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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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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.Read more ›
Essential album for 80's rock fans.
The stomping drums and hard AC-DC-type chords of "One Night Love Affair" defines the hard-driving sound prevalent on this album. The premise of love without commitment is double-edged, as after the night is over, "now we're left with nothing." This song was featured in the party scene in the Real Genius movie.
"She's Only Happy When She's Dancin'" is another discontented look at the unrewarding 9-5 grind I've noticed in certain 80's songs. Like Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever, "when she's dancin'/[it's] just her heart and her soul and her fantasies." Lou Gramm of Foreigner helps out on background vocals here.
"Run To You" tells the story of a guy torn between two women, one who's loyal and true but with a love that's cold, the other being the one he'll run to. It's veers between ballad-style rock and intense hard rock, particularly Scott's guitar riffs before Adams sings the chorus to the end.
Now, my favourite song here. "Heaven" proves Adams can do wonderful ballads, and he does piano here. The guitars and drums kick in at the chorus. The second verse is a future I hope for: "Oh, once in your life you find someone/who will turn your around/bring you up when you're feeling down." This truly deserved its #1 peak position!! Oh, and never mind DJ Sammie's cheesy oontsa-oontsa version! The original rocks!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Kind of tired of Bryan. Do something original. Take a chance man.Published 11 days ago by Automatron26
What's included is very nice.
But it's still missing "The Bryan Adamix" and "Diana," as well as "Christmas Time" and "Reggae Christmas."
Very satisfied, great price! Fast shipping! Not much else to say.Published 7 months ago by Randy Tait
Big Bryan Adams fan so I was glad to get this re-release CD. Love the addition of the live tracks, nice bonus!Published 8 months ago by Jonathan
It's Bryan Adams Reckless 30th Anniversary CD. Need I say more?!?Published 9 months ago by Just Music
The album is and will always be top notch but the Bonus Tracks are very weak and useless. The Live Show is also very disappointing, all the songs sound much less interesting that... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jean-Philippe