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    Posted: January 14 2017 at 12:06
The wife got me this for Christmas.  There is a lot of personal stuff here but of interest to PA readers will be the reminisces about Genesis.  Collins does not add much new material (read 'Chapter and Verse' for that), although there is a bit more detail, for instance, on the day he auditioned for Genesis and how chuffed he was to get the gig.  It certainly disabuses the notion that he was responsible for the band's shift to pop.  Apparently, on two occasions he proposed that they become an instrumental group after Gabriel departed.  Imagine that!  The band did meet in 2005 to discuss resurrecting the Lamb, but it came to nought.  I get the feeling that Collins has been demonised too much in the past; he set about being a professional drummer with single-minded determination and you can't knock him for that.  He also explains why he is was not responsible for the Led Zeppelin 'Live Aid' debacle.  Go on - have a read - you know you want to!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2017 at 12:45
I saw this book at Tesco's the other day, had a look through it, and I quickly realised that I need to read it in a wholly. It does look like a nice piece of work, well worth a read
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BunBun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2017 at 09:41
Good to hear, I plan on picking it up at some point this year. Trying to get through some other books atm though.
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I've only just started Rutherford's The Living Years biography. Maybe I'll get to this one by 2021? Now we need Banks to write his memoirs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blinkyjoh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2017 at 08:15
I read both. I think the Living Years spends more time talking about Genesis stuff than Phil's book. Both were good reads. I had no idea of Phil's health issues the last half dozen years.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2017 at 08:41
I do, I do! By the way, what does "chuffed" mean?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flight123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2017 at 02:53
Chuffed?  Slang - very happy, delighted - can also mean something else (consult Roger's Profanisaurus)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2017 at 13:56
I'll always have a soft spot for Phil, but after last year, this book's title seems most inappropriate. Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2017 at 14:29
^Oh yeah? What happened last year (I'm on freaking pins and needles)?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2017 at 14:58
Ah...never mind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2017 at 07:19
Hi,

I will probably end up getting and reading these, but I doubt that I will review them or comment on them a whole lot. In some ways, I look at these as "the star speaks", and I am not sure that this helps explain the art and the work as much as something else can ... and for this reason, I stick to the books that are unusual and out of the norm.  The kinds of things that helped develop new musics and arts ... not just another pop song!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2017 at 09:20
Collins' account will probably hit the discount shelf at the local Barnes & Noble in about six months (or sooner). Will buy it only then as I can expect that a good deal of it will, naturally, coincide with his "solo career," that period wherein he achieved his greatest fame. I don't expect him to wax poetically on the recording of Genesis' 1976 landmark album A Trick of the Tail, so my desire to read the book is limited.
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Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

^Oh yeah? What happened last year (I'm on freaking pins and needles)?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2017 at 09:36
Ohhhhhhhh ... !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2017 at 13:07
Who are you kidding? I can almost hear you humming Su..Su..Sussudio.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote biglevel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2017 at 17:42
I like the story of that book so much. But reading it really takes time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2017 at 12:29
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Who are you kidding? I can almost hear you humming Su..Su..Sussudio.
I could see myself humming it as I can't recall much else - Collins' solo output being that good.

Edited by Rednight - January 24 2017 at 12:30
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I can't lie! I subconsciously turned up the volume on Sussudio once in my car! Embarrassed

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2017 at 14:50
Lemmy Lake Prince Emerson Bowie ... you mean there was more?!

Edited by Rednight - January 26 2017 at 14:54
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DiamondDog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 10 2017 at 12:41
Interesting to read the comments by members. I'm curious to read Phil's story, despite some reservations about the man himself.
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