1985 Phil Collins – No Jacket Required

No Jacket Required is the third solo studio album by English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins. It was originally released on 25 January 1985 or 18 February 1985 on Virgin (UK and Ireland), Atlantic (US and Canada) and WEA (rest of the world). It features guest backing vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. Some of the songs, like “Don’t Lose My Number” and “Sussudio”, were based around improvisation. Other songs, like “Long Long Way to Go”, had a political message. “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Don’t Lose My Number” and “Take Me Home” were released as singles, with corresponding music videos. All four singles were top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with “Sussudio” and “One More Night” reaching number one. The three singles that were released in the UK all reached the top 20 on the UK charts. Many of the songs, including “Take Me Home” and “Long Long Way to Go”, have been featured in episodes of Miami Vice and Cold Case, and “The Man with the Horn” was re-written and re-recorded for the episode “Phil the Shill”. “We Said Hello Goodbye” was remixed for the film Playing for Keeps.

Upon its release, the album was received favourably by the majority of music critics and won three Grammy Awards including for Album of the Year in 1986.

Tracks

1  Sussudio (Phil Collins) 04:23
2  Only You Know And I Know (Phil Collins; Daryl Stuermer) 04:21
3  Long Long Way To Go (Phil Collins) 04:22
4  I Don’t Wanna Know (Phil Collins; Daryl Stuermer) 04:15
One More Night (Phil Collins) 04:48
Don’t Lose My Number (Phil Collins) 04:48
7  Who Said I Wanted (Phil Collins) 04:01
8  Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore (Phil Collins; Daryl Stuermer) 04:18
9  Inside Out (Phil Collins) 05:15
10  Take Me Home (Phil Collins) 05:53
11  We Said Hello Goodbye (Phil Collins) 04:15

Musicians

1 Sussudio

GuitarDaryl Stuermer
HornsThe Phenix Horns
KeyboardsDavid Frank
Mini MoogDavid Frank
SynthesizerPhil Collins
SynthesizerDavid Frank
VocalsPhil Collins


2 Only You Know And I Know

BassPhil Collins
DrumsPhil Collins
Drums (Linn)Phil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
HornsThe Phenix Horns
VocalsPhil Collins


3 Long Long Way To Go

BassLeland Sklar
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
SynthesizerPhil Collins
PercussionPhil Collins
Background VocalsSting
VocalsPhil Collins


4 I Don’t Wanna Know

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsDaryl Stuermer
SaxGary Barnacle
VocalsPhil Collins


5 One More Night

BassLeland Sklar
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
SynthesizerPhil Collins
SaxDon Myrick
VocalsPhil Collins


6 Don’t Lose My Number

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
Drums (Linn)Phil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
KeyboardsDavid Frank
VocalsPhil Collins


7 Who Said I Wanted

GuitarDaryl Stuermer
HornsThe Phenix Horns
KeyboardsDavid Frank
KeyboardsPhil Collins
Mini MoogDavid Frank
SynthesizerPhil Collins
KalimbaPhil Collins
VocoderPhil Collins
SaxGary Barnacle
VocalsPhil Collins


8 Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
VocalsPhil Collins


9 Inside Out

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsPhil Collins
SaxDon Myrick
VocalsPhil Collins


10 Take Me Home

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
KeyboardsPhil Collins
SynthesizerPhil Collins
Background VocalsHelen Terry
Background VocalsPeter Gabriel
Background VocalsSting
PercussionPhil Collins


11 We Said Hello Goodbye

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsPhil Collins
KeyboardsNick Glennie-Smith
KeyboardsPhil Collins
VocalsPhil Collins

Liner Notes

Producer – Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham
Arranged By (Horns) – Tom Tom 84 (Tracks 1, 2, 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Arif Mardin (Track 5)
Engineer – Hugh Padgham, Jon Jacobs
Engineer (Assistant) – Steve Barney Chase

Design – Baker Dave, Chief Gary, Phil Collins
Photography – Peter Ashworth

Mixed At The Town House
Recorded At The Town House
Recorded At Old Croft
Recorded At Air Studios
Phonographic Copyright Virgin Records Ltd
Copyright Virgin Records Ltd