Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
No Jacket Required (on medium “2259-51699-2") CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 251 699-2 022925169921
No Jacket Required CD 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) CD 81240 075678124020
No Jacket Required (Made by JVC, Japan) CD 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7 81240-2 075678124020
No Jacket Required Vinyl 10 WEA Records (imprint of Warner Records International: lower-case “wea” with “records” below) 251699-1
No Jacket Required 12" Vinyl 10 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 251 699-1 02292516991
No Jacket Required (on medium: “251 599-2” and “manufactured in Germany by TELDEC Record Service GmbH”) CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 251 699‐2 022925169921
No Jacket Required (Medium: wea logo on right side) CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 2292-51699-2 022925169921
No Jacket Required 12" Vinyl 10 WEA Musik GmbH (company, not a label) 2292-51699-1
No Jacket Required 12" Vinyl 10 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 1590331 [none]
No Jacket Required CD 11 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CDV 2345 077778640226
No Jacket Required CD 11 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) CDV 2345 5012981234522
No Jacket Required 12" Vinyl 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) V 2345
No Jacket Required CD 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7 81240-2 [none]
No Jacket Required (AR pressing) 12" Vinyl 10 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 81240-1-E 07567812401
No Jacket Required 12" Vinyl 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7 81240-1 07567812401
No Jacket Required (made in Switzerland) CD 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7 81240-2 075678124020
No Jacket Required (made in West Germany) CD 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7 81240-2 075678124020
No Jacket Required (Printed in U.S.A.) CD 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 7 81240-2 075678124020
No Jacket Required CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 2292-51699-2 022925169921
No Jacket Required (mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 11 Rhino (reissue label) 603497879700
No Jacket Required (24 KT + Gold Limiited, Numbered Edition) CD 11 Audio Fidelity AFZ 102 780014210229
No Jacket Required CD 11 WPCR-78103 4943674146253
No Jacket Required (hi-res audio) Digital Media 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), Rhino (reissue label) 603497921881
No Jacket Required (deluxe edition) 2×CD 11 + 13 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 081227951900, PCCD 85 0081227951900
No Jacket Required (deluxe edition) 2×CD 11 + 13 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) PCCD 85 0081227951900
No Jacket Required (deluxe edition) 2×Digital Media 11 + 13 Rhino (reissue label)
No Jacket Required (deluxe edition) 2×Digital Media 11 + 13 Rhino (reissue label) 603497885251
No Jacket Required (wea reissue with both catalog numbers) CD 11 wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 2292-51699-2, 251 699-2 022925169921
No Jacket Required Digital Media 11 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 075678124068

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Don't Lose My Number / We Said Hello Goodbye
One More Night
Take Me Home
included in: The Platinum Collection
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000189543 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/98041 [info]
Wikidata: Q682910 [info]
Wikipedia: en: No Jacket Required [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/phil_collins/no_jacket_required/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/454z [info]

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Phil Collins' third solo album established him as the most unlikely superstar of the 80s. Number one in eight countries, over two million copies sold in the UK, where it has been certified six times platinum, and including no fewer than four American ten 10 singles (two of them US chart-toppers), No Jacket Required was as much of a mid-80s radio and CD player staple as Purple Rain, Born in the USA, Like a Virgin and Brothers in Arms.

It was the quintessential Live Aid-era album from the definitive Live Aid-era artist - not for nothing did Collins interrupt the No Jacket Required World Tour to appear at the Philadelphia and Wembley Stadium Live Aid events on the same day. It sounded quintessentially mid-80s, too, with its machine rhythms and blaring horns. You couldn't get more mid-80s guests than Sting, Helen Terry and Peter Gabriel, who all provide backing vocals on the album. The placement of some of the songs on the soundtrack to Miami Vice was none-more-80s, while the video to Take Me Home, wherein Collins is filmed everywhere from Tokyo and Sydney to Moscow and Memphis, reeked of Reagan/Thatcher-era conspicuous consumption and like-punk-never-happened excess.

But there's no denying that, for sheer proficiency and mastery of its domain, this blend of power ballads and synthed-up, hook-heavy rock remains unbeatable. Sussudio may have been in hock to Prince's 1999 up to its rolled-up-jacket-sleeve elbows, but it was a blistering album opener. One More Night was a slow jam just crying out to be covered - or sampled (Collins is an unexpected rappers' delight). Don't Lose My Number, a US single, had melodic echoes of Easy Lover, Collins' chart-topping team-up with Earth Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey from the same year. Take Me Home, the fourth single, ostensibly about a patient in a mental institution, successfully combined electronic and organic instrumentation.

Elsewhere, Long Long Way to Go recalled the work of fellow Genesis alumnus Gabriel and proved that Collins was equally adept at incorporating experimental ambient textures and world music polyrhythms into his music. No wonder it won the 1985 Grammy Award for Pop Album of the Year.