Here is a complete listing of all concerts performed on this tour:

THE NO JACKET REQUIRED TOUR – February 1985 through July 1985

 

More tours to explore:

THE HELLO, I MUST BE GOING TOUR – July 1982 through February 1983

 

THE PRINCIPLE OF MOMENTS TOUR (With Robert Plant) – August 1983 through October 1983

 

THE BUT SERIOUSLY TOUR – February 1990 through October 1990

 

THE BOTH SIDES TOUR – April 1994 through May 1995

 

THE PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND TOUR – January 1996 through December 1996

 

THE DANCE INTO THE LIGHT TOUR – February 1997 through December 1997

 

THE PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND TOUR (PART II) – June 1998 through December 1998

 

THE TESTIFY TOUR – January 2002 through March 2003

 

THE FIRST FINAL FAREWELL TOUR – June 2003 through November 2005

 

THE GOING BACK TOUR – June 2010

 

THE NOT DEAD YET TOUR – June 2017 through October 2019

 

More radio broadcast shows to explore:

 

THE HELLO, I MUST BE GOING TOUR – July 1982 through February 1983

 

THE PRINCIPLE OF MOMENTS TOUR (With Robert Plant) – August 1983 through October 1983

 

THE BUT SERIOUSLY TOUR – February 1990 through October 1990

 

THE BOTH SIDES TOUR – April 1994 through May 1995

 

THE PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND TOUR – January 1996 through December 1996

 

THE DANCE INTO THE LIGHT TOUR – February 1997 through December 1997

 

THE PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND TOUR (PART II) – June 1998 through December 1998

 

THE TESTIFY TOUR – January 2002 through March 2003

 

THE FIRST FINAL FAREWELL TOUR – June 2003 through November 2005

 

THE GOING BACK TOUR – June 2010

 

THE NOT DEAD YET TOUR – June 2017 through October 2019

 

PHIL COLLINS RADIO INTERVIEW SPECIALS – Various Dates

 

GENESIS RADIO INTERVIEW SPECIALS – Various Dates

 

1985 saw Phil out on the road again in support of another album, NO JACKET REQUIRED. Despite the massive collection of live pre-FM shows from the previous tour, the NO JACKET tour produced virtually no recordings. I don’t know of any pre-FM shows from this tour, and Simon’s Movement site does not list any. In fact, there are no FM broadcasts or simulcasts listed there either for this tour, with the exception of the following Home Box Office show. 
That said, there is one soundboard recording in circulation, from the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Melbourne, Australia. There is also a single King Biscuit show (listed below) featuring at least two songs from this tour. Information recently obtained from a member of Simon’s site indicates that there is also a hidden pro-shot video recording from the Royal Albert Hall from this tour, but the exact date is unknown. Phil played six nights at this venue in February of 1985. The member who contacted me indicates that he or she has this video in their possession, and will be making it available on Simon’s site soon. More info will be added here when this recording becomes available.
Other than those four shows, there appear to be no other “non-audience” recordings from this tour, but part of me believes that there must be some pre-FM show(s) out there somewhere. If you have any information regarding pre-FM shows from this tour, please Contact Me.
One additional note: As many of you know, Phil was heavily involved with the Prince’s Trust foundation, and as such, he participated in their annual rock concerts with multiple other artists. Some of these shows were recorded and released on pre-FM vinyl, however, these concerts did not coincide with a specific tour from Phil’s history. I have therefore added these shows at the bottom of this page, as most occurred between 1986 and 1988.
Here is the info on the HBO concert simulcast from the No Jacket Required tour:

Phil Collins No Jacket Required… Sold Out:

Home Box Office (HBO) Cable TV Broadcast and FM Stereo Simulcast

Recorded live at The Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas – 29 May 1985

Original Airdate – 28 September 1985

FM Stereo Simulcast

While this Guide has primarily focused on pre-FM versions of Phil’s performances, (and will continue to do so) I feel this FM simulcast should be added as it is an excellent documentation of what it’s like to attend a Phil Collins concert.

As mentioned above, there are no pre-FM recordings from this tour, which I find very confusing given Phil’s popularity at the time. In 1985, Phil was at the height of his fame and very much in the public eye, having just released his most successful album to date, NO JACKET REQUIRED, (released on 18 February 1985) having filmed an episode for the hit television series MIAMI VICE, (although that episode wouldn’t air until December of 1985) and having just completed a massive tour with Genesis. (All this before his much talked about, two continent hopping LIVE AID performances, which you can view pictures of in the gallery.)

In fact, this lack of material in pre-FM form is even harder to digest when one considers the fact that both the King Biscuit and Westwood One companies recorded performances by Genesis on their 1983/84 and 1986/87 tours, which bookended Phil’s ’85 outings. (Shows at the Philadelphia Spectrum and the Los Angeles Forum were recorded and sent to radio stations on vinyl during the MAMA tour, and shows at the Los Angeles Forum were captured and produced during the INVISIBLE TOUCH tour, copies of which can be found on LP and later on compact discs.) So the idea that said labels would choose to completely ignore the NO JACKET REQUIRED tour is unfathomable.

What appears to have occurred is that those labels chose to broadcast previously recorded concerts from Phil’s first solo tour (detailed HERE) throughout the 1985 NO JACKET Tour as a means of advertising the tour itself. This instead of actually capturing any shows for broadcast. There were also a great number of interview specials which were broadcast throughout 1985, and those can be found HERE.

It appears that the closest thing to a professional recording of a show from this tour is the official VHS release PHIL COLLINS: NO TICKET REQUIRED, which captured a portion of the show from The Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. This video originated as an HBO special, directed by Jim Yukich and produced by Paul Flattery, and was originally entitled NO JACKET REQUIRED… SOLD OUT. The broadcast was later released on VHS  and LaserDisc with extended footage and the title changed to PHIL COLLINS: NO TICKET REQUIRED. It won a Cable Ace Award for best TV Music special in 1986, and was simulcast in stereo via radio stations in the United States at that time of its original airing. It later turned up as a DVD version released in Brazil.

The original broadcast date, as listed, is derived from a magazine promotional advertisement produced by Westwood One. While HBO did broadcast songs from this night, their broadcast is incomplete and only lasted one hour. Obviously, since the show did not run until September of that year, the broadcast and simulcast did not occur live as it happened. HBO simply recorded the entire performance, then edited it down for broadcast and simulcast at a later date. I do recall watching and even recording both the HBO broadcast and the FM stereo simulcast, but those tapes are long since lost. Incomplete capture. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

HBO Simulcast

Westwood One Superstar Concert Series #SS86-C 
The 1986 Prince’s Trust 10th Anniversary Radio Special:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Recorded live at Wembley Arena, London, England – 20 June 1986

Original Broadcast – Week of 13 September 1986

pre-FM Triple Vinyl LP

The Prince’s Trust is a charity organization formed by the Prince of Wales in 1976, and funds raised went to support at risk youth of England. The live concert events (which drew in multiple rock celebrities who gave of their time and energy for free) was only part of the charity work that the Trust generated.

One of the most reproduced Prince’s Trust shows was performed and recorded in June of 1986. It was the 10th Anniversary of the Trust, and there was even an official LP, CD and cassette released which contained portions of the show. You can view that official release HERE.

Westwood One put out several versions throughout the years under the Superstar Concert Series banner, including this one from September of that same year . Phil’s contribution was the song In The Air Tonight, performed alone at the piano. He also played drums in the Midge Ure All Star Band, which consisted of Eric Clapton and Elton John among others.

Incomplete capture. I don’t have this item in my personal collection, information obtained from a Discogs listing.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Prince’s Trust 1986 #SS 86-C on Discogs

Westwood One Superstar Concert Series #SS87-5:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Recorded live at Wembley Arena, London, England – 20 June 1986

Original Broadcast – Week of 25 April 1987

pre-FM Triple Vinyl LP

Another version of the same show listed above, this time repackaged for broadcast in April of 1987.

Incomplete capture. From my personal collection. This exact show is not listed on Discogs.

Westwood One Superstar Concert Series #SS87-18:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Recorded live at Wembley Arena, London, England –
5 June 1987

Original Broadcast – Week of 7 August 1987

pre-FM Triple Vinyl LP

The Prince’s Trust concert was held again, almost one year later to the day, on 5 June 1987. And again, Westwood One captured portions of the performance for later broadcast. The show aired in August of 1987, again under the Superstar Concert Series banner. Phil’s contribution to that year’s show included a duet with Paul Young in which the two performed a Motown Medley containing bits from three Motown classics: Reach Out I’ll Be There, I Can’t Help Myself  and It’s The Same Old Song. The two also performed the Righteous Brothers classic You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.

Incomplete capture. From my personal collection.

*NOTE: The Cue Sheet for this show lists the broadcast date as 7 August 1986 and the show number as SS 86-18. This must be a typo for two reasons: 1. The show was not recorded until June of 1987, and 2. The labels on the LPs indicate the show number as SS 87-18.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Prince’s Trust 1987 SS 87-15 on Discogs

King Biscuit Flower Hour – Alone At Last:

D.I.R. Broadcasting Networks Records

Recorded live at Unknown Venues / Dates

Original Broadcast – Week of 13 December 1987

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

Aside from the King Biscuit Genesis special from 1987, which included tracks from the famous L.A. Forum show on the INVISIBLE TOUCH Tour (info on which can be found HERE) this disc is one of my most coveted possessions.

Originally broadcast in 1987, this King Biscuit show was and is one of my all time favorites. I still have the cassette tape which I used to record this show when it first aired. I finally found the original transcription disc on eBay, and snatched it up right away.

This show was one of the first King Biscuit shows broadcast on compact disc rather than vinyl, and it brings together Collins, Chrissie Hynde and David Gilmour for a radio special which highlights live performances from the three artists separate from their respective bands. Two of the Collins tracks, Inside Out and Who Said I Would?  appear to have been culled from the above mentioned hidden Royal Albert Hall show, (you can see a discussion of this in the Comments section of the torrent located HERE) while the tracks You Can’t Hurry Love and It Don’t Matter To Me  are derived from the abundantly used Perkins Palace show from 1982. That said, the venues are never revealed by series regular Bill Minkin.

Of note is the fact the the disc itself lists all three artists on the face, however, Gilmour’s name is misspelled as Gilmore.

As mentioned above, this show was one of the first broadcasts to utilize the compact disc format, however, it was not the first. That distinction belongs to an Eric Clapton show, information on which can be found HERE

Incomplete capture. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Alone At Last on Discogs

Westwood One Superstar Concert Series #SS C 88-B:

Westwood One Radio Networks Records

Recorded live at Wembley Arena, London, England –
5 June 1987

Original Broadcast –
Week of 9-10 April 1988

pre-FM Triple Vinyl LP

This is the exact same show as listed above under Superstar Concert Series Show #SS87-18, repackaged and slated for broadcast in April of 1988. Once again, Phil’s portion of  that year’s show (which included the aforementioned duet with Paul Young) is presented. 

Incomplete capture. I don’t have this item in my personal collection, information obtained from Discogs.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Prince’s Trust 1987 SS C88-B on Discogs

The 1988 Prince’s Trust Rock Gala Radio Special:

D.I.R. Broadcasting Networks Records

Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK –
5 June 1988

Original Broadcast – Week of 5 September 1988

pre-FM Quintuple Vinyl LP (Side J is BLANK)

This five LP set features the complete 1988 Prince’s Trust Rock Gala concert, which raised over £48 million for the charity.

As usual, the show had an all star line-up including Eric Clapton, Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel and many others. But it was Phil who did the lion’s share of work on this set.

The performers were backed by two all star bands, which played alternatively. The Midge Ure All Star Band, including Phil and Big Country’s Mark Brzezicki on drums, were featured as the backing band for Rick Astley, Black, Leonard Cohen, Howard Jones, Joe Cocker and Peter Gabriel. That means that Phil played drums on Gabriel’s Sledgehammer in addition to rockin’ the drums almost all night. (Midge Ure was also the Musical Director for the show, and as such, handled almost all of the artist introductions from the stage between acts.) The Eric Clapton All-Star Band, including Steve Ferrone and not Phil on drums, were featured as the backing band for Clapton himself, Mark Knopfler and Elton John. T’Pau and Wet Wet Wet both utilized their own band members for their songs. The final song features all of the artists on stage with Cocker singing lead.

This set features all of the songs played that night, along with segment intros and breaks by show host Doug Podell and original commercial blocks. Phil contributed the songs Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore?, You Can’t Hurry Love and I Missed Again.

As stated previously, this show is actually a complete capture. From my personal collection.

Complete track listing can be found here:

The 1988 Prince’s Trust Rock Gala Radio Special on Discogs

The King Biscuit Flower Hour 1988 Prince’s Trust Rock Concert Parts I & II:

D.I.R. Broadcasting Networks Records

Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK –
5 June 1988

Original Broadcast – Week of 29 January 1989

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

Our friends at the King Biscuit Flower Hour reproduced the 1988 Prince’s Trust show and repackaged it onto compact disc on at least one occasion (and possibly two – more on that in a moment) for broadcast across two weekends in 1989. Their show was significantly edited down to fit onto two discs. Phil’s solo performances, including two of the three songs listed above, namely You Can’t Hurry Love and I Missed Again, appear on Part I, while the track Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore? shows up on Part II. Discogs only lists Part I of II, but information from an eBay listing does show that the broadcast contained two discs. (Oddly, the eBay listing shows an image of the cue sheet for Part II with a date of 20 – 26 March 1989. This would lead me to believe that the show was broadcast at least twice in 1989; once at the end of January into early February, and again in mid to late March.)

I don’t have the CD version of this show in my personal collection; information obtained via Discogs and eBay.

Complete track listing for Part I can be found here:

King Biscuit 1988 Prince’s Trust on Discogs

Live Cuts 1990:

D.I.R. Broadcasting Networks Records

Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK –
5 June 1988

Original Broadcast – Week of 29 January 1990

pre-FM Single Compact Disc

Here’s another one-off show from the Live Cuts (Tracks / Trax) series of shows mentioned earlier. This disc contains a single track from Phil’s contribution to the 1988 Prince’s Trust Rock Gala concert. Even though this entry is produced on compact disc (as opposed to the other entries in this series which were produced on vinyl) this show still only has six live concert performances, one from each artist. The artists are Eric Clapton, Eddie Money, The Hoooters, The J. Geils Band, Jethro Tull and Phil. Phil’s lone track is You Can’t Hurry Love, and the included Cue Sheet indicates it was recorded at this concert. I do not have this item in my personal collection; information obtained via Discogs.

Complete track listing can be found here:

Live Cuts 1990 on Discogs

That’s it for Phil’s ’85 No Jacket Tour. Click HERE for radio shows from The But Seriously Tour.