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. Download and start listening now!