Bryan Adams Revisits His Musical Roots On New Album “Tracks Of My Years”

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 (Verve Records), a diverse collection of time honoured classics from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, announced today. Releasing September 30, 2014 in the US and Canada (October 6 in Europe and other territories), 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 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.” The 11-track release and 16-track deluxe version will be available digitally and at retailers nationwide. Presale is live today, link: http://smarturl.it/TracksMyYearsDlx.

“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 3 months of recording, spread out over the course of 2 years. Radio was king when I was a teenager,” Adams reflected, “you’d hear McCarney’s ‘Admiral Halsey’ straight into ‘Kiss and Say Goodbye’ by the Manhattans. Radio didn’t discriminate back then.”

The critics have issued early praise for Adams’ first album of covers, “…the high is heavenly. With God Only Knows,…he takes words, tune, a piano goes a deal slower than the original, and sings the plain beauty of it from the intimacy of the heart rather than the aesthetics Brian Wilson’s glorious art. Track of the year contender right there.” – Mojo
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.

Tracklisting for Standard Version
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

Tracklisting for Deluxe
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
Bonus
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

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 Walkway 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.