Released on February 9, 1981, ‘Face Value’ is a time capsule of everything that made Phil Collins into Phil Collins, and maybe the best thing he ever did.
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The similarities between Phil Collins’ “Sussudio” and Prince’s “1999” are undeniable — even to Collins himself, it turns out.
A recommended entry point for anyone who came to Genesis via the MTV era hits, and is now curious about what came before.
Phil Collins has been slowing moving back into the spotlight lately, though it’s been as a vocalist rather than a drummer.
The former Genesis frontman has been officially retired since 2011.
‘A lot of things came together’: Phil Collins is in rehearsals with Lee Sklar, Jason Bonham and others
“Personally,” says Sklar, “I didn’t think we were ever going to play again.”
Watch as Collins returns to perform ‘In the Air Tonight’ and ‘Land of Confusion.’
‘It’s been a very difficult time’: Peter Gabriel discusses the depression that gripped Genesis bandmate Phil Collins
Peter Gabriel says the idea of getting back together with Genesis isn’t out of the question. He’s simply found the enormity of doing such a thing, some 40 years later, a bit daunting.
Though the popular consciousness has placed the terminating line between Prog Genesis and Pop Genesis at the moment in which Peter Gabriel packed up his flower outfit and split, the truth is the group underwent a slower evolution.
‘I actually wasn’t too aware of her’: Phil Collins’ initial post-retirement project will be with … Adele?
When Phil Collins mentioned coming out of his premature retirement last year, the expectation was that he would start working with Genesis again. Or maybe Peter Gabriel. At the very least, Philip Bailey, right?