In the case of Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight,” however, the mix was completed and then taken by Liebrand to be part of a mix showcase at the DMC Mixing Championship Finals in London. Liebrand explained “Then I put on my remix of Phil Collins, in front of those two and a half thousand DJ’s. And I told them: “If you want to see this released? Call Virgin first thing tomorrow!” That resulted in Virgin being called by two and a half thousand DJ’s, and this got the track signed and released by 1pm the day after.”
(Taken from Ben Liebrand’s page on Wikipedia)
In The Air Tonight 88 Remix was released on the 18th June 1988 reaching number 4 in the UK charts and staying in the charts for 9 weeks.
In The Air Tonight 88 Remix
I Missed Again
Released on Virgin Records (VS 102)
“In The Air Tonight” remixed by Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham but this is a miss print it was remixed by Ben Liebrand
Produced by Phil Collins, Assisted by Hugh Padgham