Hello, I Must Be Going! (album)
|Hello, I Must Be Going!|
|Studio album by Phil Collins|
|Released||1 November 1982|
|Genre||Pop rock, soft rock|
|Label||Virgin (UK, Ireland)
Atlantic (North America)
WEA (Rest of the world)
|Phil Collins chronology|
|Singles from Hello, I Must Be Going!|
Hello, I Must Be Going! is the second solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, the drummer for Genesis. It was originally released 1 November 1982. This album's name comes from the Marx Brothers' song with the same name, featured in the movie Animal Crackers. The album was promoted with a tour of the same name. The album brought Collins his first nomination for British Male Artist at the Brit Awards in 1983.
The album contains the cover version of The Supremes hit "You Can't Hurry Love", which is one of Collins' best-known singles. Overall, nine of the album's ten tracks made some sort of chart worldwide, although "You Can't Hurry Love" was easily the album's most significant hit. Other notable tracks include the modern-jazz instrumental "The West Side", and "Thru These Walls", a dark voyeuristic song about a man listening through the wall to his neighbours partaking in unseemly nighttime activities—or at least that's what he's imagining at the time. Other than "You Can't Hurry Love", Phil Collins produced another hit single which managed to enter the US Top 40 at No. 39, called "I Don't Care Anymore", a dark song, which gave him his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male in 1984, with the gated reverb effect and lyrics of his divorce similar to the previous "In the Air Tonight".
The album takes much of its inspiration from the problems in Collins' personal life, most notably the painful divorce he was going through at the time. This accounts for the dark and embittered tone on several of the tracks, including the single "I Don't Care Anymore". Co-produced with Hugh Padgham, the gated reverb sound of the drum kit is employed in full yet again, with a mixture of very dry drum sounds on tracks like "I Cannot Believe It's True" in contrast to the huge acoustics used on "Do You Know, Do You Care?".
Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album "Phil Collins began to inject his highly melodic pop songwriting with more soul and R&B influences on his second solo album, Hello, I Must Be Going! While some of the material was successful, much of it showed that he was still coming to grips with how to incorporate R&B techniques into his style". And reviewing for Rolling Stone, critic John Milward wrote of the album "Despite its trend-bucking boast of an eight-track recording, the album's rich luster is of the old classical-rock school. In fact, the LP sounds like stripped-down Genesis, ornamental but not too ostentatious."
All songs written and composed by Phil Collins, except "You Can't Hurry Love" by Holland-Dozier-Holland.
|1.||"I Don't Care Anymore"||5:00|
|2.||"I Cannot Believe It's True"||5:14|
|4.||"Do You Know, Do You Care?"||4:57|
|5.||"You Can't Hurry Love"||2:50|
|6.||"It Don't Matter to Me"||4:12|
|7.||"Thru These Walls"||5:02|
|8.||"Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away"||4:43|
|9.||"The West Side"||4:59|
|10.||"Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning"||3:01|
The album was re-released and remastered by Steve Hoffman for the Audio Fidelity label in 2011.
Personnel and arrangements
- Phil Collins – vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards (1-4,6,7,9), piano (8,10), trumpet on "Do You Know, Do You Care", bass pedals on tracks 1, 4 and 9, marimba (7), tympanis (4), handclaps (3), producer
- Daryl Stuermer – guitars (1-9)
- Chester Thompson – drums (for the tour)
- John Giblin – bass guitar on tracks 2, 3, 5 and 8
- Mo Foster – bass guitar on tracks 6 and 7
- Peter Robinson - piano, vibraphone & glockenspiel (5)
- Michael Harris, Rahmlee Michael Davis – trumpet
- Don Myrick – saxophones
- Louis "Louie Louie" Satterfield – trombone
- Produced by Phil Collins
- Assisted by Hugh Padgham
- Engineered by Hugh Padgham
- Assisted by Howard Gray
- Thanks to Martyn Ford for extra mixing hands on the orchestral tracks
- Recorded at Old Croft On 1" 8 track,
- Overdubbed at 'The Farm' and 'Townhouse' May–June '82
- Strings recorded at CBS, Engineered by Mike Ross
- Main cover photo by Trevor Key
- Mastered by Ian Cooper
- The Mountain Fjord Orchestra was conducted by Martyn Ford and led by Garyn Wright.
- The Phenix Horns are Don Myrick – Tenor and Alto, Louis Satterfield – Trombone, Rhamlee Michael Davis – Trumpet Michael Harris – Trumpet, Arranged by Tom-Tom 84
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|
|NL Top 100
|NL Top 40
|1982||"Thru These Walls"||56||—||—||34||—||—||—||—||48||—||—||15||27||—||—|
|"You Can't Hurry Love"||1||10||9||24||9||3||9||3||1||1||3||3||1||6||3|
|"Do You Know, Do You Care?"||—||—||—||41||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983||"I Don't Care Anymore"||—||39||—||3||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away"||45||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||18||—||—|
|"Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning"||89||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"I Cannot Believe It's True"||—||79||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"It Don't Matter to Me"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||46||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|
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