Phil Collins, Hello, I Must Be Going


Analogue Productions (Atlantic 75 Series). Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Atlantic Records.

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Phil Collins, Hello, I Must Be Going

Phil Collins Hello, I Must Be Going

On his first solo album, 1981’s Face Value, Genesis drummer-singer Phil Collins showed that he wasn’t about to be left behind in the mire of classical-rock sludge.

That LP boasted shorter songs and demonstrated that Collins had a true pop sensibility.

Hello, I Must Be Going! continues that trend, with some familiar patterns emerging, wrote Rolling Stone’s John Milward.

“First, there are the dramatic rock dirges that use drums as a lead instrument; ‘I Don’t Care Anymore,’ with Collins’ one-man band playing alongside Daryl Stuermer’s atmospheric guitars, wins in this category.

Then there are the buttery ballads, of which “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away” is the best by virtue of a Beatles-like melody that buoys Collins’ anonymously sweet voice.

Both of these styles were already Genesis staples; it was Collins’ uptempo soul tunes on Face Value and Genesis’ Abacab that surprised old fans and found new ones.

I Cannot Believe It’s True,’ with Earth, Wind and Fire’s Phoenix Horns casting out clean lines, clobbers the other soul contenders on Hello, I Must Be Going!, especially his remake of the Supremes’ ‘You Can’t Hurry Love.’

Collins took the golden-oldie route on that song and the result isn’t soulful, it’s superfluous.

Despite its trend-bucking boast of an 8-track recording, the album’s rich luster is of the old classical-rock school. In fact, the LP sounds like stripped-down Genesis, ornamental but not too ostentatious. — John Milward, Rolling Stone (3 Stars).”

This Analogue Productions (Atlantic Series) reissue of Hello, I Must Be Going! has the essential elements that make it a standout for your collection.

First, they turned to Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering to cut lacquers from a 1/4″ EQ’d Dolby tape copy of the original master.

Pressing on 180-gram vinyl is by Quality Record Pressings and RTI, and the album is housed in tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jackets with film lamination by Stoughton Printing.

Hello, I Must Be Going! was a triple-platinum-selling hit in the U.S. for Collins in the 1980s and it stayed on the U.K. album charts for more than a year, peaking at No. 2.

For the fans it is a drummer’s album, a record that expresses rage and desperation as well as loneliness and longing.

Not an album for every day, but one that really speaks to you when you need it, wrote Martin Klinkhardt, in a review for

Track List: Phil Collins, Hello, I Must Be Going


Side A
I Don’t Care Anymore
I Cannot Believe It’s True
Like China

Side B
Do You Know, Do You Care?
You Can’t Hurry Love

Side C
It Don’t Matter To Me
Thru These Walls

Side D
Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
The West Side
Why Can’t It Wait ‘Til Morning

Atlantic 75 Audio Venue


Analogue Productions

Analogue Productions It was in 1992 that Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem reissued his first Analogue Productions title, Virgil Thompson's The Plow That Broke The Plains, originally on Vanguard. Analogue Productions began as a vehicle for Kassem to license his favorite all-time recordings and reissue them as remastered and as a superior version to the original release. Since its inception AP has reissued hundreds of titles, ranging from classical to folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz. Included in the many highlights of Analogue Productions' history are the Fantasy 45 Jazz Reissues, the Blue Note Reissues, and premium box sets of the music of such legendary acts as The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nat "King" Cole and Norah Jones. True to its name, Analogue Productions works with the original analogue master tapes - more than any other reissue label! The result is superior sound - richer, warmer and more lifelike, than digital.


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