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Face Value

Face Value is the debut solo album by Phil Collins, released in February 1981 on the Virgin label internationally and Atlantic Records in North America. The album includes the hit single, "In the Air Tonight", whose dark mood was inspired by the fallout of Collins' first marriage.


Phil Collins, a valuable face

Blame Peter Gabriel. For five years, Phil Collins was just the drummer. But when the lead singer for Genesis quit in 1974, the band could not find a suitable replacement, and Collins reluctantly stepped in — and a superstar was born.


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