Emergency Back Surgery Delays Phil Collins’ Retrospective Campaign

Phil Collins’ upcoming “Take A Look At Me Now”; retrospective campaign is being pushed back by a few months so the star can recover from emergency back surgery.

The scheduling change was explained this morning in a release that notes the project is still a go, but doctors have pushed for the 64-year-old artist to refrain from travel as he heals. As a result, the reissue of Face Value and Both Sides has been moved from November 6 to January 29 so the promotion and creative obligations tied to such a release can be met.

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“I am so disappointed to have to delay the release but am looking forward to being able to properly get behind this release in the new year when I can move again!”; said Collins of the delay.

Collins has been very hands-on with the reissue project which features all eight of his albums being released as deluxe editions. Curated and compiled by the “Against All Odds”; performer, the releases will feature additional content largely focused on the live versions of each album’s songs with the aim to showcase how songs can change from their initial studio form. A smattering of demos and b-sides are also earmarked for the reissues.

“I’ve always been quite proud of my demos and have often made them available as B-sides, but with a few exceptions, I have avoided including those on these collections,”; said Collins in an earlier statement trumpeting the project. “Instead, I’ve focused on how nicely the songs developed when played on stage, rather than showing how they originated.”;

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