TotW 02/18/2019 - 02/24/2019: PHIL COLLINS - We Fly So Close

  • What do you think about "We Fly So Close"? 7

    1. 14 points - very good (3) 43%
    2. 12 points - good + (2) 29%
    3. 15 points - outstanding! (1) 14%
    4. 10 points - good - (1) 14%
    5. 13 points - very good - (0) 0%
    6. 11 points - good (0) 0%
    7. 09 points - satisfactory + (0) 0%
    8. 08 points - satisfactory (0) 0%
    9. 07 points - satisfactory - (0) 0%
    10. 06 points - sufficient + (0) 0%
    11. 05 points - sufficient (0) 0%
    12. 04 points - sufficient - (0) 0%
    13. 03 points - poor + (0) 0%
    14. 02 points - poor (0) 0%
    15. 01 point - poor - (0) 0%
    16. 00 points - abysmal (0) 0%


    PHIL COLLINS - We Fly So Close
    Year: 1993
    Album: Both Sides [review]
    Working title: unknown
    Credits: Collins
    Lyrics: Yes
    Length: 07:34
    Musicians: Phil Collins
    Played Live: never
    Cover versions: none

    Notes: Collins's 1993 album had the flair of Face Value and still was an album that divided the fans. Collins played all instruments, which gave the album a reduced and (intentionally) imperfect sound. We Fly So Close is one of the secret gems in Collins's solo repertoire. The song was not released as a single, has never been played live - and at seven and a half minutes it equals Genesis song lengths.

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    ...cried a voice in the crowd.


  • 14. Epic song. Phil playing what sounds like Spanish guitar - who would have thought? This is probably the best track on the album.

    Yes, it was quite a feat to make it sound like it's a "real" guitar player rather than someone playing guitar sounds on a sequencer (or whatever it was that Phil used on the album). This song really builds and, while I would have loved to have heard the band tackle this on the tour, I think Phil manages to capture the mood perfectly. And all on his ownsome!


    I voted 'outstanding'. It's one of my favourite tracks on the album, no question.