Phil Collins

Take Me Home

Composed by Phil Collins

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Probably Phil Collins' best solo single, "Take Me Home" has a hypnotic, lulling quality, with polyrhythmic percussion and a needle-like wobbly synth line, that sounds like Collins had been paying attention to his old bandmate Peter Gabriel's solo career. (Perhaps not surprisingly, Gabriel sings backing vocals on this track, next to ex-Culture Club singer Helen Terry.) The lyrics are much more literal than Gabriel's elliptical sound paintings, of course, but Collins delivers them with a minimum of histrionics and a slightly deeper singing voice than his usual. The song remains an adult contemporary radio staple, and its one of the few singles from Phil Collins' mid-'80s reign as the King of All Media that doesn't sound terribly dated and somewhat hackneyed in retrospect.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Jacket Required 1985 Rhino 5:51
Miami Vice II 1986
Original TV Soundtrack
MCA 5:51
12''ers 1987 Atlantic 8:07
No Image 1989 WEA
No Image 1990 Atlantic
No Image 1990 A*Vision Entertainment
Masterpieces 1993
Various Artists
WEA 4:39
...Hits 1998 Atlantic 5:53
Serious Hits... Live! 2003 Import
The Platinum Collection 2004 Virgin 5:51
Finally... The First Farewell Tour [DVD] [Bonus Material] 2004 Warner Music Vision
Piano Strings Tribute to Phil Collins 2005
Various Artists
Tribute Sounds 4:43
Live at Montreux 2004 2012 Eagle Rock
The Singles 2016 Atlantic / Rhino 5:53
A  Little Bit of Something for the Weekend Upfront
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