Beats me. Collins said that the atmosphere on set wasn't that great but didn't elaborate much, he was only on set for a day so it's not like he was privy to much behind the scenes stuff.
I have little interest in his solo albums either, but reading his book got me curious about some of them.
I generally like Face Value. It's better than Tony and Mike's solo albums from that period (which is funny considering those are actually prog for the most part). There's some pretty solid material on there.
I'm definitely interesting in hearing that Big Band album. It's all instrumental and Phil is on the drums the whole time. So w
>>well I actually kind of liked those, I was surprised at how well WCD works at least as background music. As for Phil playing all the instruments....well, I doubt Tony and Mike had a lot of trouble playing their parts on WCD
Well maybe you'd like this album after all (i highly doubt it. it's boring as f*ck.) The WCD insturmentals aren't all that complicated but they're clearly performed by musicians who are good at playing their instruments (there's a good documentary on youtube with them writing and rehearsing wcd, showing them all contributing pretty equally). Phil playing all the instruments just means you get a bunch of generic keyboard plodding.
>> No, I hate synth horns with a passion, "soulful" or not. One of the crappier sounds to have ever gained prominence. See you in hell, 1988.
How about Synth acoustic guitar? Phil can't play guitar so there's plenty of those on here too. The song I'm currently on called "we fly so close" sounds like the beginning of "in the air tonight" except it's 7 and a half minutes long and it never gets to the good part. and ooh yeah baby, lots of that tasty acoustic synth guitar.