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Dem Vinyl Boyz EP 83 - Phil Collins - No Jacket Required


In this episode of Dem Vinyl Boyz, we’re slipping into the sonic world of Phil Collins with his explosively popular album, “No Jacket Required.” Released in 1985, this album not only marked a zenith in Collins’ solo career but also captured the essence of the 80s pop-rock scene with its synthesis of catchy hooks, electronic drums, and emotive lyrics.

“No Jacket Required” is a powerhouse of hits, including the drum-heavy “Sussudio,” the emotively resonant “One More Night,” and the vibrant “Don’t Lose My Number,” among others. Each track showcases Collins’ distinctive voice and ability to blend pop sensibilities with soulful depth, creating an album that resonates with both energy and intimacy.

Throughout this episode, we’ll dive into the making of “No Jacket Required,” exploring how Collins’ personal experiences and the musical landscape of the 80s influenced its creation. We’ll discuss the album’s innovative production techniques, its impact on pop music, and how it helped redefine Collins’ image from Genesis drummer to a pop icon in his own right.

Join us on Dem Vinyl Boyz as we explore the legacy of “No Jacket Required,” reflecting on its place in music history, its critical and commercial success, and the timeless appeal of Phil Collins’ third solo venture. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to understand the magic behind one of the 80s’ most defining albums.

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