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No Jacket Required
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|8. Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore|
|9. Inside Out|
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|11. We Said Hello Goodbye|
No Jacket Required was 1985's Grammy winner for Album of the Year. Certified Multi-Platinum (12 times) by the RIAA. (2/01)
By the time he released his third solo album, Phil Collins had become a near-ubiquitous presence on the radio, thanks to his increasingly mainstream work with Genesis, his own chart hits, and his indelible production stamp on other artists' albums. No Jacket Required did nothing to stem the tide of all-Phil-all-the-time playlists--which is fine, considering that overall, it's likely his best solo effort, ranging from the engaging rockers "I Don't Wanna Know," "Don't Lose My Number," and the silly Prince rewrite "Sussudio" to heartfelt ballads such as "One More Night" and "Long Long Way to Go," which features a vocal cameo by the (at the time) equally omnipresent Sting. --Daniel Durchholz
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The album opens with "Sussudio", a rather unlikely single and hit, and yet it managed to reach number one in the U.S. What I remember most about the song is the way David Letterman used to make fun of it. The song isn't one I care for much, but it obviously had great appeal to a large number of listeners. "Only You Know and I Know" is next, a more likeable track for me, and one of three for which Daryl Stuermer wrote the music. "Long Long Way to Go" is a song which has Sting providing backing vocals and his voice works well with Phil's. I don't really care for the somewhat gimmicky end, but all in all it is a pretty good piece. "I Don't Wanna Know" is a more lively piece at just the right time. This is the second of the pieces where the Stuermer wrote the music and Phil provided the lyrics. "One More Night" is one of those songs which the critics panned but Phil's fans like. It made it to number one in the U.S., and while clearly not the deepest lyric or most complex piece, it does provide a nice ending to the first half of the album.
"Don't Lose My Number" is a high energy piece to open the second half of the album.Read more ›
Phil went on to release better and more mature work with the Grammy winning But Seriously four years later. His career in the 90's fell short but still maintained good songs here and there; the early millennium saw Phil Collins return to form with groundbreaking productions, and Academy awards. However, No Jacket Required remains to be the album that sold the most copies and is most adored by his fans.
propably the most funny track here is "Don't you loose my numnber" - propably one of my Phil's favourite tracks.in here we have all that we used to call cheesy in eighties.pathetic guiar solo,raw beat,some amusing synths and mysterious lyrics (who is billy and why he's running?)...great song.
well,"No jacket required" remains one of Phil's biggest succes and still it sounds joyfull and interesting.the pop songs with some more depth beneath.a great gift for any eighties fan or for you,who want to feel the taste of eighties without embarrasment.
I still find this record (15 yrs later) very difficult to listen to, yes it's simply overflowing with smash radio hits and a few Grammy's just to make sure we know we're supposed to buy it, wow that must mean it's a great record (right) because the industry force fed it to us and threw millions of dollars at it's marketing and distribution. This album is like McDonalds or Coca-Cola, there is nothing wrong with it, in fact like both of the items I've mentioned (McDonalds & Coke) it's perfectly acceptable mass appeal product, and should be regarded as such. There is no reason to write a food review of a Big Mac and explain how brilliant it is, we all know what it is and what to expect and the same goes with the majority of Phil Collins albums, stand in line place your order and know what to expect.
Question: Why does he always have his face on the cover, I think he's got 5 or 6 albums with tight head shots (weird) it's funny how all his albums kinda look the same (and sound just like they look) very much the same.
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case have crack on it and black holder to hold cd have bent but cd is finePublished 6 months ago by H. Morin
Big fan of Phil Collins! If you are a child of the 80's or just a fan of the music, give this album a go! You might enjoy it as much as I do.Published 13 months ago by KlasluvsJo
Phil Collins might have made some infectious music on this album but it lacks real magic. This is pure pop and thats rarely a good thing. It certainly is not here.Published on June 21 2004 by Brian Ogilby
Phil Collins' No Jacket Required is not only great, but very hummable! Loads of catchy pop songs all throughout! Read morePublished on May 30 2004 by Preston L. Moreaux
...emphasis on sub (low, way down dere). The last cut should have beeen the first: 'We said hello, goodbye (don't look back)'. WORD - take this apropos advice from them. Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by afl
A GREAT CD FROM THE FORMER DRUMMER AND VOCALIST OF GENESIS.VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.Published on May 15 2004 by guitar expert101
One of the best of Phil Collins solo albums. The CD (with the added 11th song at the end) is to be thoroughly enjoyed by all Phil Collins fans!Published on May 7 2004 by Amazon Customer