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BRYAN ADAMS

HOW DID HE GET STARTED?

With his distinctive vocals and blue-collar songwriting skills, Canadian icon Bryan Adams’ take on rock ‘n’ roll basics found a niche that has lasted for three decades. Bryan Adams’ solo career was launched with the release of his self-titled debut album Bryan Adams in February of 1980 on A&M Records. Adams had already been touring, recording demos and working as a studio musician paying his rent for a few years, but it was when Adams formed a song-writing partnership with drummer Jim Vallance that things started to happen.

 

The first album was not initially released in the U.S. Adams assembled a backup band and embarked on his first Canadian tour as a solo act. His second album, You Want It, You Got It, was recorded in two weeks, released in the spring of 1981, and became Adams’ first ‘official’ release in the U.S.

 

SOARING SUCCESS

His third album, Cuts Like a Knife, was released in January of 1983, with the single “Straight from the Heart,” leading the way. It broke his career open, peaking in the Top Ten of the Hot 100 and setting up the LP which followed.

The album also reached Top Ten, selling platinum and spawning further Top 40 hits with the title song and “This Time.”

 

WHAT’S MORE?

In 2010, Bryan received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his charitable concerts and campaigns over the course of his career, as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his lifetime contribution to the arts in Canada.

 

In November of 2010, Bare Bones was released, an acoustic album recorded live in various locations on his Bare Bones tour earlier in the year. February of the next year would take him to Kathmandu, Nepal, where he would become the firstever international artist, to perform in Nepal.

In 2011 Bryan Adams received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Adams continues to tour somewhere in the world ten days every month intertwining stadium concerts with special, intimate solo acoustic dates. His live concerts have established him as one of the world’s best rock singers of our time.

 

‘TRACKS OF MY YEARS’

Bryan Adams released new covers album, “Tracks Of My Years”, a diverse collection of time honored classics from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The eleven-track album was recently released through Polydor Records 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 Adams’ 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”. A lavish deluxe version of “Tracks of My Years” will also be made available, with five additional cover songs packaged in a hardback book, containing sleevenotes from Adams alongside retro-style 7-inch single covers. “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.

 

Tracks Of My Years Track listing:

Standard album

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1) Any Time 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) The Tracks Of My Tears

11) God Only Knows

 

Deluxe album

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1) Any Time 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) The Tracks Of My Tears

11) God Only Knows

12) You’ve Been A Friend To Me

13) Many Rivers To Cross

14) C’mon Everybody

15) Help Me Make It Through

The Night

16) You Shook Me