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Phil CollinsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (402 customer reviews)


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Selling records and winning awards are the things that have always come easy to Phil Collins. He has sold 100 million solo records and another 150 million with Genesis, putting him in the same rarefied league as Madonna, Elton John and Pink Floyd. His numerous awards include seven Grammys, two Golden Globes and an Oscar (for You’ll Be In My Heart from Disney’s Tarzan).
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 6, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea
  • ASIN: B000024611
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (402 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,069 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

And nothing but hits-and they're BIG hits, too! Includes You Can't Hurry Love; Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now); Easy Lover; One More Night; Sussudio; Separate Lives; take Me Home; A Groovy Kind of Love; Two hearts; Another Day in Paradise; Something Happened on the Way to Heaven; In the Air Tonight , and more from the one-time Genesis drummer.

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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific CD! January 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
As a Phil Collins fan for many years, I was really glad to see a compilation of hits that included many of the songs I have loved for a long time. To just mention a few tunes, one of my favorites of all time, "Against All Odds", is on this CD, and if you have never heard the song, the CD is worth buying for this song alone. No wonder it was nominated for an Academy Award as part of the soundtrack for the movie bearing its title. "Against All Odds" is a song that certainly makes you feel something, and his voice stirs deep emotion, at least in me. Another of my favorites, "Easy Lover", is a fast-paced hit that makes the best of a combination of Phil Collins and Phil Bailey on vocals. Definitely a likable hit. The passionate "Separate Lives" is also a duet, a beautiful one, and one of the reasons I truly love this CD. If you turn up the volume when Phil comes on the radio, you can bet that you will covet this CD full of hits. "In the Air Tonight" is one reason to turn up the volume, with its smashing drum beats and the sultry, almost angry, lilt in Phil's vocals. Upbeat hits like "Two Hearts","Can't Hurry Love" and "Dance into the Light" really throw an added spark into the mix. Phil's remake of Cindy Lauper's "True Colors" is well done and of course what Phil Collins hits CD would be complete without the catchy "Sussudio". Songs like "Groovy Kind of Love", "I Wish it Would Rain Down", "Take Me Home", "One More Night" and "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" round out this album. Many of the songs included on the CD were favorites of mine that I hadn't heard in a long time and hearing them again was truly great. A must-have CD for any Collins or Genesis fan. It earns every one of the five stars I gave it.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There was a time when you couldn't escape him March 5, 2007
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Phil Collins was one in a rather select club of pop-meisters in the 80's that just seemed to turn all they touched into gold. Along with Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson, it seemed that every time you turned on the radio, you would hear something either by them or a pale imitation. For Phil Collins, that meant being the cottage cheese of British nice-guy pop for most of the decade, and into the early 90's.

His divorce in 1980 was the grist that created "Face Value," and before you could say "mike up those drums," "In The Air Tonight" became the new sound of percussionists everywhere. Only Phil and Peter Gabriel had this kind of pummel in their music, and the song's inclusion in "Miami Vice" burned it into the national subconscious...even enough to start an urban legend about the lyric's subject matter.

There was still some left-over emotional baggage for "Hello, I Must Be Going," but it was Collin's choice of a Motown cover that landed him on the charts. "You Can't Hurry Love" was the beginning of his nascent blue-eyed soul string of hits. By the time the monster album "No Jacket Required" appeared, Phil was making songs that aped Prince ("Sussudio") and carried a full-on horn section that was reminiscent of Earth Wind and Fire. He even became an in-demand producer, and gave EWF's Phillip Bailey his only major solo hit by duetting on "Easy Lover."

That demand extended into films. He added the Oscar nominated "Separate Lives" and "Against All Odds" to his resume and starred in "Buster." (He also had a memorable cameo in the HBO AIDS drama "And The Band Played On.") But he was also beginning to push for larger things. On the next album, "But Seriously," he tried to get - well - serious.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect June 21, 2002
By David
Format:Audio CD
This greatest hits volume of Phil Collins is "Almost Perfect". The reason I say almost, is because the cd leaves off a very important song that was essential to Collins 80's sucess. Yes you guessed it, "Don't Lose My Number". This is one of Phil's great catchy 80's tunes from the late summer of 1985 which is when in my opinion, he was at his pinnacle of success. You just don't leave that song off of the cd, and put on the song "True Colors" which was a far cry from the greatest version done in the winter of 87' by Cyndi Lauper. Besides that, this cd is a winner and has most of Phil's best solo work. My choice, buy this cd and also "No Jacket Required". It will give you the best of both worlds.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
When you think about it the 1980's was a terrific decade for popular music. I would compare it to the sixties. There were so many creative forces at work and pop music was vibrant and a lot of fun. When I think of the eighties I think of Phil Collins. He was not only churning out hit after hit as a solo artist but he was also hitting the charts on a regular basis as the lead singer of Genesis. And it seemed that every time you turned on the TV there was Phil performing his latest hit. He was everywhere and to be honest the unlikeliest of rock stars.

Atlantic Records released "Phil Collins.....Hits" back in 1998. And in spite of the fact that another new 2 disc collection was released in 2004 if you are primarily interested in his biggest hits then this is still by far your best buy. I particularly enjoyed Phil's upbeat pop offerings like "Two Hearts", "Sussidio", "You Can't Hurry Love" and perhaps my favorite tune of the decade "Easy Lover". You'll also find #1 tunes like "Another Day In Paradise", "Against All Odds" as well as the highly annoying "One More Night". How I hated that song!!!! Am I the only one? Then there is the unlikely remake of the 1966 hit "Groovy Kind of Love". Phil managed to take that one all the way to the top of the charts in fall of 1988. Speaking of remakes I also enjoyed Phil's version of the Cindy Lauper hit "True Colors". In fact, I think it is far better than the original. I also wanted to make you aware that a couple of Phil's biggest hits were left off this disc including 1985's "Don't Lose My Number" and one of his last big chart hits "Do You Remember?

This is a fine collection of one of the seminal artists of the 1980's. However, I stopped short of a five star rating due to the complete lack of any meaningful liner notes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent
Who does not love phill Collins . This album is so much part of my childhood that it is just as good as it was them. Still amazing songs
Published 1 month ago by Mariama
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Phil Collins, need I say more.
This album has all the Phil Collins hits in one package. I not going to name all the songs, but check out the preview and you will see what I mean. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I've been a Phil Collins fan since my high school years. I was able to pick up this album for a real cheap price. It brings back many memories. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kah00na
5.0 out of 5 stars Great singer and song writer
It was great hearing his voices in different music and movies. Collins is still the greatest music writer. Thanks Phll
Published 2 months ago by David Pitre
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend
My husband really loved this. He had been watching the Miami Vice on NetFlix and this was their theme song.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great sound
If you are picky about the quality of your recording and sound... look no further.... a classic, good to have in your collection! I most definately recommend! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jody Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT MEMORIES!!!!!!
WHAT CAN I SAY OTHER THAN "WHAT MEMORIES THIS BROUGHT BACK". ALL THE EARLY YEARS WITH MY HUSBAND AND ALL THR CONCERTS WE WENT TO!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!
Published 2 months ago by JEFFNKER
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs that I grew up with
Did you see the track list? This album is on hit after another, after another. It's going to be on repeat for a while.
Published 3 months ago by ShinUSMC
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil
Ok, This cd says it all. If you are a Phil Collins fan, you have to get it. Has all of the hits from his earlier years. Great buy
Published 3 months ago by M. Welsch
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!
I am a very big fan of Phil Collins!! Not one song on this cd do I NOT KNOW!!! What a great cd and a great buy!!
Published 3 months ago by amy
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