Phil Collins Gives America a History Lesson

Phil Collins remembers the Alamo and he’s hoping you do too. But just in case you don’t, the singer-turned-author is heading deep into the heart of Texas to give a history lesson with his new book, The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey.

From May 9-12, Collins will be making stops in Houston, San Antonio, Abilene and Dallas to speak about the documents, artifacts and relics from his extensive Texas Revolution collection featured in the book. According to the publisher, Collins’ love of this period started when he was kid (he used to act out The Battle of Alamo with his toy soldiers), which carried over into his adult years as a collector and becoming somewhat of an authority figure on the subject. Released in March, the book also includes essays from Texan historians and is being touted as “a helpful research tool.” For more information on Collins’ upcoming book tour, check out the publisher’s website.

And while recent health issues may keep Collins from his other passion as a musician, those not making it out to Texas will be delighted to know a new concert DVD will be coming soon. With Phil Collins Live at Montreux 2004, fans get a chance to see the legend belt out hits from his over 30-year career. The 2-disc DVD, available May 1, captures the three and a half hour show which includes classics like “Against All Odds,” “In the Air Tonight” and “Easy Lover.” The collection also includes a bonus disc of the 1996 Montreux concert where he performed jazz renditions of his and Genesis hits with The Phil Collins Big Band. Guest performer that night, Tony Bennett.

Check out the tracklist for Phil Collins Live at Montreux 2004 below.

Main Show Set List:

1) Drum Thing

2) Something Happened On The Way To Heaven

3) Against All Odds

4) Don’t Lose My Number

5) You’ll Be In My Heart

6) One More Night

7) Can’t Stop Lovin’ You

8) Hang In Long Enough

9) True Colors

10) Come With Me

11) A Groovy Kind Of Love

12) I Missed Again

13) Another Day In Paradise

14) No Way Out

15) Separate Lives

16) In The Air Tonight

17) Dance Into The Light

18) You Can’t Hurry Love

19) Two Hearts

20) Wear My Hat

21) Easy Lover

22) Sussudio

23) It’s Not Too Late

24) Drums Again

25) Take Me Home

Bonus 1996 Big Band Set List:

1) Two Hearts

2) That’s All

3) In The Air Tonight

4) Invisible Touch

5) West Side

6) Against All Odds

7) Hand In Hand

8) There’ll Be Some Changes Made (featuring Tony Bennett)

9) Milestones

10) Los Endos

11) Always

12) Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me

13) Sussudio

– Shannon Carlin, CBS Local


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