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菲爾柯林斯《哈囉,我必須要走了》少新意

他從前衛搖滾樂團「創世紀」(Gensis)的鼓手,因緣際會當上了主唱,並一步步帶領該團走向商業上的成功。進入80年代後,他單飛出輯,開始演唱連串與「創世紀」截然不同的成人抒情曲風,締造多首暢銷曲,成為80年代冠軍單曲製造機之一,也與與已故流行樂之王麥可傑克遜(MichaelJackson)及前「披頭四」成員保羅麥卡尼(Paul McCartney)等並列史上銷量破億的唯三男歌手,歷久不衰。
 
首張專輯因為離婚而瀰漫濃郁的悲情,隔年再推出新作《哈囉,我必須要走了》,少了敘事重心後,一度讓樂評以為他的才華就只有兩下子。

第二張的架構基本上幾乎延續了上張專輯,除了看出他仍在摸索個人專輯風格外,脫去上張離婚的悲情,這張表現似乎沒那麼煽情,但也讓人覺得失去重心,多數歌曲與上張風格差異不大,甚至可視為續篇,就像開場作《I Don’t Care Anymore》一開始由遠而近的鼓聲與鍵盤,在編曲上幾乎與《In the Air Tonight》如出一轍。而《Thru These Walls》從一開始的舒緩慢慢變調,大玩旋律重組遊戲,頗有《創世紀》時期的實驗味道。《Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away》與《Why Can’t It Wait ‘till Morning》都是很標準的菲式情歌。
 
 他的作品深受「摩城」(Motown)的靈魂曲風影響,因此專輯的首支單曲《You Can’t Hurry Love》直接翻唱了由黛安娜蘿絲(Diana Ross)領團的「至高無上」(The Supremes)合唱團1966年的代表作,並加重了節奏樂器與銅管樂及低音吉他的部分,讓整首歌聽起來更有活力。為了配合歌曲內容,他在唱腔與MV中都努力表現可愛,無形中為他憑添親和力,也讓此曲順利打進美國告示牌單曲榜第10名。

他畢竟出身自鼓手,因此從上張開始,都收錄了一首演奏曲,強調節奏樂器與銅管的搭配,再由他炫麗的鼓技,秀出個人看家本領。這張演奏曲則是《The West 
Side》強調Live感覺,薩克斯風手Don Myrick讓整首曲子更加活靈活現。
 
但整體來說,《哈囉,我必須要走了》無論歌曲曲風與編曲方式,都與上張太過接近,唯一令人驚喜的只有翻唱的《You Can’t Hurry Love》,其他只能說複製上張的成功模式,多少令人有些失望。不過,此時的他名氣已經逐漸躍過大西洋,開始走紅美國本土。1984年初他在加州舉行首場個人演唱會,演唱一、二張專輯的暢銷歌曲,當時並未發行演唱會現場專輯,但不知是唱片公司或是主辦單位竟錄製了限量現場紀實黑膠,回顧了整場演唱會,並送給洛杉磯當地DJ於電台播放。去年因出差在洛杉磯找到這兩張一套的絕版黑膠,欣喜萬分,雖然錄音效果並未非常好,但能重新回味他在美國第一場公開演出,自是相當珍貴。
 
《You Can’t Hurry Love》
I need love, love
Ooh, ease my mind
And I need to find time
Someone to call mine;

My mama said
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
But it's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes

How many heartaches must I stand
Before I find the love to let me live again
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on
When I feel my strength, ooh, it's almost gone

I remember mama said
You can't hurry love
No you'll just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
How long must I wait
How muck more must I take
Before loneliness
Will cause my heart, heart to break?

No, I can't bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can't go on
Well these precious words keep me hanging on

I remember mama said
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
Well, it's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes, now break!

Now love, love don't come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
Hold me tight
I keep waiting
Ooh, till that day
But it ain't easy (Love don't come easy)
No, you know it ain't easy

My mama said
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take...

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