The career of Phil Collins is one, which, by any measure, stands among the most prolific, creative, and impressive in the history of modern music. It is a career that really has been many careers - drummer, singer, composer, producer- from art rock beginnings to huge pop stardom, from big band leader to soundtrack master. It has been an exceptional musical life spanning over three decades, some 100 million solo albums sold (250 million including his work with Genesis), seven Grammy Awards, and an enviable string of hits.

There was a time, of course, when Phil was ubiquitous and inescapable - one of the dominant musical presences across the entire planet. Such validation was wonderful, in many ways. And while chart topping songs like "In The Air Tonight," "Against All Odds," and "Another Day In Paradise" ably represented the more serious side of Phil's work, such smashes as "Sussudio," "You Can't Hurry Love," and "Two Hearts" helped establish a sunny, upbeat, and light-hearted public persona - one that proved hard to dilute.

With his 2004 solo album, Testify - his first in six years - Collins places himself firmly within the realm of grown-up pop once again. And, indisputably, he is sounding better than ever. Defined by Collins's signature voice and unmistakable musical imprint, the album is the sound of a man newly comfortable with himself, and with the world he has shaped around him. "You can try to court approval by making an album self-consciously influenced by this or that fashion - God knows, artists older than me have done it! But, to me, it's just a case of mutton…

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SUSSUDIO Phil Collins
Hit & Run Music Publishing, Inc.

AGAINST ALL ODDS Phil Collins
EMI Golden Touch Publishing/Hit & Run Music Publishing, Inc.

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