Phil Collins

Going Back - Warner Bros 075678924484

This sparkling Motown homage should come as no surprise to anyone who remembers that Collins’ first UK No1 was his 1982 cover of The Supremes’ ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’. It’s more a question of why he left it so long. For the most part, he’s chosen to faithfully recreate the sound and arrangements of 18 ’60s classics, even drafting in members of Motown’s revered Funk Brothers session crew to get it spot-on. Even so, the voice is unmistakeably Collins, and his passion for the material is unmistakable in the effervescent zip of every track. Stevie Wonder’s ‘Blame It On The Sun’, however, has been nicely re-fashioned, and Dusty Springfield’s ‘Going Back’ is satisfyingly rearranged. Ultimately, every cut’s a belter.

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