Phil Collins - Face Value - 1981
Face Value .... in combination with his career.
In a 1997 BBC Radio 2 documentary, Collins revealed that divorcing his first wife Andrea in 1979 contributed to his 1979 hiatus from Genesis until the band regrouped in October of that year to record the album Duke. In this 'in between' period he started Face Value - his first solo album. (Face value, as a term, can also be used to referto the apparent value of something such as a concept or plan.)
Within this perspective 'Face Value' might refer to this album on which he was experimenting with new sounds.
'Take it at face value', he could have said.'I hope you like it but this is me;
no more and no less!'