BRYAN ADAMS NEW ALBUM, TRACKS OF MY YEARS, SEPTEMBER 30
BRYAN ADAMS REVISITS HIS MUSICAL ROOTS ON NEW ALBUM, TRACKS OF MY YEARS, SEPTEMBER 30
FEATURING A COLLECTION OF COVER SONGS AND NEW TRACK SHE KNOWS ME25 AUGUST 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Iconic multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams is set to release his first studio album in more than six years with Tracks Of My Years, a diverse collection of time honoured classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, announced today. Releasing September 30, 2014 via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, Tracks Of My Years is co-produced by Adams, David Foster and Bob Rock, and includes ten cover songs featuring a wide range of influential musical styles, from Chuck Berry's Rock & Roll Music, Ray Charles' I Can't Stop Loving You to the Beatles' Any Time At All. The collection is available for pre-order now also includes a brand new track, She Knows Me co-written with his long-time writing partner Jim Vallance. The Adams/Vallance partnership was responsible for many of Adams’ classic hits including Heaven, Summer of ‘69 and Run To You. "Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time" noted Adams. "We recorded all kinds of songs until the songs sort of presented themselves, or sounded different enough from the originals. We did about three months of recording, spread out over the course of two years. Radio was king when I was a teenager," Adams reflected, "you'd hear McCartney's Admiral Halsey straight into Kiss and Say Goodbye by the Manhattans. Radio didn't discriminate back then." Tracks Of My Years, the first studio release from Adams since Eleven in 2008, is an eclectic mix of songs reflective of the time when rock was played alongside pop, country and R&B, and follows Adams’ critically-acclaimed acoustic album, 2010’s Bare Bones a release that resulted in sold out shows across Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa. Tracks Of My Years Tracklisting: Standard album 1) Any Time At All 2) She Knows Me 3) I Can't Stop Loving You 4) Kiss And Say Goodbye 5) Lay Lady Lay 6) Rock And Roll Music 7) Down On The Corner 8) Never My Love 9) Sunny 10) The Tracks Of My Tears 11) God Only Knows Deluxe album 1) Any Time At All 2) She Knows Me 3) I Can't Stop Loving You 4) Kiss And Say Goodbye 5) Lay Lady Lay 6) Rock And Roll Music 7) Down On The Corner 8) Never My Love 9) Sunny 10) The Tracks Of My Tears 11) God Only Knows 12) You've Been A Friend To Me 13) Many Rivers To Cross 14) C'mon Everybody 15) Help Me Make It Through The Night 16) You Shook Me About Bryan Adams Bryan Adams is one of the world's most highly acclaimed singer/songwriters. In a career that has spanned more than four decades, the Grammy-winning singer has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, garnered 21 top ten hits, earned nominations for three Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, received 18 Juno Awards, an American Music Award and five ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture. Adams is the recipient of the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada; he has received an award for "Artist of the Decade" and has been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame. He has a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and his handprint has been added to the Wembley Square of Fame in celebration of his 25th show at the famed stadium. Bryan Adams' live performances have benefited His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Prince's Trust, Live Aid, Live 8, The Concert for Freedom for Nelson Mandela, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Net Aid, The Canadian Avalanche Foundation and Breast Cancer to mention a very few. Through his namesake foundation he has helped build schools and supported organizations that have helped disadvantaged people around the world. Adams is also an acclaimed photographer. His work has also been on display with Hear the World presents "Hear the World Ambassadors" – featuring exclusive portraits of renowned personalities from the film, music, and fashion industries. His critically acclaimed exhibit, “Modern Muses,” was on display in 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Amongst the books he has released (his most recent through the prestigious German publisher Steidl) are "Exposed" a collection of portraits and fashion work chronicling his photographic work to date, and "Wounded - The Legacy of War", a collection of intimate photographs documenting the personal sacrifice of war. Adam's outstanding live concerts have established him as one of the world's best rock singers of our time, performing over 120 concerts a year for audiences around the globe.