Phil Collins Testify on 180g 2LP
Take A Look At Me Now Retrospective Reissue Campaign Release
Each Album in the Series will be Remastered by Nick Davis with Bold New Artwork Shot in the Present Day!
Phil Collins' Take A Look At Me Now retrospective campaign enters its third stage with the release of his classic albums No Jacket Required (1985) and Testify (2002) in April 2016. The four albums that have been reissued so far - Face Value (1981), Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982), Both Sides (1993) and Dance Into The Light (1996) - have sparked a major rediscovery and reappraisal of his solo career. The Take A Look At Me Now campaign finds Collins revisiting a career that can boast over 100 million sales and numerous worldwide No. 1 albums. The remaining two solo studio albums will also be released in the same format in the summer.
Although Collins returned to the top of the charts in 2010 with the soul and Motown tribute collection Going Back, 2002's Testify remains his most recent album of original material. Perhaps his most low-key and reflective work, as demonstrated with "This Love This Heart" and "You Touch My Heart," Testify nonetheless moves confidently into other territory with the escalating beats and rhythms of "Driving Me Crazy" and the gospel-tinged title track. The album's lead single, an interpretation of Leo Sayer's "I Can't Stop Loving You" demonstrated Collins' continuing ability to create hits, as it topped Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
Entirely curated and compiled by Collins himself, his idea for the Take A Look At Me Now concept is to examine how his songs have evolved over time. Each album in the series will be remastered by Nick Davis, who earned a Grammy nomination for Best Surround Sound album for his work on the Genesis 1970-1975 box set. Davis has also worked on all of the Genesis retrospective reissues. Each album features a bold new artwork concept in which Collins has recreated his poses from the original album covers with new photography that was shot in the present day.
• Phil Collins Take A Look At Me Now Retrospective Reissue Campaign release
• 180g audiophile double vinyl pressing
• Remastered by Nick Davis
• Featuring a bold new artwork concept in which Collins has recreated his pose from the original cover with new photography that was shot in the present day
• Remaining albums in Collins' solo discography to follow in the coming months