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1.0 out of 5 stars Album Review, 16 Nov. 2011
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Sorry to give a bad review to an artist I really like, but the album is one that you file in "bought because of who it was and their past good albums, listened once, place in cupboard and never listen again"
His voice has lost it's unique edge and is no longer good enough to carry the songs he has chosen to sing. There are too many better cover versions of these songs around. This sounds like a pub singer who has paid to sing over backing tracks (which admittedly are very good)
If you want good cover versions of Motown songs buy Peter Cox's Motor City Music, you won't be disappointed.
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Initial post: 6 Dec 2011 15:41:44 GMT
Stan says:
I couldn't agree more.... He has definately lost something on this release.

Posted on 6 Dec 2011 15:41:52 GMT
Stan says:
I couldn't agree more.... He has definately lost something on this release.

Posted on 6 Jun 2012 00:06:18 BDT
I agree with your review. As a long time Genesis fan, I was never keen on Phil covering other artists work. Even so I would have given credit had I thought he deserved it-but he doesn't! And I think your comment "This sounds like a pub singer who has been paid to sing over backing tracks...etc" just about sums it up. A lame effort...

Posted on 28 Oct 2013 19:30:21 GMT
Mr. D. Bain says:
I've nothing against Collins, but why do an album of Motown covers? In virtually every case the originals are so good and so well known. I can't think of a single cover version of a Motown hit that manages to better the original. The Motown sound is so iconic that any artist covering a song really needs to do something very different with it. A couple of reasonable covers in my opinion are Frank Sinatra's big band swing version of 'you are the sunshine of my life' and Creedence Clearwater Revival's rocking version of 'I heard it through the grapevine', both of which are good but neither of which compares favourably with the Motown originals. Collins versions of these songs sound for the most part too like the original versions. In which case why bother?
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