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 - A Groovy Kind Of Love - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.08, €9.36 (New Item) (arrived 11-Dec-2023 16:32)on December 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm
PHIL COLLINS A Groovy Kind Of Love (1988 UK 7" vinyl single taken from the soundtrack of the film 'Buster', including the instrumental cut Big Noise, picture sleeve VS1117)
- Genesis - Invisible Touch - Embossed Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.12, €14.04 (Back In Stock) (arrived 28-Nov-2023 10:16)on December 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm
GENESIS Invisible Touch (1986 UK 8-track vinyl LP including the hit singles Tonight Tonight Tonight, In Too Deep & Land Of Confusion. The embossed picture sleeve comes with the lyric inner and shows a little shelfwear while the vinyl remains in Excellent condition GENLP2)
- Genesis - Wind & Wuthering - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.68, €21.06 (New Item) (arrived 22-Nov-2023 11:59)on December 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm
GENESIS Wind & Wuthering (1976 UK small Madhatter label 9-track LP, the eighth studio album by the English progressive rock band, the second with Phil on lead vocals and the last to feature Steve Hackett, complete with illustrated lyric inner, textured picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just the lightest shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played CDS4005)
- Genesis - Wind & Wuthering - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.60, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2023 08:52)on December 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm
GENESIS Wind & Wuthering (80s UK second issue of the 1976 9-track LP on the blue 'Madhatter' Charisma label, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve & vinyl are in superb excellent condition CDS4005)
- Genesis - Foxtrot - 3rd - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2023 14:52)on December 11, 2023 at 6:37 pm
GENESIS Foxtrot (1976 US small 'Madhatter' label 6-track LP, single pocket picture sleeve with small deletion corner cut. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play CAS1058)