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No Jacket Required was 1985's Grammy winner for Album of the Year. Certified Multi-Platinum (12 times) by the RIAA. (2/01)


''No Jacket Required'' is the third solo album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, released on 25 January 1985. The album was named after an incident at The Pump Room in Chicago, where Collins was denied admittance to the establishment because of his attire. ''No Jacket Required'' features guest vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. Some of the songs, like "Don't Lose My Number" and "Sussudio", were based around improvisation. Other songs, like "Long Long Way to Go", had a political message. "One More Night", "Sussudio", "Don't Lose My Number", and "Take Me Home" were released as singles, with corresponding music videos.

The album was positively received and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1985. Stephen Holden of ''The New York Times'' said that Collins was "quietly revolutionizing and expanding the role of the drums in pop record making". ''Rolling Stone'' reviewer David Fricke said that, "Like his '81 and '82 outings, ''Face Value'' and ''Hello ... I Must Be Going!'', ''No Jacket Required'' is not an album that waits to be liked". Collins' most commercially successful album, ''No Jacket Required'' went to number one in several countries, including the United States (where it was at the top of the charts for seven weeks), United Kingdom and Canada. The record has been certified diamond in the US by the Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold over two million copies in the UK, being certified for 6x platinum.

Many of the songs, including "Take Me Home", and "Long Long Way To Go," have been used in episodes of ''Miami Vice'', and "The Man with the Horn" was re-written and re-recorded for the episode "Phil the Shill". "We Said Hello Goodbye" was re-recorded for the movie ''Playing for Keeps''. All four singles were top-ten hits in the ''Billboard'' Hot 100, with "Sussudio" and "One More Night" reaching number one. The three singles that were released in the UK all reached the top 20 on the UK charts.

Collins embarked on ''The No Jacket Required'' World Tour concert in 1985, which was a success. During the tour, Collins received critical acclaim for appearing at the Philadelphia and Wembley Stadium ''Live Aid'' events on the same day. Remixes of six songs from the album were later included on the ''12"ers'' compilation. During the tour, Collins recorded a song with Marilyn Martin for the movie ''White Nights'', called "Separate Lives", which was a number one hit in the US, and a top ten hit in the UK. - Wikipedia