'Plays Well With Others': Phil Collins announces new box set featuring Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel

Phil Collins' sprawling 59-track collection hits stores September 28 ahead of his first tour in 12 years and features Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney


                            'Plays Well With Others': Phil Collins announces new box set featuring Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Genesis drummer and time-tested hit producing machine Phil Collins has announced the release of a career-spanning box set titled 'Plays Well With Others', due out for release on September 28 via Rhino Records. As the title suggests, the sprawling four-disc box set will focus on collaborations with other artists and features selections from his late ’60s psychedelic band Flaming Youth, his work in the ’70s with the likes of Brian Eno and John Cale, and his ’80s big band recordings with Quincy Jones and Tony Bennett across 59 tracks.

The collection also includes material from some of the biggest names in rock history including George Harrison, David Crosby, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Bee Gees and Eric Clapton.

As Rolling Stone points out, The set also highlights Collins’ deft ability to drum in various styles, from pop-rock (Paul McCartney “Angry”) to experimental art-rock (Robert Fripp’s “North Star,” Brian Eno’s “No-One Receiving” and “On Fire Island,” Peter Gabriel’s “Intruder”) to jazz-fusion (Brand X, which he helped launch in 1975).

“Some would say I’ve lived a charmed life. I’ve done what I wanted for most of it, and got paid well for doing something I’d have done for nothing: Playing the drums,” Collins said in a statement, via Consequence of Sound. “During that time I’ve played with most of my heroes, most have become close friends. Over these 4 CDs you’ll find a mere smattering of those moments. I thank the artists for letting me put this CD together, no easy task! Love, PC.”

The box is set to arrive just a week before Collins launches his first major North American tour in 12 years, dubbed the “Not Dead Yet, Live!” tour, which kicks off on October 5th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. and wraps at the end of the month at Los Angeles’ The Forum on October 28th. Check out the box set’s artwork and full tracklist below, followed by the complete schedule of tour dates:

'Plays Well With Others' Artwork:

'Plays Well With Others' Tracklisting:

Disc One: 1969 – 1982
“Guide Me Orion” – Flaming Youth
“Knights (Reprise)” – Peter Banks
“Don’t You Feel It” – Eugene Wallace
“I Can’t Remember, But Yes” – Argent
“Over Fire Island” – Brian Eno
“Savannah Woman” – Tommy Bolin
“Pablo Picasso” – John Cale
“Nuclear Burn” – Brand X
“No-One Receiving” – Brian Eno
“Home” – Rod Argent
“M386” – Brian Eno
“And So To F” – Brand X
“North Star” – Robert Fripp
“Sweet Little Mystery” – John Martyn
“Intruder” – Peter Gabriel
“I Know There’s Something Going On” – Frida
“Pledge Pin” – Robert Plant
“Lead Me To The Water” – Gary Brooker

Disc Two: 1982 – 1991
“In The Mood”‘ – Robert Plant
“Island Dreamer” – Al Di Meola
“Puss ‘n’ Boots” – Adam Ant
“Walking On The Chinese Wall” – Philip Bailey
“Do They Know It’s Christmas (Feed The World)” – Band Aid
“Just Like A Prisoner” – Eric Clapton
“Because Of You” – Philip Bailey
“Watching The World” – Chaka Khan
“No One Is To Blame” (Phil Collins version) – Howard Jones
“If Leaving Me Is Easy” – The Isley Brothers
“Angry” – Paul McCartney
“Loco In Acapulco’ – Four Tops
“Walking On Air” – Stephen Bishop
“Hall Light” – Stephen Bishop
“Woman In Chains” – Tears For Fears
“Burn Down The Mission” – Phil Collins

DISC Three: 1991 – 2011
“No Son Of Mine” – Genesis
“Could’ve Been Me” – John Martyn
“Hero” – David Crosby
“Ways To Cry” – John Martyn
“I’ve Been Trying” – Phil Collins
“Do Nothing ‘Till You Hear From Me” – Quincy Jones
“Why Can’t It Wait Til Morning” – Fourplay
“Suzanne” – John Martyn
“Looking For An Angel” – Laura Pausini
“Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End” – George Martin
“In The Air Tonite” – Lil’ Kim featuring Phil Collins
“Welcome” – Phil Collins
“Can’t Turn Back The Years” – John Martyn

DISC Four: Live 1981 – 2002
“In The Air Tonight” (Live At The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball) – Phil Collins
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – George Harrison
“You Win Again” – The Bee Gees
“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” – Phil Collins and Tony Bennett
“Stormy Weather” – Phil Collins and Quincy Jones
“Chips And Salsa” – The Phil Collins Big Band
“Birdland” – Phil Collins with The Buddy Rich Big Band
“Pick Up The Pieces” (Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1998) – The Phil Collins Big Band
“Layla” (Live At Party At The Palace, 3 June 2002) – Eric Clapton
“Why” (Live at Party At The Palace, 3 June 2002) – Annie Lennox
“Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” (Live at Party At The Palace, 3 June 2002) – Bryan Adams
“With A Little Help From My Friends” (Live at Party At The Palace, 3 June 2002) – Joe Cocker

Phil Collins 2018 Tour Dates:
10/05 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
10/07 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/09 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/11 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/16 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
10/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken loans Arena
10/19 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/25 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
10/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum