INTERVIEW: In The Studio With RedBeard
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.”