Phil Collins No Jacket Required

Phil Collins No Jacket Required
(1985) Atlantic label.  Original issue original inner sleeve.  Purchased from Columbia House Record Club.  By 1985-86 if Phil Collins released a record, played on a record with someone else, produced another’s record– I would buy it.  However the commercial quality-Grammy Award winner for Best Pop Album–is not one of my favorites. Songs I never care to hear again include Sussudio, and One More Night. That’s right, I said it. Too much of both of these songs.  BUT I never get tired of Take Me Home.


Side One

  1. Sussudio  (4:23)
  2. Only You Know And I Know  (4:20)
  3. Long, Long, Way To Go  (4:20)
  4. I Don’t Wanna Know  (4:12)
  5. One More Night  (4:47)

Side Two

  1. Don’t Lose My Number  (4:46)
  2. Who Said I Would  (4:01)
  3. Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore  (4:18)
  4. Inside Out  (5:14)
  5. Take Me Home  (5:51)

Take Me Home was a fantastic music video.  Shot in London, Tokyo, Paris, Sydney, Hollywood, Moscow, and New York. For all of its electronic programming and drum machines, the lyrics are beautiful and Phil’s voice is so yearning and emotional.  I can’t not sing this song whenever I hear it.  Sting and Peter Gabriel sing backing vocals on it and it makes me so happy every time I hear it.

Phil Collins No Jacket Required

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