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Phil Collins to issue Love Song collection

Phil Collins to issue Love Song collectionPhil Collins has rounded up his best-known ballads for "Love Songs: A Compilation...Old and New" to be released next month.

The double-CD, 25-song set features a handful of live recordings and previously unreleased cuts, billboard.com reports.

"This is a collection of love songs that I've either written or co-written and that I consider to be amongst my best work, in addition to songs that have been written and admired by me from a distance, whilst secretly wishing that I had written them," Collins said.

"There are also some songs here that I feel extremely close to, but were missed the first time around because of circumstances beyond their control."

Collins' two US No. 1 hits are featured ("One More Night" and "Groovy Kind of Love"), along with such radio standards as "Against All Odds", "Do You Remember?" and "Two Hearts", plus his Oscar and Grammy-winning song "You'll Be in My Heart", from the Disney cartoon film "Tarzan".

He also interprets standards like "Somewhere" from the musical "West Side Story" and covers Curtis Mayfield's "I've Been Trying". Live versions of the Temptations' "My Girl", the standard "The Way You Look Tonight" and Collins' own "True Colours" are also included.

From the vaults comes "Tearing and Breaking", co-written with singer-songwriter John Martyn during sessions for Collins' 2001 album "Testify".

© Hollywood News

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