If Phil Collins isn't the hardest-working man in show business, he's right up there, at least if the nearly 90-minute concert Live and Loose in Paris
is any indication. The man is non-stop motion, whether seated behind his drum kit, prowling the stage as frontman (the format is in-the-round, so it takes an effort to keep all of the arena-sized audience involved), or, of course, singing the hits (including "Against All Odds", "In the Air Tonight" and "Sussudio"). The "loose" part of the title is a bit of a misnomer; Collins' excellent band is unerringly tight, and the performance is well-choreographed while still maintaining some sense of spontaneity. There's no denying the appeal of Collins' drum-heavy, horn-driven, R&B-cum-world-music sound, and if his music ultimately isn't as challenging or engaging as that of Peter Gabriel's (the other ex-Genesis lead singer), no one in this Paris audience seems to mind a bit. Good show, Phil. --Sam Graham
Dieser Live-Mitschnitt wurde in Paris F im Rahmen seiner Tournee an einem einzigen Abend komplett gefilmt. Tracklisting Hand In Hand, Hang In Long Enough, Don't Lose My Number, Another Day In Paradise, Against All Odds Take A Look At Me Now, Lorenzo, Separate Lives, Long Long Way To Go, In The Air Tonight, Timbantiocha, Easy Lover, Dance Into The Light, Wear My Hat, Something Happened On The Way To Heaven, Sussudio.