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Bryan Adams Audio CD
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1. One Night Love Affair
2. She's Only Happy When She's Dancin'
3. Run To You
4. Heaven
5. Somebody
6. Summer Of '69
7. Kids Wanna Rock
8. It's Only Love
9. Long Gone
10. Ain't Gonna Cry

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Most of the songs on Bryan Adams's fourth solo disc are so familiar to radio listeners that the lyrics might as well be tattooed on their brains. Reckless was one of the biggest Canadian albums of the '80s and Adams's first to go diamond (signalling sales of over one million copies) in his native land. Of course, many fans are still surprised when they realize the first line in "Summer of '69"--his immortal ode to the dreams and disappointments of youth--is "I got my first real six-string," not "I got my first real sex dream." The singer shreds his larynx at every opportunity and the hooks come hard and fast, and Reckless is the high point of Adams's collaboration with songwriting partner Jim Vallance. Their forte was radio-ready rockers-- "Run to You," "Somebody," and "One Night Love Affair" all belong somewhere between "Born to Run" and bubble-gum pop--but in "Heaven," Adams and Vallance created the prototype for his later power ballads. More success awaited Adams, but his music was never again so punchy or succinct. --Jason Anderson

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bryan Adams' First Masterpiece. Oct. 30 2005
Format:Audio CD
I borrowed my mom's CD and then after I did, I went out and bought my own copy....along with one for my best friend, who also loved this album and was looking to explore Bryan Adams.

'Reckless' is widely considered Bryan Adams' first master stroke, and to be honest - it deserves all the credit it has been given in this particular scope of his career. I don't think there is one miss on this album, and from his first album to this point Bryan Adams kept improving and growing as an artist.

The album is full of smash hits, and the album had six hit singles from the album that all made the top fifteen in the US Hot 100 - which prior to Bryan Adams achieving was only done so by Michael Jackon's 'Thriller'. The singles from the album have all become staples of Bryan Adams' career - 'Run To You', 'Summer of '69', 'Heaven', 'Somebody', 'One Night Love Affair' and 'It's Only Love' featuring the lovely Tina Turner.

However, while all those songs are great there are definitely some other tracks on the album that deserve mentioning - 'Kids Wanna Rock' is classic BA at his best, She's Only Happy When She's Dancin' is a fun little groove, 'Long Gone' is a silly break up song, and 'Ain't Gonna Cry' is another break up song and the one thing that makes me laugh at the end of 'Ain't Gonna Cry' is the creepy screaming at the end. Kind of reminds me of something I heard in a horror movie.

Overall this is a great album and it's obvious why this album has held the tests of time. If you're looking to explore Bryan Adams more as an artist and aren't yet familiar with his discography, I would definitely recommend starting here, it's an important piece in the Bryan Adams catalogue. Every song on here is a five star classic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Signature Bryan Adams Album May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
Bryan Adams' 1984 album "Reckless" has really become his signature album for his career. Although "Everything I Do, I Do It For You" was his most successful single, that was found on the "Waking Up the Neighbours". The album "Reckless" really was a monster hit. It spawned 6 Top 40 singles including the #1 hit "Heaven" (the other songs were "Run to You", "Somebody", "Summer of 69", "One Night Love Affair", and "It's Only Love". "Reckless" was released at a time when the music and pop industry was in one of its peak periods for the decade. The fact that "Reckless" had multi-platnium sales and 6 Top 40 singles during a very competitive time in the industry speaks volumes for this particular piece of work. Bryan also came out when Canadian musicians was making an impact. Rush was continuing to be a major force in progressive Rock while Corey Hart had some success on the Pop circuit. Adams would soon pass them and become Canada's #1 music act in terms of commerical sales.
The Title "Reckless" says it all. "Reckless" is actually a reference in to a line in the final song "Aint Gonna Cry" in which Adams sings "I got Reckless baby". The album was made when Adams was in his mid 20s and really does a great job at telling tales from a young male's perspective of someone this age. The songs from the album were all collaborations between Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Many people say when the Adams/Vallance duo split from songwriting in the 90s that Adams career went into decline. But it was Vallance who contributed some of the strongest songwriting in Bryan's career.
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RECKLESS was Bryan Adams' second great album in a row, and it also defined 80s mainstream rock. The perfect blend of Springsteen/Seger heartland rock, Allmans/Outlaws guitar rock, and Fleetwood Mac pop, topped with Adams' own Joe Cocker/Ray Charles-influenced rasp, this album featured great hooks and hot guitars. Although no one knew it at the time this provided the template for bands like Warrant and Firehouse. This album contains everything from powerful rockers to beautiful ballads. Some people call it bubblegum, but I totally disagree. Adams would make records as good as this one, but he never made one better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eruption May 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
Bryan Adams' fourth album in 1984 with whopping six huge hits is by far the best Bryan Adams album so far. The theme is simple and clear "He just wanna rock hard!". This reflects 80s heavy-edged power pop culmination. He felt the air of music scene and he filled the music fans need with such explosive manner. Also this is the solution to fit his unique vocal range to be alive as possible. His earlier albums tried to fit the cleanly high-tone melodic pop trend but this album he adapted backing sound to fit his husky voice. RUN TO YOU is a nice example. He cut his vocal part and put the backing sound for could-be vocal substitution. This worked well in other tracks as well. Then simple but energetic rock music was born. Also he made this album as live-like as possible. In fact, his biggest hit HEAVEN is aired in "live-version". Video clip of SOMEBODY became quite simple using live scene quite effectively. He also joined the rockers alliance to revive the Rock'n Soul legend Tina Turna with "IT'S ONLY LOVE" and that boosted this albums attention as well. SUMMER OF '69 is one of the most played "summer songs" to date.
Essential album for 80's rock fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
listen to the music
Published 2 months ago by Lorraine
5.0 out of 5 stars Reckless is the album that started it all for Bryan Adams
Reckless spent two weeks at #1 on Billboard 200 albums in 1984 and produced the #1 single, Heaven. Heaven was a #1 single for two weeks on the Hot 100 Singles chart. Read more
Published on July 22 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars Once again...
its hard to say this is my favourite cd because a. i dont own them all, and b. the ones i do own are amazing... Read more
Published on Jan. 21 2006 by Dayton
1.0 out of 5 stars Mark O. Parker LOVED this album.
And that's a reason why you should not like it. It sucks.
Published on July 1 2004 by Blythesville
5.0 out of 5 stars A reckless magahit!
Seven of the ten tracks on this album were all hits. A year after the release of CUTS LIKE A KNIFE,RECKLESS spawned six Top 20 hits. Read more
Published on March 22 2004 by andy8047
5.0 out of 5 stars A great Bryan Adams album(CD)!!!
This is great album(CD these days!) fom Bryan Adams!!! Contains the classics:Heaven,Run To You,Summer of '69 and, It's Only Love(with Tina Turner)!!! Read more
Published on Jan. 16 2004 by Jason P. Pumphrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Grade A
RECKLESS, is probably Bryan Adams best cd. It's a toss up between this cd, and his WAKING UP... cd. Read more
Published on Dec 6 2003 by Eric J. Weik
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best albums, if not THE best!
I first saw and heard Bryan Adams when he that duet, "It's Only Love", with Tina Turner on her Private Dancer concert. Read more
Published on Oct. 17 2003 by Daniel J. Hamlow
5.0 out of 5 stars A fellow Vancouverite!!!
This was my favourite album in Grade 10 and Grade 11. In fact, I was the only student at Beaconsfield High School in St. Read more
Published on Oct. 9 2003 by Blaine Tobin
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