"Eric played on the George Harrison album that I wasn’t on,” says Collins, “but I only met him years later through John Martyn. I remember one time, the three of us were sitting in this pub somewhere in the country, just plotting and drinking. I’m not sure people knew who we were. Or if they did, they kept quiet.”
Collins and Clapton first worked together on Martyn’s Glorious Fool, which featured a guest appearance from the former Cream and Derek And The Dominos guitarist on Couldn’t Love
You More. Four years later, the pair hooked up again when Collins produced Clapton’s Behind The Sun album.
“I really liked working with Eric,” says Collins. “And we recorded a lot of it in Montserrat, at Air Studios. The budgets were decent, those were the times, but it wasn’t a bunch of rich rock musicians living the life of Riley. We were there to work, especially Eric. We stayed in nice hotels, but there wasn’t any messing around from anyone.”
ERIC CLAPTON AND PHIL COLLINS IN THE STUDIO, 1989.