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...But Seriously

December 16, 2008

  Song Title
Hang In Long Enough
That's Just The Way It Is
Do You Remember?
Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
I Wish It Would Rain Down
Another Day In Paradise
Heat On The Street
All Of My Life
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
Father To Son
Find A Way To My Heart

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  • Original Release Date: November 10, 1989
  • Release Date: November 10, 1989
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 1989 Atlantic Recording Corporation
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  • Total Length: 59:40
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  • ASIN: B001O7Y9ZU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,778 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Serious Phil February 1, 2002
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Phil Collins took a lot of critical heat for making this album, 1989's "But Seriously." Apparently, the critics just couldn't handle the idea of Phil Collins, of all singers, singing songs about the problems in Northern Ireland ("That's Just The Way It Is"), South Africa ("Colours"), the homeless ("Another Day In Paradise"), etc. I say too bad for them, and three cheers to Phil. He made a great album. Besides, not ALL of the songs here are political, for Heaven's sake. And as for the political ones, they're good songs! There's nothing wrong with a recording artist taking some risks every now and then, even if that artist's name is Phil Collins. Phil gets things up and roaring with the great brassy blast of "Hang In Long Enough," and the great tunes keep on coming, such as the quiet beauty of "That's Just The Way It Is" & "Do You Remember," and the fun of "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven." The most controversial song on the album, the South Africa-inspired "Colours," is arguably the most adventurous track Phil has ever done, and, with some very strong shifts in mood throughout, as well as some very heartfelt lyrics, Phil pulls it off. The uplifting sing-along vibe of "I Wish It Would Rain Down" is next, followed by the brilliantly powerful, Grammy-winning classic "Another Day In Paradise," one of Phil's most haunting tunes, which kicks off the second half of equally-great songs in fine fashion, including "All Of My Life" and "Father To Son. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil Collins: ...But Seriously (1989) August 8, 2005
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In 1989, only a year after releasing 12"ERS, Phil Collins released his fifth album entitled, ...BUT SERIOUSLY. This album is SERIOUSLY an amazing album, focusing on songs that deal with the serious aspects of life, such as the poor as on "Another Day In Paradise", and a lost relationship on "I Wish It Would Rain Down".


This was one of the greatest songs to start this album off. The message in the song has been used many times over the years. That message is just simply taking great advice and making it big in life. In 1990, a year after this song, the all-girl group WILSON PHILLIPS would go on to record a song with this same message. That song was their hit single, "Hold On".


Terrific song.


A great ballad. Phil's ballads are outstanding.


Apparently, this is the only song on the album that is not considered to be SERIOUS. I guess Phil wanted to have a little fun, where this song describes a love gone bad. Is it about a love Phil had once had? Who's to say?


An amazing ballad, and possible Phil's longest song reaching over eight minutes. One hell of a tune.


When I heard this song for the first time, I loved it. The music is just outstanding, complete with Phil's incredible vocals, a gospel choir, and Eric Clapton on guitars. I am not a fan Eric Clapton's, but his guitar playing is great on this track.


This is yet another great Phil Collins song that you will definitely hear quite often on radio stations. In this song, Phil goes into the depths of the needy and the homeless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ...but seriously, this is Phil Collins' best album! December 29, 2003
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Whether you are a big fan of Phil Collins, or you thought Phil Collins was just some ridiculous 80's phony popstar, I would recommend you give But Seriously a listen. Of course, if you are a fan, then you probably already have heard this album a thousand times and agree with me, but if you are the latter, you will be surprised at how intense and how artisitic this album is.
Up until 1989 Phil dominated both TV and radio airwaves with his suave and cool music videos and songs, ranging from the sweet rock coolness of In The Air Tonight to the bubbly pop of Two Hearts. But Seriously gave Phil a new credibility. Here he is more than just that, he is a perfectionist artist.
The first single showed, for the first time, Phil Collins singing a different tune from his past hits, a song about the poor and homeless, Another Day In Paradise. The song became a worldwide anthem that year sparking repeated airplay and earning the grammy for best song. For many, this song is the highlight of the album. But in truth, its just one of a lot of hightlights. Actually, the entire album was the highlight of the moment.
The maturity of That's Just The Way It Is, Father To Son, and All Of My Life can easily cast over Another Day In Paradise. The sweet love ballad Do You Remember?, which appears in the soundtrack of Nicholas Cage's 1990 bomb Fire Birds, is deliciously good. The chilling rock epic I Wish It Would Rain Down that features guitar work from Eric Clapton dawns as a remarkable highlight on the album. Colors follows in the theme of Another Day In Paradise as a moment to give a thought to the poor and homeless. The album's closer Find A Way To My Heart, another track that was featured in the soundtrack to the Nicholas Cage flop Fire Birds, is an excellent pick for the closing of such a genuine album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best cd I have purchased in a long time
I love this cd I play it all the time never was a big Phil Collins person and a friend told me to get it boy what a great purchase.
Published 4 months ago by Martisha Wooden
5.0 out of 5 stars Great song
Just awesome the way it's put together. It is a masterful classic! The instrumentals are superb, especially the guitar solos, and Phil just brings it all together with his great... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Vic M
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Tunes That Never Get Old
Phil Collins is one of the top singer, songwriter and musicians of all time. He tunes stand the test of time. This album has get singles that are still played today on the radio. Read more
Published 8 months ago by W.C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil Collins - But Seriously
Love, love, love Phil Collins. Great variety/mix of songs. Was very pleased that It was Ripped and I was able to immediately download to my computor and MP3. Instant music!
Published 11 months ago by E. Elie
5.0 out of 5 stars phil collins fan
I enjoyed his 1989 album and his other solo one as well. It has good songs and Davie crosby on it.
Published 12 months ago by Kurt Mstoecklhuber
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Product!!
Excellent.I love this CD.It met my expectation.I could not have wished for anything more or less.Keep up the good work.
Published 14 months ago by Michael Onyewuchi Iheme Samuel
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pinnacle of His Career
1989 album by the Genesis drummist and one of the most successful 80s pop rock acts is far beyond the collection of hit-charting love songs. Read more
Published 15 months ago by susumu-5
5.0 out of 5 stars Love This Guy
I first bought this album as a cassette many years ago. Now I have the CD. I have a few of his albums, but, in my opinion, this is the best. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jerlaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood soundtracks
I bought this to replace a cassette I had listened to throughout high school. I loved it then and I love it now
Published 16 months ago by Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil's Best by Far
Phil's CDs tend to be hit-and-miss affairs, except "But Seriously" where every song is a winner (except maybe I Wish It Would Rain - which is ok but a little tedious and boring and... Read more
Published on February 12, 2012 by MJH
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