1989 Phil Collins – But Seriously

…But Seriously is the fourth solo studio album by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins, released on 6 November 1989 in the US by Atlantic Records and on 20 November 1989 in the UK by Virgin Records. After Genesis took a break in activity in 1987 Collins resumed his solo career, first starring in the film Buster followed by writing and recording …But Seriously. The album has a more serious tone than his previous album, No Jacket Required, and several songs have lyrics concerning socio-economic and political issues.

…But Seriously was a huge commercial success worldwide, reaching No. 1 in the UK and the US for 15 and 4 non-consecutive weeks, respectively. It was the best selling album of 1990 in the UK, eventually selling 2.75 million copies there and 4 million in the US. The lead single “Another Day in Paradise” won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Collins supported the album with the Seriously, Live! World Tour in 1990. In 2016, the album was remastered with additional studio, live, and demo tracks, and updated artwork

Tracks

1  Hang In Long Enough (Phil Collins) 4:43
2  That’s Just The Way It Is (Phil Collins) 5:09
3  Do You Remember? (Phil Collins) 4:35
4  Something Happened On The Way To Heaven (Phil Collins; Daryl Stuermer) 4:51
5  Colours (Phil Collins) 8:49
6  I Wish It Would Rain Down (Phil Collins) 5:27
7  Another Day In Paradise (Phil Collins) 5:21
8  Heat On The Street (Phil Collins) 3:56
9  All Of My Life (Phil Collins) 5:34
10  Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (Phil Collins; Tom Washington) 1:25
11  Father To Son (Phil Collins) 3:27
12  Find A Way To My Heart (Phil Collins) 6:07

Musicians

1 Hang In Long Enough

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
GuitarDominic Miller
KeyboardsPhil Collins
HornsThe Phenix Horns
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsLynn Fiddmont-Linsey
Background VocalsMarva King
VocalsPhil Collins


2 That’s Just The Way It Is

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
PercussionPhil Collins
VocalsDavid Crosby
VocalsPhil Collins


3 Do You Remember?

BassPino Palladino
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
PercussionPhil Collins
VocalsStephen Bishop
VocalsPhil Collins


4 Something Happened On The Way To Heaven

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
GuitarDominic Miller
KeyboardsPhil Collins
HornsThe Phenix Horns
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsLynn Fiddmont-Linsey
Background VocalsMarva King
VocalsPhil Collins


5 Colours

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDominic Miller
KeyboardsPhil Collins
HornsThe Phenix Horns
VocalsPhil Collins


6 I Wish It Would Rain Down

BassPino Palladino
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarEric Clapton
KeyboardsPhil Collins
VocalsPhil Collins


7 Another Day In Paradise

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDominic Miller
KeyboardsPhil Collins
VocalsDavid Crosby
VocalsPhil Collins


8 Heat On The Street

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
Hammond OrganSteve Winwood
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
HornsThe Phenix Horns
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsLynn Fiddmont-Linsey
Background VocalsMarva King
VocalsPhil Collins


9 All Of My Life

DrumsPhil Collins
Hammond OrganSteve Winwood
KeyboardsPhil Collins
SaxDon Myrick
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsLynn Fiddmont-Linsey
Background VocalsMarva King
VocalsPhil Collins


10 Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
HornsThe Phenix Horns
PercussionPhil Collins
VocalsPhil Collins


11 Father To Son

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
VocalsPhil Collins


12 Find A Way To My Heart

Liner Notes

Producer – Hugh Padgham, Phil Collins
Arranged By (Horns) – Tom Tom 84
Engineer (Assistant, LA) – Ed Goodreau
Engineer (Assistant) – Simon Osborne
Engineer, Mixed By – Hugh Padgham
Mixed By – Phil Collins

Photography By (Cover) – Trevor Key

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Pressed By – EMI Records
Recorded At – The Farm
Recorded At – A&M Studios