Sunday, June 15


Okay, so maybe this is destined to be one of those half-tongue-in-cheek entries in the Sunday Showcase series. The way that BARRY MANILOW was. Or NEIL SEDAKA. Then again, "half-tongue-in-cheek" is in the eye (and ear) of the beholder. Some may have assumed that past CARPENTERS and ABBA posts were ironically intended, but not me. No, sir. Those were on-the-level. 100% facetious-free. (Okay, maybe 99.9%.)

PHIL COLLINS, on the other hand, well... let's just say that I've had my hands full trying to minimize the '80s "cheese" factor with these selections. I'll ask you to kindly ignore the fact that "In the Air Tonight," "I Don't Care Anymore," and "Long Long Way to Go" are essentially variations on the same song. And I'm not sure why "Against All Odds" won the Treacly Big Ballad derby at the expense of "One More Night," "Take Me Home," and "Separate Lives," but it did, so there it is. And here they are....

[MP3] [VID] "In the Air Tonight" [1981]

MP3] [VID] "Easy Lover" [w/PHILIP BAILEY] [1984]

MP3] [VID] "You Can't Hurry Love" [1982]

MP3] [VID] "I Don't Care Anymore" [1982]

MP3] [VID] "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" [1984]

MP3] "Long Long Way to Go" [w/STING] [1985]

1 comment:

vantika said...

Perhaps it is awfully schmaltzy stuff, but you have to admit there's nothing better than crusing in your DeLorean DMC-12 and playing his "...But Seriously" cassette.