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September 25, 2014

 
 
Check out PINTEREST for lyric cards and song sneak peak
You can find some great lyric cards and a sneak peak of songs for TracksOfMyYears on Pinterest … check this out!

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September 25, 2014

 
 
Bryan Live at Bush Hall - NEW on Spotify Sessions
Listen to “Run To You”, “She Knows Me” & more from Bryan’s recent Live At Bush Hall performance on Spotify Sessions now. Coming soon in Canada.

SPOTIFY: BRYAN ADAMS


September 25, 2014

 
 
Bryan Surprise Performance at the Bliss Ball in Toronto last Saturday
Bryan Adams, one of Canada’s most beloved stars, wowed the crowd as he took the stage in a surprise performance at The Dilawri Foundation’s Bliss Ball this past Saturday. The astonished audience—having already been serenaded by jazz-pop sensation Nikki Yanofsky, and given a standing ovation to piano prodigy Daniel Clarke Bouchard—were thrilled when Adams took the stage and started an impressive set with his classic hit “Run to You”.

In a further show of generosity, Adams agreed to personally serenade two members of the audience by singing “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” – thereby raising an additional donation of $30,000. The successful evening of fundraising, with all proceeds going to The Patient Amenities Fund at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), ended on a high note when the audience flooded the dance floor to the strains of “Summer of ’69.”

Bryan is pictured above with members of the Dilawri family and Canadian country star Shania Twain. Photo George Pimentel


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September 24, 2014
 
Anytime At All live from Bush Hall in London
BRYAN Sings The Beatles' Any Time At All - Live at Bush Hall to celebrate his covers album, Tracks Of My Years.

Watch Bryan's performance of "Any Time At All" from the Times/Spotify Sessions taped in front of a live audience at Bush Hall in London late July.

ANYTIME AT ALL at BUSH HALL


September 23, 2014

 
 
ELMORE MAGAZINE Exclusive: "I Can't Stop Loving You"
Music News September 22, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Adams Shares New Ray Charles Cover from Upcoming Album
Music News | September 22nd, 2014

In recent years, Bryan Adams has devoted more and more of his time to his award-winning photography. However, on September 30, Adams will release Tracks of My Years, his first studio album since 2008. Aside from one new original, the collection is made up of ten covers of songs from decades past that inspired a young Adams. The covers span a wide range of influences, from Smokey Robinson to Bob Dylan to Chuck Berry. “Radio was king when I was a teenager,” Adams said. “You’d hear McCartney’s ‘Admiral Halsey’ straight into ‘Kiss and Say Goodbye’ by the Manhattans. Radio didn’t discriminate back then.” Informing Adams’ soul side, along with the Manhattans and Smokey Robinson, is Ray Charles. Among what was likely stiff competition from other Charles classics during the Tracks of My Years sessions (“Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time,” Adams said), Adams chose to record “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”

While you await the album’s September 30 release, check out Elmore’s review, and our exclusive stream of “I Can’t Stop Loving You”.

REVIEW BY IRA KANTOR

The youthful, long-haired Bryan Adams that appears on the cover of his latest album seems a total about-face from the spiky-haired, leather-clad incarnation that first lit up American airwaves more than 30 years ago. Yet without the former’s keen sense of rock and soul, you wouldn’t have the latter, the reckless rocker with the dynamite rasp who grabbed our attention in the first place.

Tracks of My Years, Adams’ first studio album in six years, is a scrapbook of musical memories that define the man and his tastes. Here, the Canadian legend’s influences run the gamut from the archetypal Beatles (“Any Time at All”) and Chuck Berry (“Rock And Roll Music”) to the genius of Ray Charles (“I Can’t Stop Loving You”) to the swoon of Smokey Robinson (“The Tracks of My Tears”).
But Adams’ goal here isn’t to duplicate the original recordings; rather, it’s to inject his “18 Til I Die” vigor into tunes that clearly inspired him to pick up his first six-string, play it until his fingers bled and get behind a microphone with the true passion of a rock star. Sure, the rasp may have gone down an octave over the years, but the musical fire inside Adams still burns strong.

Among these 16 tracks, a trio of highlights stands out. The first is Adams’ trippy yet comforting take on Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay,” a song that shows off the singer’s tender side. Next is the album’s one original, “She Knows Me,” a tune that easily fits into the ’60s world of peppy, three-minute singles. The last is a somber rendition of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” Stripping the song of its original production values, leaving just voice and piano, Adams delivers a performance as lasting as Carl Wilson’s lingering tenor.

Thinking about his younger years has caused Bryan Adams to produce this keeper of an album. Like its cover, you’ll just want to let your hair down and soak up the sounds.

– Ira Kantor


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September 23, 2014

 
 
Music Radar Interview: Tracks
Music Radar chatted to Bryan recently to talk about Tracks of My Years and how some of the songs came to be.

Bryan Adams is taking a panoptical view of his life and career on a trio of upcoming recordings. For an album of brand-new material, slated for fall of 2015, he's recorded six songs with producer Jeff Lynne, the results of which have the Canadian superstar more than a little stoked. "I say this with great trepidation," he begins, "but if it turns out any better than it already has, it could be the best record I've ever done."

In November, Adams will celebrate the 30 anniversary of his breakthrough 1984 album Reckless by issuing a four-disc deluxe package of the set, complete with a newly remastered version of the original disc, a 1985 BBC concert, Reckless: The Movie, a Blu-ray audio disc and seven previously unreleased tracks.

Before then, however, Adams surveys his teenage years on what is hands-down one of 2014's brightest releases, Tracks Of My Years, due out September 30. Although the album contains one new original, a sterling Adams/Jim Valance composition called She Knows Me, the bulk of the record sees Adams paying homage to classic tunes he heard on the radio while growing up.

“I have this kind of thing where I consider the songs that I grew up with are kind of untouchable."

“AM radio was king in the ‘70s," Adams explains. "Back then, there was no discrimination between genres, so you’d get Ray Charles or a song like Kiss And Say Goodbye into The Beatles – easy. If it was a good song, it was gonna get played. So I just thought, ‘OK, let’s do songs that were on the AM radio and stick a picture of me on the cover from the time when I decided that music was what I was going to do.’”

Adams puts his own stamp on Charles' I Can't Stop Loving You, The Manhattans' Kiss And Say Goodbye and The Beatles' Any Time At All, along with 12 other radio gems (such as Bob Dylan's Lay Lady Lay, the Beach Boys' God Only Knows and The Association's Never My Love, among others), on Tracks Of My Years, which he produced with fellow Canadian hit makers David Foster and Bob Rock.

“I have this kind of thing where I consider the songs that I grew up with are kind of untouchable," Adams observes. "You wouldn’t even consider doing them because it would be sacrilegious." To that end, in some cases, Adams, Foster and Rock employed a more bare-bones approach to the new versions, with the emphasis on the singer's voice rather than an attempt at re-creating the production of the original recordings.

“What unified everything was my voice and the way I produced it," Adams notes. "The key was to not have anything on it. There’s no reverb, no echo – it’s raw and right in your face, off the microphone. It didn’t matter who produced it; I decided that my voice should have that quality of production throughout the record, and that’s what tied it all together. I'm really pleased with the results."

Tracks Of My Years will be released on September 30 in the US and Canada, and on October 6 in Europe and other territories. Adams discusses six songs from the set at music radar.com .


MUSICRADAR.COM


September 23, 2014

 
 
Bryan talks to Parade about the upcoming albums, and the truth behind his famous love songs.
Bryan Adams, 54, is channeling some of the best songs in music history with his first new album in more than six years — Tracks of My Years, which will be released Sept. 30.

From Chuck Berry’s “Rock & Roll Music,” Ray Charles’ “I Can’t Stop Loving You” to the Beatles’ “Any Time At All,” Adams’ selection of hits is an ode to the songs that have inspired his career.

Adams, who is also an acclaimed photographer, talked to Parade about his new album, famous love songs, and more.

What do you think was the best decade in music?
“The ‘60s. There was so much great music and it was so innovative — there was the Beatles, the Stones, Woodstock, and Zeppelin — I can go on and on. The ‘70s were amazing, too. I actually thought maybe the ‘70s might have been the greatest, but it was only because I was sort of just waking up in the ‘70s to what music was for me.”

Which song on the new album has the most special meaning for you?
“‘God Only Knows.’ It’s a really hard song to sing because it’s such a touching lyric and melody. When I first sang it, you can probably hear it on my voice, I kind of lose it a little bit.”

Your voice sounds fantastic. How have you preserved it after all your years of touring?
“That’s really kind. Honestly, I don’t do anything, I just try to take care of myself. Sleep is a good thing. Eating well, sleeping well, being happy, doing what you love. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to sing. I think everyone can sing — in the car or in the shower or singing to your kids — you can’t help yourself.”

You have two young daughters. How have they influenced your career?
“I surely know more nursery rhymes than I ever did! I can recite them all now, but it’s just all part of the big love.”

What was the first album you owned?
“Probably Rubber Soul by the Beatles.”

When did you know you wanted to be a singer?
“I knew I loved music quite early on — even before I was a teenager. My parents bought me a guitar when I was about 10 instead of a drum set, which was what I really wanted. I wanted to be a drummer and they weren’t going to have that — not in the house! So they gave me the antithesis of that, which was a flamenco classical guitar. Little did they know that it didn’t put me off, I just got into it. The cover of this album is actually a photograph of me when I was 15 and that was the time when I knew that music was what I was going to do by hook or by crook. I was going to get there.”

Your husky voice is one of the most recognizable in the industry. Did you recognize you had a special voice?
“I didn’t. However, I can remember one particular time when my friends and I were all together at a house that had a recording system and we set it up in a room and they said, ‘Ok, who’s going to sing?’ And there was this silence — nobody wanted to put their hand up, so I said, ‘I’ll sing.’ And after the song was recorded there was this other really awkward silence where it was like, did he just do that? And so I just got into it. I enjoyed it and I also figured out if I was going to survive and put stuff in the fridge, being a guitar player was not going to pay the rent because there are 50 guitar players for every singer. By singing I would definitely be able to pay my rent, so I got into it. I practiced and sang wherever I could and got any job to sing that I could. I was doing studio work and I can remember very distinctly one time a check came in for $500 and it was the most money I’d ever seen in my whole life. It was so difficult to fathom that I actually earned some money from doing something that I loved and that I could take my brother and my mom out for dinner and actually pay my rent that month. It was so cool.”

You’ve written some amazing love songs. What’s it like to know that so many couples dance to your songs at their weddings?
“It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it? It’s a hell of an honor when someone decides that that’s what they want to do, but it’s not what the songs were written for — a lot of the songs were written for films and particular moments in those films, whether it be ‘Everything I Do’ or ‘Have You Ever Loved a Woman?’ or ‘All for Love.’ They wouldn’t have been written if it weren’t for films. Even ‘Heaven’ was written for a film.”

Tell us about your other passion: photography.
“I’ve worked for Parade actually! I shot one of your covers in 2008 — Mick Jagger.”

That’s incredible. What do you love about that side of your career?
“It’s so simple, all it’s about is starting the day with nothing and at the end of the day having something beautiful. It’s the same thing with music. I love the idea of creating something from nothing.”

The 30th anniversary of your hit album Reckless is next month.
Yes, there’s going to be a big repackage of the album and six unreleased songs on it.”

What would you tell your younger self if you could?
“I think I handled everything OK. I had a laugh. It was great. I had really good people with me and we had a lot of fun — it was an incredibly good time. The pressure was on to deliver, but I think the key to all of it is being able to retain your sense of humor. If you laugh with it and at it, you’ll make it through.”


PARADE


September 22, 2014

 
 
RECKLESS ANNIVERSARY TOUR TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Tickets for Bryan Adams Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour is on sale today through Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

Each online ticket transaction will receive a CD copy of Bryan's upcoming album, Tracks of My Years in stores September 30th.


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September 19, 2014

 
 
Reckless 30th Anniversary Edition to be Released in November
Universal Music is set to re-release Bryan Adams’ iconic 1984 album, Reckless.
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. The fourth disc in the super-deluxe edition is a Blu Ray audio recording of the original album and a stereo mix re-mastered this year.

The packaging of Reckless includes never before seen historical photos from the studio, photos of Bryan 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 more, remarkably kept intact from 1984 - truly an amazing and comprehensive collection of music and memorabilia.

In addition to the Super Deluxe Edition, available will be the original remastered CD, a Deluxe Edition, a 2 LP Vinyl and BluRay. The Super Deluxe Edition is available now for pre-order on Amazon.

Reckless will be released November 10th in the UK/EU and in North America November 24th.

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September 18, 2014

 
 
Tracks of My Years Photo App on Facebook
Dig out old snapshots of yourself and share in the brand new Tracks Of My Years Photo App on Facebook ....

TRACKS PHOTO AP


September 16, 2014

 
 
Bryan Adams Announces Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour in Canada!
Bryan will be hitting the road with his full band in January to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of his multi-million selling album, Reckless.

Tickets on sale Monday September 22 at 10am local time and are available from www.livenation.com. Tickets for Montreal on sale Sat. Sept 20th at noon. Every online ticket transaction will also receive a copy of Bryan’s forthcoming studio album, Tracks of My Years, available September 30th.

BA Club Member Pre-sales start Wednesday at 10am through Friday 5pm local venue time. Visit http://bit.ly/1q9DZYK for details how to join.

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September 12, 2014
 
Bare Bones Shows in USA on sale Sept 12th.
Bryan performs a string of Bare Bones Shows in the USA next month. Tickets on sale now!
OCT 19 Minneapolis –
OCT 20 Chicago –
OCT 21 Detroit –
OCT 22 Cleveland -
OCT 23 Philadelphia -
OCT 24 Washington DC -
OCT 25 New York City -

FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF TRACKS OF MY YEARS WITH EACH TICKET PURCHASED (USA Residents Only)
For each ticket purchased, you will receive a special code to download Bryan's upcoming album, Tracks Of My Years. You will receive instructions on how to redeem your download once the album becomes available.

CONCERT LISTINGS


September 11, 2014

 
 
USA TODAY Premiers 'GOD ONLY KNOWS' from Tracks of My Years
USA Today premiers "God Only Knows' from the upcoming album, Tracks Of My Years, in stores Sept 30th in USA & Canada and October 6th Internationally.

When Bryan Adams decided the Beach Boys' 1966 song God Only Knows, he thought he'd approach it like one of Tony Bennett and Bill Evans' classic voice-and-piano duets. "There was no way I would ever want to duplicate a Beach Boys song," says the Canadian rocker, who included the song on his forthcoming album Tracks of My Years.

"I wanted to have the vocal featured up front, with no echo and no reverb. I wanted people to hear the nuances of the voice, without any color on it. There's nothing more beautiful than piano and voice together — other than maybe voice and guitar."

God Only Knows, premiering at USA TODAY, closes the standard edition of Tracks of My Years, out Sept. 30 via Verve Music Group. For the album, Adams chose material from the late '50s through the early '70s, "songs that were around at the time I decided music was going to be what was happening."

Producer David Foster, now chairman of the Verve Music Group, pitched Adams on the album concept. For the most part, Adams — who had a long string of rock hits in the '80s and '90s that included Cuts Like a Knife, Summer of '69 and Everything I Do (I Do It for You) — steered clear of the music that most influenced him. "Who wants to hear me do a version of Whole Lotta Love or something from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?" he says.

Instead, he tended to favor less-than-obvious choices from iconic acts like the Beach Boys, the Beatles and Bob Dylan, as well as songs that might have played back-to-back with them on AM radio, like Bobby Hebb's Sunny, The Association's Never My Love or The Manhattans' Kiss and Say Goodbye.

The album opens with a version of The Beatles' Any Time at All. "I couldn't choose a bigger Beatles song. They're already quite untouchable," he says.

For the Dylan song, Adams went with Lay Lady Lay. "As soon as a guy with a voice like mine sits down to sing a Dylan song, it just sounds like Dylan," he says. "I chose Lay Lady Lay because I sing it up the octave from where Bob sings it, so it sounds different."

The album also includes covers of hits by Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Miracles and Ray Charles, as well as a new original song, She Knows Me, written by Adams and Jim Valliance.

"When I was a youngster, AM radio was really king," Adams says. "I used to hang on to my little transistor radio. I hark back to that time, when I was trying to work out what I wanted to do."

LISTEN: GOD ONLY KNOWS


September 08, 2014

 
 
Bryan in studio at Q104.3 Radio New York
Bryan sits with Jim Kerr at Q104.3 New York's Classic Rock station to chat about his upcoming CD, Tracks Of My Years.

Watch the in studio interview now!

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September 08, 2014

 
 
Bryan performs on ITV's Sunday Night at the Palladium
Bryan taped an episode for ITV Britain's revived television show Sunday Night At The Palladium. The show airs Sunday September 14th. Check local listings for schedules.

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September 03, 2014
 
Bryan in studio at Zoomer Radio Toronto
Bryan visited the Zoomer Radio Studios in Toronto today to chat with host Neil Hedley in front of a live studio audience. Watch the interview now!

ZOOMER RADIO


September 02, 2014

 
 
USA Bare Bones Tour confirmed for October
A string of Bare Bones Acoustic Shows have been confirmed in the USA in October. Shows take place October 19 - 25th in MN, IL, Mi, OH, PA, DC & NYC.

Tikets on sale September 12th at usual outlets.

Every ticket purchased online will include a free digital download of Bryan's forthcoming album, Tracks Of My Years being released Sept 30th. Album offer is valid for US Residents only.

An exclusive BA Club Member Pre-sale runs Sept 10 & 11. Click below for details.


BA CLUB MEMBERSHIPS


August 25, 2014

 
 
Tracks Of My Years To Be Released late September
Bryan's new album, Tracks Of My Years comes out late September. Pre-order available on ITunes today!

Tracks Of My Years is his first studio album in more than six years with a collection of classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, includes a brand new track, “She Knows Me” co-written with Jim Vallance.

The new CD is available as an 11 song Standard Version and Deluxe 16 song compilation which will be available in stores Sept 30th. Pre-order available now on iTunes Worldwide.

ITUNES


August 04, 2014
 
Bare Bones Acoustic shows in UK in September
Bare Bones Shows Announced in UK next month! Plymouth, Bristol, Brighton, Southend & Bournemouth. Member Pre-sale starts Wednesday morning!

Public on sale begins Friday via TicketMaster.co.uk


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August 02, 2014

 
 
The new album to be released in September..
Thought you might like to see the cover for my new album to be released in September. Yes that is me, just before I turned 16 years old...

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August 01, 2014

 
 
Bryan performed for Times+ Event in London July 28th.
Times+ & Spotify sponsored a Live Event at Bush Hall in London in front of a live audience of Times+ subscribers.

Bryan talked to The Sunday Times music writer, Garth Cartwright about his latest album Tracks of My Years.

The album is made up mostly from songs that Bryan remembers from the Seventies. Featuring songs originally played by the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys, it's a compilation of time-honoured classics from a wide range of influential musical styles.

Bryan also chatted about his latest photography book, Wounded, as well as his upcoming photography exhibition at Somerset House, before singing songs from his latest album and greatest hits Run To You and When You're Gone.

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