Phil Collins (Hello I Must Be Going!)

Official Album Cover

The Album

Released in 1982 Phil Collins (Hello I Must Be Going!) is the second solo album by the multi-talented Phil Collins. Following the success of his debut solo effort, this album further solidified Collins’ reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. “Hello, I Must Be Going!” showcases Collins’ songwriting prowess, soulful vocals, and expert musicianship, delivering an album that strikes a perfect balance between pop-rock sensibility and heartfelt emotion.

The album kicks off with the energetic and infectious track “I Don’t Care Anymore.” With its driving drum patterns and Collins’ powerful vocals, the song sets the tone for what’s to come—a collection of emotionally charged and highly relatable tunes.

One of the standout tracks on the album is the iconic “You Can’t Hurry Love,” a cover of The Supremes’ classic hit. Collins adds his own signature flair to the song, infusing it with his unique style while paying homage to the original. The result is a lively and captivating rendition that became one of his most beloved and recognizable songs.

“Thru These Walls” showcases Collins’ storytelling ability, depicting a voyeuristic tale of love and longing. The clever use of synths and atmospheric production enhances the song’s narrative, making it an engrossing and immersive listening experience.

The album also features the soulful ballad “Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away,” which highlights Collins’ emotive vocal delivery. The song’s heartfelt lyrics and the artist’s passionate performance create a tender and moving moment on the record.

In “Why Can’t It Wait ‘Til Morning,” Collins collaborates with English musician and producer Eric Clapton. This beautifully melancholic ballad showcases both artists’ musical prowess, with Clapton’s haunting guitar solo complementing Collins’ tender vocals.

As the album progresses, Collins continues to impress with tracks like “I Cannot Believe It’s True” and “Do You Know, Do You Care?”. Both songs demonstrate his ability to craft catchy and relatable tunes while maintaining a sense of authenticity and emotional depth.

“Hello, I Must Be Going!” closes with the soulful and introspective “Like China.” Collins’ introspective lyrics and soul-stirring vocal performance leave a lasting impression, making it a fitting conclusion to an album that delves into themes of love, heartache, and personal introspection.

Conclusion

In conclusion, “Hello, I Must Be Going!” is a remarkable showcase of Phil Collins’ talent and artistry. The album’s diverse range of musical styles, from upbeat rock anthems to soulful ballads, demonstrates Collins’ versatility as an artist. His poignant lyrics, coupled with his expressive vocals, make for an emotionally resonant and enjoyable listening experience. More than just a follow-up to his successful debut, “Hello, I Must Be Going!” stands as a testament to Phil Collins’ lasting impact on the music world and remains a classic in his esteemed discography.

Track Listing

  1. I Don’t Care Anymore
  2. I Cannot Believe It’s True
  3. Like China
  4. Do You Know, Do You Care
  5. You Can’t Hurry Love
  6. It Don’t Matter To Me
  7. Thru These Walls
  8. Don’t Let Them Steal Your Heart Away
  9. The West Side
  10. Why Can’t It Wait ‘Til Morning?

You Can’t Hurry Love

Lyrics

I need love, love
Ooh, to ease my mind
And I need to find time
Someone to call mine
My mama said

You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
But it’s a game of give and take

You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes

Oh how many heartaches must I stand
Before I find new love to let me live again
Right now, the only thing that keeps me hangin’ on
When I feel my strength, ooh, it’s almost gone
I remember mama said

You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take

How long must I wait
How much more must I take
Before loneliness
Will cause my heart, heart to break

No, I can’t bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can’t go on
Well these precious words keep me hangin’ on
I remember mama said

You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
Well, it’s a game of give and take

You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes
Now break

Now love, love it don’t come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
To hold me tight
I keep waiting

Ooh, until that day
But it ain’t easy (Love don’t come easy)
No, you know it ain’t easy
My mama said

You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
Well it’s a game of give and take

You can’t hurry love
No, you’ll just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
Well it’s a game of give and take

Reference

Hello, I Must Be Going! (album) – Wikipedia