Album of the Day
Phil Collins had already tasted success in Genesis, but as a solo artist he became a superstar. Initially released shortly after the performer's 30th birthday, FACE VALUE was propelled to international multi-Platinum status with the help of the smash hit "In The Air Tonight" (later used to fine effect in TV's Miami Vice when it premiered on the day in 1984). Other notable tracks on the album include the follow-up singles "I Missed Again" and "If Leaving Me Is Easy," as well as "Behind The Lines" which was written with Collins' Genesis colleagues Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. Collins was going through a divorce as he was making the 1981 collection, and FACE VALUE's mix of emotionally raw balladry and upbeat R&B-tinged pop-rock remains striking.