MTV Unplugged Live
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|1. Summer of '69|
|2. Back To You|
|3. Cuts Like A Knife|
|4. I'm Ready|
|5. Fits Ya Good|
|6. When You Love Someone|
|7. 18 Til I Die|
|8. I Think About You|
|9. If Ya Wanna Be Bad-Ya Gotta Be Good/Let's Make A Night To Remember|
|10. The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You|
|11. A Little Love|
|13. I'll Always Be Right There|
Canada's ultimate Renaissance man has bounced from grizzled heartland rock to soft-focus middle-of-the-road pop without employing a safety net--or even a consultant to warn him that his legion of fans is definitely split between the two genres. For the most part, Adams steers clear of his later power ballads on this acoustic (but hardly stripped-down) set, instead reaching back to concentrate on such choogling classics as "Summer of '69." Yes, he tugs at the ol' heartstrings with tunes like "Cuts Like a Knife" (which is given a new twist via the uillean pipes of Davy Spillane), but if it's out-and-out schmaltz you're craving, there's little to be had here. --David Sprague
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The only slump I think is the acoustic work of 'Fits Ya Good', and '18 'Til I Die'. I just don't think those songs sound his best in this setting. 'I'm Ready' is beautiful, and sounds a lot better than the original version featured on his 'Cuts Like A Knife' album. I prefer this version, it's much more moving and I think it sounds a lot more sincere and gives the song's message a lot clearer.
I absolutely adore 'If You Wanna Be Bad - You Gotta Be Good/Let's Make A Night To Remember'. It's good fun, and I suggest you look up Bryan Adams' DVD 'Live At Slane Castle' where he also performed this song, I remember pissing myself laughing because he started having fun with the song and being silly. Great Bryan Adams moment.
'When You Love Someone', 'A Little Love' are nice. 'When You Love Someone' is gorgeous, I heard the opening music was moved to tears. The music just sounds so beautiful and the way Bryan Adams sings some of his ballads is so incredible. So many people sit and critisize Bryan Adams for his ballads and totally ignore exactly how amazing his delivery on them really is. Another example of this is also show cased on the final track 'I'll Always Be Right There.'
Lastly, the acoustic work of 'I Think About You' sounds like something right out of the '60s. It's a good listen.Read more ›
1.Summer of 69: This is one of his classic rock songs that most people will remember the introduction of Bryan Adams to the music scene. Definetly this song was written when he was a young teenager. Has all those elements of what love means at that time of age.
2.Back To You: Another song from his older body of work...this is one that most recognize immediately. I always loved this song. He & Jim Valance had such a great songwriting partnership....like Lennon/McCartney or Elton John/Bernie Taupin...they could succesfully collaborate & really had such success song after song.
3.Cuts Like A Knife: This song is one of my 1st Bryan Adams songs that I ever heard. Love that vocal intro...and loved the way they used the guitars on this track. I could just eat his raspy, gritty vocals for breakfast everyday of my life & not miss food! Ha! Ha! Such a great song....of course about LOVE! Who can say "Darlin" like that?????
4.I'm Ready: My favorite song on the CD. I love all the orchestral instruments used in this song...they simply enhance the absolutely flawless construction of this song. This song had been on movie soundtracks & anyone can see why immediately..it is one of the most powerful love songs ever written. I love, love, love the flute in this song.......Read more ›
The portfolio of songs included on the album does not include any tracks from "Into the Fire" or "Waking Up the Neighbours". It only contains 2 songs from "Reckless". Immediately that would throw up a flag in my book, but don't let that deter you. The CD contains all of the lyrics to all of the songs that are included on the CD. There is a nice listing of credits at the end as well. Long time Adams band-mates Tommy Mandel, Mickey Curry, Keith Scott, and Dave Taylor are included.
The album does open with one of the pop hits - "Summer of 69". This song will be highlighted by some nice vocal harmonies (the album gives Curry, Scott, and Taylor credits so I assume its them). The tempo of the song has a mix between some slower parts and uptempo. The result - a whole new spin on an old favorite.
The next song is a killer track - "Back to You".Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
We are in 2015 and the CD/DVD (I have both) still plays in my life. This unplugged version is fantastic and the ballads he sings are truly moving. Read morePublished 7 months ago by steve
This CD contains some unique versions of Bryan Adams' classic songs. Loved them all! Cuts Like a Knife is particularly great!Published 14 months ago by Woody
I noticed that at the end of a song, just before the beginning of a new song, some of the songs skip a beat.Published on Oct. 22 2013 by Claire Obonsawin
Fast service and arrived in excellent condition! Gotta love Bryan Adams, live, acoustic or whatever! One of the best Canadian singers out there!Published on May 31 2012 by GBN
Bryan Adams' MTV UNPLUGGED cd is from the tv series of the same name. Although he is "unplugged" rest of the band at times is not. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2003 by Eric J. Weik
This CD really blew me away! Each and every track is fabulous and the unplugged sounds makes every tune even better than the original one! Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2003 by Alex
I bought this cd 2 days after seeing his concert and i really enjoyed it. The summer of 69 is really good cuz its not as upbeat as the original, and i like the acoustic sound. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2003 by aaron silver
Although some of the tracks are from his more recent work, I still decided to buy this album because I was interested to hear the unplugged versions of "Summer of 69",... Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003
Excellent CD. Great mix of songs, great showcase for bryan's incredible voice. A must have for BA fansPublished on Oct. 21 2002
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