Welcome! Log in or Register

Face Value - Phil Collins

  • image
£2.28 Best Offer by: amazon.co.uk Marketplace See more offers
1 Review

Genre: Rock - Pop Rock / Artist: Phil Collins / Audio CD released 1983-03-11 at Virgin

  • Sort by:

    * Prices may differ from that shown

  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    1 Review
    Sort by:
    • More +
      22.01.2010 11:55
      Very helpful
      (Rating)
      3 Comments

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      see review

      Released in 1981 this is Phil Collins first album I am sure most fans and even those who are not are aware the motivation for this album and indeed most of his work stems from his divorce.

      ..............Background............
      Phil Collins is a Singer, Songwriter, drummer, keyboarder and Actor. He started as Drummer for Genesis and became their front man in 1975 when Peter Gabriel left.
      Phil Collin's began his Solo Career in the 1980's and continued to be Genesis's front man until 1996 indeed he was known as the hardest working man in music and indeed in 1985 Phil performed for Live Aid on both sides of the Atlantic in the same day!
      Phil Collins has worked on many other Artists Albums and has also been a big part of the Princes trust.
      I have not gone into great details here and this is a very small Background but this review is not on the Great Man himself but on his Album Face Value
      ............The Cover..............
      The Cover is simply Phil Collins face with his name and album title across his forehead simply but very affective. The tracks are listed as if they are on the back of his head in his hair (in those days he had some!)
      ...........The Tracks............
      This Album Contains 12 Tracks
      1) In The Air Tonight
      2) This Must Be Love
      3) Behind The Lines
      4) The Roof Is Leaking
      5) Droned
      6) Hand In Hand
      7) I Missed Again
      8) You Know What I mean
      9) Thunder and Lighting
      10) I'm Not Moving
      11) If leaving me is easy
      12) Tomorrow Never Knows


      .............In the Air Tonight............
      Everyone has heard of this song it is Phil Collins most famous hit and recently bought back to the front of people's minds thanks to Cadburys Gorilla. The Drum sequence in the middle of this song is what makes this song so amazing and this is also the song he performed for live Aid in both London and Philadelphia on the same day to me one of my all time greats

      ..........This Must Be Love........
      A Very slow Ballard song this one a gentle song, to me this is a song you feel the melody goes straight into you and it's like he is singing personally to you, yet if I am honest it is a little too long.

      .............Behind the Lines.............
      I live that this follows on as it is straight away really quick with a background of clicking fingers faster it sounds like he doesn't take a breath a real toy tapper great lyrics and just so catchy I have listened to it three times already this morning A really great tune fabulous. .
      ..............The Roof is leaking............
      Solemn is how I would describe this song with the piano coming in the lyrics are great and this song is like a story more than a song and the overriding sound of the Banjo means this haunts you.

      ...............Droned..................
      This is the Surprise on the album and makes you sit up and say why? And to say more than that would be to spoil a treat.
      ..............Hand In Hand.............
      Instrumental and oddly compelling listening featuring Beautiful drumming and a lovely pause before going into the next song.

      ..............I Missed Again................
      A great Ballard with some great vocal changes from Phil I love this song "I'm waiting in line would you if I was wasting my time "in my mind a Collins great

      ...............You Know What I mean.............
      Beautiful tinkling Piano starts this track and then Phil starts to sing and the hairs on the back of your spine stand up a incredibly powerful Ballard.

      ............Thunder and Lighting..........
      More synthesised than others on the track and again different vocals but if I am honest this is the only one I would skip

      ...............I'm not moving.........
      I am not sure if a ditty is the right word but this one is again a change of tack but equally would be described as a Ballard.

      .............If Leaving Me Is Easy...................
      The Sax comes in my opinion the most beautiful instrument there is and Phil starts so softly almost crooning a soft and loving love song and this song just fades away and that is its power.

      ...........Tomorrow Never Knows...............
      The final piece on this album and the background is synthesised and it's a little bizarre

      ............In My Opinion..............
      Ok well I am a diehard Phil Collins fan and this is a must but I find that this is my least favourite of his albums yet this is probably the one he wrote because he wanted to and it was more a therapy process than a desire for commercial success yet it also achieved that being No 1 from February 21st until 13th March.
      I would recommend that if you are not familiar with Phil Collins then listen to In the Air tonight but I personally would recommend No Jacket Required above this album. However at only £4.48 it is one to own.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • Product Details

      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 In The Air Tonight
      2 This Must Be Love
      3 Behind The Lines
      4 Roof Is Leaking
      5 Droned
      6 Hand In Hand
      7 I Missed Again
      8 You Know What I Mean
      9 I'm Not Moving
      10 If Leaving Me Is Easy
      11 Tomorrow Never Knows
      12 Thunder And Lightning