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Phil Collins . Ashley DeMann. All about Phil. Born January 31, 1951 Played drums when he was 5 Several musical roles when younger Joined several bands like “the real thing” Big break: Genesis, changed the band as drummer Became lead singer, wrote most songs - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Phil Collins

Phil Collins Ashley DeMann

All about PhilBorn January 31, 1951Played drums when he was 5Several musical roles when youngerJoined several bands like the real thingBig break: Genesis, changed the band as drummerBecame lead singer, wrote most songsFirst solo album, Face Value- hit In the Air Tonight went goldSecond Hello I Must Be Going (Nominations for Grammy bestYou cant Hurray love.: Reached #1 in UK

Phil Collins Third album No Jacket Required all over the chartsMulti-platinum selling albumMusic used all over TV.Wrote song for Two Hears. Earned him an Academy Award and a Golden GlobeStill worked with Genesis, getting number one single Invisible TouchMore albums, But Seriously, Both Sides Wrote Tarzan Music: Winning Academy Award for Best Original Song in a Film

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)Written in 1983 (big hits)Theme song for Against All OddsWrote it on tourReleased February 1984First solo hit to reach #1 on the Billboards Nominated for best original songMariah Carey, Steve Brookstein made coversWon Golden Globe

Time Text Musical Elements Instruments 0:00Introduction- 2 measures 4 Piano notes ascending, then a step down, and two higher notes. Synthesizer holding out, chime like. Dynamics piano Piano, synthesizer 0:09How can I just let you walk away, just let you leave without a trace. When I stand here taking every breath with you, ooh. You're the only one who really knew me at all First verse. Male solo voice. Piano chords slower, gradually moving up the scale , same with the vocals. Created a little arch Soft, p Piano not repeat going into next section Piano, 0:33How can you just walk away from me,when all I can do is watch you leaveCos we've shared the laughter and the pain and even shared the tearsYou're the only one who really knew me at all

Another verse, piano chords continue a mix like synthesizer comes in soft holding on one note, growing. steps and skips first ascending, then descending, and back to ascending, descending. Piano String, electric keyboards play few notes


TextMusical ElementsInstrumentation 0:54Two bar interlude. Piano with main beat Grows, crescendos into mezzo forte Piano chords, with string like synthesizer :58So take a look at me now, oh there's just an empty space. And there's nothing left here to remind me, just the memory of your faceOoh take a look at me now, well there's just and empty space. And you coming back to me is against all odds and that's what I've got to face Chorus Male solo, many steps, jump to left here in a higher range with a skip at the end. Piano chords, then used single notes, and goes back chords vibrato and higher Synthesizer holding out. Melody repeats, higher range on back, emphasizing the word. Holds out on face Synthesizer, Piano 1:32Interlude 2 measures. Same piano chords, with synthesizers still holding on. Drums show a change to a new section. Piano, then Drums introducedSynthesizer Time Text Musical ElementsInstrumentation1:37I wish I could just make you turn around, turn around and see me cry. There's so much I need to say to you, so many reasons whyYou're the only one who really knew me at all

Another verse, with echo's emphasizing repeating phrases in a higher pitch. Drums play a steady beat with cymbals and sets a new tone/mood for the song. Drums and piano build up getting louder for the next section. Drum cymbals Synthesizers electric keyboard 2:01So take a look at me now, well there's just an. empty space. And there's nothing left here to remind me, just the memory of your face. Back to chorus reaching the climax of the song. Its forte, and at the top of his range. More emphasis, vibrato, or higher notes Drums, synthesizers, piano 2:19Now take a look at me now, cos there's just an empty space. But to wait for you, is all I can do and that's what I've got to face. The stings come in after now . Still in the top of range. Top of his range, keeps building up the climax. Busier backgroundDrums, synthesizer, piano, stringsTimeTextMusical ElementsInstrumentation2:35Take a good look at me now, cos I'll still be standing here .And you coming back to me is against all odds It's the chance I've gotta take

Singer changes from the same notes and goes higher, emphasizing the words and hitting the climax. Drummer fast and on the first line. Ascending and you coming Synthesizer come back, slowing it down. Holding on take Drums hit , and the piano synthesizers loud. 2:58Starts to decline. Drums slowing down, then leave. The tempo slows, and it softens. Piano is main focus again. Piano and drum and synthesis 3:06Take a look at me now Last line. Soft slow. Gentle repeats main theme but slower Synthesizer piano 3:08Slows and finishes holding out with the synthesizer. Fades out. Synthesizer, piano . Against All OddsPhil CollinsLove Songs: A Compilation... Old & New [Disc 1], track 12005Pop207450.8