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.
“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.”;