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Both Sides

Phil Collins Audio CD
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Selling records and winning awards are the things that have always come easy to Phil Collins. He has sold 100 million solo records and another 150 million with Genesis, putting him in the same rarefied league as Madonna, Elton John and Pink Floyd. His numerous awards include seven Grammys, two Golden Globes and an Oscar (for You’ll Be In My Heart from Disney’s Tarzan).

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  • Audio CD (28 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: UMC
  • ASIN: B000026LON
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,696 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Both Sides Of The Story 6:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Can't Turn Back The Years 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Everyday 5:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I've Forgotten Everything 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. We're Sons Of Our Fathers 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Can't Find My Way 5:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Survivors 6:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. We Fly So Close 7:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. There's A Place For Us 6:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. We Wait And We Wonder 7:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Please Come Out Tonight 5:46£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Universal are proud to make available four of Phil Collins finest individual albums, including the winner of the 1985 Grammy for Pop Album of the Year, 'No Jacket Required', chart topping '…But Seriously', and also the outstanding "Hello, I Must Be Going" and "Both Sides".

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his finest moments. 27 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is probably Phil's best solo album - he conceives it that way himself, and I agree with him. Most of the songs are completely unknown - Both Sides Of The Story, Everyday and We Wait And We Wonder were all semi-hits, and are all great songs, but the real power comes with songs like Can't Find My Way, Can't Turn Back The Years, Please Come Out Tonight, and We Fly So Close - the latter is probably Phil's best tune bar none 1981/2006. It's not very radio-friendly, it may be a bit stagnant at times (I've Forgotten Everything), and superior songs from the same era were mysteriously left off the album (For A Friend - another of his finest moments! - and several interesting instrumental cuts only made it out as B-sides). Even so, this remains as a very strong and coherent album, that grows on you through repeated listenings for a long time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it today 18 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was never the world's biggest Collins fan, indeed by the end of the 80's I felt he was over-exposed and something had to give. What's remarkable about this album is that he more or less did everything himself. It contains some of his saddest songs, but they are also among his best. It's a proper album in every sense of the word. Rather like Kirsty MacColl's "Titanic Days", it's a "sad, divorce album" with a genuine beginning, middle and end. Standout tracks are "Everyday" and the wonderful concluding song "Please come out tonight". It lacks the commercial clout of his biggest hits, and I'm sure his record company were horrified, but it's the perfect autumnal record. Give me this over "Sussudio" any day.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil Collins Finest..but who would know...? 30 Oct 2009
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Phil Collins says himself that this is his favourite album and I agree completely.

However, its brilliance has largely been ignored by the public (it did sell well anyway but not nearly as well as the preceding PC album) and music reviewers, who always under-rate Phil Collins as well as Genesis anyway as they're basically all inverted snobs, but here the lack of praise is criminal.

The first track and also first single is a great standard PC track with a big drum sound that tackles social problems, which is a theme PC always handles well musically, reflected by the fact that 'We Wait and We Wonder' is also a great song. Incidentally, the socially-aware songs in this case are about how there are always two sides to a story as well as discouraging injustice in society and terrorism in Northern Ireland respectively. 'We Fly So Close' is the most emotional song on the album and also one of its greatest moments. The first few minutes are particularly melancholy and sad (even for PC), but then it spectacularly opens out with the trademark PC drum sound. There are not really any duff tracks, but granted a lot of them take a few listens to be appreciated properly. A few songs may seem slow, but they eventually start becoming rewarding and also relaxing to listen to. Examples of this are supposedly slow tracks such as 'I've Forgotten Everything' and 'There's a Place for us' - they seem slow and stagnant but they also have a great deal of atmosphere and many can relate to the lyrics, which makes them ultimately all the more enjoyable to listen to. The best track on the album though is perhaps 'Everyday'. People often say that PC does too many love songs for his albums, but in my opinion this IS among those most worthy of inclusion.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant CD to Relax to! 13 Nov 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This is a brilliant CD recorded by Phil Collins during his breakup with his wife, which is refected in the lyrics. Sit back, Dim the lights, and listen to each word... You'll agree that it is superb!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Both Sides Of The Story 1 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Both Sides sat on my shelf for several years gathering dust. I listened to it once or twice and never really got into it. Then, last week, one of the songs came up on a shuffle. I nearly skipped on, making a mental note to remove the album from my ipod, but I decided I might as well give it one listen. Just One. I have never been more surprised by an album in my life. I foolishly named Face Value as the best album Phil Collins ever made. How wrong I was! This album is far more consistent and powerful than any other he produced.

Both Sides Of The Story is one of Phils social conscience songs but this time there's a twist. The lyrics are miserable in places but the music remains upbeat and powerful. The guitar and drums provide the real meat of the track. Yes, the drums are from a machine but they're well used. Some of the lyrics feel slightly forced and corny, including an appearance from the most eloquent and poetic "ghetto kid" in the world but the quality of the music can't be denied. It has the power of I Don't Care Anymore but some of the energy and mood of Take Me Down .

Can't Turn Back The Years brings the mood right down. The drum machine sounds a little tinny on this track but it's undeniably moving and Phil sings brilliantly.

Everyday continues with the solemn tone of the last one. The piano intro is a bit bland but after a minute or so the song takes off. If you can cope with the lyrics ("everyday I cry" being one of the jollier offerings) then this is a very rewarding song.

I've Forgotten Everything is the track that really caught my attention and took my breath away.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of phils best albums by far
One of phils best albums by far.Some really fantastic tracks on this and worth every penny.Although there are not many well known songs on the album compared to other albums he has... Read more
Published 20 days ago by kevjards
5.0 out of 5 stars Good price and product
Great album worth a listen
Published 1 month ago by C. Ash
5.0 out of 5 stars Both Sides
For me this is Phil Collins' best studio album. The better tracks on here are Both Sides Of The Story, We're Son Of Our Fathers, Survivors, We Fly So Close, There's A Place For Us... Read more
Published 6 months ago by MF
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service,well wrapped,super fast delivery, a good quality...
Great service,well wrapped,super fast delivery, a good quality item,it's a great way of replacing your old vinyl albums, highly recommended
Published 7 months ago by KEN SLOUGH
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I Bought This One!!!!
Very good CD and played quite a bit already. Some very nice tracks on here and some i have never heard before..
Published 15 months ago by DUMBLEDORE
5.0 out of 5 stars phil collins both sides
If you need a review for Phil Collins where on this earth have you been hiding...great album very evocative of the mid 90s to early millennium for me, very reflective in style sit... Read more
Published on 12 Sep 2012 by Dr Ross
3.0 out of 5 stars Phil Collins - both sides
Never enjoyed Phil Collins - found him too whinny (however can play the drums). CD bought for friend who seems happy enough with!!
Published on 9 Jan 2012 by Mark Corps
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite Phil Collins album.
I feel like this album is the last one Phil made where the songs sound like he really NEEDED to write them. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2010 by Alexander J. Dunn
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh Dear.
Although there are some good tracks on here,title track,Everyday,the rest all seem to lack something,maybe it`s Collins use of drum machine that let`s this CD down(why are Collins,... Read more
Published on 17 Aug 2004
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