Personnel includes: Phil Collins (vocals, keyboards, percussion, programming); Daryl Stuerner (guitar, keyboards); Arif Mardin (strings); The Phoenix Horns (horns); Gary Barnacle, Don Mynck (saxophone); David Frank (keyboards); Lee Sklar (bass); Helen Terry (background vocals).
Recorded at The Townhouse, London; Old Court, Surrey.
Personnel: Phil Collins (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, vocoder, drums, drum machine, kalimba, percussion, background vocals); Helen Terry (vocals, background vocals); Peter Gabriel, Sting (vocals); Daryl Stuermer (guitar, banjo, keyboards); Arif Mardin (strings); Don Myrick, Gary Barnacle, Don Mynck (saxophone); Michael Harris, Rahmlee Michael Davis (trumpet); Louis Satterfield (trombone); Pheonix Horns (horns); David Frank (keyboards, mini-Moog synthesizer, Moog synthesizer); Nic Greene (synthesizer).
Recording information: AIR Studios; Old Craft, Surrey, England; Old Croft, Surrey, England; The Townhouse, London, England; Townhouse Studios, London, England.
Introduction by: Arif Mardin.
Unknown Contributor Role: Phil Collins.
Arranger: Tom Tom 84.
NO JACKET REQUIRED reached number 1 in more countries than you can shake a drumstick at, and shows Collins at his most mature and versatile. 'Sussudio' opens the album with the familiar death-by-drums intro, setting the pattern of strong arrangements and attacking vocals. 'Only You Know And I Know' and 'Who Said I Would' explore this territory with the vibrant assistance of the Phoenix Horns, while the massive 'One More Night' provides an elegant contrast. Surely the strongest track, however, is the elegaic 'Long Long Way To Go', which brought tears to a billion pairs of eyes as one of the highlights of Live Aid.