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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- Genesis - Keep It Dark - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $11.12, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2021 16:28)on July 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm
GENESIS Keep It Dark (1981 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including Naminanu and Abacab [Long Version]. The glossy picture sleeve has some light shelfwear while the vinyl remains in excellent condition CB391/12)
- Genesis - Nursery Cryme - 4th - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2021 07:01)on July 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm
GENESIS Nursery Cryme (Late 70s issue of the 7-track vinyl LP on the small pink 'Mad Hatter' Charisma label with 'Marketed & Distributed by Phonogram' perimeter text, gatefold picture sleeve. The cover displays minimal signs of wear whilst thevinyl has just the odd light sign of play CAS1052)
- Genesis - Duke - White Vinyl 180 Gram - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $41.69, €35.09 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 16:31)on July 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm
GENESIS Duke (2021 UK/EU limited edition 12-track LP pressed on 180-gram White Vinyl exclusively for Rhino's 'Start Your Ear Off Right' campaign. Featuring the singles Turn It On Again and Misunderstanding. Gatefold picture sleeve withtwo hype stickers, factory sealed)
- Phil Collins - Hello, I Must Be Going! - stickered p/s - UK - vinyl LP - £8.00, $11.12, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jul-2021 16:51)on July 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm
PHIL COLLINS Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982 UK 10-track LP, featuring the hit You Can't Hurry Love, gatefold picture sleeve with limited hype sticker & album credits inner. The sleeve shows minimal signs of wear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play V2252)
- Phil Collins - Two Hearts + Postcards - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $11.12, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jul-2021 09:57)on July 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm
PHIL COLLINS Two Hearts (1988 UK limited edition 2-track 12" vinyl single, also including The Robbery by the London Film Orchestra, hype-stickered picture sleeve with intact set of four postcards. The sleeve has only light edgewear andthe vinyl is in excellent condition VST1141)