Hello, I Must Be Going! is the second solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins. The album was released in late 1982 on Virgin in the UK and Ireland, Atlantic in North America, and WEA in the rest of the world. The album was promoted with a tour of the same name. The album brought Collins his first nomination for British Male Artist at the Brit Awards in 1983.
The album contains the cover version of The Supremes’ hit “You Can’t Hurry Love”, one of Collins’ best-known singles. Nine of the album’s ten tracks made some sort of chart worldwide, although “You Can’t Hurry Love” was the album’s most significant hit. Other notable tracks include the modern jazz instrumental “The West Side”, and “Thru These Walls”, a dark voyeuristic song about a man listening through the wall to his neighbours partaking in unseemly night-time activities. The dark “I Don’t Care Anymore” reached No. 39 in the U.S., giving Collins his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male in 1984.
In this conversation from 1982 Collins explain the inspiration behind the songs to Mal Reding