Sorry but I disagree entirely. To me it looks like someone with no idea on any of the tracks has just randomly pulled track numbers out of a hat. I site Wake Up Call as a prime example. Possibly the weekest track on that whole album. Why that was picked as an example is beyond comprehension and quite frankly a joke really
I just checked out the solo songs I wasn't familiar with yet. Now I get a way better picture of what this compilation is like.
What strikes me is it is anything but your average greatest hits compilation. Sure, we get to the fluffy charts pop songs too but not too much. The Knife, The Musical Box, Supper's Ready - over 40 minutes of purest prog as a starter and not exactly easy listening. How's that for any casual "oh it's a Phil Collins best of" customer? And everything from Calling All Stations onwards on CD 3 seems to be supposed to say hey, the Genesis guys do more than the I Can't Dance walk.
What I did notice as a big plus is I can't see there's no proper flow in the song sequence. On the contrary, I think the selection matches very well. I'll go on a limb and say they did a good job with that selection - it is impossible to create a perfect track list that represents the group and the five solo careers in a balanced way, sort everything strictly chronologically and still keep up the flow of song selection, you can't lump all that together perfectly. It's easy to criticize the selection now that it's there but it must have been hard to make it in the first place. Jeez, I wouldn't want to take up responsibility for that, hell no.
Even though at first glance it looks a lot like a copy of The Platinum Collection I guess R-Kive gets a whole different character overall through the solo songs and the chronological sequence. It shifts the focus away a good deal from the pop output towards the more artsy output.
In the last few hours it was announced on Jethro Tull's website that original bassist Glenn Cornick,who played with the band from 1968-1970,has passed away!Sad news indeed!Loved his playing on Living In The Past! Rest In Peace Glenn Cornick.Loved your headband!