This Platinum Collection
box set consists of three full-length records, all of which were landmark moments of Phil Collins
' solo career during the '80s. Some of the most well-known songs of his career are featured here: 1981's "In the Air Tonight" from Face Value
, the MTV hits "Sussudio" and "Take Me Home" from 1985's soft rock powerhouse No Jacket Required
, and the soft rock brilliance of 1989's But Seriously
. All three releases have their obvious strengths but also bear the weakness of filler, making this essential to only die-hard fans looking to fill gaps in their collections. Casual fans would be better served seeking out 1998's Hits
collection, a more thorough survey of Collins
' solo endeavors.