David Crosby, the co-founder and co-lead vocalist of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, has reminisced about his collaborative project with the Genesis drummer/singer, Phil Collins, and revealed that he loved working with Collins, whom he called ‘a nice cat.’
The veteran rock and folk singer, David Crosby, has lately taken Twitter to enlighten his fans with a little-known detail about his musical career. Crosby, who is a quite active Twitter user, responded to one of his followers that noticed Croz’s voice in the background of Phil Collins’ famous song, ‘Another Day in Paradise.’
Crosby unveiled the fact that Phil Collins once asked for collaboration and it was a pleasure to work with him. The song, recorded and produced by Collins along with Hugh Padgham, was released as the first single from his number-one album ‘…But Seriously’ in 1989.
As with Collins’ song for Genesis, ‘Man on the Corner,’ the track has as its subject the problem of homelessness. Collins sings the song from a third-person perspective, as he observes a man crossing the street to ignore a homeless woman. He implores listeners not to turn a blind eye to homelessness because, by drawing a religious allusion, ‘it’s just another day for you and me in paradise.’
‘Another Day in Paradise’ won Collins and Padgham the Grammy Award for ‘Record of the Year’ at the 1991 awards ceremony, while it was also nominated for ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Pop Vocal Performance,’ and ‘Best Music Video.’
Here’s what the fan of David Crosby asked him about Phil Collins:
“I heard Phil Collins’ ‘Another Day In Paradise’ recently and thought that the background singer sounds a lot like Croz. Did a search and found you sang on it. I had completely missed this. Any stories about the session and working with Collins?”
David Crosby responded as:
“He asked and I loved working with him… He’s a nice cat as well.”
You can see the tweets and official music video of ‘Another Day In Paradise’ below.
He asked and I loved working with him …he’s a nice cat as well https://t.co/7Cqz0AiNZ2
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) November 28, 2020