"Photogenic Memory" already sells you quickly on this collector's CD, esp. if you are a musician of any genre and are familiar w/ the percussion talents of Paulinho da Costa. For fans like me who have liked Brazilian themes since the late 60's, I know Paulinho's work from his collaborations w/ Sergio Mendes. (See "Primal Roots" for classic examples of Mendes/da Costa work.)
Of course, the most fun track is #6, "Easy Lover", featuring the excellent counterbalancing of the Bailey/Collins voices forefronting Phil's wonderful cabbage-chopping work on his trap set. One can almost see the silvery flashiness of his Zildjian Platinum crashes, and underlining punctuations on the high hat. Complimenting everything perfectly are the work of the other musicians, esp. Nathan West's bass lines: sensual, throbbing, and definitive, but not overpowering. Somehow, even has many times as I have heard this number on FM, nothing can surpass playing this! CD track on quad stereo w/ the equalizer pushed up a bit to further highlight Phillip's E,W, & F signature range interweaving around Phil's primary melodic path.
This listener's favorite, however, esp. because of its incredible change in mood and texture from its previous track is "Show You The Way To Love". It demonstrates Phillip's own depth, sensitivity, and capabilities to interpret his music and lyrics beyond his mesmerizingly viscous falsetto style.
And, if nothing else grabs you listening to this CD (even my Deaf friends keep borrowing it to feel its "biorhythms", by the way), Phillip's profile cover photo, the photo of The Great Wall, and the inside photos of the band, producers, and studio guys at work and at play shows just how much fun it must have been to realize the end product. Check it out: there are even neat b&w photos of our buddy, Phil Collins, w/ more hair than I've ever seen on his cute, little noggin!