SLEEVE: NM MEDIA: NM YEAR: 1985 ORIGIN: Japan EXTRAS: No obi with insert
No Jacket Required is the third studio album recorded by Progressive Rock-turned-pop rock artist Phil Collins. It was released through Virgin Records in the United Kingdom, and Atlantic Records in North America, on 18 February 1985.
During the hiatus following promotion of the self-titled twelfth album of Genesis, Phil did a collaboration with Eric Clapton before beginning work on his next solo album. He made a conscious decision to go more up-tempo with the work for this album.
Several of his songs were drum machine improvisations, including "One More Night" and "Sussudio"; several were inspired by the Jacksons and Prince. Another of the songs, "Don't Lose My Number", was pulled from the cutting-room floor of his first solo album, though today even he doesn't understand what the song meant.