A drum touch like no one else...
Phil Colins is an English singer, songwriter and actor who started his artistic career early by playing the child actor or model. He participated in the group "Real Thing", collaborated with the group "Charge" before forming "Freehold" with which he wrote his 1st title "Lying, crying, dying". Then at 18 he formed the group "Hickory" which would later become "Flaming Youth". Group which will release an album which will unfortunately go unnoticed. Everything accelerated in 1971 when he joined the now legendary group "Genesis" as a drummer. And it was in 1975 that he became the singer of the group after the departure of Peter Gabriel. Providential transition for the group which will then experience its greatest successes (especially in 1986 with the title "Invisible touch"). But the real turning point took place in 1981 when he began a solo career alongside Genesis and released the album "Face Value" which contains one of the most emblematic titles of the 80s. Namely the incredible "In the air tonight", the incredible languor and the sound of drums of remarkable and almost unequaled power. This title will literally raise him to the rank of international star. Released in 1982 his second album “Hello, i must be going!" from which will be drawn the single "You can’t hurry love" which reaches the first place of the hits. Then it was 1984 that saw the title "Against all Odds" reach the heights. The year 1985 will be prolific on 2 levels. First by collaborating with Philip Bailey - singer of Earth Wind and Fire with an extraordinary voice - with whom he will release the single "Easy lover". Then by the release of the album "No jacket required" which contains 2 singles hits namely "Sussudio" and "One more night". This album remains to this day his greatest success. 1988 saw the release of two new hits with "Two hearts" and "A groovy kind of love". And 1989 will see the release of the album "... But seriously" from which the single "Another day in paradise" will be released. Four years will pass before the release of the fifth album "Both sides" which did not meet the expected success stopping the meteoric rise of this gifted music. His career will find new impetus many years later, but that’s another story… which we will see later. To discover or rediscover. Discography 1980s (among others ...) :
• In the air tonight 1981
• I missed again 1981
• If leaving me is easy 1981
• Thru these walls 1982
• You can’t hurry love 1982
• Against all oads 1984
• Easy lover 1985
• Sussudio 1985
• One more night 1985
• Don’t lose my number 1985
• Take me home 1985
• Seperate lives 1985
• A groovy kind of love 1988
• Two hearts 1988
• Another day in paradise 1989
• I wish it would rain down 1990
• Something happened on the way to heaven 1990
• That's just the way it is 1990
• Hang in long enough 1990
• Do you remember ? 1990
• Both sides of the story 1993
• Everyday 1994
• We wait and we wonder 1994
• Dance into the light 1996
• It's in your eyes 1996
• Wear my hat 1997
• True colors 1998
• You'll be in my heart 1999
1981 ... for his first title, he signed here quite simply one of the most enormous titles of the decade, if not of this end of the XXth century ! A WONDER that literally explodes the notoriety of the singer on the solo side and raises him One Shot to the rank of planetary star. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1981 ... of course, it will be impossible for him to match the colossal success of the previous title but it is clear that we left with him for a hell of a lot of years at the top of the Charts !
1981 ... the least prestigious of the 3 titles of the year. But it once again demonstrates extraordinary skills for the intimate area. An artist with almost universal musical versatility. MA GIC !
1982 ... an almost unique style and sound. And which will remain his trademark throughout his career. A unique know-how ...
1982 ... the tube machine is now running at full speed and an uninterrupted surge of hits, Dance and Intimate, which will follow. Regarding this one, it will be Dance, Dance, Dance !
1984 ... one of the very few artists to be as good in very large ballads as in Dance hits. Respect !
1985 ... when 2 of the biggest stars of the moment meet, the result is necessarily explosive. An incredible moment !
1985 ... another HUGE hit that literally ignites all the Dancefloor on the planet. One more !
1985 ... a new Ultimate Slow of great beauty which confirms the incredible talent of composer of this extraordinary artist
1985 ... the year of 6 hits ! Just that ... Very few artists to date can boast of having such a prize list
1985 ... everything he touches turns immediately into gold. Whether solo or with Genesis. A gifted musician like there will have been very few during this decade !
1985 ... an absolutely exceptional year 85 with a 6th hit in the process. A year that will remain as its best, necessarily. How to succeed in matching it, bet almost impossible ...
1988 ... the 3rd WONDER ! A record in the matter ! A mind-blowing inspiration that will remain as one of the best in the intimate world. A Master in the matter by far !
1988 ... a track that spins at 100 k/h ! Rhythm, a melody that hits again, a particularly neat clip, everything to please !
1989 ... the 4th WONDER ! Time is once again suspended ... What more can I say in the face of so much talent !
1990 ... one could have said that the transition to the 1990s would be painful and that the artist would inevitably come to the end of the race. It was very bad to know him ...
1990 ... 85 was a year with 6 hits. 1990 will be a year at 5. Incredible but true ! It lacks very little to match its record and we are only at the beginning of the decade ...
1990 ... few years of his career will not count an Intimate title. The proof once again with this title. Everything seems so simple for him ...
1990 ... the 'little' hit of the year. When we talk about 'small' hit for him, it's a mega hit for the others. But there is him ... and the others ...
1990 ... so here comes the 5th hit of the year. Once again, from the sumptuous and inspired Intimate, as he knows how to do them so well. With him, we are never disappointed ! MA-GIC !
1993 ... surprisingly, the year 91 will be single title and of quite relative quality. It happens to him, yes, yes. And 92 will be an empty year. Very surprising on his part. Here he is back in 93 and in great shape. So there was no reason to worry ...
1994 ... yes, he will never again reach the absolutely mind-blowing level of success he experienced during the 1980s. But the level of success in the 1990s will be just a notch below. Who says better ?
1994 ... he always knew how to impose his style, decade after decade, without being dependent in any way on the musical standards of the moment. Only the Greatest will have achieved this incredible feat !
1996 ... the production of titles slows down, it was inevitable. Now, it's a maximum of two titles per year and 1 mega hit, no more. But we will largely tell !
1996 ... he continues on his way without paying the least attention to the world of the sound evolution observed in most of the competitors. He has his style and he continues to pay. So why change ...
1997 ... inspiration begins to show signs of weakness. And even if the year 97 will see the release of three titles, the quality, for once, is fairly average overall. A bad warning sign ?
1998 ... when Phil makes Cyndi ! Yes Yes, it's possible. Who could have imagined that he would allow himself to do in the recovery, him ? And my faith, the public follows given the level of success of the title. Almost as much as for the original !
1999 ... the decade of 80 will have ended beautifully. The 1990s will end in the same way. New global top hit to demonstrate once again that it will still have to be counted on him for the years to come. That’s for sure !
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