Last month, Phil Collins began the process of giving his fans a gift that’s been 35 years in the making: the deluxe reissuing and remastering of his back catalog of solo albums. Inevitably, the first round of reissues kicked off with the album that’s hitting the big 3-5 this year, 1981’s Face Value, but it was released simultaneously with one of Collins’ more underrated efforts, 1993’s Both Sides.
Today, round two begins, and the offerings will be just as exciting for fans as the first bunch proved to be.
The stars have looked very different since January 10, and even though it’s been almost two months since David Bowie left the capsule and stepped through the door, as it were, the sensation of loss still remains significant. (For proof, you need look no farther than the speeches given by Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman during the BRIT Awards’ tribute to Bowie on February 24. Both of them sounded very much like they were on the verge of tears at various points.) Thankfully, if there’s one way that mourning Bowie fans can consistently find solace, it’s by listening to the music he left behind. Even in those moments where we’re stricken by the awareness that there’s to be no more of it, it generally only takes a moment more to be caught up in the feeling of gratitude that he left us as much of it to enjoy as he did.