- Audio CD (May 10 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Universal
- ASIN: B0007ZEP7M
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
Room Service Import
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|1. East Side Story|
|2. This Side Of Paradise|
|3. Not Romeo Not Juliet|
|5. She's A Little Too Good For Me|
|6. Open Road|
|7. Room Service|
|8. I Was Only Dreamin'|
|9. Right Back Where I Started From|
|10. Nowhere Fast|
|11. Why Do You Have To Be So Hard To Love|
Bryan Adams returns with Room Service, his first studio album in almost 7 years. A collection of 11 new tracks, Room Service was recorded while on the road in Europe - in hotels and backstage at concert venues. The title track 'Room Service' is a poignant autobiographical look at what can be a lonely life on the road. 'This Side Of Paradise' is the first single. Mercury. 2005.
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Bryan Adams took a bit of a break from recording after releasing three different albums in the span of three years, he slowly began to record again when it leaked into the news that he was working on tracks for the "Spirit: Stallion of The Cimarron". While the songs Bryan Adams recorded for the soundtrack were classic, the sountrack didn't really fill the Bryan Adams indulgence as there were orchestral versions included and in some cases, you had to flip threw the album to find the next Bryan Adams track.
Room Service opens with 'East Side Story'. He wrote this with Chicane who has done wonderful remixes of some of Bryan's previous tracks like 'Cloud Number Nine' I think it's a terrific track to open with, it's fun, care free Bryan at his best. You can kind of picture a story to this in away, picture yourself seeing someone you find really attractive and you both for a second make eye contact, then you never see them again. I really think this should have been a single, shame it wasn't. I also remember when I first heard the opening to this song, it was like breathing in a breath of fresh air, the music sounded so fresh and so new.
'This Side Of Paradise' was actually the first single from Room Service in the United States. I think it got some radio play here in Canada as well. It's a wonderful song, it's another one of those songs you can kind just think and get lost in thought with. You can imagine yourself driving down an empty road with someone and you're the passenger, and you have no idea where you are or where you're going because time flies by so quickly these days.
'Not Romeo, Not Juliette' is a song about a couple who are far from the perfect love story. Upon first listen, I didn't think this was the best song on the album. It's not terrible, it's an alright little song. Up next we have 'Flying' - a beautiful ballad. Bryan has always been able to write some of the most gorgeous ballads, alright won't deny - the soothing sexiness in his raspy voice really does make my young 18-year-old heart ticker. That not with standing, 'Flying' doesn't disappoint those who love Bryan's romantic ballads. Great second single.
'She's A Little Too Good For Me' see's Bryan picking on himself a little. Basically about a guy who is average looking yet he is with this stunning woman who any guy would want to drool over. The guy wonders what a girl like her would see in him because they both come from completely different worlds. I personally think Bryan shouldn't put himself down...for a 49-year-old man, that doesn't stop me from drooling over him. ;)
Mid-way threw the album we come to the first single taken off the album, 'Open Road'. This is another one of them songs you can just picture yourself driving a long too. Your music blaring loudly and your foot tapping on the floor to the sound of some great tunes. Awesome driving song. I'd say this is the 'Summer of '69' type of track off the album.
Next up we hear the title track of the album and third single, 'Room Service'. Bryan spent a lot of time recording this album in hotel rooms while touring so he came up with this concept song from the perspective of a guest's at a hotel. You hear a knock at the door and peer threw the door's peep hole to see who it is only to see that it's just the person who brings you room service. Clever concept track!
'I Was Only Dreamin'' is yet another romantic ballad. While not as romantic as 'Flying', 'I Was Only Dreamin'' is more about lost love. It's a very moving track. You go to bed and dream about them, not being able to let go of the fact that they are gone and when you wake up it all fades like a dream. I think this would have made a great single, it's one of those stand out tracks that aren't released as a single but would make great single material.
'Right Back Where I Started From' comes off as one of those songs that are meant to be somewhat melancholy. The song is about basically about not realizing what you have until it's gone, then realizing later that what you had before was better than what you have now. 'No Where Fast' is just one of those songs about a couple who are having troubles in their relationship and really need to sit down and sort of chat about their issues. They need to decide whether or not they should carry on together or if being apart is what is best because they are going no where.
Lastly, the album ends with 'Why Do You Have To Be So Hard To Love'. I believe this was the second single in the United States but like 'This Side Of Paradise' still got some moderate air play on radio stations here in Canada. The song is about a girl who is damaged by a past relationship because she was treated badly but now she has this incredible guy but because she is so damaged, she is not sure what her new man's intentions really are and he knows he can't fix her.
All in all, Room Service is classic Bryan at his best and I think it was well worth the six year wait.
I think, with this album he did kind of return to his 'Cuts Like A Knife', 'Reckless' days with some fun, care-free pop/rock songs but also revisited his weighty issues of 'Into The Fire' a little bit, and maybe some small tinges of the sappy romance Bryan Adams that came to light in the early 90's with 'Everything I Do' (I Do It For You)' but to a much lesser retrospect. I think fans of Bryan Adams' earlier music could pick this up and enjoy it for sure. Check it out, I truly feel you will not regret it!
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