Hello, I Must Be Going! (album)

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Hello, I Must Be Going!
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Studio album by Phil Collins
Released 5 November 1982[1]
Recorded May–September 1982
Studio Old Croft
Genre
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
2016 reissue cover
2016 reissue cover with updated photograph
Recreated cover photograph, as part of Collins' 2016 studio album reissues

Hello, I Must Be Going! is the second solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins. The album was released in late 1982 on Virgin in the UK and Ireland, Atlantic in North America, and WEA in the rest of the world. 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.

Nine of the album's ten tracks made some sort of chart worldwide, with a cover version of The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" the album's most significant hit. Other 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. The dark "I Don't Care Anymore" reached No. 39 in the U.S., giving Collins his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male in 1984.

The album is named after the Marx Brothers' song of the same name, featured in their 1930 movie Animal Crackers.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 7/10[3]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone (DE) 4/5 stars[6]
Scunthorpe Telegraph 8/10[7]
Uncut 8/10[8]

AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine said: "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."[9] In 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."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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, and reissued as part of the 'Take a Look at Me Now' series of Phil Collins studio album remasters during 2016, with a new second disc of bonus songs.

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • Phil Collins – producer
  • Hugh Padgham – assistant producer, engineer
  • Howard Gray – assistant engineer
  • Overdubbed at 'The Farm' and 'Townhouse' May–June '82
  • Strings recorded at CBS
  • Mike Ross – engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Trevor Key – cover photography
  • The Mountain Fjord Orchestra was conducted by Martyn Ford and led by Garyn Wright.

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Charts
UK
[10]
US
[11]
CAN
[12][11]
AUS
[13]
NZ
[14]
GER
[15]
NOR
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
1982 2 8 1 15 20 6 4 7 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Charts
UK
[10]
US
[19]
US A.C.
[19]
US Rock
[19]
CAN
[11][12]
AUS
[13]
NZ
[14]
GER
[20]
NL Top 100
[21]
NL Top 40
[22]
AUT
[23]
FRA
[24]
IRE
[25]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
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.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[26] Platinum 60,000*
Austria (IFPI Austria)[27] Gold 25,000*
France (SNEP)[28] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[29] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[30] Gold 50,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[31] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[32] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[33] 3× Platinum 900,000^
United States (RIAA)[34] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Sawdey, Evan (12 May 2016). "Phil Collins: 2016 Rhino Reissues (Part One)". PopMatters. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Aizlewood, John (June 2016). "Phil Collins: Hello, I Must Be Going! / Dance into the Light". Q (359): 119. 
  5. ^ a b Milward, John (20 January 1983). "Phil Collins: Hello, I Must Be Going". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
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  21. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Phil Collins". dutchcharts.nl Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  22. ^ "Dutch Top 40 > Phil Collins" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
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  26. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  27. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going!" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 5 November 2012.  Enter Phil Collins in the field Interpret. Enter Hello, I Must Be Going! in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  28. ^ "French album certifications – Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going!" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 5 November 2012.  Select PHIL COLLINS and click OK
  29. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Phil Collins; 'Hello, I Must Be Going!')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  30. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going!" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  31. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going!" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 5 November 2012.  Select the "Chart", enter ' in the field "Year". Select ' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"
  32. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Phil Collins; 'Hello, I Must Be Going!')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  33. ^ "British album certifications – Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going!". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 November 2012.  Enter Hello, I Must Be Going! in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  34. ^ "American album certifications – Phil Collins – Hello, I Must Be Going!". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 5 November 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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