Phil Collins to Release Three-CD Set of All of His Solo Singles

by VVN Music

Phil Collins has spent much of the year repackaging his solo albums in new deluxe editions and, on October 14, he will release a brand new three-CD retrospective collecting almost every one of his singles from 1981 to 2010.

Appropriately titled The Singles, the set has forty-five tracks, presented in chronological order from his solo debut, In the Air Tonight to Going Back, the last single from his final album of the same name.

Not everything here was a hit. You sometimes can't separate the Collins solo hits from those he had with Genesis during the 80's as it seems every fifth song on the radio was by one or the other, but twenty of the forty-five never charted in the U.S. and only fourteen made it to the U.S. top ten. Half of those fourteen went to number 1.

There is only one track that keeps this from being a complete collection. While Collins released forty five singles and there are forty five tracks, the album includes the 2003 double sided The Least You Can Do/Wake Up Call from Testify but leaves off the previous single, Come With Me. Still, just a slight oversight in an otherwise complete set.

Of note are the numerous songs that were not on any of Collins' solo albums that were originally released on the soundtracks for Against All Odds, White Nights, Buster, Tarzan and Brother Bear plus Easy Lover that originally came from Philip Bailey's Chinese Wall.

The Singles will also be released in a two-CD set with 33 tracks and a four-LP vinyl version along with digital.

The track list with original album and U.S. and U.K. chart information for the 3-CD set:

Disc One
  • Face Value
    • In The Air Tonight (1981 / #19 U.S. / #2 U.K.)
    • I Missed Again (1981 / #19 U.S. / #14 U.K.)
    • If Leaving Me Is Easy (1981 / #17 U.K.)
  • Hello, I Must Be Going
    • Thru These Walls (1982 / #56 U.K.)
    • You Can’t Hurry Love (1982 / #10 U.S. / #1 U.K.)
    • I Don’t Care Anymore (1983 / #39 U.S.)
    • Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away (1983 / #45 U.K.)
    • Why Can’t It Wait ‘Til Morning (1983 / #89 U.K.)
    • I Cannot Believe It’s True (1983 / #79 U.S.)
  • Against All Odds Soundtrack
    • Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (1984 / #1 U.S. / #2 U.K.)
  • Philip Bailey's Chinese Walls 
    • Easy Lover (with Philip Bailey) (1985 / #2 U.S. / #1 U.K.)
  • No Jacket Required
    • Sussudio (1985 / #1 U.S. / #12 U.K.)
    • One More Night (1985 / #1 U.S. / #4 U.K.)
    • Don’t Lose My Number (1985 / #4 U.S.)
    • Take Me Home (1985 / #7 U.S. / #19 U.K.)
Disc Two
  • White Nights Soundtrack
    • Separate Lives (with Marilyn Martin) (1985 / #1 U.S. / #4 U.K.)
  • Buster Soundtrack
    • A Groovy Kind Of Love (1988 / #1 U.S. / #1 U.K.)
    • Two Hearts (1988 / #1 U.S. / #6 U.K.)
  • ...But Seriously
    • Another Day In Paradise (1989 / #1 U.S. / #2 U.K.)
    • I Wish It Would Rain Down (1990 / #3 U.S. / #7 U.K.)
    • Something Happened On The Way To Heaven (1990 / #4 U.S. / #15 U.K.)
    • That’s Just The Way It Is (1990 / #26 U.K.)
    • Hang In Long Enough (1990 / #23 U.S. / #34 U.K.)
  • Serious Hits...Live
    • Do You Remember? (1990 / #4 U.S. / #57 U.K.)
    • Who Said I Would (1991 / #73 U.S.)
  • Both Sides
    • Both Sides Of The Story (1993 / #25 U.S. / #7 U.K.)
    • Everyday (1994 / #24 U.S. / #15 U.K.)
    • We Wait And We Wonder (1994 / #45 U.K.)
  • Dance Into the Light
    • Dance Into The Light (1996 / #45 U.S. / #9 U.K.)
    • It’s In Your Eyes (1996 / #77 U.S. / #30 U.K.)
Disc Three
  • Dance Into the Light
    • No Matter Who (1997 / Did not chart)
    • Wear My Hat (1997 / #43 U.K.)
    • The Same Moon (1997 / Did not chart)
  • ...Hits
    • True Colors (1998 / #26 U.K.)
  • Tarzan Soundtrack
    • You’ll Be In My Heart (1999 / #21 U.S. / #17 U.K.)
    • Strangers Like Me (2000 / Did not chart)
    • Son Of Man (2000 / Did not chart)
    • Two Worlds (2000 / Did not chart)
  • Testify
    • Can’t Stop Loving You (2002 / #76 U.S. / #28 U.K.)
    • The Least You Can Do (2003 / #86 U.K.)
    • Wake Up Call (2003 / #86 U.K.)
  • Buster Bear Soundtrack
    • Look Through My Eyes (2003 / #61 U.K.)
    • No Way Out (2004 / Did not chart)
  • Going Back
    • (Love Is Like A) Heatwave (2010 / Did not chart)
    • Going Back (2010 / Did not chart)

2-CD Set

Disc 1
  • Easy Lover
  • Two Hearts
  • Sussudio
  • I Missed Again
  • Wear My Hat
  • Don't Lose My Number
  • You Can't Hurry Love
  • Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
  • We Wait And We Wonder
  • Can't Stop Loving You
  • Dance Into The Light
  • It's In Your Eyes
  • Hang In Long Enough
  • Thru These Walls
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down
  • Both Sides Of The Story
  • (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Disc 2
  • Going Back
  • In The Air Tonight
  • Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  • If Leaving Me Is Easy
  • One More Night
  • Separate Lives (Love Theme From White Nights) (Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin)
  • A Groovy Kind Of Love
  • That's Just the Way It Is
  • Do You Remember?
  • Everyday
  • True Colors
  • You'll Be In My Heart
  • The Least You Can Do
  • Look Through My Eyes
  • Another Day In Paradise
  • Take Me Home

4-LP Vinyl Album

Disc 1
  • Easy Lover
  • Two Hearts
  • Sussudio
  • I Missed Again
  • Wear My Hat
  • Don't Lose My Number
  • You Can't Hurry Love
  • Something Happened On The Way To Heaven
  • We Wait And We Wonder
Disc 2
  • Can't Stop Loving You
  • Dance Into The Light
  • It's In Your Eyes
  • Hang In Long Enough
  • Thru These Walls
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down
  • Both Sides Of The Story
  • (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Disc 3
  • Going Back
  • In The Air Tonight
  • Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
  • If Leaving Me Is Easy
  • One More Night
  • Separate Lives (Love Theme From White Nights) (Phil Collins And Marilyn Martin)
  • A Groovy Kind Of Love
  • That's Just the Way It Is
Disc 4
  • Do You Remember?
  • Everyday
  • True Colors
  • You'll Be In My Heart
  • The Least You Can Do
  • Look Through My Eyes (Brother Bear)
  • Another Day In Paradise
  • Take Me Home

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