The ultimate Bryan Adams collection?
The renowned purveyor of feel-good rock’n’roll and big ballads offers up his hits and first new songs in two years
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is set to release a new best of album featuring 21 tracks, including two new songs – one of which will be available upon pre-ordering the album via all digital partners.
The aim of Ultimate is to condense Bryan Adams’ extensive back catalogue – 13 studio albums, five live albums, five compilation albums and over 75 singles – into a 21-track offering guaranteed to capture the true essence of the hitmaker’s much celebrated career. There are the early hits such as Cuts Like A Knife and Run To You as well as later additions to his repertoire, like When You’re Gone with Melanie C and Cloud Number Nine.
Of course, no Bryan Adams best of is complete without his record-breaking international smash hit (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. And aside from the song with the longest unbroken run at No 1 on the UK Singles Chart – 16 consecutive weeks – other mammoth hits that appear on Ultimate include Summer Of ’69, Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? and his Rod Stewart and Sting collaboration All For Love.
It’s not just the classics that feature on Ultimate either. Releasing two brand new songs, Ultimate Love and Please Stay – the latter of which is instantly available upon pre-ordering the new best of – are the first new songs by Bryan Adams in over two years.
“As a songwriter and musician you are always creating – it’s what you do,” said Adams. “So even though I’ve released an ‘ultimate’ collection, I’m always looking ahead. There are two new songs included…both written this year with the message that love still counts, even in uncertain times.”
Bryan Adams’ Ultimate will be released on 3 November via UMe/Polydor Records. For more details and to pre-order, visit: bryanadams.lnk.to/Ultimate