautiful extended version of In the air tonight, remixed by Ben Liebrand.

2badmofo

Could they not have taken the HMV sticker off Another Day In Paradise first?

I hope it’s like all single versions, not just album versions, oh & lyrics too

Aaron

According to genesis-news.com there is hints of a further side projects compilation on the way called “The Anthology”

paul kelly

i will be buying this album i,m in for the 3cd version i was gonna buy madonna new greatest hits radio waves 1984 to 1995 but not now

Jay Kranz

need the b-sides set to compliment this please. grabbed the vinyl for 20 bucks on amazon right when it was announced bet they don’t honor it but we shall see.

Don

I didn’t buy the deluxe editions, but if I had, wouldn’t I be able to recreate this entire set using the remasters along with a few other dollar-bin soundtrack CDs?

David

Yes you could.

Jon

Sadly I think those B-sides that didn’t make it will never be on CD I fear. Phil hates them (I Like The Way, Man With the Horn, etc,). I wish the edits are used but I fear they are straight LP versions taken from the remastered CD’s.

Adam

If he does book signings in October, hope fans will ask about more releases from the vaults, a singles box, rarities, etc.

greg

Im hoping for the live video releases on bluray for the new year

Adam

I wish a Singles collection box like for Belinda Carlisle, Bananarama or Duran Duran would get released for Phil. That could feature all B Sides and remixes that appeared on the singles. Just looking at all the Singles on the cover made me excited first that maybe we get CD replicas of all singles.

memoryboy

SPELL* I meant Spell. Dammit! I can Spell! I promise! hahaha

memoryboy

Touch* I meant to write “And the cartoonish-drawing of Phil with drum-sticks is a nice touch. I like it.” If there isn’t an edit feature on here I hope my correction gets posted so I don’t look like I can’t speel. lol

memoryboy

I like the cover, I think it’s kinda creative and unusual looking. Pretty straight forward like most of his album covers. I like the collage of singles art. And the cartoonish-drawing of Phil with drum-sticks is a nice tough. I like it.

Steven

Given that Collins recently announced that he was ‘no longer retired’, I’m a little surprised that there isn’t at least one new song on there.

And, like many others, I’m disappointed that there is no rarity component to this release – seems it would have been the perfect opportunity to do a ‘mega-set’ including all the b-sides, remixes, etc.

You know, for the fans.

AlexKx

Exactly! I was just going to say this would be an “A-sides” compilation, right?

Alessandro

At last a complete ‘A sides’ collection! I’ll buy the 3-CD set.

Gustavo

Very poor, always the same thing, the remixes and b-sides?

alan hansen

provided these are just remastered and NOT remixed, as were the last Genesis incarnations; and provided i get the full-length of “In The Air Tonight;” then i’ll happily opt for the 3cd set of philler material.

Darlo

The different formats have either 33 or 45 tracks.
Is it just a coincidence, or an rpm-related in joke?

Peter

Uninspired and pointless collection.
He should have included the unavailable b-sides.
That way, i could have considered buying it.

steve

Do You Remember looks to be the live version (As well as ‘Who Said I Would’), judging by the cover art on the poster.

elliott buckingham

ordered but would love an update 12″ers comp with rare and unreleased stuff

David

This is pointless. Remember this, almost all of Phil’s single releases are in fact the album tracks. So we got this in some way on the remasters of all his albums earlier this year.Maybe 3 or 4 single releases are different from the album versions but the rest is the same. In The Air Tonight is a single remix with a drumbeat underneath. Another Day In Paradise has a different intro and Take Me Home is different as well. But my guess is that all the singles on this box will be the album versions and if that’s the case, we will get the same again that was already issued between january and june. No b-sides which is a shame. Luckely i have all his 7 inch, 12 inch and cd maxi singles releases.

DaveM

I think there was an inevitablity about this and the contents because of, as others have said, the book tie in and the Christmas market and to no doubt recoup the cost of the remastering project. I bought the TALAMN campaign releases and by-an-large have enjoyed them ( I only had heard the first two, having bought them when they originally came out). It will be a difficult call as the whether to buy this though, as I am just getting used to the sequencing on the CDs I have not heard before. That said, I bought Pure Macca and am surprised how well it works, as the Wings albums and Macca albums were already in my DNA… Maybe a silly season buy then:)

Gianluca De Caro

Will Rhino/Warner use this time the original 7″/single edit versions? And not like previous “best of” where there were all album versions…?

memoryboy

I am excited about this. But, I do Wish there were 7″ versions and 12″ remixes added somewhere. That is disappointing.

DJ Boji

Poor Release with Lack of Fantasy. Sorry but this is a no buy for me.
Wake up People at The record Company and Release the rare Remixes and b-Sides.
That can’t be too difficult to release.

Danny Graydon

I’m absolutely in for this! Phil’s contributions to films are a vital contribution to his legacy and popularity, so it’s very good to see that all collected alongside the album singles. Sure, there are no rarities, but for the average punter, this will absolutely hit the spot. Indeed, this album is going to be the best opportunity yet to see the entire scope of his solo legacy and just what a vast impact he made on the charts worldwide. I imagine this will be a massive Christmas seller…

Mic Smith

I wonder if this will feature 7″ edits/mixes. I would particularly like the edit of Take Me Home which I think hasn’t appeared on previous singles collections. Also wasn’t In the Air Tonight mixed slightly differently to the album version? I’m sure there are others that PC collectors would know about.

Kiki

This is to my opinion the main question about this release !
If the 7″ are in, I’m in too, if not, then I’ll pass on this as I did for the useless reissues of the albums…

Liam Bastick

Many moons back, I remember one of the ultimate music journalist gaffes (I can’t remember where), with an article talking about his “Separate Lives” duet with Marilyn MANSON. Now THAT would be a duet I’d love to hear ha ha.

Saad

The supporting video would be interesting too!!

-SG-

Well, it is missing the duet with Eric Clapton, “you don’t know like I know” released as a single in Australia in 1984 and nowhere to be seen since. It would have been nice to get some rare nugget thrown in there. I wonder if these are the actual single versions or just remasters? I guess we wait and we wonder.

Alessandro

“Hero” with David Crosby is also missing in action.