|1. Hang In Long Enough|
|2. That's Just The Way It Is|
|3. Do You Remember?|
|4. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven|
|6. I Wish It Would Rain Down|
|7. Another Day In Paradise|
|8. Heat On The Street|
|9. All Of My Life|
|10. Saturday Night And Sunday Morning|
|11. Father To Son|
|12. Find A Way To My Heart|
Up until 1989 Phil dominated both TV and radio airwaves with his suave and cool music videos and songs, ranging from the sweet rock coolness of In The Air Tonight to the bubbly pop of Two Hearts. But Seriously gave Phil a new credibility. Here he is more than just that, he is a perfectionist artist.
The first single showed, for the first time, Phil Collins singing a different tune from his past hits, a song about the poor and homeless, Another Day In Paradise. The song became a worldwide anthem that year sparking repeated airplay and earning the grammy for best song. For many, this song is the highlight of the album. But in truth, its just one of a lot of hightlights. Actually, the entire album was the highlight of the moment.
The maturity of That's Just The Way It Is, Father To Son, and All Of My Life can easily cast over Another Day In Paradise. The sweet love ballad Do You Remember?, which appears in the soundtrack of Nicholas Cage's 1990 bomb Fire Birds, is deliciously good. The chilling rock epic I Wish It Would Rain Down that features guitar work from Eric Clapton dawns as a remarkable highlight on the album. Colors follows in the theme of Another Day In Paradise as a moment to give a thought to the poor and homeless. The album's closer Find A Way To My Heart, another track that was featured in the soundtrack to the Nicholas Cage flop Fire Birds, is an excellent pick for the closing of such a genuine album.
With number like That's Just The Way It Is, Do You Remember and I Wish It Would Rain Down, we know Phil has a soft side. And I like it. He's sad, remiscant and melancholy, yet not depressed and mopey. Heat On The Street and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning pick up the pace a bit and pull some tapping from your toes.
As usual, Phil manages to combine kickin' tunes with catchy lryics, making for one heck of a CD.
I enjoy this Phil, but I'd like to see more of songs like Find a Way To My Heart and Colors. He's good at making songs with meanings. Let's see more of them.