Separate Lives was a originally a song written by Stephen Bishop whom Phil Collins had been a friend of, Phil liked the song so much be asked if he could arrange and record a version for himself. Following on from the success Phil Collins had with Against All Odds Taylor Hackford approached Phil Collins again when Taylor was making/directing a film called White Nights.
The song is a duet was performed by Marilyn Martin and Phil Collins, the single was released into the UK Charts on 23rd November 1985, reaching number 4 and remaining in the charts for 13 weeks.
Phil provided his version of Separate Lives with help from Arif Mardin and Hugh Padgham.
Separate Lives ( love theme from White Nights )
Only You Know and I Know
Released on Virgin Records (VS 818)
Separate lives Produced by Arif Mardin, Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham.
Only You Know and I Know Produced by Hugh Padgham and Phil Collins.
Note: This is the BPI Silver single award for sales of the single Separate Lives, certified on the 1st December 1985 according to the BPI archive.
Further note: We would like to thank Chris Simmons for the opportunity to photograph his award!