Firstly this is not the usual typical piss-take 'ah about time' dig at Phil Collins. I am genuinely sorry to hear that he has retired from music. The reasons (to spend time with his family and kids) is entirely justified but he leaves behind a musically legacy that is never given the justice it deserves. In The Air Tonight is one of my favourite songs. As is 'I Can't Dance'.
As a key member of Genesis and an accomplished solo artist, Phil Collins has written some great songs and his voice is one of those voices that becomes an instrument in its own right - it has tone, melody and an engaging quality that many can never achieve.