He was the frontman of Genesis from 1980 to 1991, and made it big on his own solo career. With the creation of albums like Face Value, ...But, Seriously, and No Jacket Required (Which became the top-selling, most popular album of 1985), Phil Collins has catapulted to one of the greatest musicians of all time.
"Mr. Collins normally sings out of tune, but his vocal harmonizers and pitch correctors fix all that."
No- go listen to one of his live performances, he is RIGHT on pitch every single time.
"Listen closely to any of his songs (even the Genesis ones) and you'll notice how his voice is always doubled and slightly echoed."
Yeah, that's called singing harmony you dunce. You sing a song two times, once in the melody and once in the harmony. Then you overlay the two and you get something that sounds wonderful.
"On the song "In the Air Tonight", about 2 minutes into the track, the filters are tweaked so that there are 3 versions of his voice singing at the same time - the 'normal' filtered version, a comical low pitched version, and his real voice. The low, weak, screechy, high voice in the background is his real singing voice."
Yeah, once again- three times recorded to make a harmony.
"Oh and FYI, the 'drum solo' on "In the Air..." was done on a drum machine, so I really don't know how it is considered a solo when a machine is playing it throughout the whole song."
If you've ever watched a Collins documentary, he explains why he did so- because he wanted to keep a constant beat and anyone good drummer would have tweaked it and detracted attention from the lyrics.
"But once again, he is a great drummer..."
Yes, yes he is.
Phil Collins is not a fag, he's not stupid, he is sincere, humble, and a fantastic singer with a great voice and perfect pitch.
Person 2: Oh really? I'd like to hear you sing in perfect pitch- both the harmony and the melody.
Phil Collins: That's right. You know them?
Lahey: Let's just say I wouldn't expect to get paid today, bud.