Phil Collins has signed a global deal with Warner Music for the reissue of his eight solo albums.
The first in the series of remastered and expanded releases will be Collins’ 1981 solo debut ‘Face Value’ and the 1993 album ‘Both Sides’.
“I’ve had a fantastic relationship with Warner and Atlantic throughout my career and I’m thrilled to be continuing that,” says Collins. “I’m working with them now on these new presentations. Very exciting.”
‘Face Value’ was released when Collins was still a member of Genesis. The album featured the soon-to-be classic ‘In The Air Tonight’ as well as ‘I Missed Again’ and Collins’ remake of the Genesis song ‘Behind The Lines’.
‘Face Value’ was a number one album in the UK and USA and reached no 2 in Australia.
The fifth album ‘Both Sides’ 12 years later reached number 1 in the UK, number 8 in Australia and number 13 in the USA.
While the album did not reach the same heights as the previous four solo albums it did give Collins his biggest world tour ever with the Both Sides of the World tour. The 13-month tour saw over 150 performances on six continents.
“Phil Collins has had one of the most prolific careers in modern music,” says Tim Fraser-Harding, President of Global Catalogue, Recorded Music for Warner Music Group. “As a longtime member of the Atlantic Records family, it is a joyous occasion to now be able to work with his unprecedented catalogue on a fully global scale. We are looking forward to collaborating with Phil on some sensational new releases that will excite his longtime fans while also helping to introduce his songs to new generations of music lovers.”
Both ‘Face Value’ and ‘Both Sides’ will be released in the third quarter of 2015.
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