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MTV Unplugged [Live]

Bryan Adams Audio CD
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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
12. Heaven
13. I'll Always Be Right There

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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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BRYAN ADAMS Unplugged (1997 UK A&M label 13-track CD album featuring the live performance for MTV Unplugged recorded at New Yorks Hammerstein Ballroom on 26th September 1997 colour picture sleeve booklet with lyrics 540831-2)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome live regardless... Oct. 30 2005
Format:Audio CD
Whether he's gracing us with his acoustic versions or rock versions, Bryan is great live regardless. This CD, shows his greatness in the acoustic field. Some of his biggest hits here are re-worked in such an amazing way. I have heard a lot of people say they prefer Bryan Adams when he is producing rock/pop music, but truth is the acoustic versions of 'Summer of 69', 'Cuts Like A Knife', 'Heaven', and 'The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You' are just as fun as the originals.

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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Softer Side to Adams - Without the Pop May 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'm usually not a fan of the "MTV Unplugged" series that took place in the 1990s for two reasons: 1) MTV: I don't like it and I don't like the influence they have had on the music industry; 2) I'd rather hear a full band set then just the acoustics. However, Bryan Adams' Unplugged album made me think twice about shying away from an "Unplugged" album. In this album Bryan Adams does a tremendous job at developing a fusion his early career work (going back to the album "You Want It You Got It" with some of his later career work "18 Til I Die"). Adams succeeds in putting together a solid live album that doesn't have to depend on a large dose of the many pop hits. As a result, Adams is going to show great depth to his work and a solid diversity by being able to put an acoustic spin on things.
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".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, but not bad July 24 2002
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge Adams fan and know most of his music on guitar. I was excited when I heard he was doing an unplugged album because alot of his songs lend themselves to a more stripped down, mellow feel (Even though I love his rock tunes.) There were a few great tracks on here, most notably "Back To You" which was a great accoustic rocker/balad. His version of "Summer of 69" was very cool and really fit, taking on a more nostalgic, contemplative feel. One thing that surprised me was that he kept away from some of the songs I thought he would have chosen for this album, that would have really worked well as accoustic. I would like to have seen "Have You Loved..Woman" even though it was mostly an accoustic song to begin with, but the live sound would have been nice, rather than the studio feel. Some of the songs he chose to put in here I just didn't agree with. I just don't see "Cuts Like a Knife" as accoustic, and with "18 Till I Die" and "I Think About You" are sped up extremely fast and sound VERY weird! I don't know what he was thinking on those two.They were definately the main negative parts of the album I thought. The rest of the album was ok, some good stuff there, but I guess I just didnt feel the songs didnt fit well as unplugged and the addition of the pipes didn't seem to fit on some of them.
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By Bhavesh
Format:Audio CD
Bryan Adams , the phenominal force of Rock/Pop Genre since early 80's , is till date one of my favorite entertainers in the world of music. Yes , the most low profiled and soft spoken person , Bryan Adams even today can deliver a smash live performance. Which brings my attention to his album " Bryan Adams - Unplugged ". I first saw the unplugged show on MTV , and after every song i was like wow..Unplugged sounds so good..and it especially sounded good cuz the music versions were completely different , soft , giving a new and improved life to his previously hit tracks such as " summer of 69 " , " heaven " , " cuts like a knife " , " im ready " , " when you love someone " , " the only thing that looks good on me " , " lets make a night to remember " etc etc.
The album has a collection of his classic hits performed live with totally new beats and instruments such as flutes and violins . It also contains a couple of uptempo tracks such as " the only thing that looks good on me " which is far more better than it's original album version.
If you're looking for an album which has good beats , good music , great songs , with a spice of classical touch too. Pick this one.
I Think this one so far is the best Unplugged album ever. No Other artists can beat this. Personally , as for me , i think this album is truly a masterpiece. The Best Bryan Adams Album ever. A collector's item.
Let me put it in more simple terms , Its Bryan Adams . Quality rest assured ! :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars MTV Unplugged Bryan Adams
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 10 months ago by Claire Obonsawin
5.0 out of 5 stars Love that raspy voice!
Bryan Adams is one of the best rock singers to come out of Canada. I think he just gets better with age...like a good bottle of Bordeaux! Ha! Ha! Read more
Published on June 5 2012 by C. Preston
5.0 out of 5 stars Unplugged by Bryan Adams
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
3.0 out of 5 stars Grade C+
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 more
Published on Dec 6 2003 by Eric J. Weik
5.0 out of 5 stars The best unplugged CD i've ever heard!
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 more
Published on Nov. 23 2003 by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars great versions
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 more
Published on Nov. 18 2003 by aaron silver
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it to hear the older songs
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 more
Published on Jan. 21 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars MTA unplugged (live) bryan adams
Excellent CD. Great mix of songs, great showcase for bryan's incredible voice. A must have for BA fans
Published on Oct. 21 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Music That Stands The Test Of Time!
Many people dismissed Bryan Adams in the mid-1980s as a fist-pumping Springsteen clone, and this was a highly unfair assesment of both men's work. Read more
Published on Aug. 25 2002 by Greg McDowell
5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing...
This is the best show that MTV Unplugged ever had. Bryan Adams shows what a great musician he is by his and the artists he surrounds himself with performance. Read more
Published on March 30 2002 by Chris Letempt
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