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U Catastrophe [Explicit]

19 Aug 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 19 Aug 2008
  • Label: Lightyears Music Ltd.
  • Copyright: 2010 Lightyears Music Ltd.
  • Total Length: 56:27
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0039VPPWU
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,772 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By alextorres on 20 Sep 2008
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Simon Collins's U-Catastrophe is a well produced album of catchy melodic rock. Simon shows the kind of flair for catchy hooks that earned his famous dad, Phil Collins, a fair few million dollars with a series of best-selling albums in the 1980s, but Simon's music is rockier and more to my taste. U-Catastrophe is a commercial-sounding album, easy to like on a first hearing.

The album's opening is explosive, "U-Catastrophe" being the kind of pacey, melodic and very catchy tune that puts a smile on my face. Having got you on the hook, Simon follows up with a series of up-tempo rocky numbers that rarely let the pace fade until you get to "The Good Son", the album's sixth track. It's a blistering opening, mixing autobiographical songs with the environmental protest of "Disappearing". Simon plays drums (of course...), rather well it has to be said, as well as keyboards, the occasional guitar part and the lead vocal. His voice is good and strong; it's a good rock singer's voice and it suits this style of music.

"Unconditional", one of two slowish numbers, has a gorgeous melody and is very catchy, as is "Us (Love Transcends)", a pretty love song based on beautiful piano phrasing.

These two slower numbers are well integrated into the album's overall rocky feel. For instance, the slowish "Unconditional" is followed by a powerful instrumental number based on some cracking drum playing - add some attractive rock guitar phrasing and you have a really effective rock instrumental.

Overall, then, a strong album of catchy, well-produced and played melodic rock that has the potential to sell well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. Fitzgibbon on 18 Oct 2009
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I started to explore the music of Simon Collins when he covered "Keep it Dark"... his first 2 albums were good - this one rocks especially "The Big Bang".

The only sad thing is the UK will probably not hear it or of him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. J. Sandalls on 9 Aug 2009
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This is an excellent collection of songs. Very interesting writing and very professional production. Even better than his last superb album. You'll enjoy Simon's work whether you are a fan of his Dad or not. I am a huge fan of Phil Collins, Genesis, and all of the associated artists, but even if these styles aren't what you are into, Simon Collins has something special to offer. A great songwriter, singer and an amazing drummer!!!
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By Antony Forst on 6 July 2013
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Pity Simon has done no more recordings. He is so original and is a fresh force om the music scene.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Simon Collins Experience 14 July 2009
By H. Metcalf - Published on Amazon.com
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If you loved Phil Collins, you'll enjoy his son Simon in a unique way. U-Catastrophe is a blend of rock, electronica, and easy listening. If you want to hear a drum duet hard rock style between Phil and Simon, start up The Big Bang! If you want to lift your soul and discover secret messages, meditate to "Us-Love Transcends". If you want the best song on the album, cue up Powerless. Simon took his time writing and editing the perfect lyrics to match his rhythms. This album should not go unheard. Try it. You will be surprised. His album materials are eco-friendly, his music tells the story of our love, eco, and life that transcends space and time. But this is just what I got from it, experience it for yourself. Visit Simon on myspace to hear some of the songs from this album, start with powerless. That song just rocks!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Solid effort from Genesis offspring 31 Dec 2008
By N. Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
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As a long time Genesis/Gabriel/Collins fan, i'm always looking for something that captures that same spirit. Simon Collins has produced something here that his father has not in some time-Good, and passionate rock. Much like his famous father's solo contributions, not everything is great here, but it is definately solid from beginning to end. The energy of the drum duet with Phil in "The Big Bang" is absolutely infectious and a little Industrial/NIN sounding. It is refreshing to see that he is not shying away from his affiliations with his father, but embraces them. Simon is onto something and it might take a little longer to break through, but if he continues on this path he might have a pretty promising career of his own in the near future. My fellow long time Genesis, et al fans...overcome your hesitation and give this album a shot. I think you might be pleasantly surprised, enjoy!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This Album, Is where Simon Collins is projecting his Gifts Fully! 6 May 2009
By M. Pennington - Published on Amazon.com
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This 3rd album, as Simon states on his website; [...] is that he finally felt as if he found his real voice, his true sound! This album, you can feel his songs come out with more direct, in-your-face, and thankful for the trials & tribs in2 blessings thing! Especially with "Powerless" and "Unconditional", also a more passionate side to Simon in the things that are important like "Eco" --a reminder of how we need to look after this planet so it can look after us. Produced by Kevin Churko along with Simon, this album just won the Juno award for production!! Again, simply awesome, and taking after the master himself!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
U-Catastrophe review 13 April 2009
By J. Brack - Published on Amazon.com
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This album by Simon Collins is really good! The first 2 songs are ok. The 3rd song, "Dissapearing" is pretty good. "Powerless" is one of my favorites. "go" I dont like much. "The Good Son" has some good music in it and some good lyrics. "Unconditional" is incredible and my favorite song out of all on this CD. He really sounds like Phil Collins on parts of this song. "The Big Bang" is an awesome drum instrumental with Simon and his dad, Phil Collins playing on either side of your speakers. Eco is a great song about trying to save the environment from big business and reminds me of Phil Collins song "Land of Confusion" from his Genesis days. "Us" is a very good love song. I didn't really like "Between I & E" much. "Fast Forward The Future" is a pretty good song.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very happily surprised... 3 Oct 2008
By D. Youngman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have to be honest, I bought this because I'm a HUGE Genesis fan, and wanted to check out the next generation. I wasn't really expecting much, but let me tell ya, this kid is a phenomenal rocker - and on the other hand, he can pull off a slow ballad. His voice is reminiscent of his Dad, but not always. He can also write a pretty stinging tune - part advocate part environmentalist - he has a message and drives it home. One song has a bad azz drum duet with his dad, another has Steve Hacket sitting in on guitar. Pretty good back up musicians if you ask me. Give this a try, I really don't think you'll be disappointed.
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