Phil Collins & Philip Bailey, Easy Lover was released 35 years ago: February 25, 1985 - PHIL VIDEOS and MEMORIES

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February 25, 1985: Philip Bailey and Phil Collins Easy Lover's single from the Bailey Chinese Wall album is released in the UK. The piece is placed at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.

In 1984, Phil Collins was hired as producer on Philip Bailey's solo album Chinese Wall.

"At the beginning of the summer, Philip Bailey arrives from Los Angeles and takes accommodation at Bramley Grange, a small hotel in the peaceful village of Bramley, in Surrey, a stone's throw from home my", recalls Phil Collins in his autobiography.

Here is the official video of the song:

Phil continues:

"Although English rural life is a new and heavenly experience for Philip, we can't reach our goal, that is to write some pieces together. There are too many cooks in the kitchen.

We will end up writing only one together song, right at the end of the sessions. Decisi to complete the mission, there let's improvise. Philip directs me I put down some lines on a choosy lover, a which becomes the provisional title. It is now late evening when we record a verrudimentary and energetic, just for don't forget it. The next morning, However, we like it so much that we decide to use it practically as it is. I write on text, and Easy Lover - this is the titletivo - comes out signed by the two Philip.

The single arrives at number two in America, behind Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigners. In England it conquers the top instead of the ranking, more or less in the period in cui I can't hold back the guar grimacesgiving Against All Odds played by Ann Reinking at the 1985 Oscars.

Collins performed the song in his live concerts and appears on both of his 1990 albums Serious Hits ... Live!

and on his 1998 compilation album, hits.

Some versions live During the years:

Participated in the registration:

Philip Bailey - solo voice and backing vocals

Phil Collins - solo voice and backing vocals, drums, keyboards

Daryl Stuermer - electric guitar

Nathan East - bass

Lesette Wilson - keyboards

Easy Lover won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was appointed to the Grammy Award to Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals in 1986.

Here are a few cover version . song:

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