Phil Collins‘ eight solo albums, along with other recordings from the prolific musician’s vault, will be remastered and reissued as part of a new catalog deal with Warner Music Group.
The forthcoming campaign will begin this fall with deluxe edition releases of Collins’ 1981 solo debut, Face Value, and 1993 effort, Both Sides. Warner did not provide a complete schedule for the campaign, nor offer any details on what material outside of Collins’ studio LPs would be released.
Since 1981, Collins has sold approximately 100 million solo albums, releasing his most recent, Going Back — a collection of Motown and soul covers — in 2010; his last album of original material was 2002’s Testify. The musician’s monumental career also includes a significant amount of soundtrack work, plus numerous albums with arena rock forebears Genesis.
Collins, however, has eked closer towards a full retirement in recent years. The singer was set to perform what would have been his first gig in four years at a fundraising gala at the Fillmore in Miami last December, but had to cancel after falling ill. Prior to that, Collins had only taken the stage for a handful of shows in support of Going Back and during a brief Genesis reunion tour in 2007.
In 2012, Collins told Rolling Stone it was unlikely that he would ever embark on a full tour or record another album again. While he noted that he’d “earned the right to actually do nothing,” Collins did leave room for making music on his own terms: “At some point I may go down to my studio in the basement and muck about some. I’ve got a couple of things that I think are great, but I don’t want to get caught up in that rock and roll promotion thing.”