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BST Hyde Park

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Phil Collins kicked off Bar­clay­card presents Bri­tish Sum­mer time Hyde Park on Fri­day night with a great­est hits set which cov­ered his en­tire five-decade span­ning ca­reer. The mu­sic leg­end opened with 'Another Day In Par­adise', fol­lowed by 'Some­thing Hap­pened On The Way To Heaven' and Genesis clas­sic 'Fol­low You Fol­low Me'. Speak­ing to the sell-out crowd, Phil, 66, thanked ev­ery­one for com­ing and ad­mit­ted he had missed play­ing dur­ing his hia­tus from the mu­sic business. He said: "Good evening Hyde Park, good evening Lon­don. I do un­der­stand that I said I wasn't go­ing to do this any­more. The truth is that I missed you ... so let's have some fun." Af­ter singing 'Wake Up Call' from his al­bum 'Tes­tify', Phil then in­tro­duced his en­tire band, which in­cluded his 16-year-old son Ni­cholas on drums. Ni­cholas took his dad's place on the iconic drum solo from 'In The Air Tonight' and Phil couldn't stop him­self from smil­ing as he proudly looked on. Phil had to per­form sit­ting in a chair for the du­ra­tion of the con­cert due to his back prob­lems but he health is­sues didn't dampen his per­for­mance or the at­mos­phere. Af­ter play­ing 'Easy Lover' and 'Sus­su­dio' Phil re­turned for an en­core of 'Take Me Home' and he got off his seat and aban­doned his walk­ing stick for the fi­nal track. Phil's for­mer Genesis band­mate Mike Ruther­ford per­formed ear­lier in the evening with his band Mike + The Me­chan­ics and con­cert go­ers were also treated to sets by Blondie, The New Power Gen­er­a­tion - made up of Prince's for­mer band­mates and Star­sailor. BST Hyde Park con­tin­ues with Green Day head­lin­ing the fes­ti­val on Satur­day night and fans can go to Bsthy­de­park.com to pur­chase tick­ets.

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