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Anthology [2 CD]

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The Best Of Me

Review Bryan Adams' thirteenth studio album, Get Up, is a solid collection of beautifully-crafted rock songs, from the fast and furious up-tempo tracks such as lead song 'Brand New Day,' 'You Belong To Me' and 'Thunderbolt,' to the gentler songs such as 'Don't Even Try' and 'We Did It All.' Produced by Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys), Get Up is one of Bryan's strongest efforts to date.
Get Up

Review This really is a "best-of," not merely a greatest-hits package. Bryan's breakthrough '80s hits Run to You and Summer of '69 join his '90s #1 smashes (Everything I Do) I Do It for You; All for Love (with Rod Stewart and Sting), and Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? ; his MTV unplugged version of his hit Please Forgive Me; When You're Gone (with Melanie C.), and eight more!
Richard Marx - Greatest Hits

Review If Bryan Adams's no-frills, blue-collar image evokes a Canadian take on Springsteen, his voice--and especially his pop sensibility--recalls Rod Stewart during his post-Faces Top 40 years. There's a deceptively effortless sincerity that masks the sometimes mundane themes of the infectious hits (the cheap nostalgia of "Summer of '69" and the various romantic concerns of "Run to You," "The Best of Me," and "Please Forgive Me") gathered on this updated hits collection. (Just five of the tracks appear on his previous So Far, So Good anthology.) It's hardly surprising to learn that Adams began his career as a tunesmith covered by everyone from BTO and Loverboy to Kiss and Bonnie Tyler. That eclecticism bubbles up throughout this modern compilation, from the flamenco flavors of Don Juan De Marco's "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" to the MTV Unplugged classical-strings-backed rendition of "I'm Ready" and the surprisingly effective electronica of "Cloud Number Nine." This collection chronicles Adams's rise from '80s AOR (album-oriented-rock) contender to '90s MOR (middle-of-the-road) superstar, thanks to his Grammy- and Oscar-winning hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" from Robin Hood and harmonizing with Sting and Stewart on Three Musketeers' "All for Love." --Jerry McCulley
Bon Jovi Greatest Hits [The Ultimate Collection][2 CD Deluxe Ed

Review Since its release in 1984, 'Reckless' has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. It has spawned huge hits such as 'Run to You', 'Kids Wanna Rock', 'Somebody', 'Summer of '69', 'One Night Love Affair' and 'It's Only Love' a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. 'Reckless' also gave Bryan his first U.S. #1 on Billboard with 'Heaven' as well as a Diamond Award for over a million sold in his home country of Canada. The album was the turning point in Adams' career, leading him to tour all over the world and garner legions of fans with his legendary live shows.

The 'Reckless' reissue has been personally overseen by Bryan working with many of the original team including Bob Clearmountain, Bob Ludwig and Jim Vallance. The 2014 deluxe remaster by Bob Ludwing enticingly includes seven previously unreleased bonus tracks. These tracks were written as demos with Jim Vallance - the co-writer on the Reckless album. Of utmost interest to fans will be the actual inclusion of the track 'Reckless' which due to deadlines did not make it onto the original album.
So Far So Good

Review Catalog reissue.
The Best Of Survivor

Review So Far So Good offers up 13 of his previous hits plus a new song, "Please Forgive Me," a gooey, Michael Bolton-like ballad. The album starts out with "Summer of '69," the appealing autobiographical song about the 10-year-old Adams learning to play his first guitar in Ontario, and includes "(Everything I Do) I Do for You," the synth-laced ballad that wound up in the Guinness Book of World Records after topping the British singles charts for 16 weeks. With its over-the-top, gravelly vocals, So Far So Good reminds one of Rod Stewart's 1980s work when he was coasting on past achievements. Unfortunately, Adams has never had a period like Stewart's glory years in the '70s. --Geoffrey Himes
Guns & Roses: Greatest Hits

Review Cuts Like A Knife by Bryan Adams

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Reckless

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The Singles (2CD)

Review Canada's ultimate Renaissance man has bounced from grizzled heartland rock to soft-focus middle-of-the-road pop without employing a safety net--or even a consultant to warn him that his legion of fans is definitely split between the two genres. For the most part, Adams steers clear of his later power ballads on this acoustic (but hardly stripped-down) set, instead reaching back to concentrate on such choogling classics as "Summer of '69." Yes, he tugs at the ol' heartstrings with tunes like "Cuts Like a Knife" (which is given a new twist via the uillean pipes of Davy Spillane), but if it's out-and-out schmaltz you're craving, there's little to be had here. --David Sprague
The Best Of Eddie Money

Review Multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams has announced the release of his new covers album, Tracks Of My Years , a diverse collection of time honoured classics from the 50 s, 60 s and 70 s.
The album will be released September 30th and features a wide range of influential musical styles, from Chuck Berry's "Rock & Roll Music", Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" to the Beatles' "Any Time At All". The album will also include a brand new track entitled, She Knows Me co-written with his long-term writing partner Jim Vallance. The Adams/Vallance partnership was responsible for many of Bryan s classic hits including Heaven , Summer of 69 and Run To You .
"Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time" noted Bryan. "We recorded all kinds of songs until the songs sort of presented themselves, or sounded different enough from the originals. We did about 3 months of recording, spread out over the course of 2 years. Radio was king when I was a teenager," Adams reflected, "you'd hear McCarney's "Admiral Halsey" straight into "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by the Manhattans. Radio didn't discriminate back then".
"Tracks of My Years" is an eclectic mix of songs reflective of the time when rock was played alongside pop, country and R&B, and follows Adams critically acclaimed acoustic album, 2010 s "Bare Bones", a release that resulted in sold out shows across Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.
Get Up

Review 2010 release from the Canadian rocker, an inspired collection of minimally arranged hits culled from Adams' impressive body of work spanning three decades. Recorded in spring of 2010 during his "Bare Bones Tour," the disc captures a raw Adams, featuring only his distinctive voice and guitar, accompanied on select songs by keyboardist Gary Breit, lending a newfound appreciation and perspective to what many consider some of the most beloved songs in pop/rock music.
Anthology [2 CD]

Review Bryan Adams, Anthology
Tracks of My Years

Review Bryan Adams' thirteenth studio album, Get Up, is a solid collection of beautifully-crafted rock songs, from the fast and furious up-tempo tracks such as lead song 'Brand New Day,' 'You Belong To Me' and 'Thunderbolt,' to the gentler songs such as 'Don't Even Try' and 'We Did It All.' Produced by Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys), Get Up is one of Bryan's strongest efforts to date.
Def Leppard

Review This really is a "best-of," not merely a greatest-hits package. Bryan's breakthrough '80s hits Run to You and Summer of '69 join his '90s #1 smashes (Everything I Do) I Do It for You; All for Love (with Rod Stewart and Sting), and Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? ; his MTV unplugged version of his hit Please Forgive Me; When You're Gone (with Melanie C.), and eight more!
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Alone in the Universe

Review If Bryan Adams's no-frills, blue-collar image evokes a Canadian take on Springsteen, his voice--and especially his pop sensibility--recalls Rod Stewart during his post-Faces Top 40 years. There's a deceptively effortless sincerity that masks the sometimes mundane themes of the infectious hits (the cheap nostalgia of "Summer of '69" and the various romantic concerns of "Run to You," "The Best of Me," and "Please Forgive Me") gathered on this updated hits collection. (Just five of the tracks appear on his previous So Far, So Good anthology.) It's hardly surprising to learn that Adams began his career as a tunesmith covered by everyone from BTO and Loverboy to Kiss and Bonnie Tyler. That eclecticism bubbles up throughout this modern compilation, from the flamenco flavors of Don Juan De Marco's "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" to the MTV Unplugged classical-strings-backed rendition of "I'm Ready" and the surprisingly effective electronica of "Cloud Number Nine." This collection chronicles Adams's rise from '80s AOR (album-oriented-rock) contender to '90s MOR (middle-of-the-road) superstar, thanks to his Grammy- and Oscar-winning hit "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" from Robin Hood and harmonizing with Sting and Stewart on Three Musketeers' "All for Love." --Jerry McCulley
Bare Bones

Review Since its release in 1984, 'Reckless' has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. It has spawned huge hits such as 'Run to You', 'Kids Wanna Rock', 'Somebody', 'Summer of '69', 'One Night Love Affair' and 'It's Only Love' a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. 'Reckless' also gave Bryan his first U.S. #1 on Billboard with 'Heaven' as well as a Diamond Award for over a million sold in his home country of Canada. The album was the turning point in Adams' career, leading him to tour all over the world and garner legions of fans with his legendary live shows.

The 'Reckless' reissue has been personally overseen by Bryan working with many of the original team including Bob Clearmountain, Bob Ludwig and Jim Vallance. The 2014 deluxe remaster by Bob Ludwing enticingly includes seven previously unreleased bonus tracks. These tracks were written as demos with Jim Vallance - the co-writer on the Reckless album. Of utmost interest to fans will be the actual inclusion of the track 'Reckless' which due to deadlines did not make it onto the original album.
The Best Of Me

Review Catalog reissue.
Another Country

Review So Far So Good offers up 13 of his previous hits plus a new song, "Please Forgive Me," a gooey, Michael Bolton-like ballad. The album starts out with "Summer of '69," the appealing autobiographical song about the 10-year-old Adams learning to play his first guitar in Ontario, and includes "(Everything I Do) I Do for You," the synth-laced ballad that wound up in the Guinness Book of World Records after topping the British singles charts for 16 weeks. With its over-the-top, gravelly vocals, So Far So Good reminds one of Rod Stewart's 1980s work when he was coasting on past achievements. Unfortunately, Adams has never had a period like Stewart's glory years in the '70s. --Geoffrey Himes
MTV Unplugged

Review Cuts Like A Knife by Bryan Adams

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