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 - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 20-Apr-2021 10:48)on April 20, 2021 at 10:55 am
PHIL COLLINS Face Value (1981 UK first press 12-track LP, the Genesis star's debut solo album which kicks off in instant mainstream success style with the anthemic In The Air Tonight, adding a great version of Tomorrow Never Knows along the way & an Eric Clapton appearance on If Leaving Me Is Easy. The smooth gatefold picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played V2185)
- Genesis - Foxtrot - 4th - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 15-Apr-2021 11:20)on April 20, 2021 at 10:55 am
GENESIS Foxtrot (1975 UK fourth issue of the 1972 6-track LP with small 'Mad Hatter' Charisma label & 'Marketed & Distributed by Phonogram Ltd' text, featuring Get 'Em Out By Friday, Supper's Ready & the wonderful Watcher Of The Skies, smoothgatefold picture sleeve. The cover shows just a little shelfwear & age & the vinyl is Excellent with minimal play CAS1058)
- Genesis - Selling England - 4th + Insert - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 07-Apr-2021 15:16)on April 20, 2021 at 10:55 am
GENESIS Selling England By The Pound (1984 UK blue label issue of the 1973 8-track LP, complete with lyric insert, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows mild age wear & the vinyl is Excellent CAS1074)
- Genesis - Land Of Confusion - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 09-Apr-2021 07:58)on April 20, 2021 at 10:55 am
GENESIS Land Of Confusion (1986 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Feeding The Fire, picture sleeve GENS3)
- Genesis - Selling England By The Pound - 3rd - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 13-Apr-2021 09:41)on April 20, 2021 at 10:55 am
GENESIS Selling England By The Pound (70s reissue of their 1973 UK 8-track vinyl LP with the small pink 'Mad Hatter' Charisma label and 'Phonogram' perimeter text. The picture sleeve does have some shelfwear to the edges and discolouring, while the vinyl remains in excellent condition CAS1074)