Mon. Oct. 25, 2021

Phil Collins – Two Hearts (Virgin)

Classics: Phil Collins – Two Hearts (Virgin)

Quite few are the artists who’ve sold more than 100 millions albums worldwide. Be they on their own as principal members of a band. A deeper look in that short list, and one would find the names of Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Phil Collins. As a result, it is to say how we’re speakin’ here of exceptions if not phenomenons…

A songwriter, a singer, a multi-instrumentist but also an actor, Collins has embraced almost anything. From Rock along with Genesis when coming to replace former leader Peter Gabriel in the mid-70’s. To Jazzier and Funkier vibes when jamming under his own banner on his ‘Sussudio’ album with the horn section of Earth, Wind & Fire. A reality not that surprising at the end, considering the fact that he’d always been fascinated by the Motown’s Soul. Eventually releasing ‘Going Back’ in September 2010, a collection of covers of 60’s Motown & Soul standards.

An inclination for Soul speaking of which he brought another clear indication back in 1988 with the release of ‘Two Hearts’. A sparkling jam which he co-wrote and co-produced with Lamont Dozier. The twosome receiving soon after a Golden Globe for the Best Original Song as a part of the ‘Buster’ OST. A comedy drama that eventually led him to get his first role starring as Buster Edwards. The criminal made famous for his involvement in the Great Train Robbery, which took place in England in August 1963.

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