Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New

Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New

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by Phil Collins
     
 

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Spanning more than two decades, this two-disc set collects Collins's signature ballads along with the singer's personal favorites, rarities, and previously unreleased performances. Love Songs… includes such top-charting hits as "One More Night," "Against All Odds," and a live version of "Separate Lives." The 25-song compilation also features renditions ofSee more details below

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Spanning more than two decades, this two-disc set collects Collins's signature ballads along with the singer's personal favorites, rarities, and previously unreleased performances. Love Songs… includes such top-charting hits as "One More Night," "Against All Odds," and a live version of "Separate Lives." The 25-song compilation also features renditions of standards by other composers, including his version of the Leonard Bernstein–Stephen Sondheim classic "Somewhere," a cover of Curtis Mayfield's "I've Been Trying," and a live performance of the Temptations' "My Girl." Among the other highlights is the previously unreleased "Tearing and Breaking," originally recorded in 2001 during the sessions for the Testify album.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released on Rhino/Atlantic/Face Value Records in the fall of 2004, Love Songs is a good idea. Since Phil Collins is known for his romantic hit ballads, the idea to have all of these hits on one disc is appealing. That's not quite what Love Songs is -- as the subtitle A Compilation...Old and New suggests, it has grander ambitions than that. It spans two discs, adding several new songs, rarities, and live recordings into the mix, sometimes substituting alternate versions for the hit version (as on a live version of "Separate Lives" and a rehearsal take for "True Colors"). The low-key, romantic atmosphere is more or less kept throughout the 25 songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227805821
catalogNumber:
78058
Rank:
3490

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Tearing and Breaking  - Phil Collins
  2. Do You Remember?  - Phil Collins
  3. One More Night  - Phil Collins
  4. Against All Odds  - Phil Collins
  5. Can't Turn Back the Years  - Phil Collins
  6. Groovy Kind of Love  - Phil Collins
  7. Everyday  - Phil Collins
  8. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away  - Phil Collins
  9. Please Come Out Tonight  - Phil Collins
  10. This Must Be Love  - Phil Collins
  11. It's in Your Eyes  - Phil Collins
  12. Can't Stop Loving You  - Phil Collins

Disc 2

  1. Testify  - Phil Collins
  2. True Colours  - Phil Collins
  3. You'll Be in My Heart  - Phil Collins
  4. If Leaving Me Is Easy  - Phil Collins
  5. I've Been Trying  - Phil Collins
  6. I've Forgotten Everything  - Phil Collins
  7. Somewhere  - Phil Collins
  8. Least You Can Do  - Phil Collins
  9. Two Hearts  - Phil Collins
  10. Separate Lives  - Bridgette Bryant
  11. My Girl  - Phil Collins
  12. Always  - Phil Collins
  13. The Way You Look Tonight  - Phil Collins

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Collins   Primary Artist
Gerald Albright   Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Harry Kim   Flugelhorn,Soloist

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
John Martyn   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Stephen Bishop   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer,Producer
Roberta Flack   Arranger
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Daryl Stuermer   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Anne Dudley   Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Robert Colby   Producer
Brad Cole   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
David Costa   Art Direction
Nick Davis   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer
Billy Nichols   Composer
David Pack   Producer
Hugh Padgham   Producer,Engineer
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer
Allen Sides   Engineer,Remixing
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Paul Gomersall   Engineer
Geoff Callingham   Engineer
Mauricio Guerrero   Engineer
Amy Keys   Vocal Arrangements
Tony Smith   Executive Producer
T.C. Kelly   Composer
Nadine Levy   Art Direction
Christophe Suchet   Engineer

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