New and rare footage of Phil Collins‘ pre-Genesis band Flaming Youth has surfaced on YouTube. A half hour set from German television recorded in December 1970 and broadcast on WDR Koln Germany shows the young psych/progressive rockers just prior to the point where they broke up. You can watch the set below.
The band formed out of a touring act backing John Walker from The Walker Brothers and were originally known as Hickory, recording a 1969 single Green Light/The Key. They changed their name to Flaming Youth and recorded their sole album, Ark 2, for the Uni label, having teamed up with producers Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley who had penned The Legend Of Xanadu for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
The band performed a five song set for Dutch television station Dutch TV Station TROS studio, which was thought to be the only known footage off= the band until this new set appeared.
it features a youthfully hirsute Collins singing on both Changes and the band’s take on Gustav Holst’s Planets. The full set contains Earthglow, Guide Me Orion, Weightless, The Planets, Changes, In The Light Of Love and Pulsar.
Soon after Collins auditioned for and joined Genesis, replacing drummer John Mayhew, having previously auditioned for Vinegar Joe and Manfred Mann’s Chapter Three. Flaming Youth guitar player Ronnie Caryl also auditioned for Genesis but lost out to Steve Hackett (he would later work with Lulu and Maggie Bell and appears on Collins’ Dance Into The Light and Going Back). Keyboard player Brian Chatton joined Jackson Heights with former The Nice bassist Lee Jackson.
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- Phil Collins - Face Value - Textured sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.80, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 05-Dec-2021 13:43)on December 6, 2021 at 2:18 pm
PHIL COLLINS Face Value (1981 UK 12-track LP, his debut solo album kicking off in instant mainstream success style with the anthemic In The Air Tonight & including a great version of Tomorrow Never Knows. The textured gatefold picture sleeve shows some minor edge wear & the vinyl is Excellent with only the lightest signs of play V2185)
- Genesis - We Can't Dance - Sealed - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $32.99, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2021 14:21)on December 6, 2021 at 2:18 pm
GENESIS We Can't Dance (2016 Dutch 12-track 2-LP set pressed on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Half Speed mastered at Abbey Road Studios. Their fourteenth studio album originally released in 1991, including the singles No Son of Mine, I Can't Dance, Hold on My Heart, Jesus He Knows Me, Never a Time and Tell Me Why. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with lyric printed inners. Although not sealed, this remains in a 'near as new')
- Genesis - Duchess - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.20, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2021 10:41)on December 6, 2021 at 2:18 pm
GENESIS Duchess (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including the previously unreleased Open Door, picture sleeve with artwork by Lionel Koechlin CB363)
- Genesis - Follow You Follow Me + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.84, €14.04 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2021 10:42)on December 6, 2021 at 2:18 pm
GENESIS Follow You Follow Me (1978 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Ballad Of Big. Complete with the original monochrome picture sleeve which shows a little light edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition CB309)
- Genesis - Genesis - 180gm HSM - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £24.99, $32.99, €29.24 (Back In Stock) (arrived 26-Nov-2021 16:27)on December 6, 2021 at 2:18 pm
GENESIS Genesis (2018 UK limiited edition Audiophile issue of the classic 1983 9-track LP, remastered and Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road & pressed on 180gm vinyl, complete with lyric inner, picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork. This copy has remained factory sealed from new & is therefore still mint & unplayed)