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Face Value
     

Face Value

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by Phil Collins
 

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Collins proves himself a passionate singer (and distinctive drummer) with a gift for both deeply felt ballads and snarling rockers. His debut album transformed him from the frontman of Genesis to a solo star who happened to be in Genesis, too. Contains "In the Air Tonight" and "I Missed Again."

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Collins proves himself a passionate singer (and distinctive drummer) with a gift for both deeply felt ballads and snarling rockers. His debut album transformed him from the frontman of Genesis to a solo star who happened to be in Genesis, too. Contains "In the Air Tonight" and "I Missed Again."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678148026
catalogNumber:
16029

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Performance Credits

Phil Collins   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Conga,Drums,Keyboards,Marimbas,Recorder,Vocals,Voices,Hand Clapping,Vocoder,Prophet Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Stephen Bishop   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Harris   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gary Wright   Violin
Peter Manning Robinson   Prophet Synthesizer
Daryl Stuermer   Banjo,Guitar
Ronnie Scott   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Lakshminarayana Shankar   Violin,Drums,Tamboura
Choir   Vocals
Clive Anstee   Strings,Cello
Irvine Arditti   Strings,Violin
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Rahmlee Michael Davis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Liz Edwards   Strings,Violin
John Giblin   Bass
Brian Hawkins   Strings,Viola
Alphonso Johnson   Bass
Chris Laurence   Double Bass
Don Myrick   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Jo Partridge   Guitar,Slide Guitar
Peter Robinson   Keyboards,Prophet Synthesizer
Louis Satterfield   Trombone
Shovokav   Percussion,Violin
Richard Studt   Strings,Violin
Nigel Warren-Green   Viola
Gavyn Wright   Strings,Violin,Leader
Bill Benham   Strings,Violin
Tony Pleeth   Cello
Simon Whistler   Strings,Viola
Darryl Steurmer   Banjo,Guitar,12-string Guitar
Ronnie Scott's Quintet   Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
Roger Best   Strings,Viola
Tony Pleet   Strings,Cello
Kevin Sillitoe   Strings,Violin
David Woodcock   Strings,Violin

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum machine
Mark Mancina   Composer
Arif Mardin   String Arrangements
Hugh Padgham   Producer,Engineer
Tom Tom 84   Arranger
Tom Tom   Arranger
Bob Kaus   Liner Notes
EWF Horns   Contributor
Geoff Banks   Transportation
Children of LA   Contributor

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Face Value 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well known for his exciting and creative drumming in Genesis, Collins felt unable to express himself fully as a member of that band. With "Face Value," he took full creative control, produced one of the finest pop albums of the 80s, and commenced to rise to the top of the pop music scene, where he remained for a decade. Those put off by the sacharine, commercial flavor of Collins' later output will be pleasantly surprised by "Face Value." This album is strong throughout, and of course, "In the Air Tonight" is one of the best pop songs ever made, with menacing--and moving--lyrics and atmospherics, not to mention its astonishingly powerful drum break (in part attributable to heavy use of a noise gate effect). Collins wrote "In the Air Tonight" in the midst of a painful divorce, so you can draw your own conclusions on what the lyrics mean.
Tim44 More than 1 year ago
Suffice to say that Phil does what he does best
Guest More than 1 year ago
Favorite tracks: "In The Air Tonight" "Thunder And Lightning" "I Missed Again" Least favorite: "The Roof Is Leaking"
Guest More than 1 year ago
P.C. Genesis brought in a whole load of session musicians and created Face Value. The opening track, In The Air Tonight, is a very shiny look at the night sky. Except that it's about this guy who's drowning and won't get help. Other songs that follow up are quite catchy. And some that are downbeat, but there's a very lovely piano ballad called You Know What I Mean. I don't have this on CD, but I'm chasing someone down for it. Face Value was the beginning of a beautiful solo career for Phil.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like the rest of Phil Collins work, this song is just another great CD. Get it all, you will not be disapointed.
MARA More than 1 year ago
I ALWAYS LOVED PHIL COLLINS, AND THIS ALBUM PROVES WHAT A WONDERFUL ARTIST HE IS!!