Serious Hits… Live

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Le seul et unique live de PC à ce jour (en mettant celui du Big Band à part). Fortement décevant quand même à la longue. Pas le choix des morceaux (tout ce qui est le coté commercial de PC, mis a part In the air tonight et Take me home) et par le choix des versions. Tout vient de la tournée …But Seriously et rien des précédentes qui étaient excellentes avec des orchestrations époustouflantes. Bref, contentons nous de ce qu’on a et tirons un coté positif, c’est très propre et chaque morceau est très bien et même supérieur aux versions studio mais quand même, quelle frustration, quel goût d’inachevé… Le disque commence avec Something happened on the way to heaven alors que le morceau était joué au milieu du concert, initialement et tout plein de petites aberrations du style. Ce disque n’a cependant longtemps valu que pour la présence des morceaux qu’on ne trouvait pas normalement sur les 4 disques précédents : Against all odds, Separate Lives, Two Hearts et A groovy kind of love. Ce disque fit longtemps office de Best of… Enfin, quand même, In the air tonight et Take me home sont des bombes, c’est sûr, tout comme l’enchaînement You can’t hurry love, Two Hearts, Sussudio. Un disque qui aurait pu être grandiose, mais PC n’aime pas s’occuper des disques Live alors…

Tracklist

(Collins/Stuermer)

We had a life, we had a love,
But you don’t know what you’ve got ’til you lose it
Well that was then and this is now
And I want you back
How many times do I have to say I’m sorry

How can something so good go so bad
How can something so right go so wrong
I don’t know, I don’t have all the answers
But I want you back
How many times can I say I’m sorry

You can run, and you can hide
But I’m not leaving less you come with me
We’ve had our problems but I’m on your side
You’re all I need, please believe in me

I only wanted someone to love
But something happened on the way to heaven
It got a hold of me and wouldn’t let go
And I want you back
How many times do I have to say I’m sorry

You can run…

They say you can’t take it with you
When you go
And I believe it
But taking what I’ve got or being
here with you, you know
I’d rather leave it

You can run…

(Collins)

(Featured on the soundtrack of « Against All Odds » ,1984)

How can I just let you walk away, just let you leave without a trace
When I stand here taking every breath with you, ooh
You’re the only one who really knew me at all

How can you just walk away from me,
when all I can do is watch you leave
Cos we’ve shared the laughter and the pain and even shared the tears
You’re the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now, oh there’s just an empty space
And there’s nothing left here to remind me,
just the memory of your face
Ooh take a look at me now, well there’s just an empty space
And you coming back to me is against all odds and that’s what I’ve got to face

I wish I could just make you turn around,
turn around and see me cry
There’s so much I need to say to you,
so many reasons why
You’re the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now, well there’s just an empty space
And there’s nothing left here to remind me, just the memory of your face
Now take a look at me now, cos there’s just an empty space

But to wait for you, is all I can do and that’s what I’ve got to face
Take a good look at me now, cos I’ll still be standing here
And you coming back to me is against all odds
It’s the chance I’ve gotta take

Take a look at me now

(Collins)

I know she says she wants me
I hear it every day
And I know she know it keeps me
Well there ain’t no other way
But she’s got a heart must be made of stone
Cos when I tell her that she’ll miss me when I’m gone

She says
Who said I would
She knows it ain’t easy for a simple boy like me
She fills me full of loving
Oh then she sets me free
But she’s got a heart must be made of stone
Cos when I tell her that she’ll miss me when I’m gone

She says
Who said I would, tell me, who said I would
Who said I would, who said I would

I’m not the only one but I do fine
I suit her purpose and I’m just her kind
I don’t own her and I never could
Don’t think I do, don’t think I should

Tell me
Who said I would, who said I would

But she’s got a heart must be made of stone
And when I tell her that she’ll miss me when I’m gone

You’re not the only one but you do fine
You suit my purpose and you’re just my kind
I don’t own me and you never could
Don’t think you do, don’t think you should

Who said I would (who said I would)
Now she knows when she calls me
I’ll come running every time
And she knows she gets me hot
But she don’t know it’s her body never mine

And she’s got a heart must be made of stone
Cos when I tell her that she’ll miss me when I’m gone
She says
Who said I would, tell me, who said I would
Who said I would, who said I would

(Collins)

One more night, one more night
I’ve been trying ooh so long to let you know
Let you know how I feel
And if I stumble if I fall, just help me back
So I can make you see

Please give me one more night, give me one more night
One more night cos I can’t wait forever
Give me just one more night, oh just one more night
Oh one more night cos I can’t wait forever

I’ve been sitting here so long
Wasting time, just staring at the phone
And I was wondering should I call you
Then I thought maybe you’re not alone

Please give me one more night, give me just one more night
Oh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever
Please give me one more night, ooh just one more night
Oh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever
Give me one more night, give me just one more night
Ooh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever

Like a river to the sea
I will always be with you
And if you sail away
I will follow you

Give me one more night, give me just one more night
Oh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever
I know there’ll never be a time you’ll ever feel the same
And I know it’s only words
But if you change your mind you know that I’ll be here
And maybe we both can learn

Give me just one more night, give me just one more night
Ooh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever
Give me just one more night, give me just one more night
Ooh one more night, cos I can’t wait forever

(Collins)

They came at night leaving fear behind
Shadows were on the ground
Nobody knew where to find him
No evidence was found
« I’m never coming back »
They heard him cry
And I believe him
Well he never meant to do anything wrong
It’s gonna get worse if he waits too long

Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number
Cos you’re not anywhere
That I can find you
Oh now Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number
Cos you’re not anywhere that I can find you, oh no

Searching through the day and into the night
They wouldn’t stop till they found him
They didn’t know him and they didn’t understand
They never asked him why
« Get out of my way »
They heard him shout
Then a blinding light
Ooh all I could see was him running down the street
Out of the shadows and into the night

Now Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number
Cos you’re not anywhere
That I can find you, oh
Now Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number
Cos you’re not anywhere that I can find you, oh

Don’t give up
Keep running, keep hiding
Don’t give up
Billy, if you know you’re right
Don’t give up
You know that I am on your side
Don’t give up
Oh Billy, you better, you better, you better run for your life

Now Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number
Cos you’re not anywhere
That I can find you, oh
Now Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number
Cos you’re not anywhere that I can find you, oh

They came at night leaving fear behind
Shadows were on the ground
Nobody knew where to find him
No evidence was found
« I’m never coming back »
They heard him cry
And I believe him
He never meant to do anything wrong
It’s gonna get worse if he waits too long

Now Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number
Cos you’re not anywhere
That I can find you, oh
Now Billy, Billy don’t you lose my number
Cos you’re not anywhere that I can find you, oh

(Collins)

We never talked about it
But I hear the blame was mine
I’d call you up to say I’m sorry
But I wouldn’t want to waste your time

‘Cos I love you, but I can’t take any more
There’s a look I can’t describe in your eyes
Yes we could try, like we tried before
When you kept on telling me those lies

Do you remember…?

There seemed no way to make up
‘Cos it seemed your mind was set
And the way you looked it told me
It’s a look I know I’ll never forget

You could’ve come over to my side
You could’ve let me know
You could’ve tried to see the difference between us
But it seemed too far for you to go.

Do you remember…?

Through all of my life
In spite of all the pain
You know people are funny sometimes
‘cos they just can’t wait
To get hurt again

Do you remember…?

There are things we won’t recall
Feelings we’ll never find
It’s taken so long to see it
Cos we never seemed to have the time

There was always something more important to do
More important to say
But « I love you » wasn’t one of those things
And now it’s too late

Do you remember…?

(Collins)

She calls out to the man on the street
« Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me? »

He walks on, doesn’t look back
He pretends he can’t hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there

Oh think twice, it’s another day for
You and me in paradise
Oh think twice, it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

She calls out to the man on the street
He can see she’s been crying
She’s got blisters on the soles of her feet
Can’t walk but she’s trying

Oh think twice…

Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
Oh lord, there must be something you can say

You can tell from the lines on her face
You can see that she’s been there
Probably been moved on from every place
‘Cos she didn’t fit in there

Oh think twice…

(Bishop)

(Released as Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin single, 1985)

You called me from the room in your hotel
All full of romance for someone that you met
And telling me how sorry you were, leaving so soon
And that you miss me sometimes when you’re alone in your room
Do I feel lonely too?

You have no right to ask me how I feel
You have no right to speak to me so kind
We can’t go on just holding on to time
Now that we’re living separate lives

Well I held on to let you go
And if you lost your love for me, well you never let it show
There was no way to compromise
So now we’re living (living)
Separate lives

Ooh, it’s so typical, love leads to isolation
So you build that wall (build that wall)
Yes, you build that wall (build that wall)
And you make it stronger

Well you have no right to ask me how I feel
You have no right to speak to me so kind
Some day I might (I might) find myself looking in your eyes
But for now, we’ll go on living separate lives
Yes for now, we’ll go on living separate lives
Separate lives

(Collins)

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I’ve been waiting for this moment, all my life, Oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

Well, if you told me you were drowning
I would not lend a hand
I’ve seen your face before my friend
But I don’t know if you know who I am
Well, I was there and I saw what you did
I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off the grin, I know where you’ve been
It’s all been a pack of lies

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord
I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life, Oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, Oh Lord, Oh Lord
And I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life, Oh Lord, Oh Lord

Well I remember, I remember don’t worry
How could I ever forget, it’s the first time, the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, no you don’t fool me
The hurt doesn’t show; but the pain still grows
It’s no stranger to you or me

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, Oh Lord…

(Holland/Dozier/Holland)

I need love, love
ooh, ease my mind
And I need to find time
someone to call mine;

My mama said
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
But it’s a game of give and take
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes

How many heartaches must I stand
Before I find the love to let me live again
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on
when I feel my strength, ooh, it’s almost gone

I remember mama said
You can’t hurry love
No you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take
How long must I wait
How muck more must I take
Before loneliness
Will cause my heart, heart to break?

No, I cant bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can’t go on
Well these precious words keep me hanging on

I remember mama said
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
Well, it’s a game of give and take
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes, now break!

Now love, love don’t come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
hold me tight
I keep waiting
Ooh, till that day
But it ain’t easy (Love don’t come easy)
No, you know it ain’t easy

My mama said
You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take…

(Collins/Dozier)

(Featured on the soundtrack of « Buster », 1988)

Well, there was no reason to believe she’d always be there
But if you don’t put faith in what you believe in
It’s getting you nowhere
Cos it hurts, you never let go
Don’t look down, just look up
Cos she’s always there to behind you, just to remind you

Two hearts, believing in just one mind
You know we’re two hearts believing in just one mind

Cos there’s no easy way to, to understand it
There’s so much of my life in her, and it’s like I’m blinded
And it teaches you to never let go
There’s so much love you’ll never know
She can reach you no matter how far
Wherever you are

Two hearts, believing in just one mind
Beating together till the end of time
You know we’re two hearts believing in just one mind
Together forever till the end of time

She knows (she knows)
There’ll always be a special place in my heart for her
She knows, she knows, she knows
Yeah, she knows (she knows)
No matter how far apart we are
She knows, I’m always right there beside her

We’re two hearts…

(Collins)

There’s this girl that’s been on my mind
All the time, Sussudio oh oh
Now she don’t even know my name
But I think she likes me just the same
Sussudio oh oh

Oh if she called me I’d be there
I’d come running anywhere
She’s all I need, all my life
I feel so good if I just say the word
Sussudio, just say the word
Oh Sussudio

Now I know that I’m too young
My love has just begun
Sussudio oh oh
Ooh give me a chance, give me a sign
I’ll show her anytime
Sussudio oh oh

Ah, I’ve just got to have her, have her now
I’ve got to get closer but I don’t know how
She makes me nervous and makes me scared
But I feel so good if I just say the word
Sussudio just say the word
Oh Sussudio, oh

Ah, she’s all I need all of my life
I feel so good if I just say the word
Sussudio I just say the word
Oh Sussudio I just say the word
Oh Sussudio I’ll say the word
Sussudio oh oh oh
Just say the word

(Wine/Bayer/Sager)

(Featured on the soundtrack of « Buster », 1988)

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When you’re close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing near my ear
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love

Anytime you want to you can turn me onto
Anything you want to, anytime at all
When I kiss your lips, ooh I start to shiver
Can’t control the quivering inside
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love, oh

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When I’m in your arms, nothing seems to matter
My whole world could shatter, I don’t care
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love, oh
We got a groovy kind of love

(Collins/Bailey/East)

(Released on Phil Bailey’s « Chinese Wall » album, 1984)

Easy lover
She’ll get a hold on you believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you’ll be on your knees
She’s an easy lover
She’ll take your heart but you won’t feel it
She’s like no other
And I’m just trying to make you see

She’s the kind of girl you dream of
Dream of keeping hold of
You’d better forget it
You’ll never get it
She will play around and leave you
Leave you and deceive you
Better forget it
Oh you’ll regret it

No you’ll never change her, so leave it, leave it
Get out quick cos seeing is believing
It’s the only way
You’ll ever know

Easy lover
She’ll get a hold on you believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you’ll be on your knees
She’s an easy lover
She’ll take your heart but you won’t feel it
She’s like no other
And I’m just trying to make you see

You’re the one that wants to hold her
Hold her and control her
You’d better forget it
You’ll never get it
For she’ll say there’s no other
Till she finds another
Better forget it
Oh you’ll regret it

And don’t try to change her, just leave it, leave it
You’re not the only one, ooh seeing is believing
It’s the only way
You’ll ever know, oh

No don’t try to change her, just leave it, leave it
You’re not the only one, ooh seeing is believing
It’s the only way
You’ll ever know, oh

She’s an easy lover (she’s a easy lover)
She’ll get a hold on you believe it (get a hold on you)
(She’s) like no other
Before you know it you’ll be on your knees (you’ll be down on your knees)
She’s an easy lover
She’ll take your heart but you won’t feel it (you won’t feel it)
She’s like no other
And I’m just trying to make you see (trying to make you see)

(Collins)

Take that look of worry
I’m an ordinary man
They don’t tell me nothing
So I find out what I can
There’s a fire that’s been burning
Right outside my door
I can’t see but I feel it
And it helps to keep me warm
So I, I don’t mind
No I, I don’t mind

Seems so long I’ve been waiting
Still don’t know what for
There’s no point escaping
I don’t worry anymore
I can’t come out to find you
I don’t like to go outside
They can’t turn off my feelings
Like they’re turning off a light
But I, I don’t mind
No I, I don’t mind
Oh I, I don’t mind
No I, I don’t mind

So take, take me home
Cos I don’t remember
Take, take me home
Cos I don’t remember
Take, take me home
Cos I don’t remember
Take, take me home, oh lord
Cos I’ve been a prisoner all my life
And I can say to you

Take that look of worry, mine’s an ordinary life
Working when it’s daylight
And sleeping when it’s night
I’ve got no far horizons
I don’t wish upon a star
They don’t think that I listen
Oh but I know who they are
And I, I don’t mind
No I, I don’t mind
Oh I, I don’t mind
No I, I don’t mind

So take, take me home
Cos I don’t remember
Take, take me home
Cos I don’t remember
Take, take me home
Cos I don’t remember
Take, take me home, oh lord
Well I’ve been a prisoner all my life
And I can say to you

But I don’t remember
Take, take me home…

Infos générales

Produit par Phil Collins & Robert Colby
INgénieur du son : Paul Gomersall
Mixé by Paul Gomersall & Robert Colby
Remixé à the Townhouse, London ; Linford Manor, Milton Keynes ; Power Station NYC ; Studio 4 Philadelphia ; A&M Los Angeles et The Farm, Surrey

Sorti en Novembre 1990