New Music: Bryan Adams ‘Tracks Of My Years’

Multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams is releasing of his 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 will be released October 6th 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.

“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 McCartney’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.

Bryan Adams is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed singer/songwriters. In a career that has spanned more than four decades, Adams music has achieved #1 status in over 40 countries and sold in excess of 65 million records. He has toured six continents, is a Grammy and Juno award winner and has been nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Adams has been awarded The Order of Canada, he has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Canadian Walk of Fame and his handprints are in Wembley’s Square of Fame.

Tracks Of My Years Tracklisting:

Standard Album

  • Any Time At All
  • She Knows Me
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Kiss And Say Goodbye
  • Lay Lady Lay
  • Rock And Roll Music
  • Down On The Corner
  • Never My Love
  • Sunny
  • The Tracks Of My Tears
  • God Only Knows
Deluxe Album
  • Any Time At All
  • She Knows Me
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Kiss And Say Goodbye
  • Lay Lady Lay
  • Rock And Roll Music
  • Down On The Corner
  • Never My Love
  • Sunny
  • The Tracks Of My Tears
  • God Only Knows
  • You’ve Been A Friend To Me
  • Many Rivers To Cross
  • C’mon Everybody
  • Help Me Make It Through The Night
  • You Shook Me 

Bryan Adams Sets Aussie Gigs For 2013!

One of my all-time favourite recording artists just announced another tour of Australia! Bryan Adams is doing a gig down at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Saturday April 20 next year performing all the hits and more! What’s a bet I revive my complete bogan headbanging technique as soon as I hear the first line to this…

Bryan Adams’ Canadian Homecoming

Bryan Adams will tour on his native Canadian soil this year after announcing approximately three months of touring commencing in April at St. John’s Newfoundland and ending on June 22 at Winnipeg Manitoba. 
It’s been 20 years since Adams toured his homeland, this time he’s as excited as ever saying via Twitter “Excited about the Canadian tour! 20 years since the last cross country tour. (have done lots of Cdn tours, but not like this, coast to coast).”  TheAussieWord wishes him well for the tour – am still recovering from the Melbourne gig only a few months ago. 

Bryan Adams Rocks Melbourne’s Palais Theatre!

Bryan Adams with harmonica and guitar for Melbourne’s Palais Theatre crowd
Bryan Adams gave the crowd something to remember last Thursday night with an amazing Bare Bones Tour performance at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre. I was lucky enough to watch from the very front row with an extremely vocal Melbourne crowd! Adams delivered all the hits we know and love, plus a few rarities that took the audience by surprise – for example, the hit Please Forgive Me, which Adams performed in its original format, followed by a very country and western twang! The crowd loved it! 
The Palais crowd also heard Bryan perform other hits such as Do I Have To Say The Words, Cuts Like A Knife, Straight From The Heart, Run To You, Everything I Do I Do It For You and Adams  greatest rock anthem Summer of ’69. Gary Breit did a tremendous job on keyboards, hitting the right chord at the right time. Adams interacted with the crowd, took a request and engaged with fans who clapped and cheered through every song. The acoustics at the Palais were second to none, a defining sound that streamed crystal clear pitches – Bryan even gave his personal thumbs up for one of Melbourne’s oldest venues saying the sounds the theatre produced were perfect! An amazing night and very up close and personal encounter with one of the world’s biggest rock acts. Yep, he’s still got it!
Here is theaussieword’s exclusive photo reel from the Bryan Adams Bare Bones Tour 2011.
Photographs: Brian Peel
Copyright theaussieword 2011

 

 
 

Bryan Adams Talks ‘Bare Bones’ Album

The countdown is on. I have front and centre row tickets for Bryan Adams on September 15 at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne. Take a listen to Bryan Adams as he talks about his new album Bare Bones with snippets from his latest Tour. Let’s Make A Night To Remember

Bryan Adams talks Bare Bones

BRYAN ADAMS BOOKS TRIP DOWN UNDER FOR BARE BONES INTIMATE SHOWS

BRYAN ADAMS, the man that gave us Summer of ’69, Heaven, Everything I Do I Do It For You and other streams of hits is heading to the land Down Under to perform a series of intimate shows. Bryan will play the smaller venues and has booked the Palais Theatre in Melbourne for his first stop on September 15. Bryan will then head to Sydney Opera House, QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane and the Civic Centre in Newcastle for what is going to be a very up close and personal night with the rock legend who has been around for decades. Runaway hit Summer of ’69 has been a summer anthem for as long as I can remember. For Aussies, the song takes you back to the days when families would all jump in the car with caravan hooked up and kids in the back sucking back a Super Dooper or eating a Whiz Fizz….‘those were the best days of my life’. Adams has won several musical awards, some even for film scores. It was in March of 2011 that Bryan was given the 2435th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Did I mention Bryan’s Maltese inherited ancestry? All thanks to his grandmother. Tickets for the shows go on sale Wednesday June 29 at 9am, with pre-sale tickets available from today June 23 at 12 noon AEST… As this story goes to air…. I can report that I have just scored tickets in the very front row for the Melbourne show!

Don’t miss it, it’s set to be ‘Bare Bone’ material!

Bryan Adams – Bare Bones Tour Preview!