音乐史上最杰出、最成功的天王之一Phil Collins复出！！时隔八年，他终于在克服耳疾等诸多不良因素的情形下，推出了自己的第八张录音室专辑——Going Back！！ 这张翻唱专辑是翻唱自60年代的经典摩城灵魂乐，其中收录的多首经典作品都是那个时代音乐史的翘楚，譬如Stevie Wonder、The Temptations等等的作品。Phil用他自己对于这些黑人灵魂乐的理解，赋予其全新的感觉，令人听罢大呼过瘾！！
睽违8年之久，菲尔柯林斯终于发行重返舞台的全新大碟“Going Back”，特别精选18首60年代Motown和灵魂经典歌谣予以重新演绎，包括：Billboard统计「史上最受全美欢迎的灵魂乐团体」The Temptations的「Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)」，轻快撩起愉悦聆赏的情绪，同时加码翻唱葛莱美奖「最佳节奏蓝调歌曲」、滚石杂志「史上五百首经典歌曲」的「Papa Was A Rolling Stone」；摩城旗下的三人女子团Martha & The Vandellas之「(Love Is Like A) Heatwave」、Uptempo并受福音风格影响的「In My Lonely Room 」，就连和声搭腔、乐器音色、气氛掌控都很讲究，菲尔宝刀未老的演绎频率，甚是令人感动；一口气诠释22座葛莱美奖、双入列「摇滚名人殿堂」及「词曲创作名人殿堂」的Stevie Wonder之「Uptight (Everything's Alright)」，以及「Blame It On The Sun」、「Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer」等三支作品；被选进滚石杂志「史上五百首经典歌曲」名单，有着四部优美和音，发挥人声极致美学的The Four Tops之「Standing In The Shadows Of Love」；创下第一组登上英国金榜冠军的美籍女子团体光荣纪录，由Diana Ross领军The Supremes的「Love Is Here And Now You're Gone」；还有同名主题曲「Going Back」，则是英国白人灵魂女伶Dusty Springfield的迷人小品，再次传递菲尔与这些歌曲的亲密情感。除此之外，菲尔并亲自担纲制作/混音/多项乐器演奏工作，力求保留歌曲的原始风貌，更完全呈现当时的怀旧复古景象！
Long installed in popular music’s multi-million-selling pariah pantheon, there are fewer easy targets for arrows of critical opprobrium than 59-year-old Philip David Charles Collins. Granted, Collins has sometimes been guilty of painting the bull’s-eye on his own forehead (that self-aggrandising Live Aid Concorde business, the cringe-worthy lyrics to Another Day in Paradise, Buster, etc), but nonetheless, the sometime Genesis frontman’s canon is so substantial and his hits so profuse that it feels myopic to dismiss him merely as a haughty purveyor of tortured, romantic ballads for the middle income world.
Certainly, hip hop artists can’t get enough of the near-iconic In the Air Tonight, and Collins, lest it be forgotten, once lent his nimble stick-work to leftfield albums by the likes of Brian Eno and John Cale. All of which is a very long way from Motown: the adolescent Collins’ musical tipple and the inspiration for Going Back, his first solo album since 2002’s underperforming Testify.
An 18-track trawl through the Hitsville USA songbook, this is not so much an homage to Berry Gordy’s Detroit stable as a battlefield re-enactment, underpinned by three surviving members of The Funk Brothers, Motown’s peerless, 60s in-house studio band. So faithfully have Collins and his confreres recreated the Sound of Young America – shimmering tambourines drowning out drums, bass compressed to a fat, distorted throb –that it’s hard not to be swept along. Thus, Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) is as much a blast of toe-tapping euphoria here as it was for The Temptations back in 64, Collins’ reedy, helium-like vocals squeezed into a fair impersonation of the style, if never quite the gravity, of Messrs Ruffin, Kendricks and co. Sprightly versions of Martha and the Vandellas’ Heatwave and Stevie Wonder’s Uptight also stack up remarkably well against the originals.
Things go slightly awry when Collins swaps Motor City tropes for contemporary interpretations, synth pads and all; Some of Your Lovin’ and Blame It on the Sun being particularly saccharine casualties. When he recreates the finger-snapping brio of Standing in the Shadows of Love, Jimmy Mack or Going to a Go-Go, however, his reverence for the material is, whisper it, completely disarming.
Going Back is Phil Collins's eighth studio album. It will be released on 28 September 2010 and features covers of 60s Motown & Soul standards. It also was his first full solo release in eight years, Collins having primarily concentrated on soundtracks, compilations, and his extensive touring as a solo artist and with Genesis. Collins has previously recorded and performed covers of Motown songs in his career. Most famously, his cover of "You Can't Hurry Love" reached No.1 on the UK charts in 1982. In addition, "The Tears of a Clown" appeared as a B-side on the 2003 single "The Least You Can Do", and a live version of "My Girl" first appeared on the Japanese release Live from the Board in 1995 and later on the 2004 album Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New. There are two editions of the album; one with 18 tracks and a limited special edition with all 29 songs Collins recorded. The album will be promoted with a series of live shows in the summer of 2010.
Released 28 September 2010 (2010-09-28)
Genre Contemporary R&B, soul, pop
Producer Phil Collins
01. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) [0:02:33.22]
02. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave [0:02:53.02]
03. Uptight (Everything's Alright) [0:03:02.02]
04. Some Of Your Lovin' [0:03:19.47]
05. In My Lonely Room [0:02:25.28]
06. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me For A Little While) [0:02:58.15]
07. Blame It On The Sun [0:03:26.11]
08. Papa Was A Rolling Stone [0:06:43.58]
09. Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer [0:02:59.65]
10. Standing In The Shadows Of Love [0:02:42.23]
11. Do I Love You [0:02:50.38]
12. Jimmy Mack [0:02:56.50]
13. Something About You [0:02:47.02]
14. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone [0:02:40.05]
15. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever [0:02:48.23]
16. Going To A Go-Go [0:02:49.12]
17. Talkin About My Baby [0:02:47.58]
18. Going Back [0:04:37.19]