Here is a complete listing of all concerts performed on this tour:
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More radio broadcast shows to explore:
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.
Here is the info on the HBO concert simulcast:
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:
King Biscuit Flower Hour – Alone At Last:
King Biscuit Radio Corporation 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 the first King Biscuit show 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. The Collins tracks (Inside Out, Who Said I Would?, You Can’t Hurry Love and It Don’t Matter To Me) appear to have been culled from the above mentioned hidden Royal Albert Hall show as well as from the abundantly used Perkins Palace show from 1982, but 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. Incomplete capture. From my personal collection.
Complete track listing can be found here: