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BRYAN ADAMS - Get Up (Review)

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Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams claimed recently that this new album of his was so classic in style that he could play the entire album in concert and his fans would think he was actually playing tracks from one of his earlier masterpieces.
I counter that ridiculous claim by suggesting his fans (that’s me included), would instead be struggling to stay awake, wondering who this hillbilly Jeff Lynne wannabe is and wishing he’d hurry up and get off so the real Bryan Adams could take the stage.
The gap between Adams the rockstar, the working class hero, the monster live performer and the man who wrote some of the best anthems in rock history and the guy who releases records under the Bryan Adams name these days is more pronounced than ever.
His latest album Get Up is produced by ELO and Travelling WilburysJeff Lynne. The result is not a classic BA album as promised, but rather a hybrid of Adams’ recent era forgettable solo material and Lynne’s own laid back acoustic driven Midwestern rockabilly.
Yet again, we’re fooled into thinking Adams might return to his roots that delivered such classic albums as You Want It You Got It, Cuts Like A Knife, Reckless and the underrated perfection of Into The Fire.
No such luck. Instead the snoozefest of Room Service, 11 and last year’s horrible covers album continues.
If I wanted to listen to the Travelling Wilburys, I’d play that. If I wanted Lynne’s Armchair Theater, I have the recent re-issue to get out.
I don’t need Bryan Adams channeling that sound with so little of his own personality shining through.
What’s worse is that the album was almost entirely co-written by the great Jim Vallance.
I can’t understand what went wrong.
Thankfully the new tracks number just 9 and the album lasts all of 25 minutes. That’s just a little longer than one new Iron Maiden tune!
The opening track You Belong To Me may be impossibly catchy, but when its used to kick off an album, you know rocking isn’t a priority here.
Go Down Rocking and That’s Rock N Roll have traces of Adams of old, but the clichés sadly distract as does the hokey production style.
We Did It and Don’t Even Try are jangly, boring ballads that go nowhere.
Do What You Gotta Do is one of the few decent tracks with a wonderful chorus, but so removed from Adams’ sound, I kept waiting for Roy Orbison and Tom Petty to have their turn on vocals.
The attempted rocker Thunderbolt is just atrocious. How can an album of only 9 tracks have room for such a lemon as this?
That’s followed by another forgettable slow ballad and the best track of the album, the current single Brand New Day, which even then sounds like a B-Side at best from the glory days.
Adams then attempts to pad out the album with 4 shitty solo acoustic versions of songs already featured. Pointless and boring as bat shit.
Adams has willfully allowed Jeff Lynne’s production and writing style to infiltrate his thinking, the production style and the whole energy of this record.
How can the minds that crafted songs like Native Son, Into The Fire and one of the greatest melodic rock songs of all time - One Night Love Affair – all be a part of this mess?
Please explain Mr. Adams, Mr. Vallance and Mr. Scott!

I hate what Adams has become. He is suffering old man syndrome and along with John Mellencamp, Bob Seger and Tom Cochrane, has forgotten what to do in the studio to capture the energy of their live shows.
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BRYAN ADAMS Announces 'I Get Up' Album & 'You Belong To Me' Single

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams is set to release his thirteenth studio album, Get Up (UMe), on October 16. Produced by famed ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and co-written with his long-time collaborator Jim Vallance, the album features nine new songs and four acoustic versions, tracklisting below.  Get Up is available for pre-order now via all digital partners and includes instant-grat track "You Belong To Me," followed by lead track "Brand New Day" available September 7, and the final early download, "Don't Even Try" prior to street date.  Preorder link:
A performance clip will be released to accompany the first download "You Belong To Me," and  fans can look forward to the official music video for "Brand New Day" directed by Adams featuring BAFTA Award-winning actress, Helena Bonham Carter, and musician Theo Hutchcraft from acclaimed synth-pop duo Hurts. 
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," plus the alternative Adams-produced acoustic versions, highlighting Adams' unique voice and depth.. 
Get Up is a body of work that Adams is truly proud of and with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer Jeff Lynne - whose credits include The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Randy Newman and Tom Petty, as well as being the co-founder, producer and member of the Traveling Wilburys - at the helm shaping the record, Get Up will sit nicely alongside Adams' earlier classics.
"It came together quite organically," recalls Adams, "song by song, working with Jeff producing over the past couple of years whenever he had time. It was a great partnership as it gave me plenty of time to write the songs, most of which are a collaboration with Jim Vallance. We all worked primarily over the internet from Canada, Europe and LA, sending demos and parts of songs until we got it right."
"I've always been a big fan of Bryan so getting to work with him was a great pleasure," says Jeff  Lynne.  "Bryan would send me a demo across the internet, then I would play most of the instruments to make a finished backing track and send it back to him in England. There he would put the lead vocal on to the song and send it back to me in California, 5,400 miles apart! And it's turned out to be a rockin' album!"
"There is a carefree feeling about this album," adds Adams,"and in many ways it is the album I wish I'd been able to make 25 years ago."
Adams continues to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of his critically-acclaimed album Reckless last year, with a sold-out global headlining tour – upcoming North American dates below. This summer, Adams will be co-headlining with Rod Stewart at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park Festival on September 13.
Get Up Tracklisting:
  • You Belong To Me
  • Go Down Rockin'
  • We Did It All
  • That's Rock and Roll
  • Don't Even Try
  • Do What Ya Gotta Do
  • Thunderbolt
  • Yesterday Was Just A Dream
  • Brand New Day
  • Don't Even Try – Acoustic
  • We Did It All – Acoustic 
  • You Belong To Me – Acoustic
  • Brand New Day – Acoustic
Upcoming tour dates:
Friday, September 18       
Us Cellular Centre           
Bloomington, IL
Saturday, September 19      
Rogers Amphitheater        
Fayetteville, AR
Sunday, September 20         
Snowden Amphitheater
Memphis, TN
Monday, September 21       
Events Centre           
Springfield, MO           
Wednesday, September 23  
Northrup Auditorium   
Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, September 24       
Sanford Centre          
Bemdji, MN


InTheStudio - BRYAN ADAMS 'Reckless'


Bryan Adams Recalls Reckless Success On 30th Anniversary

Dallas, TX - November 25, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of Bryan Adams' 80s blockbuster Reckless.

In 1984 Bryan Adams found himself perched on the edge of a Rock 'N' Roll plateau. His third album Cuts Like A Knife had cracked the American Top 20 in sales and, thanks to MTV, Bryan's face was as well known as his rough-hewn voice. It was in November of that year when Bryan Adams released Reckless , an album that produced six Top 20 singles, 'Run to You', 'Somebody', the # 1 hit 'Heaven', 'Summer of 69', 'One Night Love Affair' and the duet 'It's Only Love' with legendary soul singer Tina Turner. The Reckless album went on to sell more than 12 million copies, making Bryan Adams one of the hottest performers in the world.

InTheStudio host Redbeard asks Bryan how, at age 24, was he able to write and produce such a comprehensive international hit album?                                                 
'It was like one big brain. Everyone was thinking the same thing. And that's what made this record work. Everybody was pulling in the same direction... When you make a record you don't actually think you're making a hit record. You wanna hope people like your music. When we were recording Reckless I never thought it would do what it did. It's just as simple as that.'

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BRYAN ADAMS' 'Reckless' Super Deluxe Edition Due November

Bryan Adams' classic Reckless album is finally getting the deluxe treatment it deserves. The detauls below. It seems one bonus track and a live cut have been omitted from the original track details announced, so keep watch for clarification on that.
The super deluxe set features six previously unreleased tracks (including the song Reckless) appended to the main album on disc one, while disc two features an April 1985 BBC In Concert live recording from Hammersmith Odeon. A DVD with promo videos is included, with the icing on this super deluxe cake being the inclusion of a pure audio blu-ray audio disc which features a hi-res version of the new remastered Reckless and 5.1 mix of the entire album! A hardcover book features never-before-seen historical photos from the studio, and a conversation piece between Bryan and his co-writer Jim Vallance, a technical interview with mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and more.
The two-CD deluxe limits itself to discs one and two from the super deluxe, and if you are only interested in hi-res and 5.1 the blu-ray audio is also available separately.
A two-LP vinyl edition will include the bonus tracks and “live tracks” - suggesting most (0r all) of the Hammersmith tracks will be on the record.
Reckless will be reissued on 3 November 2014.

(Toronto, ON ' 15 September 2014) ' Almost 30 years since the debut of one of the most iconic albums in music history, Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company is set to re-release Bryan Adams' game-changing record Reckless on 24 November 2014.  The re-release features a lavish four-disc super-deluxe edition of Reckless housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book that will include the 2014 re-mastered audio and seven bonus tracks, the BBC in Concert Hammersmith Odeon live concert performance recorded in April of 1985, and a DVD of Reckless - The Movie, which was a first at the time, as it was an accompanying release alongside the Reckless album and was shot by the legendary Director, Steve Barron (Dire Straits, Aha, Michael Jackson).  The movie features videos from Reckless interspersed with scenes linking the tracks.  The fourth disc in the super-deluxe edition is a Blu-Ray Pure Audio' recording of the original album and a steereo mix re-mastered this year.
The packaging of Reckless includes never before seen historical photos from the studio, photos of Adams and writing partner Jim Vallance as well as a fascinating conversation between the two of them, remembering the writing and recording of the album cut by cut.  There is an exclusive interview with Adams and a technical interview with legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig as well as lyrics, work sheets, paperwork, notes and much more, remarkably kept intact from 1984 - truly an amazing and comprehensive collection of music and memorabilia.
UMC originally released Reckless three decades ago on 05 November 1984 ' on Adams ' 25th birthday -  the 10-track record, spawned six ground-breaking hit singles, "Run To You", "Somebody", "Heaven", "Summer of 69", "One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love" ' the duet with the iconic Tina Turner.  Reckless is the album that catapulted Adams' career onto the international stage, becoming a multi-million selling disc in the U.K., Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.S., Germany and of course his home country of Canada.  From the opening act to headliner, Top 20 to #1, the album was the tipping point in Adams' career.
The original 10-track recording of Reckless stretched on for months: sessions began in March 1984, but the album wasn't finished until September.  "By the time I'd finished the album," noted Adams, "I was completely exhausted.  I'd pushed everybody, including myself, very hard.  It was almost like I didn't care about any other relationship anymore with anybody.  I was just going to make the best record I possibly could."
History proves he did just that. "Reckless was just the right record at the right time," says Adams.  "It was just unstoppable."
Available in the following formats:
Super Deluxe ' 2 CD, 1 DVD,, 1 Blu-Ray Pure Audio'
Deluxe ' 2 CD
Remaster Original ' 1 CD
Vinyl ' 2 LP
Blu-Ray Pure Audio' - 1 DVDD Audio

Track listing
Disc: 1
  • 1. One Night Love Affair
  • 2. She’s Only Happy When She’s Dancin’
  • 3. Run To You
  • 4. Heaven
  • 5. Somebody
  • 6. Summer Of ’69
  • 7. Kids Wanna Rock
  • 8. It’s Only Love
  • 9. Long Gone
  • 10. Ain’t Gonna Cry
  • 11. Let Me Down Easy (Bonus Track, Previously Unreleased) 03:40
  • 12. Teacher, Teacher (Bonus Track, Unreleased) 03:47
  • 13. The Boy’s Night Out (Bonus Track, Previously Unreleased) 03:52
  • 14. Play To Win (Bonus Track, Previously Unreleased) 03:28
  • 15. Too Hot To Handle (Bonus Track, Previously Unreleased) 04:01
  • 16. Reckless (Bonus Track, Previously Unreleased) 04:00
Disc: 2 / Live at Hammersmith Odeon
  • 1. The Only One (live)
  • 2. It’s Only Love (live)
  • 3. Kids Wanna Rock (live)
  • 4. Long Gone (live)
  • 5. Cuts Like a Knife (live)
  • 6. Lonely Nights (live)
  • 7. Tonight (live)
  • 8. This Time (live)
  • 9. The Best Was Yet To Come (live)
  • 10. Heaven (live)
  • 11. Run To You (live)
  • 12. Somebody (live)
  • 13. Straight From The Heart (live)
  • 14. Summer of ’69 (live)
Disc: 3 / DVD (super deluxe only)
  • Run To You (Intro)
  • This Time (Video)
  • Summer Of ’69 (Video)
  • Somebody (Video)
  • Kids Wanna Rock (Video)
  • Heaven (Video)
  • Run To You (Video)
  • One Night Love Affair
Bonus video
  • It’s Only Love
Disc 4 / Blu-ray Audio
  • Stereo Mix (2014 Remaster)
  • 5.1 Mix

BRYAN ADAMS Covers Album Track Listing Announced

Bryan Adams has announced details of the covers album Tracks Of My Years due September 12. 
1. Anytime At All  
2. She Knows Me  
3. I Can't Stop Loving You  
4. Kiss And Say Goodbye  
5. Lay Lady Lay  
6. Rock And Roll Music  
7. Down On The Corner  
8. Never My Love  
9. Sunny  
10. Tracks Of My Tears  
11. God Only Knows  
12. Help Me Make It Through The Night  
13. Let It Be Me  
14. Many Rivers To Cross  

Neil Daniels Pens BRYAN ADAMS Guide Book

ISBN-13: 978-1499387742 
A Casual Guide To The Music Of Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams is one of the most successful Canadian singer-songwriters of all time. He rose to fame with his third album, 1983’s Cuts Like A Knife, before the release of his global breakthrough opus Reckless, which Adams celebrated in 2014 with the sold out 30th Anniversary Reckless Tour. His best known song remains ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ which was the lead song for the 1991 hit movie Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. It also happens to be one of the best-selling singles in popular music history.
This book is about the music, from his self-titled debut album right up to recent studio releases, Room Service and 11.
From the author of the acclaimed Don’t Stop Believin’ – The Untold Story Of Journey and Electric World – A Casual Guide To The Music Of Journey’s Neal Schon, Reckless is the first book to exclusively explore the music of one of popular music’s great unsung heroes and Canada’s most famous rock export. The book explores his musical legacy and offers titbits of information and trivia about his various non-music projects but mostly this handy fans book is about the music of Bryan Adams.
Reckless is essential reading for Bryan Adams fans. 
6” x 9” (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
294 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1499387742 
ISBN-10: 1499387741 
Neil Daniels is the author of over a dozen books on rock and metal and has contributed to many music magazines, fanzines and websites. Visit his website:
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