Recorded during the US tour for his fourth solo album, 1989's BUT SERIOUSLY, 1990's SERIOUS HITS...LIVE! is Phil Collins' first solo live album. True to its title, the album functions neatly as a live greatest hits summationindeed, Collins' band, featuring longtime guitar sideman Darryl Steurmer, is so impeccably rehearsed that at times it's difficult to tell the difference between these recordings and the original studio versions.
Highlights include a solo piano rendition of "In the Air Tonight" that's nearly as thick with dread and atmosphere as the original, and a hypnotic, extended version of the Peter Gabriel-like "Take Me Home". If you're a Phil Collins fan, SERIOUS HITS...LIVE! is a pleasant diversion.
Something Happened On The Way To Heaven Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) Who Said I Would One More Night Don't Lose My Number Do You Remember Another Day In Paradise Separate Lives In The Air Tonight You Can't Hurry Love Two Hearts Sussudio Groovy Kind Of Love Easy Lover Take Me Home