Hello, I Must Be Going! (album)

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Hello, I Must Be Going!
Studio album by Phil Collins
Released 1 November 1982
Recorded May–September 1982
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 45:03
Label Virgin (UK, Ireland)
Atlantic (North America)
WEA (Rest of the world)
Producer Phil Collins
Hugh Padgham
Phil Collins chronology
Face Value
(1981)
Hello, I Must Be Going!
(1982)
No Jacket Required
(1985)
Singles from Hello, I Must Be Going!
  1. "Thru These Walls"
    Released: October 1982
  2. "You Can't Hurry Love"
    Released: 27 November 1982
  3. "I Don't Care Anymore"
    Released: February 1983
  4. "Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away"
    Released: March 1983
  5. "Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning"
    Released: May 1983 (UK only)
  6. "I Cannot Believe It's True"
    Released: 1983 (US only)
  7. "It Don't Matter to Me"
    Released: August 1983 (Netherlands only)
  8. "Like China"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Hello, I Must Be Going! is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins. 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 more upbeat tracks serve as a preamble to the more commercial sound of the next album No Jacket Required. 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?".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Phil Collins, except "You Can't Hurry Love" by Holland-Dozier-Holland

No. Title Length
1. "I Don't Care Anymore"   5:00
2. "I Cannot Believe It's True"   5:14
3. "Like China"   5:05
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
Total length:
45:03

The album was re-released and remastered by Steve Hoffman for the Audio Fidelity label in 2011.

Personnel and arrangements[edit]


  • 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

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Charts
UK
[1]
US
[2]
CAN
[3][2]
AUS
[4][5]
NZ
[6]
GER
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
1982 2 8 1 15 20 6 4 7 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Charts
UK
[1]
US
[11]
US A.C.
[11]
US Rock
[11]
CAN
[2][3]
AUS
[4][5]
NZ
[6]
GER
[12]
NL Top 100
[13]
NL Top 40
[14]
AUT
[15]
FRA
[16]
IRE
[17]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
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
"Like China" 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Certification[edit]

Country Certification
Germany 3× Gold[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UK Charts > Phil Collins". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Phil Collins > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "RPM Magazine Archives > Top Albums > Phil Collins". RPM. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Australian Charts > Phil Collins". australian-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "charts.org.nz – Discography Phil Collins". charts.org.nz Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Collins, Phil / Longplay". musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Norwegian Charts > Phil Collins". norwegiancharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Swedish Charts > Phil Collins". swedishcharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Swiss Charts > Phil Collins". swisscharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  11. ^ a b c "Phil Collins > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Chartvefolgung / Collins, Phil / Single". musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  13. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Phil Collins". dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "Dutch Top 40 > Phil Collins" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  15. ^ "Austrian Charts > Phil Collins". austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  16. ^ "Les Charts > Phil Collins". lescharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  17. ^ "Irish Charts > Phil Collins". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  18. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Hello I Must Be Going')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 

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