Phil Collins has rounded up his best-known ballads for "Love Songs: A Compilation ... Old and New," due Sept. 28 via Warner Strategic Marketing/Atlantic.

Phil Collins has rounded up his best-known ballads for "Love Songs: A Compilation ... Old and New," due Sept. 28 via Warner Strategic Marketing/Atlantic. The double-disc, 25-song set also features a handful of live recordings and previously unreleased cuts.

"This is a collection of love songs that I've either written or co-written and that I consider to be amongst my best work, in addition to songs that have been written and admired by me from a distance, whilst secretly wishing that I had written them," Collins says. "There are also some songs here that I feel extremely close to, but were missed the first time around because of circumstances beyond their control."

Collins' two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits are featured ("One More Night" and "Groovy Kind of Love"), along with such adult-contemporary radio standards as "Against All Odds," "Do You Remember?" and "Two Hearts," plus his Oscar/Golden Globe/Grammy-winning song "You'll Be in My Heart," from the Disney film "Tarzan."

Elsewhere, Collins interprets standards like "Somewhere" from "West Side Story" and covers Curtis Mayfield's "I've Been Trying." Live versions of the Temptations' "My Girl," the Kern/Fields standard "The Way You Look Tonight" and Collins' own "True Colours" are also included.

From the vaults comes "Tearing and Breaking," a co-write with singer/songwriter John Martyn recorded during sessions for Collins' 2001 album "Testify."

As previously reported, Collins will tour North America this fall, beginning Aug. 26 in Anaheim, Calif.

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