This concert DVD sees Phil Collins take his superb new album Going Back into the live arena. Filmed in June of this year in the
intimate surroundings of New York s famous Roseland Ballroom, this is a real chance to get up close and personal as Phil Collins
faithfully recreates the soul and Motown classics that he loved as a teenager. His band includes three of Motown s original backing band
The Funk Brothers: Bob Babbitt on bass and guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette, as well as two stalwarts of Genesis live shows:
Chester Thompson on drums and Darryl Stuermer on guitars.
1) Intro: Signed, Sealed, Delivered 2) Ain t Too Proud To Beg 3) Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) 4) Dancing In The Street 5) (Love Is Like A)
Heatwave 6) Papa Was A Rollin Stone 7) Never Dreamed You d Leave In Summer 8) Jimmy Mack 9) You ve Been Cheating 10) Do I Love You
11) Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever 12) Going To A Go-Go 13) Blame It On The Sun 14) Ain t That Peculiar 15) Too Many Fish In The Sea
16) You ve Really Got A Hold On Me 17) Something About You 18) The Tears Of A Clown 19) Nowhere To Run 20) In My Lonely Room
21) Take Me In Your Arms, Rock Me A Little While 22) Uptight (Everything s Alright) 23) Going Back 24) Talking About My Baby 25) You Can t
Hurry Love 26) My Girl Bonus Features: Interview with Phil Collins - Rehearsal footage for the live shows with Phil Collins commentary.
In support of the collection Going Back
, Phil Collins celebrates the soul music of the 1960s in this three-night stand at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Early on in the 26-song set, he explains that the selections "were the backdrop of my life as a kid." In the liner notes, he goes into more detail, adding that Genesis "were most definitely not a covers band." For this date, the drummer-turned-front man performs with five backup singers and a 13-piece band, including Motown's famed Funk Brothers (Bob Babbitt, Eddie Willis, and Ray Monette) and Genesis players Brad Cole and Darryl Stuermer. As a vocalist, Collins has always had a subtle touch, but he's more of a pop singer than a soul man, which means that his tenor seems too light for a rough-and-tumble Temptations number like "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," though he offers a credible take on "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (it helps that the musicians do a bang-up job in replicating the latter's slow-burn intro). At key moments, the singers, including three ladies clad in purple-sequin sheathes, join him at the front of the stage. If the ballads aren't bad, they put a bit of a damper on the dance-party vibe, though it's interesting to note that Stevie Wonder's "Blame It on the Sun" sounds a lot like a Genesis track when Collins puts his stamp on it (see "Follow You Follow Me"). Extra features include an interview with the artist and rehearsal footage with commentary. --Kathleen C. Fennessy