GWARANCJA SZCZEGÓLNEJ JAKOŚCI AUDIOFILSKIEJ:
Phil Collins has won seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and two Golden Globes for his solo work. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. Collins is one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and as a principal member of a band. Collins had spent ten years with Genesis before releasing his debut solo album in 1981. Face Value shot straight to #7 in the U.S. and transformed him to a solo star. The international best selling album includes one of his biggest and most enduring hits, the masterfully executed, "In the Air Tonight," as well as other U.S. and/or U.K. charted singles, "I Missed Again" and "If Leaving Me Is Easy." He wrote ten of the album's twelve tracks. He also brought much experience into the studio, collaborating with excellent musicians creating fresh, brilliant sounds. Eric Clapton, Genesis touring guitarist/bass player Daryl Steurmer, Earth Wind & Fire horn section and famed British sax player Ronnie Scott give the proccedings a Motown feel. Collins saw the potential to fuse synth-pop, soul, soft rock and world music at the same time, and still with enough weight to maintain a sense of balance to the musicality. Hugh Pagham engineered the album with Collins. The production of this album, by Collins and assisted by Hugh Padgham, is masterful and supremely tasteful. This is the only Phil Collins album to include a hidden track, a 20 second snippet of "Over The Rainbow" can be heard, though the volume is very low, at the tail end of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" as a tribute to John Lennon, who died in the same time period that the album was being completed. Featuring stellar mastering by iconic engineer Steve Hoffman, Audio Fidelity's 24K + Gold edition of this Collins masterwork bests all prior editions. The audiophile label specializes in deluxe packaging with see-through slip cases and beautifully reproduced original graphics. As always, the original master tape was played back on a specially constructed vintage tube playback deck, with the analog masters put through the new "Kensei Audio Transformer," a process that adds even more life to the music.