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12″ers Reviews

12″ers

Phil Collins ~ 12`Ers

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  • James Daniel Walsh says:
    26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Genius, October 12, 2006
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    James Daniel Walsh (Arden Hills, MN USA) –
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    This review is from: 12″ers (Audio CD)
    Okay folks, lets have a little chat. I’ve read a lot of your reviews of Phil Collins albums, and why some of you would take the time to write such mean spirited trash about this icon is beyond me. His solo career alone is impressive enough, but when you factor in Genesis, his other bands like Brand X and Flaming Youth, as well as the soundtracks and collaberations with other artists, Phil has sold 300 million albums world wide. Apparently someone likes him, or was EVERYONE let down by EVERY single album?

    I just bought 12″ after years of resisting it. I didn’t see the point in buying a CD full of songs I already owned. Listening to it I see how wrong I was. These are Phil songs you could play in any club and get people dancing (assuming they didn’t know they were listening to the wrongly hated Phil Collins, of course). Take me Home, Sussudio, Who Said I Would, Don’t Lose My Number, One More Night and Only You Know and I know have never sounded better.

    I’ll admit, Testify was a step down, but Phil has been ahead of me before. I didn’t like Both Sides when I listened to it at 13, I wanted fast tunes like Hang in Long Enough. Now at 26 I think of Both Sides as one of his best – a really deep, introspective album. Dance into the Light was pure joy, and older albums like Face Value and Hello, I must be Going are classics.

    So why does everyone hate him? They call him sell out. They call him unhip. But I’ve been to see the man in concert twice, and both time I was a part of a sold out crowd that had a lot of fun listening to tunes we really loved with a guy who really loved us for loving them.

    Is Phil’s time at the top over? Clearly. Everyone wants the likes of Emenem. But the rap community is a huge fan of Phil (check out the Urban Renewal cover album, or covers done by Bone Thugs, TuPac and many other hip hop artists). To those of us who don’t follow the crowd and haven’t jumped on the “Phil Collins sucks” band wagon, we get to enjoy great albums like 12″. What do the rest of you get besides bitterness at knowing how successful and well loved Phil was and still is around the world. Enjoy the sour grapes, losers.

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  • Chad DeFeo says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Phil Collins: 12″Ers (1988), August 8, 2005
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    Chad DeFeo (Philadelphia, PA USA) –
    This review is from: 12″ers (Audio CD)
    In 1988, only three years after the release of his third solo album entitled NO JACKET REQUIRED, Phil Collins released his fourth album entitled 12″ERS (pronounced 12 Inchers). This album contains only six songs from his album NO JACKET REQUIRED. Here’s the catch: these six songs are remixed into 12″ Remixes. I was shocked to have found this out, but after hearing the album, I realized that I loved it.

    TAKE ME HOME

    Well, “Take Me Home” was my absolute favorite song from NO JACKET REQUIRED, and this here 12″ Remix is just enough proof of that. Excellent 12″.

    SUSSUDIO

    Another great track remixed just perfectly.

    WHO SAID I WOULD

    The heavy, enegertic, fun-filled sound to this song is what had blown me away the first time around, but a 12″ Remix three years later still gives me that blown away feeling. Nothing but a longer feel to this excellent song.

    ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW

    Another energetic & heavy song that caught my attention, with this 12″ Remix to go along with it. 12″ Remixes are awesome.

    DON’T LOSE MY NUMBER

    Great 12″ Remix.

    ONE MORE NIGHT

    This song, although having my approval, is not one of my favorites.

    Hmm. What a short review. Anyway, 12″ERS is a great Phil Collins album. I know that is not much, but for the sake of having all of Phil Collins solo albums, buy a copy of this album if you haven’t already.

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  • Daniel says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Top pop stuff, December 27, 2003
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    Daniel (Melbourne, Australia) –
    This review is from: 12″ers (Audio CD)
    To call this album “No Jacket Required” with echos is simplistic but just about on the mark. These extended versions are busier (and sometimes better) versions of the pure pop gold of No Jacket Required. This man, Phil Collins is a gun, covering everything from ballads (One More Night) to world music-lite (Take Me home) to rock (Don’t Lose my Number) to pop (Sussudio) to horny-funky jams (Only You Know and I know) and that’s just about the whole album! I can’t stop playing these songs, many of which are better (and certainly “busier”) than their original No Jacklet Required versions.
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