50 Years, 50 Albums 1985: Phil Collins ‘No Jacket Required’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1985: Phil Collins ‘No Jacket Required’

No Jacket Required, the third studio album from Phil Collins, came in with the most votes this week; edging out Heart’s self-titled album and John Mellencamp’s Scarecrow, all MTV favorites. But the drummer from the legendary Prog Rock band Genesis showed us what a great front man he is, as well as songwriter and album producer. No Jacket Required came out in February of 1985 with “Sussudio” as the first single with three others to follow. The album featured Sting and Peter Gabriel on background vocals and won three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year in 1986, selling over 25 million copies worldwide making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

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