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Phil Collins: Both Sides

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, December 1993

BASICALLY, UNCOOL, £12-million-a-year, Tory-endorsing Phil Collins is good on Love, not much cop on Life. So although, for reasons unknown, the totally solo Both Sides seems to have flowed from the kind of intensity that produced the divorce-inflamed Face Values, it's unfortunate that it begins in the very area that gives him most trouble.

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