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"Hello, I Must Be Going"
© Atlantic Records
Year of Release: 1982
I Don't Care Anymore
Believe It's True
Do You Know,
Do You Care?
You Can't Hurry Love
It Don't Matter To Me
Thru These Walls
Don't Let Him Steal
Your Heart Away
The West Side
Why Can't It
Wait Til Morning
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"Hello, I Must Be Going"
Phil Collins' sophomoric solo release (and second on the WSVNRadio Website),
is from 1982 -- Hello, I Must Be Going!. A common phrase taken from
Groucho Marx, there's nothing comedical about this album, other than the fact
that Phil Collins emerged as a successful solo performer during his career
in Genesis. Like the lead singer before him in Genesis, Peter Gabriel left
to pursue a solo career. Collins on the otherhand, didn't quit Genesis, he
just recorded occasional solo releases, and remained in Genesis. He officially
left in the early Nineties.
The album's leadoff track is a very serious song, with some serious lyrics,
"I Don't Care Anymore" certainly has the "angry young man" theme, as
no matter what people say, "I Don't Care Anymore," and is as eerie as the huge
hit from his first solo release, "In The Air Tonight" from Face Value.
"I Cannot Believe It's True" has a more pop sound, as it may not
have been meant for a Genesis release at the time, (but it could have been a
good album track for the pop Invisible Touch, released later in 1986).
It's poppy sound and impressive horns makes this song an easy album cut favorite.
"Like China" definitely has the Genesis sound, providing a rock
atmosphere as heard on such releases as Duke and Abacab.
Progressive Rock best describes "Do You Know, Do You Care?"; it has a
mystery in sound, as most Progressive Rock bands (especially during the early
years of Genesis) best fits this musical style for this particular song.
Phil Collins has always had much success with remakes of 1960s tunes.
The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" is featured here, as it returns
the pop sound, as it is a great happy-go-lucky tune, as was a regular radio
hit. (He would later have more success with his #1 version of The Mindbenders'
"Groovy Kind Of Love" in 1988 (from the Buster soundtrack).
"It Don't Matter To Me" is in the style of "I Cannot Believe
It's True"; with the impressive horns, and impressive enough to get quite
a bit of heavy radio airplay, when it was first released as a single.
Having a similar drum beat as "In The Air Tonight" but not as mysterious,
"Thru These Walls" is a very quiet ballad, as in the main verses of
"In The Air Tonight," with some more upbeat progressions here and there.
This also has the Genesis sound, as heard in releases such as Invisible Touch
and the self-titled Genesis.
"Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away" has a beautiful piano arrangement,
as heard in ballads by Survivor and Journey, and in general is a great pop ballad
tune for Phil Collins. Combining rock and new age jazz best describes the mostly
instrumental "The West Side." It can easily get the airplay on new age
jazz radio formats; this song is quite impressive and will get the thumbs up for
the new age jazz fan. Another beautiful piano arrangement is featured in the
closing number, "Why Can't It Wait Til Morning," another great Phil Collins
Hello, I Must Be Going has the common styles that Phil Collins is
most remembered: his piano-based ballads, the pop/rock of his years with Genesis,
and new age jazz listeners could easily give a listen. All in all, it is
easily recognized as Phil Collins music, whether some may say Phil Collins
solo, and/or Phil Collins + Genesis. In this case, it's both.
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