Phil Collins > Both Sides

Classement : UK 1, US 13



Phil Collins > Both Sides    Phil Collins > Both Sides

09/11/1993
CD: Virgin CDV2800 (UK) / MC: Virgin TCV 2800 (UK) / 2 LP : Virgin V2800 (UK)

29/01/2016 (remaster 2015)
2 CD: Atlantic/WEA PCCD 93 / 2 LP: Atlantic/WEA PCLP 93


Edition originale

CD

01 Both Sides Of The Story
02 Can't Turn Back The Years
03 Everyday
04 I've Forgotten Everything
05 We're Sons Of Our Fathers
06 Can't Find My Way
07 Survivors
08 We Fly So Close
09 There's A Place For Us
10 We Wait And We Wonder
11 Please Come Out Tonight

Double LP

Disc 1 / Side 1

01 Both Sides Of The Story
02 Can't Turn Back The Years
03 Everyday

Disc 1 / Side 2

04 I've Forgotten Everything
05 We're Sons Of Our Fathers
06 Can't Find My Way

Disc 2 / Side 1

07 Survivors
08 We Fly So Close
09 There's A Place For Us

Disc 2 / Side 2

10 We Wait And We Wonder
11 Please Come Out Tonight



Remaster

Phil Collins > Both Sides

Double CD

CD 1 (Both Sides)

01 Both Sides Of The Story
02 Can't Turn Back The Years
03 Everyday
04 I've Forgotten Everything
05 We're Sons Of Our Fathers
06 Can't Find My Way
07 Survivors
08 We Fly So Close
09 There's A Place For Us
10 We Wait And We Wonder
11 Please Come Out Tonight

CD 2 (Extra Sides)

01 Take Me With You
02 Both Sides Of The Story (Live) (Wembley Arena, December 13th 1994)
03 Can't Turn Back The Years (Live) (Wembley Arena, December 13th 1994)
04 Survivors (Live) (Wembley Arena, December 13th 1994)
05 Everyday (Live) (G-Mex Centre, Manchester, November 29th 1994)
06 We Wait And We Wonder (Live) (Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, October 14th 2005)
07 Can't Find My Way (Demo)
08 I've Been Trying
09 Both Sides Of The Story (Unplugged) (MTV Unplugged, Camden Town, London, August 30th 1994)
10 Hero (Demo)

Double LP

Disc 1 / Side 1

01 Both Sides Of The Story
02 Can't Turn Back The Years
03 Everyday

Disc 1 / Side 2

04 I've Forgotten Everything
05 We're Sons Of Our Fathers
06 Can't Find My Way

Disc 2 / Side 1

07 Survivors
08 We Fly So Close
09 There's A Place For Us

Disc 2 / Side 2

10 We Wait And We Wonder
11 Please Come Out Tonight






All instruments played by Phil Collins
Apart from the drum machine, everything was played live.

Written, Produced & Performed by Phil Collins
All tracks published by © 1993 Philip Collins Ltd/ Hit & Run Music Publishing Ltd.

Engineered by Paul Gomersall
Assisted by Mark Robinson
Continuous surveillance by Geoff Callingham & Mike Bowen

Recorded at home on 12 tk, (PC engineering) with additional over dubs recorded at The Farm, Surrey, England.Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Studios, US
Cover photography by Trevor Key
Line artwork Hills Archer Ink

Special thanks to: Steve Jones, Danny Gillen, Dale Newman, Annie C., Angela for feeding us, Mr Jelly & Mr Belly, Les & Peg, Winona Ryder, Witley Wines, Desiree Cousteau, Carol, Ron Bird, David & Jan Crosby - just for being great friends. And Home

...And of course Tony Smith, Carol & Vicky, Robin and all at Hit & Run.Jill.

Lily, Simon and Joely, I love you

Finally a professional thank you to Gretsch, Sabian, Pro-Mark, E-mu, Noble & Cooley, Korg, Remo, Beyer, North Star and Sonic Solutions.

Note :
"This is the first time I've ever written sleeve notes for one of my albums. The reason I write them now is to give the listener a direction or to maybe explain what the songs are about. Songs are all things to all people but sometimes the wrong path is taken and the misinterpretation stays with you forever.

This batch of songs crept up behind me during the last few months of '92 and the first half of '93. I improvised, recorded, improvised again, added, recorded some more and in all had a great time. For the first time ever I played all the instruments. It was during this time that I realised that the real fun to be had was actually in my little 72 track demo room. I've always used my home demos (either 8 tk or 72 tk) as my basic masters. This time I looked behind me and realised that I'd played everything I wanted to hear, guitar, bass, even the lead vocals were all recorded at home. With my basic masters recorded at home, I then went to The Farm studios with engineer Paul Gomersall and assistant Mark Robinson, both of whom I had built a relationship with over the last few years, collaborating on various projects and culminating in the 'Serious Hits, Live' album with Paul and the Genesis 'Dance' album with Mark. There at The Farm we overdubbed real drums and the odd new line of guitar or harmony and of course we finally mixed the songs.

Many people think of me as a perfectionist, someone who polishes and shines each song and performance. I've always been bothered by that assumption. The way I worked on this album and indeed all my previous albums was to "make it up as I went along". of course over the twenty or so years of recording, there are some that miss the mark a little. Whenever possible though, I've always kept the first take and then made everybody else play the mistakes! I've also always noticed that my demo lead vocals had more heart than the recorded versions done in the studio with headphones and people hanging around, so this time I had the lyrics written and I recorded all the lead vocals in the upstairs room at my house. All in all it's the most enjoyable album I've ever made. I hear the difference, I hope you do too.

thanks

Phil Collins"





Amazon


Both Sides Of The Story

'Though we might hate to admit it, there are always two sides to every story...'

Find yourself in the gutter in a lonely part of town
Where death waits in the darkness with a weapon to cut some stranger down
Sleeping with an empty bottle, he's a sad and an empty hearted man
all he needs is a job, and a little respect, so he can get out while he can

We always need to hear both sides of the story

A neighbourhood peace is shattered it's the middle of the night
young faces hide in the shadows, while they watch their mother and father fight
he says she's been unfaithful, she says her love for him has gone
and the brother shrugs to his sister and says "looks like it's just us from now on"

We always need to hear both sides of the story

And the lights are all on, the world is watching now
people looking for truth, we must not fail them now
be sure, before we close our eyes
don't walk away from here
'til you hear both sides

Here we are all gathered in what seems to be the centre of the storm
neighbours once friendly now stand each side of the line that has been drawn
they've been fighting here for years, but now there's killing on the streets
while small coffins are lined up sadly, now united in defeat

We always need to hear both sides of the story

And the lights are all on, the world is watching now
people looking for truth, we must not fail them now
be sure, before we close our eyes
don't walk away from here
'til you see both sides

White man turns the corner, finds himself within a different world
ghetto kid grabs his shoulder, throws him up against the wall
he says "would you respect me if I didn't have this gun
'cos without it, I don't get it, and that's why I carry one"

We always need to hear both sides of the story

 
Can't Turn Back The Years


'No matter how much you think you want or need it, the past has to remain just that, the past...'

Could've given you everything that you need
but I cannot turn back the years
The perfect love was all you wanted from me
but I cannot turn back the years

So we have to be strong, and I'm finding that hard
we have to move on, but no matter how hard I try
if your heart's in pieces, you look for the truth
and when I look deep down inside I know, it's too bad I love you

Sometimes, hits me in the morning, hits me at night
that I cannot turn back the years
so I look out my window, turn off my light
but I cannot turn back the years

Can't make it seem easy, when you're all that I see
can't live in a dream and I won't serenade the truth
people are hurting and they're looking to me
and I look at you there's nothing more to say, it's too bad I love you

But I'm never gonna give it up

All that I lived for, all that I dreamed
but I cannot turn back the years
You're the water i drink, you're the air that I breathe
but i cannot turn back the years

So we have to be strong, and I'm finding that hard
we have to move on, but no matter how hard I try
if your heart's in pieces, you look for the truth
and when I look deep down inside I know, it's too bad I love you

But I'm never gonna give it up

 
Everyday

'Love can make you do things you never dreamed possible...'

I got lost, couldn't find my way
and I guess there's nothing more to say
love can make you blind, make you act so strange
but I'm here and here I will stay

So everyday I cry
yes everyday I fall
do you ever wonder why, why I love everything about you

But everyday I say I'll try to make my heart be still
'til then every way there is to cry, ourselves to sleep we will

It picked me up, knocked me off my feet
I've got no way to explain
still I love you, love you, love you but this fire inside
will never see the light of day

So everyday goes by
and everyday I fall
it makes me wonder why,
my life's worth nothing without you

But everyday I say I'll try
to make my heart be still
'cos every way there is to cry,
ourselves to sleep, we will

You'll never know, no, no, no
you'll never know just how close we were
you'll never know, no, no, no
no you'll never know
no you'll never see

The book closes and we try to forget
but I know that things won't change
how we feel, how life goes on
and that seems so strange

And so the light fades away
try, try, try as I may
I can't stop thinking about you
it seems my life's worth nothing without you

But everyday I say I'll try
to make my heart be still
'til then every way there is to cry,
ourselves to sleep, we will

Everyday, everyday you know I try so hard
everyday, everyday it gets a little harder

 
I've Forgotten Everything

'...I get along without you very well' (Hoagy Carmichael, 1939)

I've forgotten everything about you
'til someone says your name
I've forgotten all the reasons I loved you
'til someone tells me that you rang

The memories are hazy now
I don't recall at all
there's nothing, there's nothing there
just me
and I don't understand why

I can't recollect my feelings
'til someone mentions that they saw you
I really don't remember all the things you said
'til someone shows me where you live

Why is everything so hazy now
I don't recall at all
there's nothing, there's nothing there
just me
and I don't understand why

I can't recall your smile
the touch of your hand holding mine
and I can't remember why
holding you seemed so right

The memories they're hazy now
I don't recall at all
there's nothing, there's nothing there
just me
and I don't understand why

I've forgotten everything about you
'til someone says your name
I've forgotten all the reasons I loved you
'til someone tells me that you rang

 
We're Sons Of Our Fathers

'It seems that family values have changed since I was a kid, at least I remember it that way...'

When I grow up to be a man
like my father was when I was young
I hope i can make him so proud of me
Proud enough to call me his son

What makes these people so different now
what makes these times so strange?
seems most people got most everything they need
how come we see this change

Our sons and daughters seem to be beyond our control
their smile is fading fast, they're losing their soul
when will we ever learn, yet I'm a believer

When I was a boy, did we have more respect?
this world seemed a nicer place to be
but time slowly passes and one day you look around
you hardly recognise what you see

Our sons and daughters seem to be beyond our control
their smile is fading fast, they're losing their soul
now when will we ever learn, yet I'm a believer

They're beyond our control

We're all sons of our fathers
sometimes I feel like mine
and I can hear him say, the things I say
seems all things come around in time

Why these things happen we'll never know
guess that was then and this is now
we always knew that change was gonna come
but I want to go back, please tell me how

Because our sons and daughters seem to be beyond our control
their smile is fading fast, they're losing their soul
when will we ever learn, yet I'm a believer

 
Can't Find My Way

'...To try to do the right thing...always the right thing.'

I've been doing some thinking, here on my own
it's been on my mind
this debt I owe to you
I have to repay in kind

But I can't find my way

Tired and weary, I follow the path
that leads to your door
but it occurred to me, all that I have
is already yours

But I can't find my way

Oh, just to sit a while
Oh, just to sit and watch you smile

But I can't find my way

Keep the faith you say
to keep the faith I pray
be strong you say
just follow the light

Wheels keep turning but the close I get
the farther I seem
peace will only come
finding the peace within

But I can't find my way

 
Survivors

'...I never meant to break your heart, please forgive me.'

No I never meant to hold you back
I never meant to turn away
please forgive me

I never meant to break your heart
I'd give my last breath before I do
please forgive me

No I never meant to hold you down
I never meant to break your heart
somehow, somehow
we are survivors

No I never meant to hold you back
I never meant to turn away
here we are standing here
survivors in the night

No I never meant to break your heart
I'll always be here for you
here's my word, take my hand
survivors in the night

No I never meant to let you down
I'd give my last breath before I do
all I ever wanted was to be right here
survivors in the night

When all is said and done
we'll find a way
to put all this behind us
we'll find some way
'cos you know that I won't be leaving
yes I'm here and i won't be leaving

No I never meant to cause you pain
no I never meant to hurt you
all I want to do now, is to try my best
survivors in the night

When all is said and done
we'll find someday
we can forget all this
somehow, some way

And as long as I'm here
there'll be no worries any more
and all these promises I'm making now
I'll hold each day

So don't ever, don't ever, don't forget
that I never, never meant to break your heart
all I ever wanted was to stand beside you
survivors in the night
We are survivors in the night

 
We Fly So Close

'We never realise just how close we come to disaster whether in love or everyday life...'

My harbour lights are fading fast
soon they'll disappear
alone I sit in darkness
hoping someone might come near
though I wait, though I try
no one ever comes
and the feeling that I have flood over me
the river starts to run

We fly so close
we fly so close
sometimes we fly too close

Every place you run to, everywhere you turn
there are places that you know you should not go
but some bridges just won't burn
all my life, though I try
I cannot change the past
and the ghosts that come back to haunt you
make you realise at last

We fly so close
we fly so close
sometimes we fly too close
we fly too close

My heart is racing much faster now
life passes before my eyes
something's I see, they make me smile
something's they make me cry
so I look, so I try to find
a lesson I can learn
the passing of time hasn't changed my mind
and the ghosts I know return

You know we fly so close
we fly so close
sometimes we fly too close
we fly too close

We fly so close, you and I sometimes
sometimes we fly so close,
we'll never know how many times
we fly so close
we fly so close
 

There's A Place For Us

'...There's a place for us, somewhere a time and a place.'

So here we are together
just you and me
sitting side by side
don't know why
with time just racing by
but I don't want to go

Well I don't know much about it
'cos all I am is what you see
in front of you
there's no more
feels so close and yet so far
but I don't want to go

Here I am, take my hand
here I am, please take my hand

I'd like to sit here with you if that's alright
if you don't mind I could sit and stare all night
sit here waiting for you to hold me tight

It's sad but I know it's true
you see I know you well
you'd only laugh at me
and that would hurt me so
just look at me here
you've got me pleading with you
but i don't want to go

'Cos you know that I love you so
yes you know that I love you so

Here. I will be here love
for you love, I will always be here love

If you look real close
you'll see my heart is on my sleeve
and it'll be here waiting
waiting for you, waiting for me
someone once said that if you truly, truly believe
you can make things happen
make things appear to be all that they seem
tell me do you believe?

We'll find a hideaway
together we'll find a way
somewhere, somehow, we'll find some way
there must be somewhere
there must be someplace
we can find somewhere
where they don't know my face
believe me we can find it
yes we can find it
somewhere, there's a place for us
somewhere, a time and a place for us
somewhere

 
We Wait And We Wonder

'To the outsider it seems that we in Britain live daily under the cloud of terrorism.
That familiarity sometimes makes you think of it as almost normal, then suddenly something will happen...'

We stand, hang our heads disbelieving
then not knowing how could such a thing be wrong
we wonder just what they must be thinking
to take a life of one so young

So tell me when will it be over now, how soon?
how far must we go, to prove to you?

We wait and we wonder how this happened
killing the old, the innocent, the young
while sons follow in fathers footsteps not understanding
that what they do could somehow be so wrong

So tell me when will it be over now, how soon?
how far must we go, to prove to you?

So we will wait and we'll wonder

No regrets, no forgiveness, no compasssion
these brave heroes only know to hit and run
slowly my sadness turns to rage and we wonder
how can these scars ever heal, when all is said and done

So tell me when will it be over now, how soon?
how many tears must fall to prove to you?
please tell me, when will it be over now, how soon?
and how far must they go, to prove to you?
So we wait and we wonder


Please Come Out Tonight

'...When all is said and done, there's just you and me.'

Please come out tonight I need you here
its been a long, long time and I can't wait
let's find out, let's see what it's like out there
if it rains we'll find somewhere, somewhere dry and warm

You'll say "my, it's been a long, long time"
I'll say "how are you? I've been fine"

Please come out tonight, let's go out and see the world
we can try to find, find somewhere
it seems so long ago, I can hardly remember the time
it's all I want, it's all I want, so let's see what we find

You'll say "there's so much you need to know"
I'll say "are you really sure you have to go?"

We don't need a reason, no explainations
just stay with me here, tonight
I won't say a word
I just need you here

Please come out tonight, let's go out and find ourselves
you can lean your head on my shoulder, remember?

You'll say "My, is that the time?"
I'll say "why not stay with me tonight?"

We don't need a reason
it's so warm inside
there's no one between us
if someone comes we can hide
just lay here beside me
just see what it's like

Please come out tonight


Phil Collins-Fr / www.philcollins-fr.com