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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil Collins Narrator: Phil Collins Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9780735208971
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From the Genesis frontman and hugely successful solo artist, a reflective memoir taking stock of iconic songs and performances and a sometimes tumultuous, ever-thrilling life

With 280 million lifetime record sales between his time with Genesis and his earthshaking solo career, Phil Collins has lived a life that few people can imagine. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Collins reveals the heart and soul of what drives him as a performer and a dynamically creative individual. He takes us from his ill-fated near-big break as a session percussionist on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass through the rise of Genesis and his emergence as the band’s leader to the height of his fame as a solo artist. While Collins rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest pop stars of the era, his stories are given depth and color by his remarkable capacity for self-reflection. Whether he’s walking us through the making of his greatest music or mining the dark days of his wholly enveloping alcohol and drug addictions, he’s candid, expansive, and always entertaining.

This book will capture the eye-popping exterior facets of Collins’ career, but more vitally, will delve deeply into the workings of a complex, tireless man to explore the verve that propelled him from the early days into a canon of pop iconography few other musicians can claim to share. Told with ebullience and more than a dose of humor, Collins’ refreshingly forthright voice will equally charm and enlighten pop culture audiences and die-hard music fans alike.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The charming English drummer and singer who started his career with the band Genesis narrates his warts-and-all memoir.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Having racked up 280 million record sales worldwide in a career encompassing performance with Genesis and on his own, Collins has a lot to say about the music scene and his fellow musicians. And about himself, of course, including…battles with drugs and alcohol.”

    Library Journal

  • “Of beat-keeping, boozing, and stardom: Genesis drummer and solo star Collins tells…well, something approaching all. Two things are evident from the beginning of this amiable tour of a life in pop music. The first is that the author is a somewhat reluctant star, glad of the successes of others and mistrustful of his own…The second is that Collins is a true-blue fan of rock…Though without the gruff nastiness of Keith Richards’ Life or the raw poetry of Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, this is a pleasing entry in the pop-confessional genre.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Born in the United Kingdom, Phil Collins rose to fame as the drummer and frontman of Genesis, before establishing himself as a solo artist, and selling hundreds of millions of records throughout his career.