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Hello, I Must Be Going! (album)

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5 November 1982

Old Croft

Phil Collins

Atlantic Records

May–September 1982


Release date
5 November 1982

Soft rock

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Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982)
No Jacket Required (1985)

Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham

Phil Collins albums, Soft rock albums

Hello, I Must Be Going! is the second solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins. The album was released in late 1982 on Virgin in the UK and Ireland, Atlantic in North America, and WEA in the rest of the world. The album was promoted with a tour of the same name. The album brought Collins his first nomination for British Male Artist at the Brit Awards in 1983.


Nine of the album's ten tracks made some sort of chart worldwide, with a cover version of The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" the album's most significant hit. Other tracks include the modern-jazz instrumental "The West Side", and "Thru These Walls", a dark voyeuristic song about a man listening through the wall to his neighbours partaking in unseemly nighttime activities. The dark "I Don't Care Anymore" reached No. 39 in the U.S., giving Collins his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male in 1984.

The album is named after the Marx Brothers' song of the same name, featured in their 1930 movie Animal Crackers.

Critical reception

AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine said: "Phil Collins began to inject his highly melodic pop songwriting with more soul and R&B influences on his second solo album, Hello, I Must Be Going! While some of the material was successful, much of it showed that he was still coming to grips with how to incorporate R&B techniques into his style." In Rolling Stone, critic John Milward wrote of the album: "Despite its trend-bucking boast of an eight-track recording, the album's rich luster is of the old classical-rock school. In fact, the LP sounds like stripped-down Genesis, ornamental but not too ostentatious."

Track listing

All tracks written by Phil Collins, except "You Can't Hurry Love" by Holland–Dozier–Holland.

The album was re-released and remastered by Steve Hoffman for the Audio Fidelity label in 2011, and reissued as part of the 'Take a Look at Me Now' series of Phil Collins studio album remasters during 2016, with a new second disc of bonus songs.


  • Phil Collins – vocals, drums (1–9), percussion (2,6,9), tambourine (5), keyboards (1–4,6,7,9), piano (8,10), trumpet (4), bass pedals (1,4,9), marimba (7), timpani (4), handclaps (3), rhythm guitar (3)
  • Daryl Stuermer – guitars (1–9)
  • John Giblin – bass guitar (2,3,5,8)
  • Mo Foster – bass guitar (6,7)
  • Peter Robinson – piano, vibraphone & glockenspiel (5)
  • The Phenix Horns – instrumentation (2,6,9)
  • Michael Harris – trumpet
  • Rahmlee Michael Davis – trumpet
  • Don Myrick – alto and tenor saxophones
  • Louis "Louie Louie" Satterfield – trombone
  • Production

  • Phil Collins – producer
  • Hugh Padgham – assistant producer, engineer
  • Howard Gray – assistant engineer
  • Overdubbed at 'The Farm' and 'Townhouse' May–June '82
  • Strings recorded at CBS
  • Mike Ross – engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Trevor Key – cover photography
  • The Mountain Fjord Orchestra was conducted by Martyn Ford and led by Garyn Wright.
  • Songs

    1I Don't Care Any5:05
    2I Cannot Believe It's True5:17
    3Like China5:09


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