Phil Collins: My Life in 15 Songs

The singer on the critics who hate him, the rappers who love him and why he's also a little sick of "Sussudio"

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Genesis, "For Absent Friends" (1971)

Steve [Hackett] and I joined Genesis a few months after my All Things Must Pass soiree. Tony [Banks], Mike [Rutherford] and Peter [Gabriel] were the writers. But Steve and I wrote this sort of classical piece that I haven't heard, frankly, for God knows how many years. It was the first time I ever sang on a Genesis record.

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