Deluxe 2CD Reissue Edition, Featuring Demos And B-Sides!
Originally released in December 1989, ‘…But Seriously’ features many of Collins' biggest hits and was one of its era's biggest selling albums. In the UK, it spent a total of 15 weeks at #1 during an extended run of almost a year in the Top 10 en route to becoming the biggest selling album of 1990.
The album campaign culminated with his fourth and fifth BRIT Awards for
British Single (Another Day in Paradise) and British Male. Internationally, the
album scored #1 chart positions all over the globe including a four-week spell
atop the Billboard 200.
Entirely curated and compiled by Collins himself, his idea for the “Take A Look At Me Now” concept is to examine how his songs have evolved over time, with the majority of the additional content throughout the series focused on live versions of the tracks. By contrasting the original studio versions of the material with later performances, the series demonstrates how Collins' songs take on a life of their own once they're freed from the confines of the studio.
The extended versions of the albums will also be completed with carefully selected demos and b-sides. Each album in the series will be remastered by Nick Davis, who earned a Grammy nomination for Best Surround Sound album for his work on the Genesis ‘1970–1975’ box set.
They reissues also feature a bold new artwork concept in which Collins' has recreated his poses from the original album covers with new photography that was shot in the present day.
“I've always been quite proud of my demos and have often made them available as B-sides, but with a few exceptions, I have avoided including those on these collections,” says Collins. “Instead, I've focused on how nicely the songs developed when played on stage, rather than showing how they originated.”