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A labour of love ...... Collins covers Motown classics
on 11 September 2010
There seems to be a lot of negative opinions about this album but I'm sure that anyone that liked songs such as 'You Can't Hurry Love' will enjoy this 18 song track through the Motown back catalogue. One thing that stands out on this collection is the production which really captures the classic 60's Motown feel and the backing vocals are really authentic. Phil's vocals are spot on with some tracks such as 'Uptight, Everything's Alright', less than perfect on tracks like 'Heatwave' and standard Phil Collins fare on the ballads like 'Some Of Your Lovin'.
Clearly this is a labour of love for Phil and these tracks obviously mean something to him, which comes out through his interpretations of the classic songs, however I don't think anyone is capable of repeating the perfection of the Detroit sound of the 60's originals, but as it stands its still a great covers album.
I'm sure if it gets repeated airplay it will become a big seller because there is an audience for Phil's music, and his fans will not be disappointed with this fine effort.