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Editors’ Notes

1986’s …But Seriously was both Phil Collins’ most forthright and most complex set of songs to that date. The instrumentation adopts an organic approach, with less of the drum programming that marked Collins’ earlier albums. At the same time, while the lyrics on his early solo albums had interspersed explorations of internal strife with uptempo love songs, …But Seriously boldly takes on a host of sociopolitical subjects. To his credit, Collins avoids the overblown sloganeering that marred the politics of an era that's defined for many by “We Are the World.” “That’s Just the Way It Is” (about the civil war in Northern Ireland) and “Another Day in Paradise” (about homelessness) have the gentle, mournful touch of timeworn folk songs, even as they twinkle with new musical technologies. Collins intuitively understood that the most powerful statements are delivered with restraint and clarity. On the other hand, his empathy is just as effective on “Colours,” which addresses apartheid. The song adopts an uptempo rhythm in acknowledgment of the powerful role that dance music played in the South African fight for equality.

Customer Reviews

A Phenominal Album

'But Seriously' is certainly one of Phil's best albums, some may argue his VERY BEST album. It incaptures everything that Phil Collins fans love about his music, from upbeat, hard hitting numbers like 'Hang In Long Enough' and 'Something Happened On The Way To Heaven' to soft ballads like 'Do You Remember' and 'Father To Son', deep, thought-provoking songs like 'That's Just The Way It Is', 'Colours' and 'Another Day In Paradise' and reflective songs like 'All Of My Life'. Throw in the jazzy instrumental 'Sat. Nite & Sun. Morning' and the fusion and world-sound inspired 'Find A Way To My Heart', which features some Brand X and early Genesis-style drumming. More organic, the album is really a return to form and a more traditionally PC album than the synthetic, commercial, overly poppy and quite dated 'No Jacket Required'. There is a much more open, live sound throughout the record and plenty of live instrumentation. Collins still uses the drum machine on a few tracks, but to a much greater effect than on his previous album. If you love Phil Collins' music, and don't yet have this album, get it!!! You won't be disappointed.

One of the 80,s best

Love Phil Collins this is if not his best one of his best albums very meaningful, Thought provoking with beautiful love ballads and that one of a kind voice he really is one of the 80,s best artist and this one of the best albums HANDS DOWN !

Good Album

Phil Collins is mostly noted for "In The Air Tonight" and "You'll Be In My Heart(Tarzan)".I didn't realize that he had so many other good songs as well. I didn't think this album would be very good,but it definately is. Most of the songs have good hooks and good drumbeat. He utilizes horns (trumpet,trombone,etc.) and it sounds really good. Not every song on this album is a hit, but I enjoy listening to them.


Born: January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Phil Collins' ascent to the status of one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the '80s and beyond was probably as much of a surprise to him as it was to many others. Balding and diminutive, Collins was almost 30 years old when his first solo single, "In the Air Tonight," became a number two hit in his native U.K. (the song was a Top 20 hit in the U.S.). Between 1984 and 1990, Collins had a string of 13 straight U.S. Top Ten hits. Long before any of that happened, however,...
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