Phil Collins Album with Carole King Tracks Hits # 1 in the UK
Phil Collins released his newest album, Going Back, a collection of Motown classics and his first album in eight years. The track listing includes 2 songs written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin - the title song, "Going Back", and "Some of Your Lovin'".
Released September 13, 2010 on Atlantic Records in the UK, and September 28, 2010 in the US, it reached the #1 album spot on the UK's Official Charts, the Official UK Albums Top 40 chart. It was his first UK #1 album in 12 years.
Collins said the idea behind the album was "not to bring anything 'new' to these already great records, but to try to recreate the sounds and feelings that I had when I first heard them. My intention was to make an 'old' record, not a 'new' record". True to his words, he included Bob Babbitt, Eddie Willis and Ray Monette as part of his band. Also known as "The Funk Brothers", they are the session musicians who played together on several Motown recordings from 1959 until 1972.
Produced by Collins, the album has 18 songs in its standard edition, and 25 songs in its boxed set, deluxe edition. In addition to the expanded 25-track CD, the boxed set offers bonus DVD materials containing:
-4 bonus tracks
-The complete Going Back Session Recordings - all 29 tracks which can be transferred to PC as either WAV or mp3 files
-Going Back ... The Home Movie - 87 minute documentary narrated by Phil Collins
-A Conversation With Phil Collins - 22 minute documentary includes on-camera Phil Collins interview plus behind-the-scenes and additional interviews with other participants -"(Love Is Like A) Heatwave" - Music Video
Phil also makes news in The Epoch Times and in Billboard. Click here to watch the music video for "Going Back" on Phil Collins' YouTube channel. To order the standard or deluxe edition of Going Back, go to Amazon.com.
In celebration of the success of Phil's new album Going Back, we'd like to share with you, the vintage Dusty Springfield version of "Goin' Back". Dusty's version of was recorded on June 15, 1966 at Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London. It was released as a single on July 1, 1966, reaching #10 in the UK Singles Chart. Dusty Springfield's "Goin' Back"
The Byrds released their cover of "Goin' Back" in October 1967 as the lead single from The Notorious Byrd Brothers album, which reached #47 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and #12 on the UK Album Chart. Today, the album is widely considered to be one of The Byrds' best LP releases. The Byrds' version of "Goin' Back" on the Smothers Brothers show.