Phil Collins' Big Band - That's
all, off their "A Hot night in
Paris" album, released in 1999,
the band's first album. ( Phil
Collins is the subject of this
week's Dino Quiz. A copy of this
album is the giveaway prize ).
Phil Collins joined British
progmeisters Genesis in 1971 from
their "Nursery Cryme" album
onwards as drummer and vocalist.
One of his early bands was Flaming
Youth, a band with whom he
released one fairly collectible
album in the late sixties. Collins
remained with Genesis for a number
of years, taking over the lead
vocal spot when Peter Gabriel left
in May 1975, at the end of "The
Lamb lies down on Broadway" tour.
Collins is, apart from a
tremendously successful solo
artist, a world class jazz/fusion
drummer, and his "other" band,
Brand X, which he co-founded with
guitarist John Goodsall, bassist
Percy Jones and keyboard player
Robin Lumley in 1976, gave him a
perfect avenue to demonstrate his
abilities. In 1998, Collins took
his Big Band, complete with a 14
piece brass section, on tour to
the US and Europe during 1998.
Albeit an excellent album with
some flawless playing, we've read
one or two reports mentioning that
the tour wasn't as successful as
was hoped, the main reason being
that the audiences were expecting
to hear Collins sing as well as
play! This is a non-vocal album,
and should be appreciated as such.
The man is a top class performer
in every sense of the word, as his
drumming abilities are equally as
good as his singing
abilities.Question ( of the Dino
Quiz number 159 ): Name the famous
British prog outfit Phil Collins
joined in 1971 ).
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