Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
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Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic

Phil Collins - Face Value (2LP, 45RPM)

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Phil Collins – vocals, drums, Roland VP-330 vocoder (A1, B3, D1), CR-78 drum machine (A1, B3, D3), Prophet-5 synthesizer (A1-2, B2-3, C1, D1-3), Fender Rhodes (A1-2, C3, D2), percussion (A2, D1), piano (B1-3, C1-2, D1), handclaps (B2, C3), congas (B2), marimba (B3) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Phil Collins]

Background vocals - Stephen Bishop (A2), children's choirs in Los Angeles (B3, D3)

Eric Clapton – guitar (B1, D2) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Eric Clapton]

Violins – Gavyn Wright (leader), Bill Benhem, Bruce Dukov, David Woodcock, Liz Edwards, Irvine Arditti, Ken Sillitoe, Peter Oxen and Richard Studt

EWF Horns – horns

Viola – Roger Best, Brian Hawkins and Simon Whistler

Cello – Tony Pleeth, Clive Anstee and Nigel Warren-Green

Double bass – Chris Laurence

Daryl Stuermer – guitars (A1–3, B3, C1, C3, D2-3), banjo (4), 12-string guitar (B2)

Joe Partridge – slide guitar (B1)

John Giblin – bass guitar (A1, C3, D1, D3)

Alphonso Johnson – bass (A2-3, B3, C1, D2)

L. Shankar – violin (A1, B2, C1, D3), tamboura (B2), "voice drums" (B2)

Peter Robinson – Prophet-5 (A3)

Don Myrick – tenor saxophone (A3, B3, C1, C3, D3), alto sax solo (D2)

Louis Satterfield – trombone (A3, B3, C1, C3, D3)

Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris – trumpets (A3, B3, C1, C3, D3), flugelhorns (D2)

Ronnie Scott – tenor saxophone solo (C1)

Strings conducted by Martyn Ford (C2, D2)

String arrangements by Arif Mardin (C2, D2)

Written by Phil Collins (all tracks except D2-3), Tony Banks (A3), Mike Rutherford (A3), John Lennon and Paul McCartney (D2), E.Y. Harburg (D3), Harold Arlen (D3)

 


2 LP, Gatefold jacket printed by Stoughton Printing Co.

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press :  Quality Record Pressings

Label :  Analogue Productions Atlantic 75 Series

Original Label :  Atlantic

Recorded in 1979 at The Town House, London ; Old Croft, Shalford, Surrey ; The Village Recorder, Los Angeles

Overdubs and mixed on August–December 1980

Engineered by Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham

Initial session produced by Hugh Padgham, Phil Collins

Reissue produced by Chad Kassem

Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Liner Notes by Chad Kassem, Craig Kallman, Julie Greenwald

Photography by Trevor Key

Originally released in February 1981

Reissued in October 2023

 

Tracks :

Side A:

  1. In the Air Tonight
  2. This Must Be Love
  3. Behind the Lines

Side B:

  1. The Roof Is Leaking
  2. Droned
  3. Hand in Hand

Side C:

  1. I Missed Again
  2. You Know What I Mean
  3. Thunder and Lightning

Side D:

  1. I'm Not Moving
  2. If Leaving Me Is Easy
  3. Tomorrow Never Knows

                 

                Reviews :

                “Phil Collins' first solo album, 1981's Face Value, was a long time coming, but it proved worth the wait, both for the Genesis drummer/vocalist himself and fans of thoughtful, emotionally charged pop. He'd been wrestling with the idea of doing a solo record for years, finding great inspiration in the pain caused by an impending divorce and craving artistic independence after years of collaboration. Many of the songs ended up on Genesis' 1980 album Duke -- and "Against All Odds" was pocketed for later use -- but he kept enough to make an album that stands as a classic moment of '80s pop/rock. Collins produced the album himself and played keyboards and drums, calling in friends and the Earth, Wind & Fire horns to fill out the songs. Kicking off with the bitter anthem "In the Air Tonight," rightly considered one of the great heartbreak songs of all time, the album alternates between moody ballads and bouncily soulful tracks that try to put a smile on the pain. On the quieter songs like "If Leaving Me Is Easy," Collins' wracked vocals leave no doubt that he's not sugarcoating his emotional devastation as he sorts through the wreckage of his life. The poppier tracks, like the snappy "Behind the Lines" and the impossibly hooky "I Missed Again," show off his skills as a hitmaker and vocalist. The pulsing "I'm Not Moving" marries one of Collins' catchiest melodies and airiest productions with the most forceful lyrics on the record. His everyman style of singing translates to both types of songs; he's just as good at wringing every drop of emotion out of the ballads as he is at sailing through the deceptive breezy tunes. His production is very much of the era; fretless bass pops and lush synth pads are very '80s-sounding, as are the huge gated drums. It's also surprisingly subtle at times, though considering that Collins worked with Brian Eno, maybe it's not so shocking. The new agey "Droned" and the swinging "Hand in Hand" give the album some instrumental texture and allow a break from all the desperate emotion on display. The gently sung, sweet-as-punch "This Must Be Love," which was written post-divorce about a new love, also gives an early respite after the lurching, bruising "In the Air Tonight." This range of sound and emotion is part of what helps the album succeed as much as it does; so does the feeling that Collins felt driven to make this album to help him heal. It's not a career move or a cash grab; it's a transmission from a wounded soul delivered with a soft touch and sensitivity. As such, it's Collins' most honest, most compelling work. He went on to become a huge star, with loads more hits, but Face Value stands as his masterpiece and one of the finest moments of the '80s musical landscape.” AllMusic Review by Tim Sendra


                Ratings 

                AllMusic : 5 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.8 / 5 

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